als wrote: Is it possible to use the referral credit for paygo after the first free month is over?
The referral credit can be used for paygo but you have to have enough credit to cover the full amount. Unfortunately they charge tax and the min paygo is $10 so you need $10+ tax. Since the credit is $10 you have to get two referrals to use it. At least that is my understanding...
My mistake you CAN use the $10 right away for paygo credit!
I hope Tello are doing okay with all these deals that sprint postpaid is running. First the free year and then this $15 kickstart plan.
Oops-- I hadn't considered that there is tax on the Paygo credit purchase. als's scenario seemed to me to be the perfect way to set up a low-cost Paygo plan.
My wife and I both have Tello PayGo lines as backups-- they have come in extremely handy when numbers/accounts/phones are being juggled elsewhere. I've used mine as 'primary' for some extended periods, and for days when I don't want to subject my main phone to rugged conditions........ (Relatively painlessly, since I have my primary number at Google Voice-- wish I could convince my wife to be comfortable with that for her number!)
I'm a light user-- for my use, it's possible to come 'close' to Unreal Mobile's $10 plan at Tello.
500 minutes, 500mb (with 2G fallback), and unlimited text is $12. I don't think I've ever exceeded 500 voice minutes in a month, and rarely exceed 500mb, so for someone in a similar position the cost differential is small.
Matching the Unreal plan would run $14 at Tello.
For those differentials, one would get Tello's proven track record of excellent service. I have a smaller monthly plan with 200mb, and the 2G fallback has worked flawlessly.
Unreal seems to be doing a good job of responding quickly to inquiries, etc. Time will tell if quality of CS is good or not.