Connected Mobile focuses its marketing towards International students studying in the U.S. - but is available to non-students as well.
Connected Mobile offers the ability to 'pause your line' for a $10/month fee.
Currently Available Plans:
- Classic Plan ($29): 2GB of high-speed data then unlimited 2G speed data
- Unlimited Plan ($39): Unlimited on-device data network managed after 50GB + 10GB of high-speed mobile hotspot data. 5GB of high-speed roaming data in Canada/Mexico.
- 'ConnectED Plus' ($16/month) add-on feature can be added to the Unlimited plan which increased International data speeds to 256 kbps AND increases mobile hotspot data available to 30GB.
- Carrier Networks Used: T-Mobile
- Carrier Relationship: MVNO
- Plan Types Available: Smartphone
- Device Types Permitted: Any unlocked GSM device
- Unlimited: Yes
- High-Speed Mobile Hotspot Use:
- Unlimited plan offers 10GB high-speed. Can add 'ConnectED Plus' feature to increase mobile hotspot data to 30GB/month.
- Capped plan offers unlimited 2G speed MHS
- Throttling: On capped plans, after high-speed data is used, all data speeds throttled to 2G speed
- Network Management: After 50GB on unlimited plan, none on capped plans
- Video Streaming Resolution: Not specified
- 5G Access: Yes - on device
- Device Purchase Required: No, plans are "Bring Your Own Device" only
- Plan Period: 30 days, 90 days, yearly
- International Roaming:
- 5GB high-speed data in Canada and Mexico is included on Unlimited Plan. All data on Classic plan (2GB) can be used in Canada and Mexico. International roaming to 210+ counties is at 2G speeds - can be increased to 256 kbps if 'ConnectED Plus' feature is added to an unlimited plan.
- Domestic Roaming: Yes
- Data Rollover: Not specified
- Overage Charges: No
- Lines permitted per account: One
- Extras: Can 'freeze your line' for $10 per month
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