Charity-donating mobile virtual network operator GIV Mobile has announced that it is updating its zero contract prepaid plans by boosting the data offered and by slashing some of the prices. The carrier currently offers unlimited service using T-Mobile's 3G and 4G LTE networks.
Specifically, the prepaid wireless service provider is updating four of its five mobile plans. The plan changes are summarized below:
The $20 a month plan, which offers unlimited calls, unlimited text messaging, and data, has been bumped up to 250 megabytes of data at 3G/4G LTE speeds from the previous 150 megabytes of data
The $35 a month plan, which offers unlimited calls, unlimited text messaging, and data, has been bumped up to 1 gigabyte of data at 4G LTE speeds from the previous 500 megabytes of data
The $40 a month plan, which offers unlimited calls, unlimited text messaging, and data, with 2 gigabytes of data at 4G LTE speeds, has been lowered to just $40 a month (previously cost $45 a month)
The $60 a month plan, which offers unlimited calls, unlimited text messaging, and data, with 4 gigabytes of data at 4G LTE speeds, has been lowered to just $60 a month (previously cost $65 a month)
It should be noted that all plans offered by GIV Mobile typically expire after a 30 day period. They also come with unlimited global text messaging, plus credit for international dialing.
While most mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), and wireless carriers in general, are content with having a business-only approach to their operations, GIV Mobile has a really unique and even noble way of doing business. As a matter of fact, the prepaid wireless service provider lets its subscribers choose up to three approved charities to become the recipient of the 8 percent share of the monthly bill that GIV Mobile will donate.
Just this week, the carrier had added the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative into its list of approved charities from which subscribers can choose from. Other partnering charities already include the United States Fund for UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders, Scholarship America, The Humane Society of the United States, The Wilderness Society, The American Cancer Society, The Alzheimer's Association, The American Red Cross, and Ronald McDonald House Charities, just to name a few.
The list of approved charities advocate a range of causes -- health research, education, conservation, environment, and even the arts -- and subscribers may choose which cause is closest to their hearts. The 8 percent donation may be not much, but giving about $19.2 per year (if you are subscribed to the $20 a month plan) makes a bit of difference.
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