Launching in some states on Tuesday, Voyager Mobile is offering no-contract, $19 a month wireless service with a twist. The more minutes you use, the more Voyager Reward points you collect. The points can be used for anything from airline tickets, gift cards, free monthly service or for phone upgrades
. The MVNO uses Sprint's network and WiMAX 4G service will be available in areas where it is supported.
Older Windows and Android phones will be offered to subscribers including the LG Optimus S, the Motorola XPRT, Samsung Conquer 4G and the Epic 4G Touch. If you decide to take one of those models, the price of the service rises to $39 a month for unlimited talk, text and WiMAX data
. Eventually, the service will be available in more locations in the future.
Voyager will compete with Republic Wireless which also offers $19 a month no-contract unlimited service
. Republic customers will make calls, and texts and view data over Wi-Fi. When out of Wi-Fi range, the carrier's VoIP software switches to Sprint's 3G network.