Helio returns with unlimited talk, text and data for $29 a month

Helio returns with unlimited talk, text and data for $29 a month
Remember Helio? The MVNO launched in 2006 and was eventually gobbled up by Virgin before being put to rest. But a company called Ubi Telecom has revived the brand. Known for selling telecom service to Korean Americans, Ubi is now offering the MVNO with a low priced $29 a month plan that includes unlimited talk, text and data. Sprint and Verizon's pipelines will be employed by Helio customers this time around.

You're probably wondering how Helio can offer unlimited data at that price. Suppose we told you that there is no throttling of data speeds. Intrigued? Well, here's the catch. Maximum data speed is 128Kbps.

If you're still interested, Helio will allow you to use your own Sprint branded handset. If you need to buy a compatible phone, Helio will offer you the Samsung Galaxy S4 for $299, the Samsung Galaxy S III for $249 and some other models priced as low as $49.

With data capped at speeds that only the Flintstones would appreciate, the new Helio seems about as relevant as the old Helio. The only exception might be for a shut in who is using Wi-Fi 24/7. By the way, the first month of service is free.

source: Helio via FierceWireless

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