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We've compiled the complete AT&T Wireless MVNO list so that you don't have to go searching all around the web for a great wireless deal. A mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) is an "alternative carrier" that leases network coverage from one of the large carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon). Much of the time, these carriers can offer cheaper service by targeting smaller markets or removing features that many people won't need.

Thanks to the size and quality of AT&T's 3G, LTE, and 5G network and support for most unlocked phones, AT&T is an easy choice for an MVNO. Still, many of the best MVNOs use one of the other networks, or even multiple networks, and may be a better fit for you.

You need to make sure that your phone has the following GSM bands to work with an AT&T-based MVNO. Alternatively, you can check your IMEI on the website of most of these carriers.

  • 3G: 850, 1900Mhz
  • LTE: AWS, 700, 850, 1900Mhz
  • 5G: n5, n260

Here are the MVNOs powered by AT&T.

Airvoice Wireless

Airvoice Wireless logoSource: Airvoice Wireless

Starting as low as $5 for five days of service, Airvoice is a highly flexible MVNO. With Airvoice, you can pay as you go or buy a month of service, with high-speed LTE service in data packages that fit pretty much any user's needs.

With unlimited service coming in at $63 with autopay for 30 days of service, it's not the best value for heavy users, but thanks to the wide array of plans, there's something that will work for everyone on this carrier.

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Altice Mobile

Altice Mobile logoSource: Altice Mobile

If you are an Optimum or Suddenlink customer, Altice Mobile might be worth considering. For those customers, an unlimited plan is just $45 per month per line with autopay. The price goes up to $55 per month if you are just looking for mobile service alone.

These prices are a decent deal, and it's worth keeping in mind that this carrier makes use of both the former Sprint (now T-Mobile) and AT&T network. If you are covered by Altice's service, it can be a good way to save some money on phone service.

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Black Wireless

Black Wireless logoSource: Black Wireless

Black Wireless is an MVNO that simply aims to save you money. It offers unlimited monthly data plans, which give you an allotment of 4G LTE data, and then you get unlimited data at 2G speeds with some plans.

$15/month gets you 200 minutes or texts (or a combination of both), 200 international minutes with calling to landlines in a wide range of countries, and 500MB of 4G LTE data, with unlimited 2G data at 128Kbps.

$30/month gets you 10GB of 4G LTE with unlimited 2G data, unlimited talk, and text, and unlimited international calling. All of these plans are also available at a discount if you buy six or twelve months at once.

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Boom! Mobile

Boom! Mobile logoSource: Boom Mobile

Boom Mobile operates on three different networks. For AT&T service, you'll want to stick with the Boom Blue network.

Plans start at $20 per month with unlimited talk and text plus 100MB of data. You can also bump up to unlimited data for $60 per month. There are more plans available, including shared data plans for multiple lines as well as three-month and 12-month bundles.

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Consumer Cellular

Consumer Cellular logoSource: Consumer Cellular

Consumer Cellular is relatively run-of-the-mill when it comes to MVNOs: it aims to save you money on your monthly phone bill. However, it's been recognized twice by J.D. Power and Associates for its excellent customer service. You can also score a 5% discount if you are an AARP member.

You can build your own plan with one to three lines, choosing from 250 minutes or unlimited, as well as data in 500MB, 3GB, 10GB, 15GB, and unlimited plans depending on your needs. There's also the option of skipping texting and data altogether if you want a plan that keeps things simple.

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Cricket Wireless

Cricket logoSource: Cricket

Cricket Wireless is pretty much the biggest player in terms of MVNOs that use AT&T's network. It has excellent plans, and that's due in no small part to the fact that it's owned by AT&T. Cricket is one of the few prepaid carriers to support 5G on its data-only plans and top unlimited plan.

Plans start at $30/month for 2GB of 4G LTE and unlimited calling and texting. $40/month gets you 10GB of 4G LTE. Finally, there are the two standard unlimited plans for $55 and $60, with the latter offering faster download speeds and 15GB of hotspot data.

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EasyGO Wireless

Easy Go logoSource: Easy Go

Easy Go wireless is a brand from H2O wireless that focuses on international service. For $30 per month, you get access to unlimited talk and text, as well as unlimited talk to more than 80 countries (calling to Guatemala and the Dominican Republic is limited to 200 minutes). You also get 2GB of data.

If you're willing to go with only 500MB of data per month, you can drop down to the $20 plan, although you also only get unlimited calling to 11 different countries.

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FreedomPop logoSource: FreedomPop

FreedomPop sells SIM cards with various amounts of data and unlimited talk and text (or 250 minutes and unlimited text). FreedomPop has a range of plans with 1GB, 4GB, or 10GB of data. The 1GB plan starts at just $15 per month, whereas the unlimited LTE plan with unlimited data, talk, and text costs $55.

FreedomPop sells a decent range of Androids and iPhone, although all of the models are a few years old, so you'll most likely want to bring your own device.

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FreeUP Mobile

FreeUp Mobile logoSource: FreeUp

FreeUp Mobile falls in line with most MVNOs offering four sizes of data alongside unlimited calls and texts. International calling and texting to 150 countries are included.

