MVNOs (mobile virtual network operators) are starting to come out to help.
Tello, the latest MVNO we’ve discovered, was just announced recently. Like any MVNO, they’re providing you access to a major carrier’s network, but at their own costs and plans. So if you don’t like what Sprint may offer to you directly, check out Tello instead! Not only does Tello provide 3G and 4G LTE data service on Sprint’s network, but they offer voice as well.
From Tello’s standpoint, they’re all about no fees (i.e. no activation
fee, no overage fee, no processing fee or early termination, and no
tethering fee), no contracts, flexible plans, and what everyone loves
these days - switching phones whenever you like. In regards to the data
plans, you can easily switch plans at any time if you find you have too
much or too little data. However, technically, data is unlimited with
any plan since the speed is throttled down to 64kbps once you hit your
With Tello being new to the US and other MVNOs already having made a substantial impression here, they’ll certainly need to work on determining what customers are looking for and how best to accommodate their needs. At least they’ve had a bit of practice since they first started operating out of the UK 2 years ago.