A new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Ciao Mobile has just entered the scene in the US. The operator relies on Sprint network much the same way as Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, and like those two is based on no-contract service plans. Unlike other MVNOs, however, Ciao Mobile kicks off an intriguing cheap plan of unlimited LTE data for just $10 a month. Could you say “no” to such deal? Hold your breath for a moment, there is one catch, though.
Ciao Mobile’s unlimited LTE plan for just $10
The truth is, you would have a hard time finding cheaper LTE data with unlimited access today. The plan is called Ciao Mobile Lite and in addition to unlimited LTE data also offers unlimited talk and text messaging, all these with no long-term contracts. There is one twist, though. Or two if you are picky about your phone. An affordable LTE connectivity comes with a price of advertisement on your lock screen. Each day you will see a different advertisement which according to Ciao Mobile will be “handpicked based on you.”
Another downside is that the choice of compatible devices is very limited. Actually it’s a severe understatements, since currently Ciao Mobile offers only one phone, the original HTC EVO released in 2010. Priced at $199, the handset sports a 4.7-inch 720p display, dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of expandable storage. Other features include an 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 2000 mAh battery and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Besides its cheap LTE plan for just $10 per month plan, Ciao Mobile has three other plans in its offer. The plans start at $35 per month for Unlimited Basic plan and for this price customers will have unlimited voice, text and MMS. For $45 per month Unlimited More plan includes 500 MB of data in addition to unlimited voice text and MMS. Unlimited Max plan costs $60 per month and includes unlimited everything. Moreover, Ciao Mobile offers customers personalized service accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
source: Ciao Mobile