Give it up to AirVoice Wireless, a prepaid wireless provider that offers nationwide 3G and 4G services through AT&T's networks....
Air Voice Wireless Prepaid Plans
Give it up to AirVoice Wireless, a prepaid wireless provider that offers nationwide 3G and 4G services through AT&T’s networks. It covers practically every part of the country, save for a few rural portions in states like Wyoming, Nebraska and Montana.
- Ultra-Cheap $10 Monthly Plan
- Free Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Coverage
- Included Free International Dialing
Air Voice Wireless offers five plans, the cheapest of which starts at just $10 a month!
- $55 | Unlimited Calls / SMS / MMS, 1GB Data
- $40 | Unlimited Calls / SMS / MMS, 500MB Data
- $35 | Unlimited Calls / SMS / MMS, 100MB Data
- $30 | Unlimited Calls / SMS
- $10 | 250 Minutes, 500 Text Messages
The first three plans also come with 100 free outgoing international SMS messages. For sending international MMS messages, you must invest in a cash card. These three plans also come with $10 worth of free international dialing.
Meanwhile, the fourth plan ($30) offers MMS, data and international services only through the aforementioned cash card.
Cheapest Plan Surcharges
The last plan, which of course is the cheapest prepaid plan, requires hefty surcharges for all additional services beyond the plan limits:
- $0.04 / Minute
- $0.02 / Message
- $0.33 / MB
- $0.10 / MMS
- $0.20 / International SMS
- $0.20 / International MMS
The last one is realistically only useful if you are a real light voice user. Otherwise, you’re going to end up with a bill way larger than it would be were you to just use a conventional plan.
Usage Based Plans
The pay-as-you-go plan goes for as low as $3.33 per month and includes no nationwide long distance or roaming charges. Plus, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands are included for absolutely free. Unfortunately, the charges are rather steep:
- $0.10 / Minute
- $0.10 / Message
- $0.33 / MB
- $0.10 / MMS
All the plans (both monthly and usage-based) offer no long distance or roaming charges. They do however come with free voicemail, call waiting, caller ID and caller ID blocking.
The fees associated with Air Voice Wireless are a tad complicated.
None of the plans offer free 411 services. These are charged at rates of $2.65 for the first minute and $0.10 for each additional minute. However, if you have a monthly plan, you can get free 411 services by dialing 1-800-FREE-411. You can also take advantage of this service if you are on the pay-as-you-go plan, but you’ll have to pay a fee of $0.10 per minute.
AirVoice also offers $10 cash cards. Furthermore, if you go beyond the $10 of free international dialing, you will be charged higher rates.
Unfortunately, Air Voice Wireless hosts a very limited supply of phones on its website. They include the Pantech P7000, Pantech P7040 and Samsung A767. Furthermore, compatibility is limited to only certified and approved unlocked 850/1900 MHz GSM phones. If you are interested in using your phone with AirVoice, we suggest you speak with them before purchasing a plan.
Help & Support
Support is unfortunately limited to just emails and phone conversations. Furthermore, the online help data is very limited. Adding to the mess is that the website doesn’t list its standard international dialing rates. It states only that you need to call customer service. That’s extraordinarily annoying.
Air Voice Wireless is a rather limited wireless provider. While we appreciate its cash cards and added benefits (such as coverage for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), we don’t like the limited phone selection. However, the company does offer several budget-friendly monthly plans, so if you’re looking to save money, this could be the company for you.