The 2G Network Shutdown & How It Affects You


AT&T announced several years ago that it would effectively shut down the 2G network by the end of 2016 in favor of the 3G and 4 LTE networks. As a network partner of AT&T, Pure TalkUSA is assisting our customers in making this transition. While this will increase speed, reliability and performance, it also means that the older 2G device you are currently using will need to be upgraded. While many device owners have already been migrated to the faster networks through purchasing new devices, there are still some needing to make the transition by January 2017.

See the Internet Settings on your phone to determine if your device is on the 2G network and needs to be migrated. If you do have a 2G device, you’ll need to upgrade to one on the 4G LTE network (recommended) such as an iPhone, smartphone or other handset. See all available handsets available from Pure TalkUSA here: http://bit.ly/1tAEZze

We recently provided customers with a letter explaining the process and how to make the transition. Mention that you are a returning customer and find out special benefits you can receive as a Thank You for being a loyal PTUSA customer! Returning customers looking to upgrade their device through Pure Talk can receive a $25 instant credit up to a $100 VISA gift card depending on the selected device…plus your phone number will remain the same!

To purchase an upgrade from Pure TalkUSA, you can call customer service at 1-877- 820-7873 or log in to your account at www.puretalkusa.com. Need to verify if your handset is 2G technology? Give us a call or email us at support@puretalkusa.com with the make and model of your handset and we can help you out.

If you’re not yet a Pure TalkUSA customer and want to learn more about the value and plan options, visit our website at www.puretalkusa.com.

PureTalk USA, The Clear Choice


Time to select a new President

Well, it’s that time again – time to select our 45th President.  That’s 45th, if you count Grover Cleveland twice.  Such an important decision requires us to consider endless amounts of data in order to make the best choice – polls, surveys, town-hall meetings, radio, television and more!  It can all be so confusing.  Through it all we should remember, it’s not always the one who screams the loudest but the one who makes the most sense. . .

Time to select a new cellular provider

Selecting a cellular service provider can be as difficult as selecting a President. That said, we should consider all available data – network/coverage, talk/text, megabytes, gigabytes, pricing (SM, MED, LG, XL, XXL)?  By the way, are we selecting a cellular service plan or a new jogging outfit? Whew. . . let’s gather ourselves and take a good hard look at the candidates and their campaign promises (providers and their plans). Do you remember when the BIG guys (Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and the others) introduced their so called “simple pricing”, “half off” and so many more – they screamed from the mountaintops that their plans would actually save us money, when in actuality, we saved nothing at all.  We just became more confused.  Truth be told, these new plans are actually costing us more money, now that we’re having to finance the cost of a new smartphone. Let’s just take a break from the barrage of information and simply do the math.  We’ll quickly realize these so called “simple priced” and “half off” plans aren’t so simple at all nor do they save us money. Why is that?  Did you check the fees? You know what I’m talking about, all those additional fees, taxes, activations and more (you have to dig deep but they are in there).  Don’t forget the very basic requirement of having reliable coverage.  There are a couple of the BIG buys that have marginal coverage at best, depending on where you travel.  We’re not naming names but let’s just say pink and yellow aren’t our favorite colors.

Time to cast your vote

Before casting your vote (choosing your cellular service provider) consider PureTalk USA.  You might ask yourself; who is PureTalk USA and where did they come from? Well, from the start you know you can trust them – after all, they’ve got USA right there in their name!  And if that’s not enough, PureTalk USA provides service on the nation’s largest GSM network, which equals coverage virtually anytime and anywhere you travel across the US.  PureTalk USA offers low cost, simple priced plans starting at just $10/month for talk and text and they have the latest/greatest devices including the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. We all know how important a balanced budget is, so if your personal budget is important to you, give PureTalk USA a good hard look.  PureTalk USA is an established provider located right her in the good old USA (just east of Atlanta Ga, to be exact) and they offer some of the best, easy-to-understand service plans available today – by any provider.  Don’t make a mistake – pick a winner!

Stop Going Over Your Data – Ways to Preserve Your Cell Phone Data

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According to Mobidia– which analyzes data from hundreds of thousands of wireless subscribers — the average U.S. wireless customer consumes about 1.8 GB of cellular data every month.


Most customers purchase more cell phone data than they actually need; however, if you find yourself worrying about going over your data limit, we’ve got some tips to help you get your data usage down.

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Ways to Extend Your Device’s Battery Life




Have you ever been in a situation where you have to make a really important call, but your cellphone dies? Or maybe you are waiting for an important call from your boss, but again, your battery dies out? Well, you’re not the only one. It’s quite a hassle to carry cellphone chargers everywhere you go and even if you have it, there’s still the task of finding the outlet to plug it in.
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What You Need to Know About Data Throttling


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Stop us if this sounds familiar:

You’ve bought yourself a brand-spanking-new, unlocked smartphone. It’s the perfect device for responding to work emails, checking in with the kids on Facebook, or even streaming a few videos. Now all you need is the right plan. Wouldn’t it be great if it included unlimited data?

Thankfully, the providers you’ve been researching offer unlimited data plans! Or do they?

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Winning the Battle Against Spam Texts


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Phones are great — you won’t find us arguing about that fact! With all of their features, there isn’t much our devices can’t do. However, there is something we wish they wouldn’t do…

Accept spam texts.

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What Is Porting?


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Imagine the following:

You’ve had the same cell phone number for eight years. One day, you go to call your daughter — just like you do every Sunday — but this time you’re met with a dead line. You turn the phone off, then back on. Still dead. When you contact your provider, you learn your number no longer belongs to you.

How is that possible?

It’s called porting. And when done correctly, it can be great for mobile phone users. But in the wrong hands, you may just find your number goes missing.

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Is It Time to Ditch Your Cell Phone Contract?


The mobile phone industry is far from what it used to be. Gone are the days when the big service providers are all people want – which means having a two-year contract is no longer all the rage.

Now, people want their money’s worth – and several are finding they just aren’t getting that from contract providers. Instead, they’re turning to no contract phones to cut their bills drastically.

Is it time for you to switch to a no contract phone? Use our graphic to find out!

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