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    CellGuru.net not updated for almost 3 years, who has an alternative comparison table?

    CellGuru.net not updated for almost 3 years, where is an alternative comparison table???

    Site says last updated 2-27-16. It still lists Ring Plus plans, which went out of business over a year ago, which shows how stale the table is now.

    http://cellguru.net/prepaid_compare.htm

    Plan Airvoice PAYG AT&T PAYG h2o Minute Plan Net10 Page Plus Cellular Lycamobile RingPlus Mobile "Free" RingPlus Mobile "Joy" T-Mobile PAYG Tracfone CDMA Tracfone GSM Truphone TR1
    Vendor
    Website Airvoice AT&T GoPhone h2o Net10 Page Plus Cellular Lycamobile RingPlus Mobile RingPlus Mobile T-Mo
    Prepaid Tracfone Tracfone Tru
    System GSM GSM GSM GSM CDMA GSM CDMA CDMA GSM CDMA GSM GSM
    Lowest Monthly Cost $3.33 $8.33 $3.33 $15.00 $2.50 NONE $0 + tax RP1 $1.99 + tax RP1 $3 TM1 $5.99 TF1 $5.99 TF1 NONE
    Activation fee $5 for SIM starter kit; ~99c/eBay None with phone kit; SIM typically free if you buy airtime $10 for SIM starter kit; ~99c/ eBay NONE $10 (free if you call/chat) NONE NONE NONE None with phone kit; SIM-only kit $free-$10 online NONE NONE $30 (including $15 credit) TR2
    Monthly Fee $1 account maint. fee None CG1 None None 50c PP1 None if billable event made every 90 days $0 $1.99 + tax $3 None None None if billable event made every 90 days; $3/month otherwise
    Minimum Use 1 billable call/text every 90 days 1 billable call/text every 90 days
    Port Your Number IN? YES YES YES YES NT1 YES PP1 YES (limited areas) YES, $8 FEE YES, $8 FEE YES YES YES YES
    Airtime 10c 10c 5c 10c NT2 4-10c 5c 2c 2c 10c 20-33c TF2 20-33c TF2 9c (free incoming)
    Free Airtime? No No No No NO No No No Up to 30 min No No No
    Local
    Service
    Area AT&T
    GSM
    network AT&T
    GSM
    network AT&T
    GSM
    network AT&T or T-Mobile
    GSM
    network Verizon
    Network T-Mobile
    network Sprint
    network Sprint
    network T-Mobile
    network various various AT&T LTE;
    T-Mobile 2G/3G; networks
    Voice/Text Roaming Area N/A Very little in USA, CA&MX roams N/A USA
    GSM
    Networks USA
    Networks T-Mobile USA only; Roams worldwide If authorized, USA CDMA Networks If authorized, USA CDMA Networks USA
    GSM
    Networks, CA, MX
    TM3 USA
    CDMA
    Networks USA
    GSM
    Networks AT&T & T-Mobile USA; Roams worldwide
    Roaming Cost Can't
    Roam 39c CA
    25c MX Can't
    Roam Included 29c
    (60c CA) Various outside USA 14c voice, 55c/mb data, free text 14c voice, 55c/mb data, free text 59c CA
    $1.79 MX Included TF6 Included Various
    USA Data Roaming AT&T only AT&T only AT&T Only Selected provider only Verizon only T-Mobile only USA CDMA Networks USA CDMA Networks T-Mobile only Selected provider only Selected provider only AT&T (LTE) & T-Mobile (HSPA)
    Double Dialing when Roaming N/A N/A N/A NO YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
    Special Phone Required NO NO NO YES NO NO NO NO NO YES YES NO
    Refill periodAA 30-365 days 30-365 days
    CG3 90-365 days 30 - 180 days 120 days - 1 yr PP2 None 30 days RP2 30 days RP2 N/A
    TM4 90 days - 1 yr TF3 90 days - 1 yr TF3 None
    Recharge Values $10/20/
    30/50/100 $15/25/
    50/75/100 $10/20/
    30/100 $15/30/
    60/100 $10/25/
    50/80 PP2 $10-$100 Min $5 Min $5 $10/30/
    50/100 $20-$140 $20-$140 $15/30/45/
    75/150 TR2
    Voicemail deposits use airtimeBB NO NO CG4 NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
    Charged for busy/no answers NO if < 30 sec NO if < 30 sec NO if < 30 sec YES NT3 NO NO NO NO NO NO if < 14 sec YES TF4 NO
    Call Waiting? YES YES YES YES YES YES NO NO YES YES YES YES
    Call Forwarding YES YES YES NO YES NO RP3 NO RP3 NO NO NO YES
    SMS rcv/sndCC 10c 20c CG5 5c 5c 5c free/4c 2c 2c 10c
    TM5
    (US&CA) TF5 /
    0.3 min TF5 /
    0.3 min free/9c
    MMS
    (picture SMS) rcv/sndCC 10c 25c CG5 10c 5c plus 10c/MB NO 4c plus data 4c plus data 10c ~1.5 min TF7 ~1.5 min TF7 N/A
    Int'l SMS
    rcv/snd 20c 20c/25c| 10c 5c 20c 12c +3c +3c 10c/50c
    TM5 MX N/A N/A 9c
    Data
    DD 6c/MB NONE
    CG5 10c/MB NO 10c/MB NO 2c/MB 2c/MB Data Packs Available uses minutes uses minutes 9c/MB (7KB minimum)

