Like all MVNOs, Pix Wireless purchases service in bulk from the "big four" (Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile) and sells it back to consumers at lower costs.
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Pix Wireless Highlights
- Choose from one of two nationwide networks - AT&T or Sprint
- Prepaid monthly or pay-as-you-go options, no contract or credit check
- Bring your own Sprint or compatible GSM device & keep your phone number
- Mobile hotspot/tethering not supported
- International service and roaming available as a separate SIM card called Pix World
- US-based customer service available 24/7
Pix Wireless Cell Phone Plans
Pix Wireless offers CDMA service plans from Sprint and GSM service plans on the AT&T network, although their GSM capabilities are currently being upgraded. This differentiates them from the competition because they can accept more customers that wish to bring their own phones.
All Pix Wireless prepaid cell phone plans come with nationwide calling, caller ID, voicemail, and call waiting. All Pix Wireless plans with data include 4G speeds until you reach your data cap.
With Pix Wireless cell phone service, you can customize your plan to suit your individual needs. Just filter the number of minutes, text messages, and data you need on their site to narrow down a plan.
Additionally, it is worth noting that Pix Wireless does not offer family plans. If you're looking for a shared family plan, you'll need to check elsewhere.
Pix Wireless Pricing: Is it Competitive?
|Carrier||Network Coverage||Data Limit||Monthly Price||Annual Price|
|Sprint||Sprint 4G LTE||Unlimited*||$60||$720|
|Pix Wireless||Sprint 4G LTE||7GB||$50||$600|
|* Avg Sprint unlimited plan customer uses 5GB data|
The average Sprint customer with an unlimited plan uses about 5GB of data per month. That tells us that they're paying for a lot of data they aren't using.
Now, say you switch to Tracfone's 7GB plan (since they don't offer 5GB plans) from a Sprint unlimited plan. That would save you over a couple hundred dollars per year! And you wouldn't be compromising coverage!
You would recieve the same coverage as any Sprint customer. You just wouldn't have the option to take your phone into Sprint if you happen to have an issue. For that, you'd have to contact Pix Wireless customer service.
Not sure if 7GB of data will be enough for you? Check out our data usage calculator and see if you can skate by on 7GB or less!
Pix Wireless Coverage
Pix Wireless' coverage map indicates that the service covers 99 percent of America with 4G LTE. Pix also covers 280 Million people with the Sprint network. You may, however, want to check the Pix Wireless website to make sure 4G LTE and full, quality coverage is offered from Pix in your area. You can also check out our guide to the best cell phone coverage for more information about Sprint.
Otherwise, you may get stuck with no service or slow service. Pix Wireless coverage is not as great as MVNOs who use Verizon Wireless. They also do not offer mobile hotspot tethering. If you're looking to use a mobile hotspot, you'll have to find a different provider.
Pix Wireless Phone Options
With Pix Wireless you have two phone options:
- Bring your own phone - Since Pix Wireless operates on both GSM (AT&T and T-Mobile) and CDMA (Sprint and Verizon) networks you'll be fine bringing your own phone from any carrier. Just be sure to get the right Pix Wireless SIM card.
- Buy a refurbished device - We make it easy for you to compare cell phone prices and features from top sellers side-by-side in seconds. You'll find all of your favorites, regardless of whether you're an Android or iPhone devotee.
Because you can only use a compatible phone with this carrier you probably won't have to change your device to Pix Wireless APN settings.
Pix Wireless gives you service on all four nationwide networks but at a lower price. However, there are even cheaper cell phone plans on the market, so be sure to compare prices first.
Find out what real customers are saying in our Pix Wireless mobile customer reviews.
Save even more money by purchasing a refurbished phone compatible with Pix Wireless to go with your new low-cost plan.
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