Pure TalkUSA Plans
Pure Talk has five prepaid plans available, which you pay for at the beginning of each month. Pure TalkUSA touts its lack of contracts, data overages, and hidden fees, but they do charge $3 for each SIM card when you bring your own phone (BYOP). Prepaid plans used to be unique in their contract-free deals, but now that larger carriers have done away with them in postpaid plans as well, the advantages of Pure TalkUSA prepaid plans have dwindled.
PureTalk Plans Compared
|Talk and Text
|$20 Simply Smarter Plan
|$25 Simply Smarter Plan
|$30 Simply Smarter Plan
|$35 Simply Smarter Plan
|$45 Simply Smarter Plan
Pure TalkUSA PLANS include a RISK-FREE trial For the first month
Nevertheless, Pure TalkUSA plans are risk-free, allowing you to try their service for the first month or first 500 minutes/500MB of data (whichever you hit first). If you don’t like it, you’ll get your money back.
Pure TalkUSA plans all feature the same basic features:
- Unlimited talk and text
- High-speed data packages (500MB – 10GB)
- Unlimited data (throttled to 128kbps after limit)
- Caller ID
- Call forwarding/conferencing/call waiting
Although Pure Talk plans are technically “unlimited,” there aren’t any unlimited high-speed data plans available. After hitting your high-speed data cap, your phone will be throttled to very slow 2G speeds. This is mostly useless for anything but casual web browsing, so Pure TalkUSA is made for those using less than 10GB/month.
Pure Talk has minimal international service options. You can make international calls (for standard costs) if you purchase an “international PIN,” but you cannot send texts. In that regard, Pure TalkUSA is made for those interested in communicating with friends and family within the U.S. and U.S. territories. When compared to other MVNO carriers with included international options, like Mint Mobile or Cricket, this can be considered a real drawback.
You can save up to $432 annually with Pure TalkUSA’s multi-line discount
Pure TalkUSA Family Plans
Pure TalkUSA allows you to have up to four lines on your account which will save you money thanks to multi-line discounts. Pure TalkUSA’s multi-line discounts are as follows:
- 10% off (the total bill) two lines
- 15% off three lines
- 20% off four lines
The discount requires AutoPay and is a pretty great incentive to join considering Pure TalkUSA’s most expensive plan is $45/month. You could save up to $432/year this way.
Buy a Pure TalkUSA Phone
Pure TalkUSA has a smaller list of devices for sale compared to other MVNOs, but they still have a decent selection of affordable Android devices like Motorola phones, as well as more expensive flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8. There are no monthly payment plan options, so all Pure TalkUSA phones must be bought outright. Nevertheless, they do include a free SIM card with a device purchase.
Bring Your Own Phone
You can bring your own phone (BYOP) to Pure TalkUSA if it’s compatible with GSM networks. To BYOP:
- Purchase a $3 SIM card kit online with a service plan.
- Insert the SIM card into your phone.
- Activate it through Pure TalkUSA’s website or by calling their customer service line 1-877-820-7873.