Have a sim got last month for intl use. Texts and talk work fine (as did in peru) T-Mobile network. Service is post paid thus SSN. No minimum usage 1k free texts in us and calling is $0.05 incoming and $0.08 outgoing. All charges have aprox 20% added in tax (19.x iirc) so more like $0.06 incoming and 0.09 outgoing plus $19 year with 1k monthly outgoing texts (incoming free).
Wow. That looks like something that would work for me. If I make 0 calls each month, itll cost $1.59 per month for 1000 texts. That is really good. And for $10 extra dollar per month Ill get about 110 outgoing minutes....
Do they assign a real phone number, not some voip number? Can u port in?
Ill be using it full time in the US. I'm on the $12 pageplus plan right now.
I have had Telna for about 3 years or so. It's main draw for me was as an international sim. US rates were not attractive at all. Now they have started to offer good rates for the US. So, my son uses this sim card (when I am not traveling internationally) since all he does is text his friends. I have used it in the UK, Jamaica, France, Nigeria, etc. It works as described. It's postpaid, so an SSN is needed. When I first signed up with them, they only offered a Miami areacode 786 number. Not sure if that's still the case.
I opened up a ticked to change mine to the only Chicago areacode they have. They are in the process of doing that. I head to Jamaica at the end of next week, it's the only sim card I have that offers Ok rates there at $0.50/min. So, I will be forwarding my cell number to it.
I am Canadian and use Telna when traveling to the US. It's great for me, especially since they offer Toronto numbers. They seem to be a reputable company and customer support has been good. Also the wifi calling feature is a money saver and they are the only provider that offers that as far as I know.
Telna has had some issues over the past few years, I really don't recommend them if/until they prove to be more reliable and consistent than in the past. The price is right for some, I guess take a gamble if you wish...
I can speak of Telna as a long distance customer. We have used them for many years for both small business and personal use and they have:
1) saved us huge amounts of money (up to 80% at one time over the big dogs/thieves)
2) provided courteous, honest, prompt, STELLAR customer service, going as far as spending lots of time fixing major screw ups by our landline provider (the incompetent and despicable Verizon)
3) provided consistent, rock solid service for calls all around the world
4) billed us for whatever minutes and SECONDS we actually used, NOT EVER ONE SECOND MORE.
If we had lawmakers that work for us and not for the big telcos whose lobbyists have been actually writing the laws to THEIR benefits for so long, all telcos would be perhaps not as good as Telna, but closer to something fair, and we would actually get the service we pay for.
I haven't had to travel abroad too much lately, but whenever I start again, Telna will be the very first company I will look into for international Mobile service.
Telna stated on their website 2 days ago that there are now more choices for numbers. In the U.S., it is 46 states. Within Canada, you could get a number in Alberta, BC, Manitoba, or Ontario. Also possible is Germany and UK.