I have always wondered why people in the U.S. do not embrace pre-paid cellular more. We are one of a few countries remaining that “post-pay” our cell phone bill. When a specific phone has not been an issue I have probably sent more people to Metro and Virgin over any other national carrier.
Now let’s compare a fairly new U.S. pre-paid provider to AT&T. Their name is H2O Wireless. H2O Wireless falls into a category of what are called virtual carriers. Instead of building a network or leasing bandwidth you simply sign a contract with a major carrier and resell their services as your own at your own prices.
Here is where it gets real interesting. H2O Wireless is a virtual carrier for AT&T Wireless. So you get all of what AT&T offers in the way of traditional coverage and data speeds through a third party. Most AT&T smartphone users hate the 2GB data cap placed on them and H2O has an offer that puts AT&T to shame.
Let’s start with Unlimited Data, yes that’s right, unlimited data, H2O even helps you configure your smartphone. AT&T does not even offer unlimited data anymore.
$20 Monthly Credit for International Calling
You get all of this for $60 a month. Which is a $40 savings over AT&T and includes unlimited data.
If you are looking for options you may want to give them a try. Especially those people that are always reaching their data limits. If you decide to try them out you can even port your number to them.