Quite a few MVNOs take advantage of T-Mobile's rapidly growing LTE and 5G network offering a large range of plans with great phone compatibility. Whether your need just a few minutes of unlimited data, there's a carrier and plan that will work for your and chances are the network works with your phone.
Tello has a lot of great features, a ton of data options, and great prices. But is the Sprint network the best choice for people who need to travel or want to bring a wider range of unlocked phones? Let's compare with Mint Mobile.
Straight Talk offers a ton of data in its plans and great support for unlocked phones, but charges more for it. Mint Mobile keeps things simple with four plans and savings available, if you're willing to buy for long-term usage.
Ultra Mobile has a huge selection of plans for just about anyone with a focus on providing affordable calling and roaming rates in countries around the globe. Ultra Mobile also has savings for multi-month plans with unlimited data options.
Verizon's Visible is one of the best prepaid carriers you can get today — and for only $40 per month. It comes with no contract or hidden fees, and with unlimited data, text, and talk. Though Visible does support unlocked phones, you should check whether your phone is compatible with Visible's network before signing up.
Verizon's Visible and Metro by T-Mobile use two of the nation's biggest networks to deliver great coverage at an even greater price. Not only do these prepaid plans come with 5G access, but they also offer unlimited data, calling, and texting. The right one for you depends on your data needs and whether you want one single plan or some flexibility.
If you're looking for a prepaid wireless carrier that gives you great coverage and unlimited data without the commitment of a contract, Visible and Cricket Wireless are two excellent services to consider. The best one for you depends on what you're willing to spend, how many lines you'll need, and a few other notable differences between each plan.
MVNOs are offering more data than ever and many of them are letting you share it with your other Wi-Fi devices. If you need a backup plan for Wi-Fi or just spend a lot of time away from public access points, you can get connected with a prepaid carrier.
There are a ton of great options for prepaid plans whether you need something simple or want as many features as possible. While there are some great values with just the basics, it's the carriers that have been able to offer more to their customers that have really stood out.
Cricket Wireless has some great features including family plan savings but misses the mark with a rather limiting 8Mbps LTE speed cap on most plans. Straight Talk keeps speeds higher and has great phone compatibility with a ton of data but falls behind in mulit-line savings.
Mint Mobile officially supports 5G on its network on all plans. Making the most of T-Mobile's 5G network, Mint Mobile customers will be able to access the low-band, mid-band, and millimeter wave 5G connection if they have a phone that supports it.
Mint Mobile does not offer spam call blocking with its service. If you are a Mint customer and need to block calls, you will need to use a service included with your phone or that your subscribe to separately.
T-Mobile has taken the lead in consumer surveys for customer care and customer satisfaction compared to other postpaid carriers. Consumer Cellular continues its dominance in prepaid with no signs of slowing down.