Twigby to transition to the Verizon network

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3 months 3 weeks ago #1 by KentE
www.twigby.com/page/id/new

Not available yet, but in the works.  The link says that rates won't change, which should make Twigby pretty attractive for Verizon coverage.
This is good news:  Twigby previously hadn't given any indication of how they would handle the T-Mobile/Sprint merger, so the wondering is over.
If you're using an older legacy-Sprint phone, you'll probably need a new one-- but you'll gain full Verizon service instead of limited talk/text roaming.

 
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3 months 3 weeks ago #2 by mmfacemm
Interesting

cheapest unlimited talk and text at $9 a month. Not sure if taxes are extra on twigby I think so. I liked them when I used them after ringplus but moved away from sprint.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #3 by redrotors
Yes, taxes are extra.

YMMV of course but they have been very accommodating, extending 25% off for 6 mo. when I presented alternatives I was thinking of switching a line I manage to.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #4 by bingyee
Is Twigby currently the only MVNO that still allows new activations on the Sprint network? I know that Tello allows existing active lines to continue but not new activations. RedPocket is unclear to me - I think they may allow for new activations but I think you have to provide your own SIM.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #5 by KentE
For most of us (budget conscious barrel-bailers), I think you're right. Prepaidcompare.net still lists some other MVNOs, but I haven't checked to see if they're still allowing new activations-- the price isn't attractive to me.

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1 month 4 weeks ago #6 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
Neither of our exisiting & perfectly good phones will work with straight VZ, so I was glad to see this:

Please note that if you are not ready to get a new phone yet, your current phone will continue to work with Twigby on the Sprint network until the end of 2021.

Sillier still - I put in a few Vermont zipcodes & their site says that all lack coverage, even though we use Twigby's existing VZ fallback whenever we visit those places.

It will be a sad thing for me when I must retire my good old Volt - it is a very comfortable phone for me.
I'll have to make ready for this change & glad that there is really no hurry to do so.

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