SOURCE: PlatinumTel

PlatinumTel

August 25, 2009 11:27 ET

PlatinumTel Prepaid Wireless Introduces $50 Unlimited Plan Perfect for Recession Saving

Flexible Plan Includes Unlimited Talk, Text and 100 Megabytes of 3G Web Service for One Low Fee

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - August 25, 2009) - The Citizen's Utility Board (CUB) just released a cell phone report showing that 73% of cell phone users could save $300 or more a year (www.CitizensUtilityBoard.org). CUB suggested prepaid plans as an alternative to overpaying for wireless. PlatinumTel today announced a unique new $50 unlimited wireless plan, available immediately, designed for consumers who don't want to overpay for wireless or be bound by multi-year contracts. PlatinumTel, a nationwide pay-as-you-go provider that operates on an all-digital 3G Network that reaches 280 million people, offers simple yet competitive prepaid products with the goal of making wireless available for everyone. The new PlatinumTel Unlimited Plan offers unlimited nationwide talk, text, free long-distance and 100 megabytes of 3G web service.

Big name wireless carriers such as Verizon and T-Mobile provide unlimited talk plans that in most cases cost double of what PlatinumTel offers. Those same plans many times contain additional fees and do not include web service. Other prepaid service providers like Cricket offer unlimited talk and text for $39 - $45 but don't include nationwide roaming. PlatinumTel customers are provided load options which allow them to 'top-up' their unlimited accounts by adding $10 at a time.

PRE-PAID CELL PHONE MONTHLY PRICE COMPARISON
                                                          U.S.
                         PlatinumTel Cricket  MetroPCs  Cellular   T-Mobile
                          --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
Base Monthly Fee          $      50 $      40 $      45 $      65 $   49.99
                          --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
                                      Extra     Extra     Extra
Nationwide Roaming         Included   Charge    Charge    Charge   Included
                          --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
                                                                    Extra
Unlimited Texting?         Included  Included  Included  Included   Charge
                          --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
                               100                        Extra     Extra
Unlimited Web?            megabytes  Included  Included   Charge    Charge
                          --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------

According to Omar Abhari, SVP of operations from PlatinumTel, "Having access to a full-featured, pay-as-you-go wireless plan is critical to millions of people who don't want or can't afford annual wireless contracts that ask users to pay month-to-month. Thus, prepaid has become one of the fastest-growing segments of the wireless market, where most people who want a cell phone now have one. Our new Unlimited Plan provides even greater flexibility for our customers at a price that can't be beat."

PlatinumTel offers subscribers the following:

--  FLEXIBILITY - A dedication to delivering wireless services and choices
    designed for each subscriber's specific needs.
--  COST-EFFECTIVE - Prepaid cell phones and plans that are competitive,
    reasonable and accessible, particularly for customers looking to reduce
    expenses during the economic downturn or who may not have had access to
    wireless service in the past.
--  PAY IN INCREMENTS - Unlike other prepaid carriers offering unlimited
    services, PlatinumTel also offers Dot10, a simple, no frills, pay-as-you-go
    plan that allows users to buy time/minutes only as needed. It's ideal for
    those who do not want ongoing cell service or to budget a certain amount a
    month for cell service. Such users have the option of purchasing 1500
    minutes for the whole year for $100 or paying a minimum of $10 for two
    months of service.
--  NO CONTRACTS - Products and services that are easy to understand and
    never require subscribers to enter into a multi-year service contract or
    ask them to pay more than what they need or can afford.
--  CONTROL - The tools to control their accounts in a simple and
    convenient way, ensuring they are always in charge.
--  NO DEPOSITS OR CREDIT CHECKS - Simplified billing with no deposits,
    termination fees, credit checks, monthly bills or hidden fees.
    

For more information on PlatinumTel and the new $50 Unlimited Plan, please visit www.PlatinumTel.com.

About PlatinumTel

In business since 2001, PlatinumTel has successfully grown into a thriving nationwide pay-as-you-go wireless service provider. The company is uniquely based on highly advanced market research and an efficient, innovative development operation that has enabled PlatinumTel to offer simple yet competitive prepaid products in a dynamic and ever-changing wireless industry. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and works with distributors across the country. For more information, please visit www.platinumtel.com.

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