ATT MVNO’s 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 MVNO’s 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 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 ($)|
|AirVoice Wireless (1)||Unlimited/Unlimited+limited international||1 GB||40|
|Jolt Mobile (4)||unlimited/unlimited/ 100 international sms||1 GB 4G||40|
|H2O Wireless (9)||unlimited/unlimited/|
unlimited international incoming text/100 international text send/$20 international voice credit
|1 GB 4G HSPA+ no lte||37|
|Pure TalkUSA (2)||unlimited/unlimited||1 GB at 3G||40.95|
|Consumer Cellular||200/15,000||2.5 GB LTE||45|
|Cricket Mobile (3)||unlimited/unlimited||3 GB LTE||45|
|Straight Talk (7)||unlimited/unlimited||3 GB at 3G/4G throttled to 2G after||45|
|NET10 wireless (8)||unlimited/unlimited||3 GB 4G and LTE/after 3 GB unlimited but throttled||45.00|
|Black Wireless||Unlimited/Unlimited + limited international||2 GB no LTE||50|
|Good 2Go Mobile||unlimited/unlimited/300 international minutes||1 GB 3G||50|
|Red Pocket Mobile6||unlimited/unlimited/|
Unlmited international talk/free international text
|3 GB at 4G||59.99|
|AT&T Go Phone||unlimited/unlimited + Wi-fi hotspot||2.5 GB LTE||60|
|Divvy Mobile||unlimited/unlimited||1 GB 3G/4G||60|
|SkyView Wireless (5)||unlimited/unlimited/|
some international talk & text
|unlimited presumably throttled at some point||60|
Not sure which is right for you? Maybe this MVNO List can help.
The Fine Print
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.