Tello’s Holiday Promotion

Tello is running a holiday promotion until December 22. New customers that purchase Tello’s plan with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, and 4GB of data each month can get the first three months of service for only $10 per month. After the three-month promotional period, the plan will go back to Tello’s usual price of $19 per month.

Even without the promotion, Tello’s rates are awfully good. However, it’s an odd moment to make the switch to Tello. At the moment, the carrier operates over Sprint’s network. Thanks to the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, Tello will soon transition to operating over T-Mobile’s network. While the network migration will lead to substantially better coverage for Tello subscribers, the migration may be a bit of a hassle for subscribers transitioning between networks.

People who are interested in Tello and budget-sensitive may want to go ahead and switch to the carrier while the promotion is running. Less budget-sensitive consumers may want to prioritize convenience and wait until Tello has started migrating to T-Mobile’s network before making a switch.


Visible’s First Month For $3 Promotion

Visible is running a promotion where new subscribers can get their first month of service for only $3. The promotion will run until December 21. No commitment or device purchase is required.

Those taking advantage of the deal need to enter “Tryfor3” as their promo code at checkout. While Visible isn’t mentioning the promotion on the most prominent parts of its website, you can find more details from Visible here.

I regularly encourage people on expensive phone plans to try out a low-cost, prepaid carrier for a month. In many cases, people have a great experience and decide to stick with their new carrier and benefit from big savings month after month. In the cases where people don’t have a great experience, they aren’t locked in and can switch back to a premium carrier.

With Visible, I especially encourage people to treat their first month of service as a trial. While many people find their experiences with Visible to be almost indistinguishable from their experiences with expensive plans offered directly by Verizon, a meaningful minority of people who try Visible encounter issues. With the current promotion, it’s easier than ever to give Visible a go on a trial basis.