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on March 4, 2014
H2O wireless is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that uses AT&T's network. This means it doesn't have its own infrastructure but buys these in volume from AT&T. You are using towers from AT&T but pays your bill to H2O. The cheaper price they are offering because of the bare bone customer support and also zero advertisement cost.
It should be noted that if you have good signal strength from AT&T, you will get good signal strength with H2O wireless. Some other reviews faults the lack of signal strength to H2O where in fact the reviewer probably just don't have good coverage for AT&T.
My review is based on $30 rechargeable card on an unlocked MOTO X. We dropped our $35 per month basic Sprint voice plan and switched to pay as you go since my wife isn't a heavy volume user. The number switching took one night and adding money into the system was painless. For MOTO X, which uses Android 4.4, you need manually setup an APN for data access. This step can be technically challenging for those not familiar with Android. Once completed, the data speed is 4G where I live (around Princeton, NJ). On the pay as you go plan, call is 5c per min, Text each cost 5c and data is $0.10 per MB. You get immediate feedback on the phone how much time is left and H2O also has an Android app which you can check balance and add additional time.
$30 is good for 90 days and when you buy additional time it adds on top (don't expire existing pay as you go balance as some other have suggested). For a light user, I found this to be a very cheap and reliable way to obtain cell access. If you have good general WIFI coverage and only occasionally use data, the $30 or $100 pay as you go is likely to get you much better mileage than comparable month plan.
I had to call technical support once at 10:30 and it was immediately answered. The associate had a distinct foreign ascent but was courteous and helpful. I had my question answered in about 5 minutes.