GSM carriers List

What carriers use the GSM network?

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Finding the best deal with a GSM carrier is simple with MVNOs.

These low-cost carriers are powered by the same AT&T and T-Mobile networks that operate on the worldwide GSM (Global System for Mobiles) network. With plans starting from around $10 per month, you'll save money without sacrificing coverage or quality.

At MoneySavingPro, we like to make it easy to compare carriers, so we've organized a list below of all GSM carriers so you can find your perfect fit.

GSM carriers on the T-Mobile network

  • Boost Mobile

  • Boom! Mobile

  • Consumer Cellular

  • FreeUP Mobile

  • Metro by T-Mobile

  • Mint Mobile

  • Red Pocket

  • Straight Talk

  • Tello

  • TextNow

  • Tracfone

  • Ultra Mobile

  • US Mobile

  • Good2Go Mobile

  • Reach Mobile

  • Lycamobile

  • Kroger Wireless

  • Boost Infinite

  • WOW! Mobile

  • Gotalk Wireless

T-Mobile MVNOs

Mint Mobile

Mint Mobile phone plans come with unlimited talk and text and they provide a range of data plans that can save you more when you buy multiple months in bulk.

As long as it's compatible with T-Mobile's network, you'll also be able to bring your own phone.

US Mobile

US Mobile phone plans give you complete control to customize your cell phone needs. Only pay for what you need.

Working on the Verizon and T-Mobile networks, you'll get top coverage without paying crazy prices.


Lycamobile phone plans are available in 23 countries and are based in the UK. If you're a frequent traveler you'll find some great plans to help you stay connected internationally.

Their plans focus on international calling and texting, with some plans including unlimited data.

Ultra Mobile

Staying connected to family and friends overseas is cheaper with Ultra Mobile phone plans. All of their plans include unlimited international talk and text.

As long as your phone is compatible, you can bring your own. If you're not sure, you can pop over to Ultra Mobile's website to check your phone's compatibility.

Red Pocket Mobile

Operating on all 3 major networks, Red Pocket Mobile has your back when it comes to coverage.

Take your pick with some basic plans and additional add-ons available, and you can get the same great coverage you trust without the hefty price tag.

Consumer Cellular

Consumer Cellular has been acknowledged for its exceptional customer service. It runs on both the T-Mobile and AT&T network. They offer good basic plans that you can build around you and your needs. Pay only for what you'll use.

Metro by T-Mobile

Offering a ton of data on each plan, Metro by T-Mobile is a good choice for those craving data. With unlimited data options available, they're not as budget-friendly as other cheap cell phone carriers.

They offer discounts for multiple lines, and 5G network is available if supported by your phone.

GSM phone plans on AT&T

Carrier Network Data Price
US Mobile unlimited data plan T-Mobile 5G/4G Coverage Unltd $0/mo $25/mo
Tello 1GB plan T-Mobile 5G/4G Coverage 1GB $6/mo $10/mo
Boost Mobile 5GB plan T-Mobile 5G/4G Coverage 5GB $5/mo $15/mo
Mint Mobile 15GB plan T-Mobile 5G/4G Coverage 15GB $10/mo $20/mo
Boost Infinite unlimited data plan T-Mobile 5G/4G Coverage Unltd $25/mo

GSM carriers on the AT&T network

  • Boost Mobile

  • Cricket Wireless

  • Freedompop

  • PureTalk

  • Red Pocket

  • Straight Talk

  • Tracfone

  • Good2Go Mobile

  • Optimum Mobile

  • Boost Infinite


Red Pocket Mobile

Hooking onto all 3 major networks, you don't need to worry about coverage with Red Pocket Mobile plans.

Multi-line discounts are available with their family plan options, all with no contracts, no activation fees, and no crazy prices.

Red Pocket offers a great collection of low-cost plans that give bang for your buck.

Good2Go Mobile

If you don't need all that trendy stuff and just want a good old-fashioned uncomplicated plan, then Good2Go Mobile could be for you.

With a number of bring your own phone plans, you'll get unlimited talk and text and a choice of your data limit.


PureTalk wants to make your cell phone plans easy. They've got plans including unlimited talk and text; just add on your choice of data allowance.

With no contracts or hidden fees, you're free to cancel and move on if it doesn't work for you.

Optimum Mobile

Optimum Mobile operates on the AT&T networks and they keep their plans simple. The only dilemma is that their offers are exclusive to customers of Suddenlink or Optimum.

If you're a Suddenlink or Optimum customer, it's worth checking out Optimum Mobile's money-saving deals.

Cricket Wireless

Owned by AT&T, it's no surprise that Cricket Wireless offers some of the best plans available on their network. It's one of the only cheap phone carriers supporting 5G on their data only plans.

Cricket Wireless has a good selection of phones if you're looking for a new phone. Or you can save more by bringing your own.

H2O Wireless

With a good selection of plans for most budgets, H2O Wireless also offers unlimited data, although speeds can be throttled at busy times.

Looking for a new phone? They have a good selection of phones with finance options.

Straight Talk

They may not be the cheapest low-cost carrier, but hooking onto all four major networks, coverage is key.

Whether you're a light or heavy user, Straight Talk has a plan for you.

They offer a selection of cell phones with finance options if you're looking for a new phone to go with your plan.

GSM phone plans on AT&T

Carrier Network Data Price
Boost Mobile 5GB plan AT&T 5G/4G Coverage 5GB $5/mo $15/mo
Red Pocket 20GB plan AT&T 5G/4G Coverage 20GB $15/mo $30/mo
Boost Mobile unlimited data plan AT&T 5G/4G Coverage Unltd $12.50/mo $25/mo
Boost Infinite unlimited data plan AT&T 5G/4G Coverage Unltd $25/mo
Good2Go Mobile 1GB plan AT&T 5G/4G Coverage 1GB $5/mo

GSM carriers list FAQs


MVNOs provide a large selection of plans operating on the main US networks to offer something for everyone.

As GSM carriers operate worldwide, they can be a great option if you travel out of the country regularly, with roaming and international calling options available with many low-cost carrier plans.

If you're happy with your handset, MVNOs make it easy to bring your own phone as long as it's compatible.

Find out more about both networks with GSM vs CDMA, or you can check out the plans available with CDMA carriers.

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