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Where to buy a SIM card in Massachusetts

Best SIM Cards in Massachusetts

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Tello SIM Card - Tello 1GB planTello SIM Card - Tello 1GB plan
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Unlimited
Data
1GB
Price
$10
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This Tello SIM kit includes unlimited mins, unlimited texts and 1GB data for $10 for 1 month of wireless service. Tello plans offer wireless coverage on the T-Mobile 5G and 4G LTE network.

Plans
PlanDataPrice

Tello 0GB SIM card

0GB

$8

Tello 1GB SIM card

1GB

$10

Tello 2GB SIM card

2GB

$14

Tello 5GB SIM card

5GB

$19

Tello 10GB SIM card

10GB

$24

Tello Unlimited SIM card

Unlimited

$29

Review
5

Pros

  • No contract. No bulk buying.

  • 24/7 friendly customer support

  • 4G LTE/5G nationwide coverage

  • Free Hotspot & Wi-Fi Calling

  • Free international calls to 60+ countries

Cons

  • No roaming

  • Coverage in rural areas

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Best unlimited data SIM card in Massachusetts

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Mint Mobile SIM Card - Mint Mobile Unlimited planMint Mobile SIM Card - Mint Mobile Unlimited plan
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Unlimited
Data
Unlimited
Price
$30
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This Mint Mobile SIM kit includes unlimited mins, unlimited texts and unlimited data for $30 for 3 months of wireless service. Mint Mobile plans offer wireless coverage on the T-Mobile 5G and 4G LTE network.

Plans
PlanDataPrice

Mint Mobile 4GB SIM card

4GB

$15

Mint Mobile 10GB SIM card

10GB

$20

Mint Mobile 15GB SIM card

15GB

$25

Mint Mobile Unlimited SIM card

Unlimited

$30

Review
4.5

Pros

  • Offers the latest phones with 0% finance

  • Prepay months in bulk for more savings

  • Reliable network coverage

  • Works with most GSM phones

Cons

  • No family plans

  • Minimum 3 months

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Best SIM card for Apple watch in Massachusetts

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Mint Mobile SIM Card - Mint Mobile 4GB planMint Mobile SIM Card - Mint Mobile 4GB plan
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Unlimited
Data
4GB
Price
$15
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This Mint Mobile SIM kit includes unlimited mins, unlimited texts and 4GB data for $15 for 3 months of wireless service. Mint Mobile plans offer wireless coverage on the T-Mobile 5G and 4G LTE network.

Plans
PlanDataPrice

Mint Mobile 4GB SIM card

4GB

$15

Mint Mobile 10GB SIM card

10GB

$20

Mint Mobile 15GB SIM card

15GB

$25

Mint Mobile Unlimited SIM card

Unlimited

$30

Review
4.5

Pros

  • Offers the latest phones with 0% finance

  • Prepay months in bulk for more savings

  • Reliable network coverage

  • Works with most GSM phones

Cons

  • No family plans

  • Minimum 3 months

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Best SIM card for smartwatches in Massachusetts

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US Mobile SIM Card - US Mobile 15GB planUS Mobile SIM Card - US Mobile 15GB plan
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Unlimited
Data
15GB
Price
$20* FREE 10-Day Trial
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This US Mobile SIM kit includes unlimited mins, unlimited texts and 15GB data for $20 for 1 month of wireless service. US Mobile plans offer wireless coverage on the Verizon & T-Mobile 5G and 4G LTE networks.

Plans
PlanDataPrice

US Mobile 500MB SIM card

500MB

$5

US Mobile 0GB SIM card

0GB

$8

US Mobile 2GB SIM card

2GB

$12

US Mobile 5GB SIM card

5GB

$15

US Mobile 15GB SIM card

15GB

$20

US Mobile 25GB SIM card

25GB

$25

US Mobile Unlimited SIM card

Unlimited

$35

US Mobile Unlimited SIM card

Unlimited

$45

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Review
4.5

Pros

  • Flexible, no contract plans

  • 24/7 customer service

  • 5G coverage available

Cons

  • No international calling

  • Phone selection

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Mint Mobile SIM Card - Mint Mobile 10GB planMint Mobile SIM Card - Mint Mobile 10GB plan
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Unlimited
Data
10GB
Price
$20
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This Mint Mobile SIM kit includes unlimited mins, unlimited texts and 10GB data for $20 for 3 months of wireless service. Mint Mobile plans offer wireless coverage on the T-Mobile 5G and 4G LTE network.

Plans
PlanDataPrice

Mint Mobile 4GB SIM card

4GB

$15

Mint Mobile 10GB SIM card

10GB

$20

Mint Mobile 15GB SIM card

15GB

$25

Mint Mobile Unlimited SIM card

Unlimited

$30

Review
4.5

Pros

  • Offers the latest phones with 0% finance

  • Prepay months in bulk for more savings

  • Reliable network coverage

  • Works with most GSM phones

Cons

  • No family plans

  • Minimum 3 months

Read Mint Mobile review

Prepaid SIM card benefits

Purchasing the best prepaid SIM card separately can help cut the cost of your cell phone bill. And there are plenty of benefits to choosing prepaid phone plans from a low-cost carrier.

