Prepaid Faceoff: Faith Wireless vs Scratch Wireless


With the massive number of prepaid MVNOs and carrier options, it’s sometimes hard to keep track of it all and even harder to compare and decide which company is the right one for you. So, every once in a while we’re going to go through and do a Face-off of two popular companies, comparing plans and services to help you better decide. Today, we’ll look at Faith Wireless, and Pure TalkUSA. Both companies are Sprint MVNOs, but Faith Wireless is pretty new to the game. Pure Talk, by contrast, has been around a while and has a complicated plan structure. Here’s how they compare:

Plan Prices  Price range? What is included?

Faith Wireless – Plans range from $20 – $56

All of Faith Wireless’ plans include unlimited texting, and all but one include unlimited minutes. Various data amounts are available, but all are hard-capped. Additionally, Faith Wireless donates 10% of every phone bill to the church of your choice. View the plans here.

Pure TalkUSA – Plans range from $10 – $50

Pure TalkUSA offers a variety of types of plans, including plans which are discounted for seniors, feature phone plans, unlimited plans, and family plans. View the plan options here.

Unlimited Talk/Text  Is it offered? What is the lowest price?

Faith Wireless – Yes, $36 monthly plan is the lowest price. That plan also includes 2 GB of data.

Pure TalkUSA – Yes, $29 is the lowest price. That plan also includes 2 GB data.

Data Ranges  What is the most and least data available?

Faith Wireless – Data ranges from 100 MB – 7 GB with the various plans. Unlimited data is not available, and all data is hard-capped.

Pure TalkUSA – Data ranges from 200 MB – 4 GB on the unlimited plans. Unlimited data is not available, and all data is hard-capped, although users can allow overages which are charged at $4/100 MB with a 3 GB cap.

Pay-As-You-Go Rates  What are the pay-as-you-go per minute rates?

Faith Wireless – N/A; All plans are monthly plans.

Pure TalkUSA – N/A; All plans are monthly plans.

International Calling  What options are available? What does it cost?

Faith Wireless – International calling is not available at this time, but may be added later.

Pure TalkUSA – In order to make an international call, users will have to purchase an International Calling Card. Rates and prices vary by country.

Activation Fees  How much do they cost?

Faith Wireless – N/A, there are no fees

Pure TalkUSA – N/A, there are no fees

BYOD  Can you activate your own device?

Faith Wireless – Yes, provided the device is compatible but customers must purchase a $10 SIM card.

Pure TalkUSA – Yes, provided you have a GSM device which is unlocked. Users must purchase a SIM card kit for $3.

Network/Coverage  What network does it use?

Faith Wireless – Sprint | Coverage Map

Pure TalkUSA – Sprint | Coverage Map


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