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I "was" a fan of OTR Mobile. for $60, seemingly uncapped data and speed on AT&T network was IMO affordable.

Back in April they did a forced change to T-Mobile AND raised the price to $70. Service has been less than stellar.

Now they are doing another forced change back to AT&T. Price now going up to $90 per month.

Working from home (Covid), this has been a savior to allowing me to be virtually anywhere, but a 50% increase in approximately 6 months!

I've looked at other solutions, and they all seem to be even more expensive.

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In my opinion, all of these so called "unlimited" third party resellers are doing something shady. It might not be illegal but the real providers figure out what these resellers are doing and either cancel their ability to sell the plans or make it too expensive. Then the resellers find some other avenue or loophole to continue their business. Then it's Rinse and Repeat. If AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon wanted to provide truly unlimited data with no caps, no throttling, no anything, at a reasonable price, they would do it themselves. They don't need resellers to sell their product.


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OTR Mobile, like other MVNOs, has been at the mercy of the main providers' (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile) changing policies.

The big 3 have discontinued or downgraded many of their own really good plans over the past couple years. Sometimes they grandfather existing plans . . . but not always. Try getting an unlimited Mobley Plan or adding an unlimited hotspot to AT&T's "Unlimited Plus" for $20. Verizon dropped their pre-paid unlimited hotspot plan a while back too.

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RobWNY wrote:

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If AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon wanted to provide truly unlimited data with no caps, no throttling, no anything, at a reasonable price, they would do it themselves. They don't need resellers to sell their product.


They already have!
Check out Visible by Verizon.

I have been on their network for the past year and have had no place that was not covered.
Unlimited minutes, texts, and data with no speed cap ever. $40/month all in. No extra charges at all.
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BarneyS wrote:

RobWNY wrote:

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If AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon wanted to provide truly unlimited data with no caps, no throttling, no anything, at a reasonable price, they would do it themselves. They don't need resellers to sell their product.


They already have!
Check out Visible by Verizon.

I have been on their network for the past year and have had no place that was not covered.
Unlimited minutes, texts, and data with no speed cap ever. $40/month all in. No extra charges at all.
Barney


Do you have the SIM in a phone or a physical hot spot?

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It is in my phone - Galaxy S8+. I use it as a hotspot when we are camping all the time.
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It is in my phone - Galaxy S8+. I use it as a hotspot when we are camping all the time.
Barney


Nice plan for limited access. I believe only one device at a time can use the hotspot feature?

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jcpainter wrote:

BarneyS wrote:

It is in my phone - Galaxy S8+. I use it as a hotspot when we are camping all the time.
Barney


Nice plan for limited access. I believe only one device at a time can use the hotspot feature?

I've had my Visible SIM in Novatel hotspots for about a year now with no complaints from Visible. The hotspot doesn't have the single device limit that the phones have. Another option is to make the single device connected to the phone one of the many routers that will accept a tethered or WiFi Internet connection.

On edit, I should add that I'm only paying $25/mo using Visible's "Party Pay" feature.


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BarneyS wrote:

RobWNY wrote:

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If AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon wanted to provide truly unlimited data with no caps, no throttling, no anything, at a reasonable price, they would do it themselves. They don't need resellers to sell their product.


They already have!
Check out Visible by Verizon.

I have been on their network for the past year and have had no place that was not covered.
Unlimited minutes, texts, and data with no speed cap ever. $40/month all in. No extra charges at all.
Barney

Except according to the Visible website there can be restrictions. In very small print it says....
*In times of traffic, your data may be temporarily slower than other traffic.
**WiFi calling available on select devices.
+Mobile hotspot speeds capped at 5 Mbps and limited to one tethered device at a time.
I'm sure it's a very good plan but it not truly unlimited. There's always a catch.

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