ATT MVNO Cell Phone Plans Compared
Something to be aware of though is that AT&T appears to play favorites with it’s data pipeline favoring it’s direct customers over it’s MVNO subscribers as outlined here. Also, many MVNOs refer to HSPA+ as 4G though they do not provide LTE. In order to make it into this price comparison database, any plans that offered less than 1 GB of data were excluded, as that simply isn’t enough data for a majority of users. The current list best describes cell phone plans suited for single lines. If family plans are all you are interested in you can have a look at them here. In some cases though, the below single line prepaid cell phone plans will suffice and be what’s most cost effective for you, particularly if you are a couple or a family of less than 4.
The Best AT&T MVNOs and Prepaid Cell Phone Plans (The plans listed represent what we feel is each AT&T MVNOs best offering for smartphones)
|Prepaid Provider||Minutes/Texts included||Data||Price ($)||Mobile Hotspot|
|Cricket Wireless (3)||unlimited/unlimited||Unlimited first 2.5 GB LTE, after throttled 128 kbps||35||No|
|H2O Wireless (9)||unlimited/unlimited/|
unlimited international text to 50+ countries, and $20 international call credit
|1 GB 4G LTE||36||No|
|Pure TalkUSA (2)||unlimited/unlimited||1 GB at 3G||40.95||No|
|AirVoice Wireless (1)||Unlimited/Unlimited/unlimited international SMS and Voice to select countries||1 GB||40||No|
|Jolt Mobile(4)||unlimited/unlimited/ 100 international sms||1 GB 4G||40||No|
|Consumer Cellular (10)||250/unlimited||3 GB LTE||45||No|
|Straight Talk (7)||unlimited/unlimited||3 GB at 4G LTE throttled to 2G 64 kbps after||45||No|
|Black Wireless||Unlimited/Unlimited/unlimited international text $10 international call credit||2 GB no LTE||50||No|
|Good 2Go Mobile||unlimited/unlimited/100 mms/300 international minutes||2 GB HSPA+||50||No|
|Red Pocket Mobile6||unlimited/unlimited/|
Up to 200 min international talk
|Unlimited first 3 GB at 4G HSPA+||59.99||No|
|AT&T Go Phone||unlimited/unlimited/unlimited talk + text to Mexico/unlimited global text to 100 countries||Unlimited firt 4 GB LTE throttled to 128 kbps||60||Yes|
|NET10 wireless (8)||unlimited/unlimited||3 GB 4G and LTE/after 3 GB unlimited but throttled||$45.00||No|
Not sure which is right for you? Maybe this MVNO List can help. Looking for a cheaper plan than what’s listed? You may find another AT&T MVNO listed on our Cheapest No Contract Cell Phone Plans of 2015 page.
The Fine Print
1= AirVoice Wireless. Initially 500 mb is deposited into your account. Once you reach that limit, you must call customer service to get remaining 500 MB added. Data can be throttled at any time at Airvoice’s discretion
2= PureTalk USA. Service will be terminated if you exceed 750 minutes talk in conference calls or via call forwarding. There are no overages unless you request to be allowed overages which occur at a rate of $10 per 100MB or 100 MMS.
3= Cricket Mobile. LTE speeds limited to 8mbps and HSPA+ 4mbps, over data limit speeds throttled to 128kbps
4= Jolt Mobile. UNLIMITED voice services may not be used for conference calling, 3-way calling or call forwarding. Data can only be applied in 500mb increments. Once you hit 500mb you must call to get other 500mb activated
5= SkyView Wireless. No call forwarding or 3 way calling. No MMS. No sms short codes. Text between 2 individuals only
6= Red Pocket Mobile. No call forwarding, or 3 way calling. No streaming audio or video or games
7= Straight Talk Wireless. No sms short codes. No unusually long and repeated phone calls. Data usage that is excessive and above average could result in termination
8= Net10 Wireless. Limited sms short code. Data usage above the average customer can result in termination. Price is with auto pay enabled.
9 = H20 wireless. Price is with autopay enabled
10 = Consumer Cellular. In certain situations Consumer Cellular may ship out T-Mobile sims without informing you.