    AA The recharge period is the number of days that the airtime is good for. If you recharge your account within this period your current account balance will carry over to the new period. Some plans include a grace period before losing minutes and phone number, but the phone will not work during that period. For example, the grace period for Virgin Mobile is 60 days.
    BB This indicates whether you will be charged airtime when someone calls your cellphone and leaves a message on voicemail, This also includes retrieving voice mail deposits from a landline.
    CC SMS = Short Message Service (sending & receiving text messages)
    DD WAP = Wireless Application Protocol (surfing the web on the cell phone)


    BO1 You need to re-boost from the website using a credit/debit card in order to re-boost for $10 ($3.33/month minimum).

    CG1 AT&T is charging a monthly e911 fee in many states
    CG2 (deleted)
    CG3 $15 card expires in 30 days, $100 card expires in 365 days, all other cards expire in 90 days.
    CG4 AT&T should not charge for voice mail deposits or checking from a landline. However there have been issues over the years.
    CG5 No data available on PAYG for Smartphones.

    NT1 Although Net10 says they will port your number, many people have had problems doing so. Beware.
    NT2 You get an initial 300 minutes or airtime good for 60 days included with the phone..
    NT3 Sometimes you are charged for busy/no answers, sometimes you are not. It may be market dependant.


    PP1 The monthly fee is deducted on the 25th of each month.
    PP2 The $80 card is a good deal (4c airtime), but is not available on the vendor website. Airtime good for one year.

    PT1 PlatinumTel airtime rolls over for only one year. This is different from other prepays. This is not the same thing as airtime expiration. Your airtime can be extended, but any loaded airtime will only roll over for a max of one year.

    RP1 The cheapest RingPlus Plan is the Free Plan! "Probably" no tax on the free plan, but there likely is on top ups and overages.
    RP2 If you are on a plan the the plan airtime is good for 30 days and does not roll over. However, if you have a cash balance, that does not expire.
    RP3 RingPlus does not support call forwarding IN or OUT. You can't forward another number to the RingPlus phone, or at least the ones I have tried.

    TF1 For the $5.99/month you keep service active but get no additional airtime.
    TF2 If you buy the pricy double minute card ($50, zero minutes), future airtime cards are 10c-17c (and if you use that many minutes you are better off with Tracfone's Net10 plan).
    TF3 Every airtime card you add extends the due date that many days. There is no limit to how far out you can extend the due date!
    TF4 Sometimes you are charged for busy/no answers, sometimes you are not. It may be market dependant.
    TF5 Older phone models have different texting rates.
    TF6 Some older CDMA phones have a 2x roaming rate (e.g. 2126, 2285, 5180i)
    TF7 Only newer model camera phones have picture messaging (MMS). It's also network dependant.

    TM1 You are charged $3 a month regardless of minimum use. That gives you up to 30 voice and/or texts.
    TM2 <deleted>
    TM3 T-Mobile Prepaid has roaming available in some locations around the USA at no cost. Check the T-Mobile Coverage Map Tool for details. Roaming in Canada costs 69c/minute.
    TM4 Your balance never expires as long as you continue to pay the $3/month.
    TM5 Text is 10c to send and receive. Same rates while roaming in Canada.

    TR1 Truphone is also an international SIM that works throughout the world. Rates are competitive with other global SIMs but typically not close to the deal you would get when purchasing a local SIM in-country. You can also add an additional phone number to the SIM by paying an additional $8/month.
    TR2 Truphone is a UK company and any purchases are considered an international sale which will likely incur an additional fee on your credit card.





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    something like this? https://www.reddit.com/r/NoContract/..._chart_update/
    He did a google spreadsheet

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    I think my site has what you are looking for. Use the link in my sig.
    Compare prepaid plans from all operators at PrepaidCompare.net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeswap View Post
    I think my site has what you are looking for. Use the link in my sig.
    I second that, its my fav site!
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    CellGuru

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullown View Post
    CellGuru.net not updated for almost 3 years, where is an alternative comparison table???
    Who is that cellguru slacker that has not updated that page? There are so many great sites out there that I need to come up with a different idea for the site, maybe a blog or something.

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    Best feature is how https://prepaidcompare.net is interactive to filter out what you dont want. Would be even better w more filters like Paygo, Rollover, Tethering.

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