Does the US need another wireless network?
The Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA) lists approximately 30 facilities-based wireless service providers in the United States as members. The Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) has over 100 members. Besides the facilities-based providers, there are more than 50 virtual operators that use the top four networks to provide the service. So, is there any room left for another wireless network in the USA?
Tello not only says that there’s room left, but that the market needs it. The customers need an online mobile provider, with a great customer service answering any call in less than 5 seconds, instead of waiting for hours in a store. They need a mobile provider that doesn’t charge countless fees, that doesn’t seal the faith in 2 year contracts for millions of customers who don’t have the time & energy to read endless T&C novels.
Need more reasons? Tello was designed as an alternative to everything Americans complain about when it comes to mobile providers:
- Big operators don’t allow their customers to change their plans monthly, in case their needs change;
- Big operators charge activation fees, upgrade fees, termination fees, access fees, waiting fees… Does that seem right?
- Big operators don’t let customers share data free of charge with their friends or with their other devices.
Instead, the new mobile service allows customers to build their own plans, depending on the number of minutes, texts and data they actually use. Customers are free to stay as long as they want, as they don’t have to sign any contract. There are no ring time charges, no early termination fees, no overage fees, and more importantly no contracts. Plus, customers can share data free of charge with their friends or with other devices. So, yes, tethering is available.