Ultra Mobile to Introduce $19 Calling Plan with Unlimited International SMS

April 23, 2013 - Written By Alex Wilkes

Ultra Mobile are about to introduce a new calling plan. The plan seems to be aimed at people on a tight budget so if you’re one of those, trying to keep in touch with family and friends who live, work or travel abroad you may be happy to know that Ultra Mobile is bringing a plan out for you!

The new and rapidly growing company Ultra Mobile is to offer discounted access to T-Mobile’s network. It is also an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator), which means that it is a network that doesn’t own its own frequency, it essentially hitch-hikes another company. As GiffGaff does with O2 in the UK, Ultra Mobile will be sharing T-Mobile’s spectrum. For $19 a month you’ll get Unlimited Text Messages to 194 countries, 250 Voice Minutes ($1.25 towards International Calls) and 50MB of Data. Just as a comparison Simple Mobile offer a $25 plan that includes Unlimited International texts and Unlimited Local calls. However if you’re more of a texter than a caller, Ultra Mobile could be the best bet for you.

The data seems to be the only let down for this proposed plan, and may put some users off as 50MB in todays cell-phone world really isn’t a great deal. For those of you who are avid browsers, this may not be the plan for you. With this said however, Ultra Mobile are able to offer 4G speeds so Ultra Mobile users will not be suffering in anyway. The 19$ plan isn’t the only Ultra Mobile package you can purchase, but as a starting point I think this is a very good deal and am sure there will be quite a few taking up this offer.

If this doesn’t seem a package that can suit you, Ultra Mobile has a program on their website allowing you to input your usage habits, and then they can reccomend the best plan for you:


The plan is set to be available from tomorrow (24th April) and could make a great combo between what Nokia are teasing us with their Qwerty device and Ultra Mobile. However this seems a big move from Ultra Mobile, to put it into perspective Ultra Mobile was only founded in 2012, is based in Brooklyn, United States and has only around 50 employees. To offer a package like this could dramatically increase Ultra Mobiles user base and therefor force them to rapidly increase their staffing.

With Ultra Mobile set to use T-Mobiles structures, they can focus more on customers and keeping them happy. Small and upcoming carriers such as Ultra Mobile can greatly benefit day to day users like us.The more competition their is in sectors like this, the more likely users are to get better deals. Companies will constantly be battling one another for customers and this can only be a good thing.