The People’s Operator, a mobile virtual network operator that uses both GSM and CDMA technologies, has launched a new rate plan. Available immediately, the Infinity plan gives customers unlimited data for as low as $55 per month. What’s the catch? Well, there are a few things worth noting.
For starters, the Infinity option is only available to customers who have CDMA phones. This means it applies to those of you who have a Sprint, Verizon, or prepaid phone through one of their respective services. Otherwise, you will have to purchase a new handset to take advantage of the deal.
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Also worth pointing out, the plan normally goes for $59.99 but the five dollar monthly savings comes when you enroll in automatic payments. The Auto Pay credit is taken off immediately each month you agree to let them automatically process your payment.
Last, and likely not a real issue for most people, the Infinity plan does cap the 4G LTE speeds once the threshold of 50GB of data is crossed. Doing so results in slower, throttled speeds for the remainder of the bill cycle. We wager to guess that not too many of the TPO subscriber base will find this problematic.
We’ve tested and reviewed the service offered by The People’s Operator and found it to be a worthy alternative to more pricey carriers. And, given it uses the same networks that the tier-one providers use, you can expect equal coverage. Our favorite part of TPO, though, has to be the percentage of our monthly bill which is allocated to a charity of our choice.