VALUE PLANS

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The cheap­est deal here is ob­vi­ously Cir­cles.Life’s $0 Flexi

Plan. How­ever, un­less you’re a very low us­age cus­tomer, you will prob­a­bly have to top up for some ad­di­tional ser­vices, and the add-on op­tions are ac­tu­ally quite ex­pen­sive. Ad­di­tion­ally, it’s worth not­ing that in­com­ing calls are not free on Cir­cles.Life, so if peo­ple call you fre­quently (which in­cludes any­one you don’t know, like tele­mar­keters), you’ll quickly burn through your 30 mins of bun­dled talk­time. Top­ping up for ad­di­tional talk­time is also quite ex­pen­sive, at $5 for just 30 mins more. Fi­nally, you’ll need to buy at least one add-on ev­ery three months to keep the line ac­tive or use the line as your pri­mary num­ber (by port­ing over an ex­ist­ing mo­bile num­ber or us­ing it to re­ceive one-time pass­words for on­line bank­ing and shop­ping via the line.)

The best value deal here is MyRepub­lic’s Uno&plan, which gives you more than enough talk­time and SMS, along with free Caller ID, and no ex­cess data charges. While the base plan’s 1GB isn’t very much, you can top up $12 for 3GB, which would make your to­tal monthly bill $20 for 4GB, much bet­ter than ev­ery other op­tion avail­able. The only prob­lem with the Uno plan is that it re­quires an in­vite code from a MyRepub­lic broad­band sub­scriber. If you don’t know any­one who can give you one (all sub­scribers get ve in­vite codes each), the next best deal is M1’s&mySIM³ 20 plan, which gives you a de­cent amount of talk­time, SMS, and data for $20/month.

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