  • Lower prices: Offering the best value for money you could save up to $600 a year on the best GSM SIM card and the best CDMA SIM card deals from MVNOs.
  • Same great coverage: Low-cost carriers are powered by the same US networks, so whether you're looking for an AT&T prepaid SIM card, Verizon prepaid SIM card, or a T-Mobile prepaid SIM card you'll find plenty of options available.
  • No annual contracts: There are no long-term contracts, so you have the freedom and flexibility to amend your plan or change carriers should your needs change. All without any early termination fees.
  • Affordable upgrades: Low-cost carriers like Mint Mobile offer affordable phone and SIM card bundles or the option to purchase prepaid phones if you're looking to upgrade.
  • 4G LTE data speeds: You'll receive the same nationwide coverage with LTE 4G data speeds from the main US networks.
  • 5G network: If you're looking for access to the fast 5G network, and have a compatible phone, MVNOs offer the best 5G SIM card deals.
  • iPhones: If you don't want to upgrade you can save money by getting the best iPhone SIM card that's compatible with your current iPhone.
  • Samsung phones: Save money on the best Samsung SIM card for your Samsung phone without having to buy the latest handset.
  • Smart watches: It's not just SIM cards for phones, there's a range of the best SIM card for Smartwatch deals.
  • Unlimited data: If it's a must-have, you can get unlimited by choosing from the best unlimited data SIM card that offers unlimited calls, texts, and data.
  • Mobile hotspot data: When you're away from home and need to connect to the internet an AT&T data SIM card, Verizon data SIM card, or T-Mobile data SIM card can give you peace of mind and help you stay connected even when there's no Wi-Fi.
  • Order online: MVNOs are online-based, so you can order your free SIM card starter kit and have it delivered straight to your door.

Best T-Mobile SIM card in Massachusetts

Unlimitedmins

Unlimitedtexts

4GB

4G/5G data

$15/mo

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T-Mobile vs Mint Mobile comparison

Keep your T-Mobile phone, number & coverage: Save $660 per year

CarrierNetwork Coverage4G/5G DataPriceAnnual Cost
T-MobileT-Mobile 4G & 5GUnltd*$70/mo$840/yr
Mint MobileT-Mobile 4G & 5G4GB$15/mo$180/yr
*Don't waste money on unlimited data - Avg. data usage is only 3-5GBSavings$55/mo$660/yr

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Best Verizon SIM card in Massachusetts

US Mobile 5GB plan* FREE 10-Day Trial

Unlimitedmins

Unlimitedtexts

5GB

4G/5G data

$15/mo

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Verizon vs US Mobile comparison

Keep your Verizon phone, number & coverage: Save $780 per year

CarrierNetwork Coverage4G/5G DataPriceAnnual Cost
VerizonVerizon 4G & 5GUnltd*$80/mo$960/yr
US MobileVerizon 4G & 5G5GB$15/mo$180/yr
*Don't waste money on unlimited data - Avg. data usage is only 3-5GBSavings$65/mo$780/yr

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Best AT&T SIM card in Massachusetts

Good2Go Mobile 3GB plan* 6GB Data in First Month

Unlimitedmins

Unlimitedtexts

3GB

4G/5G data

$25/mo*

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AT&T vs Good2Go Mobile comparison

Keep your AT&T phone, number & coverage: Save $600 per year

CarrierNetwork Coverage4G/5G DataPriceAnnual Cost
AT&TAT&T 4G & 5GUnltd*$75/mo$900/yr
Good2Go MobileAT&T 4G & 5G3GB$25/mo$300/yr
*Don't waste money on unlimited data - Avg. data usage is only 3-5GBSavings$50/mo$600/yr

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Prepaid SIM card carrier features

  • 4G LTE & 5G data speeds: Since MVNOs operate on the big three cellular networks you'll pay less without sacrificing speed. More and more are adding 5G coverage all the time so you can expect high-speed data.
  • Unlimited talk and text messaging: Finding a new unlimited plan has never been easier. Virtually all small carriers include unlimited text and calls in their plan options. Compare cheap talk and text plans with or without data.
  • International calls to Canada and Mexico: International calling is a must for many people. Luckily MVNOs offer some of the best international phone plans, with free calling to certain countries like Canada and Mexico, and discounted rates on others.
  • Multiline discounts: Low-cost carriers also offer some of the cheapest family cell phone plans, with multi-line discounts.
  • Wi-Fi calling: This feature is handy when you're out of your service area, allowing you to make calls over the internet instead of on your cellular connection.
  • Tethering/hotspot data: Many low-cost carriers allow you to use your phone as a hotspot. Pick an MVNO with the best mobile hotspot plans so you can share your mobile hotspot data with other devices.
  • HD video streaming: Just like the big guys, some MVNOs offer HD video streaming and some don't. Read the fine print to find the option you want.

