Tello is a Sprint MVNO that offers affordable pricing because of its
build your own plan approach. You can build your own plan based off what you need each month. Â Unlike some other MVNOs, you don’t pay overages with Tello, once you reach your talk or text allotment, the service is simply cut off for the remainder of your billing cycle, while if you run out of data, you get unlimited 2g. While Visual Voicemail is not officially supported by Apple with Tello, it appears to work(based off user’s reviews). Tello has very affordable rates, and calls to Mexico and/or Canada are included in your plan. They also have support for international calling with pay as you go credit. You can check out their international rates on their site. If you have trouble deciding on a plan, they also offer “pre-built” plans such as economy, which include 100 minutes, 200 texts, and 500MB of data for only $13 a month. They have very flexible plans, with the option to choose from 100, 200, 300, 500, or unlimited minutes, no texting, 200 texts, or unlimited texts, with no data, 200MB, 500MB, 1GB, 2GB, 3GB, and 5GB of data. You can have a plan with only talk, or data, as long as the plan is over $5. For example, if most of your talk and text is on a VOIP app, then you can build a plan with 100 minutes, 200 texts, and 1GB of LTE data for only $16 a month, which is one of the cheapest options out there. Unfortunately, they do not currently offer domestic roaming, so you only get the native Sprint coverage, which is rarely available outside of urban areas. Tello’s pricing is a bit similar to Twigby‘s, so depending on your use, you might save with Tello, or Twigby.
The verdict: If you live within Sprint coverage, need a cheap plan, and like free talk to Canada and Mexico, then Tello is the perfect match for you.