If you haven’t heard of Puppy Wireless, then you’re probably not alone. Launched by Page Plus reseller Kitty Wireless, Puppy Wireless is one of those hidden gems in the world of prepaid phones. The service itself is still being tweaked by Kitty Wireless, but despite the bugs I’ve seen nothing but good things about Puppy Wireless.
Similar to Page Plus, Puppy Wireless uses Verizon’s 3G prepaid network. Unfortunately, 4G isn’t really available right now, but the Puppy Wireless launch page states that it might be coming later this year. Like its parent company Kitty Wireless, Puppy Wireless is entirely based in the United States and boasts excellent customer service and a robust forum community to back it up.
The prepaid MVNO offers several monthly plan options:
- $7.95 – 50 minutes, 50 texts, 5 MB data
- $9.95 – 150 minutes, 150 texts, 15 MB data
- $11.95 – 250 minutes, 250 texts, 25 MB data
- $13 – 5 minutes, 2000 texts, 5 MB data
- $14.95 – 350 minutes, 350 texts, 35 MB data
- $19.95 – 300 minutes, 300 texts, 300 MB data
- $22 – 5 minutes, 4000 texts, 5 MB data
- $24.95 – 400 minutes, 400 texts, 400 MB data
- $29.95 – 750 minutes, 750 texts, 1 GB data
- $29.95 – 1200 minutes, 3000 texts, 500 MB data
- $39.95 – Unlimited minutes and text, 1 GB data
- $55 – Unlimited minutes and text, 3 GB data
When initially launched, Puppy Wireless also offered pay as you go service, but that has been discontinued in favor of the monthly plans. However, accounts can still hold a cash balance to allow for overages, especially on text-heavy plans. Overages are charged at a rate of $0.05 per minute/text/MB but customers are not required to have cash balances on accounts. Accounts without cash balances will not rack up overage charges. Instead, the service will simply end until the next monthly renewal.
Of course, there are a few catches to making the switch to Puppy Wireless. As mentioned before, the service is only 3G and customers cannot activate any flashed devices. Also, Puppy Wireless does not currently have a call center, but instead handles all of its customer service through forums and email.
For more information or to switch to Puppy Wireless, visit the website.]]>