There are plenty of MVNO deals out there if you know where to look, and we've done the work of gathering all of the web's best offers below. Whether you've been using an MVNO for years or you're just now making the switch from a mainstream carrier, there's probably an offer just waiting to be found.
An MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) utilizes the vast networks of larger companies — such as Verizon, T-Mobile, or AT&T — so you get the same great coverage for cheap, without the hassle of a complicated contract or loads of hidden fees.
These flexible carriers can cost as little as $10 per month (or less, depending on the carrier), and many have also introduced international benefits and entertainment perks, the same kind of incentives that, back in the day, you'd only expect to get from a mainstream carrier. Some of these companies might even sell you one of the best Android phones at a serious discount.
- Mint Mobile: Get $200 off the Pixel 7 Pro, plus six FREE months of wireless
- Visible Wireless: Now starting at $25 per month
- Straight Talk: Multiline discounts with the Silver Unlimited plan
- Boost Mobile: New customers get 2GB of data for just $10/month
- MVNO deals: Mint Mobile | Visible | Boost | Tello | Cricket
Visible Wireless: Starting at $25 per month
Although it's not a deal per se, Visible has permanently dropped the price of their Basic plan down to just $25 per month. At a time when most services are hiking prices, this move from the Verizon-owned carrier is quite refreshing. The Visible Basic plan comes with unlimited talk, text, and data, talk and text to Mexico and Canada, and a free mobile hotspot.
Mint Mobile Free monthly data increases on all plans
Mint Mobile recently announced that they were increasing the data amounts on all of their plans at no cost to consumers. The 4GB plan is now 5GB, the 10GB is now 15GB, the 15GB is 20GB, and the Unlimited plan's data cap has jumped from 35GB to 40GB.
Straight Talk: Multiline discounts with the Silver Unlimited plan
The Verizon-owned Straight Talk Wireless recently announced that they would be offering multiline discounts on their popular Silver Unlimited plan for new and existing subscribers, with a max of five lines for $100 of savings every single month.
Google Pixel 7 Pro Bundle: Get $200 off plus six months of wireless service for FREE
This offer from Mint Mobile gives you a straight $200 discount plus six months of wireless service for free when you bundle the purchase of the Pixel 7 Pro with any six-month data plan.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: New customers get $700 off after 24 months of payments
If you're a new Google Fi Wireless customer, buy the Galaxy S23 Ultra through the carrier and activate the phone within 30 days, and you'll be eligible to get $700 off after making 24 months of payments. No trade-in required!
Should I switch to an MVNO?
Most MVNOs provide the same great coverage as a mainstream carrier at a much lower cost, but of course, they aren't for everyone. Many companies will deprioritize you when the network becomes busy, and you may miss out on some international perks. In many cases, these alternative carriers are also digital-only, which means you won't get the convenience of a company with a local retail presence.
That said, if none of those things is a problem to you and you're sick of paying $60 or more on your wireless bill, it's time to switch!
Are you a Verizon customer? Not sure if you're ready to make the switch to prepaid? You might be able to keep your existing coverage and save some money in the process with one of the best Verizon deals of the month.
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After years of working as a freelancer, Patrick Farmer (he/him) began his career at Android Central as a deals and commerce writer before being brought into the fold as a staff writer in early 2023. When he's not sharing his thoughts on smartphones, wireless carriers, and streaming services, you'll often find him listening to music, camping out at a brewery, or treating his cat like a human child.