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Venture Mobile: No Contract, No Credit Check Cell Phone Service

Venture Mobile is another cell phone service provider that offers prepaid cell phone service. With Venture Mobile, there’s no contract, no credit check just phone service. They offered two types of cell phone plan; the bundled monthly plan and the pay-as-you-go plan.

Venture Mobile Coverage Area

To see if Venture Mobile provides service in your area, visit their website and click on the coverage link. Insert your zip code and you’ll see the plan options for both the CDMA network which is the bundled plan and the PCS network which is the pay-as-you-go plan in your area.

Venture Mobile Monthly Billing PlanVenture Mobile

The bundled plans are offered based on peak and night and weekend minutes. For example, the least expensive plan under the bundle option is 300 Peak with 3000 nights and weekend minutes for $30 a month. If you go over your allotted time, you’ll be charged $.36 per minute.

What you should understand is that peak period runs from 6:00 a.m. to 6:59 p.m. All other times are considered nights and weekends. Although there is no credit check, there is an activation fee of $10, $.10 per text messages sent or received, out of network roaming fee of $.57 per minute and $2 for directory assistance calls.

Cell Phone Configuration Options

Venture Mobile phone service comes with voicemail, caller ID, long distance and boasts of nationwide coverage. However, if you want the enhanced voicemail feature which allows your callers to leave longer messages, you’ll have to pay an additional $7.99 per month. Additionally, if you want to add 1,000 mobile to mobile minutes between customers within the network only, it too will cost you an additional $7.99 per month.

You can also purchase packages for data access and text messaging bundles. The text messaging bundles range from $3.99 a month to $64.99 a month. The odd thing about it is that for $64.99 a month you would think that Venture Mobile would provide unlimited Texting. That’s not the case. For $64.99 a month you get to send and receive 5,000 text messages. If you go over to 5,000 text messages in a month it costs $.10 per message.

Basic Venture Mobile Monthly Plans

To give you an idea of the cost for the basic plan without the text messaging bundle or data packet bundle, look at the peak/nights a weekend cost chart below. Keep in mind, the available plans may vary depending on your zip code.

Peak/Nights & Weekend Minutes Cost
300 peak/ 3,000 N&W $30.00
400 peak/3,000 N&W $39.99
500 peak/ 3,000 N&W $49.99
800 peak/ 3,000 N&W $59.99
1,100 peak/ 3,000 N&W $79.99
1,350 peak/ 3,000 N&W $99.99
1,900 peak/ 3,000 N&W $129.99
3,900 peak/ 3,000 N&W $189.99
5,900 peak/ 3,000 N&W $239.99

Each plan includes the following charges:

  • $10 activation fee
  • $.36 peak overage
  • $2.00 Directory assistance
  • $.57 out of network roaming

Now that you have a general idea of the cost for Venture Mobile’s monthly plan, next we’ll explore their Pay-As-You-Go plan (hopefully it’s more reasonably priced than the monthly plan).

Next: Venture Mobile Pay-As-You-Go-Plan

About the author: LaForey is a parent and a freelance writer who has done quite a bit of research on prepaid cell phones.