Need ultra-cheap mobile services for a basic-grade cell phone? Look no further! Airlink Mobile is a post-pay wireless service provider...
Airlink Mobile Prepaid Phone Plans
Need ultra-cheap mobile services for a basic-grade cell phone? Look no further!
Airlink Mobile is a post-pay wireless service provider that operates through Sprint’s 1900MHz networks. The difference between it and nearly every other network currently on the market is that it doesn’t care a hoot about smartphone functionality.
It caters strictly to traditionalists who want and need their phone to — brace yourself — make phone calls. This isn’t to say that Airlink Mobile doesn’t provide text messaging and data services. However, it doesn’t include either service in its plans, meaning you must pay hefty prices to access these more ‘luxurious’ services.
- Extraordinary Cheap Voice Rates
- Absolutely No Extra Fees
- Pay For What You Use
Airlink Mobile offers four voice-only plans ranging from $10 to $50:
- $10 | 30 Anytime Minutes | 7 Day Expiration
- $20 | 90 Anytime Minutes | 14 Day Expiration
- $30 | 150 Anytime Minutes | 30 Day Expiration
- $50 | 350 Anytime Minutes | 30 Day Expiration
Each plan by default comes with free night and weekend minutes. Nighttime is defined as any minute between 9:01pm and 6:59am.
As mentioned earlier, Airlink Mobile does offer texting and basic, basic, basic Web services. It’s not fast or powerful enough to handle games, retail stores or applications. Text messages sell in packs of $5 (200 messages) and $10 (1000 messages), while data is leased to you at a rate of $2.50 per MB.
The obvious assumption is that Airlink users aren’t too interested in texting and dating. They’re more interested in just talking to people.
Usage Based Plans
Airlink doesn’t at this time offer any usage-based plans.
Every plan by default comes with caller ID, call waiting, 3-way calling, domestic long distance and free nights and weekends.
Fortunately, this provider isn’t going to load your account with any ridiculous fees. This means no termination fees, no overage fees, no monthly bill, no contracts, no credit requirements and no deposit. If however you terminate your service in the middle of a billing cycle, you will still be responsible for the services you used.
Sadly, Airlink Mobile is compatible with a very few select number of phones. You can purchase one by dialing the company or by visiting one of its service centers. Some of the phones compatible with this provider have been listed below for your convenience:
- LG 225
- LG LX150
- LG LX160
- LG Rumor/LX 260
- Nokia 6165i
- Samsung m300
- Sanyo 6650
- LG LX265
- Sanyo 2700
- Motorola C290
- LG LX125
- Sanyo 2400
- LG 325
- LG 5225
- Motorola V3m
- UT Starcom 7000
- UT Starcom 7025
Realize upfront that none of these are smartphones. This means no applications. This also means no updating your Facebook or sending tweets. These are for the most part basic flip-type phones — the type everybody used to have about 10 years ago.
Help & Support
Unfortunately, the support is rather thin. You can call, send an email or check the rather limited online help guide.
In summary, Airlink Mobile is what we call a niche provider. It caters to a very few select people. Truth be told, most mobile users these days want smartphone functionality. They want to talk, text, update Facebook, read the news and more. Added to this is the fact that this provider operates in so few areas around the country. This doesn’t mean it’s a bad company. It’s just not for most people. It’s definitely not for those seeking 3G/4G services, but it may however be right for you!