The data sizes come in at 1GB, 2GB, 6GB, and 15GB at $15, $20, $30, and $45 per month, respectively. Your speed is slowed down to 2G speeds after your data allotment. You can also get a discounted 3GB, 8GB, and 15GB plan with three, six, or twelve months purchased upfront.

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Good2Go Mobile

Good2Go Mobile logoSource: Good2Go

Good2Go offers a fairly standard array of wireless plans that include unlimited talk and text. The plans step up in data amounts at 1GB, 2GB, 6GB, 10GB, and 20GB for $15, $20, $30, $35, and $45 per month respectively. For the first three months of service on the 6GB plan, you get a promo rate of $15/month.

There is an unlimited talk and text plan with no data for $10 per month, which could be a great option for someone looking for a basic plan.

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H2O Wireless

H2O Wireless logoSource: H2O

H2O offers a very competitive starting plan — $20/month for 2GB of 4G LTE data (unlimited 2G data thereafter), unlimited nationwide talk and text, unlimited international calling to landlines in over 70 countries (select countries include calling to cell phones), unlimited international texting, and a free $1.50 international talk credit (for the countries that aren't covered).

Data is also available in 6GB, 15GB, and unlimited amounts for $30, $40, and $50 with an additional discount available with autopay. The unlimited plan also comes with hotspot data for $10 more per month. There are also multi-line discounts

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Net10 Wireless

Net10 Wireless logoSource: Net10 Wireless

Net10, owned by TracFone, uses all of the Big Three's towers to help with coverage, which means you get solid coverage for a little less than you'd spend going with one of the biggies. The nice thing is that, because Net10 uses everyone, you get to bring pretty much any phone onto the network.

All smartphone plans come with unlimited talk, text, and 2G data. $20/month gets you 2GB of 4G LTE, with more plans available at 5GB, 10GB, 40GB, and an unlimited plan up to 60GB. The smaller plans are great values, but the larger data amounts aren't as good as some other carriers. The network flexibility still makes Net10 Wireless a welcome option.

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Pure TalkUSA

Pure TalkUSA logoSource: Pure TalkUSA

Pure TalkUSA is an MVNO focused on making your mobile plan easy. Plans range from $20 per month up to $55 per month, all with unlimited talk, text, and 2G-speed data. Plans increase in data capacity to 2GB, 4GB, 6GB, 10GB, 20GB, and unlimited with a $5 price increase at each step.

Save 10% off your second line, 15% off your third, and 20% off your fourth line. There are no activation fees and no contracts, which means you can cancel if the service doesn't work out for you.

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Red Pocket

Red Pocket Mobile logoSource: Red Pocket Mobile

Red Pocket uses all of the big carriers and has a few basic plans to choose from. The first plan is $20/month and gets you unlimited minutes and texts and 3GB of 4G LTE. The plans then increase to 10GB, 22GB, and 30GB for $30, $40, and $50/month respectively. These data plans all get unlimited 2G data once you run out of high-speed data.

If you happen to be using Red Pocket's GSMT network, you'll also get 5G included with any plan. And if you're interested in an annual plan or a global data plan, you can do that too.

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Straight Talk

Straight Talk LogoSource: Straight Talk

Straight Talk has a plan for just about any need, starting at 1,500 minutes with 100MB of data for $30 and working up to two unlimited data plans for $55 or $65. There is also an unlimited international plan available for $60.

Data plans are available at 5GB and 25GB with 2G speeds after, and more high-speed data can be added. You can also buy plans at three, six, or 12-month intervals.

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TracFone logoSource: TracFone

TracFone has been around since 1996 and owns multiple MVNOs, which it operates on various networks.

Its cheapest data plan is $20 per month for 1GB of 4G LTE and unlimited talk and text. You can increase your data amount for $10 more each month per additional gigabyte. One nice feature is Unlimited Carryover, so you don't lose your unused data. This means you can build up a pool of data that you can use if you need to.

TracFone also has plenty of options for different intervals, such as 30, 60, and 90-day terms. TracFone is perfect for folks who regularly travel to the U.S. and don't want to buy a local SIM or pay outrageous roaming fees.

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Unreal Mobile

Unreal Mobile logoSource: Unreal Mobile

Unreal Mobile simply offers unlimited plans with high-speed data available in 2GB, 3GB, and 12GB chunks. In all of these plans, talk and text are unlimited, and data drops to 2G speeds after you use your set amount. You can buy one month at a time for these plans though you can save even more by buying three or twelve months at a time.

With low entry prices and some form of data on every plan, Unreal Mobile can be a good way to get connected in a budget.

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Wing Alpha logoSource: Wing Alpha

Wing offers plans with refreshing simplicity and clarity, starting with the Flip Phone Plan at just $20 per month with unlimited talk and text. From there, you can get data in 1GB, 2GB, 5GB, and unlimited quantities with the top plan coming in at $65 per month for 100GB of data.

All data plans come with HD voice and Wi-Fi calling as well as visual voicemail. You can also use your data for a hotspot at no additional cost.

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Alternative carriers (MVNOS)


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