October 15, 2020 Update
Reach Mobile has not only slashed its plan prices today but also added additional data to select plans. You’ll now enjoy more data with the People’s Choice and Moderate plans, while three plans are now all $5/month cheaper!
Reach Mobile is a postpaid MVNO that operates on Verizon’s robust 4G network, which means you’ll receive great coverage. When you sign up for a Reach Mobile plan, you enable free mobile service for women-in-need around the world, and the carrier’s Gigs that Give program provides the wireless recipients with ongoing training. Signing up for a Reach Mobile plan is easy—you can do it online and then use the mobile app to activate your SIM.
This article details the various phone plans offered by Reach Mobile. Don’t know where to begin? You can always check out our Let’s Talk Editor’s Pick.
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Postpaid Plans for Reach Mobile
Unlike most MVNOs that offer prepaid plans, Reach Mobile only sells postpaid plans. With postpaid plans, you pay for your service after you’ve received it. Reach Mobile has four different phone plans to choose from, all of which include unlimited talk and text.
Limited Data Plans
There are three limited data Reach Mobile plans that include unlimited talk and text, hotspot capability, and varying data allowances:
- The $30 Basic Plan: 3GB of data
- The $45 Moderate Plan: 8GB of data
- The $55 People’s Choice Plan: 12GB of data
These plans are a bit expensive considering there are other Verizon MVNOs with unlimited data for similar prices (Visible offers an unlimited data plan for just $40/month, and Total Wireless’ unlimited data plan costs $47.50/month.). That said, Reach Mobile has a Best Fit program that ensures that you don’t overpay for a phone plan—it achieves this by only charging you for the plan you actually use that month. For example, if you sign up for the 8GB plan but only use 2.5GB, you will only be charged for the 3GB plan that month ($30 vs $45). This program can be particularly helpful for wireless customers who aren’t super dependent on their phones and want to save some money while still making a meaningful impact on others.
Unlimited Data Plans
Reach Mobile offers one unlimited data plan (although this doesn’t mean unlimited high-speed data) for $65/month. The plan includes:
- Unlimited talk and text
- 20GB of high-speed data
- Unlimited data at 2G speeds
- Hotspot capability
Again, this is an expensive plan for an MVNO, considering its price is comparable to plans offered by its parent network, Verizon, as well as other major carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Also, Reach Mobile plans don’t offer any of the features that are included in competitors’ unlimited plans, such as international perks or hotspot allowances. However, your service is backed by the top network in the country.
Let’s Talk Editor’s Pick
Reach Mobile’s plans are fairly expensive for what you get, but if you’re a low data user, we think the 8GB Moderate Plan is a solid choice. It costs $45/month and you get the benefits of Verizon’s top coverage.
Reach Mobile Family Plans
All of Reach Mobile’s plans are offered as family plans as well. Wireless customers can add up to four lines on the plan of their choosing. Reach Mobile family plans are an excellent way to save money on your phone plan—each line only costs an additional $20 on a limited data plan.
|The Basic 3GB
|The Moderate 8GB
|The People’s choice 12GB
|The All-in Unlimited
You can save hundreds of dollars by adding more lines to your Reach Mobile plan. Of course, everyone on the line will have to share the data allowance, so it’s best for families with low data needs.
Reach Mobile Phones
Previously a BYO-only carrier, Reach Mobile now carries a nice assortment of smartphones, including the iPhone 11, Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy Note10, and Google Pixel 4. You can buy a Reach Mobile phone one of two ways:
- Buy it outright (pay the full price upfront)
- Monthly installments with Affirm
Buying it outright is the best way to avoid paying more than the full retail price for the phone. This is because Reach Mobile partners with Affirm, a third-party financing company, to provide monthly installment options to customers. These payment plans are appealing because they distribute the price of the phone across several months, but Affirm charges between 0% and 30% interest on these devices. Affirm may also require a down payment as well. The best way to avoid paying interest is to buy your Reach Mobile phone outright, but considering the high price of smartphones nowadays, this isn’t always reasonable; however, Reach Mobile does offer a nice selection of phones under $400 for budget-minded customers.
Pros and Cons of Reach Mobile
- Excellent coverage on Verizon’s network
- No credit check
- Unlimited talk and text with all plans
- Mobile hotspot included
- Easy sign-up process
- No Mexico or Canada privileges
- Somewhat expensive plans