Voyager Mobile now open for business; $19 a month gives you unlimited talk and text
you want to have unlimited web, the rate rises to $39 a month (plus taxes). The latter includes access to 3G/4G cellular network and voicemail. Of course, this means no subsidized phones. Voyager Mobile is offering a selection of models ranging from the Samsung M370 flip for $119 all the way to the Samsung Epic 4G Touch for $549. Service is limited to Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island,South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virgina, Washington and West Virginia. The carrier says that if your state is not on the list, keep checking because new states are regularly being added.
To sign up with the carrier, you first pick which device you want and purchase it online. When the phone arrives, you activate it and select the plan you want. There is a gimmick here. For every minute you use Voyager's service, you receive reward points that you can use for airline tickets, gift cards, to pay for monthly service, or to upgrade your phone. Voyager does have competition with Republic Wireless, which is still in beta and offers $19 for unlimited talk, text and web. Republic uses nearby Wi-Fi signals to provide service and then switches to Sprint's 3G service when the user is out of Wi-Fi range. Unlike Voyager's wide range of handsets, Republic Wireless has a limited number of handsets that work with the service.
source: VoyagerMobile via AllThingsD
1. 14545 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
I wish more carriers would go to this format. Save 80 bucks a month on my bill and shell out 5-600 for a new phone once a year. I come out 2-300 bucks to the black and get a new phone more often. Too bad it's on sprints network.
2. corporateJP (Posts: 2324; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
The Sprint network is the problem, I'd have to agree.
3. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
yep JP, not going back to sprint's network any time soon.
I live in the heart of LA, and I still rarely got over 3 bars or greater than 600kbs/sec.