Onboard Mobile: What to Expect
The first phone plan designed for international students in the US.
If you’re starting to plan your move to the US for college, you know that securing a phone plan is one of the first and most important steps. Beyond the cost of the plan, international students need to consider the coverage, data speeds, global connectivity, and perks that will best support their needs while they build a life abroad.
We are excited for the upcoming launch of Onboard Mobile: A no-compromise mobile phone plan designed for international students in the US. Over the past few months, we talked to over 250+ international students to better understand your mobile connectivity needs and priorities in the US, and designed a new and innovative mobile connectivity service to address your unique needs as an international student.
Onboard Mobile will provide you with convenient mobile connectivity that is affordable, flexible, and easy to set up.
Receive a US number before you leave your home country to easily contact family and friends in the US as soon as you land - you’ll also need a US number to set up a US bank account and configure important apps such as Uber and Lyft.
Flexible connectivity options that range from 1 month to 1 year on the largest and fastest 5G network in the United States. Our contract-free service will enable you to temporarily pause your service when you need and let you buy only what you need. If you end up purchasing more service than you need, you’ll receive service credits that can be redeemed during future billings!
Powerful global connectivity to keep you connected at home and at school. Doing a remote semester or traveling home for winter/summer breaks? With Onboard Mobile, you’ll be able to call and message friends, classmates, and anyone with a US number from your home country as if you were in the US. No extra fees or complicated international calling cards - global connectivity is included for free with Onboard Mobile!
When do we go live?
We understand that moving to the US is an exciting yet daunting process for international students and to make the process easier, we will be releasing more information about Onboard Mobile (the features, pricing, reviews, and setup process) for Fall 2022 incoming students as early as May 2022.
Want to win a free semester of Onboard Mobile?
Be the first to know more about Onboard Mobile by leaving your name and email on our website. You will be entered into our drawing to win a free semester of Onboard Mobile, where 5 winners will receive 5 free months of Onboard Mobile (2GB Unlimited).
*Contest winners will be notified via email at the end of June 2022 and service can be redeemed at any time after August 2022.