Best cheap prepaid SIM cards in Massachusetts

CarrierDataNetworkPrice
Tello 1GB plan1GBT-Mobile$10/mo
Mint Mobile 4GB plan4GBT-Mobile$15/mo
Lycamobile 12GB plan12GBT-Mobile$5/mo** Only $5 for First 3 Months
US Mobile 15GB plan15GBVerizon & T-Mobile$20/mo* FREE 10-Day Trial
Mint Mobile Unlimited planUnltdT-Mobile$30/mo

Carrier coverage in Massachusetts

Which prepaid carrier is best for you? That depends on which network has the best coverage in your area.

Whether you go with a GSM carrier (T-Mobile and AT&T) or a CDMA carrier (Verizon) you'll enjoy national coverage, just like with the major carriers.

Network performance ratings

AT&T
96%
Verizon
98%
T-Mobile
94%
0%20%40%60%80%100%
Average Rating

Source: Rootmetrics

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Prepaid carrier customer service

It's a myth that customer care is worse with an alternative carrier. On average MVNOs score much, much higher for customer satisfaction than big networks. Take a look at the comparison chart here to see what we're getting at.

CARRIERTRUSTPILOT USER RATING
Reach Mobile4.9
Tello4.5
Tello4.5
T-Mobile1.4
Verizon1.2
AT&T1.3

Switch to a cheap bring your own phone plan

Who doesn't love simple? The great thing about MVNOs is that switching carriers and keeping your own device is just that. Simple.

You need an unlocked phone, so your current carrier will have released it for use on another network. Once you've checked with your new provider about phone compatibility the rest is a breeze.

Most low-cost carriers simply provide you with a prepaid SIM card. Pop it into your phone and follow the instructions. Make sure you don't cancel your current phone plan until you've ported your phone number over to the new carrier to avoid any hitches and hurdles.

It's easy to switch carriers. Let's break it down into three simple steps.

  1. Customize your plan. Choose a plan to suit your cell phone needs.
  2. Prepare to make the switch. Pay old bills and get your phone unlocked.
  3. Set up your new plan. Keep your current account open until your number has ported over. Once you're sure your new plan is up and running, cancel the old one. New devices will come ready to go and transferring data from one to another is usually seamless. If you're bringing your own phone you'll need to follow the instructions with the SIM card kit that will be sent to you in the post.

SIM card sizes

There are three different SIM card sizes in the various Apple iPhone models. Each has an adapter in case you want to switch to a phone with an incompatible SIM Card slot.

1. Standard SIM Card - The original SIM Card size is similar to any card in your wallet. However, if you want to transfer your data to a new phone, you can take out a small portion of the SIM card to insert into another iPhone. The original iPhone along with the older iPhone 3G and 3GS all use the original SIM Card, according to Apple.

2. Micro SIM Card - Micro SIM Cards were introduced with the iPhone 4 in 2010. The Micro SIM is also used in the iPhone 4s. The Micro SIM Card size is small compared to the original SIM card but not quite as small as the Nano SIM card.

3. Nano SIM Card - Nano SIM Cards are the smallest SIM cards that came out in the iPhone 5 in 2013. The cards have been in every iPhone since, all the way up to the iPhone 7 Plus.

How to remove a SIM card

To remove the SIM card from your Apple iPhone all you need is the SIM card remover tool provided to you when you bought your phone, or a small paper clip.

  1. If using the paperclip, unfold it and gently insert the end into the small pinhole in the SIM tray.
  2. Press gently until the SIM tray pops up, you do not need to use much pressure.
  3. Pull the SIM tray out gently, be careful the SIM card does not fall out.
  4. Swap your SIM card over, making sure you have aligned the SIM in the correct position.
  5. Re-insert the SIM tray into the iPhone.

SIM card in Massachusetts FAQs

What is a prepaid SIM card?

A SIM card - or subscriber identity module card - is where your phone information is stored.

How much does a prepaid SIM card cost in Massachusetts?

A prepaid SIM card typically costs between $10-70 per month depending on the carrier and data plan.

Where can I buy a prepaid SIM card in Massachusetts?

SIM cards can be purchased online or in retail stores such as Best Buy, Target, and Walmart.

Massachusetts carriers by city

Boston, MABrockton, MACambridge, MAChicopee, MA
Fall River, MAHaverhill, MALawrence, MALowell, MA
Lynn, MAMalden, MAMedford, MANew Bedford, MA
Newton, MAPeabody, MAQuincy, MARevere, MA
Somerville, MASpringfield, MATaunton, MAWaltham, MA
Weymouth Town, MAWorcester, MA
Rob Webber
Rob Webber

Rob has 15+ years experience in the US and UK running price comparison sites for cell phone plans, smartphone deals, TV, and internet. He loves thinking outside of the box to build tools that empower consumers to make more informed decisions.

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