Cell Phone Plans Comparison

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Tello
Mint Mobile
US Mobile

Network

T-Mobile
T-Mobile
T-Mobile & Verizon

Data Speed

5G & 4G LTE
5G & 4G LTE
5G & 4G LTE

3G Network

GSM
GSM
GSM & CDMA

Mobile Hotspot

Bring Your Phone

Keep Your Number

Credit Check

Customer Service

24/7
24/7
24/7

Money Back Guarantee

Yes - 3 days
Yes - 7 days

5G

Contract

No - prepaid
No - 3 mths prepaid
No - prepaid

Taxes/fees included

VoLTE

WiFi Calling

Visual Voicemail

Multi-line Discounts

Multi-month Discounts

International Calls

Yes - Includes Mexico, Canada & China
Yes - Includes Mexico & Canada

International Roaming

Compare cell phone plans in 2023

By Rob Webber - Last updated on

Struggling to decide which cell phone plan to choose? With our cell phone plans comparison you can group together three at a time to help find the best deal for you.

We know that choosing a new plan can be confusing with so many choices, but at MoneySavingPro we not only like to save you money, but make the decision making process easy.

You can compare three plans at a time side by side, including review ratings and features. And when you've chosen your favourite carrier you can compare all of their available low-cost plans.

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Cell phone plans comparison chart

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

T-Mobile cell phone plan comparison

PlanDataMonthly PriceAnnual Cost
T-Mobile MagentaUnlimited$70$840
T-Mobile Magenta MaxUnlimited$85$1,020

Best cheap phone plan on T-Mobile

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

Verizon cell phone plan comparison

PlanDataMonthly PriceAnnual Cost
Verizon Play More UnlimitedUnlimited$80$960
Verizon Do More UnlimitedUnlimited$80$960
Verizon Get More UnlimitedUnlimited$90$1,080

Best cheap phone plan on Verizon

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

AT&T cell phone plan comparison

PlanDataMonthly PriceAnnual Cost
Boost Mobile 5GB5GB$15$150
Red Pocket 500MB - 12 Mths500MB$5$60
Boost Mobile 1GB - 12 Mths1GB$8$96
Good2Go Mobile Unlimited Talk & Text0GB$10$120
Red Pocket 3GB - 12 Mths3GB$15$180
PureTalk 2GB2GB$20$225
Good2Go Mobile 1GB1GB$15$180
PureTalk 4GB4GB$25$282
Boost Mobile 15GB15GB$20$240
Good2Go Mobile 2GB2GB$20$240

Best cheap phone plan on AT&T

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

Carrier coverage comparison

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

NETWORKOVERALLRELIABILITYSPEEDDATACALL
Verizon Coverage9596949694
AT&T Coverage9494959692
T-Mobile Coverage8688828982

Source: Rootmetrics

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Carrier customer service comparison

Concerned that low-cost carriers won't have good customer service? Don't be, on average MVNOs score much higher customer ratings than the big networks as you'll see in the comparison chart below:

CARRIERTRUSTPILOT USER RATING
Reach Mobile4.9
Tello4.6
US Mobile4.6
T-Mobile1.5
Verizon1.3
AT&T1.2

Cell phones comparison

Device64GB128GB256GB
Apple iPhone SE$18/mo$20/mo$24/mo
Apple iPhone 13 mini-$26/mo$30/mo
Apple iPhone 13-$30/mo$35/mo
Apple iPhone 12 Pro-$33/mo$37/mo
Apple iPhone 14-$35/mo-
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max-$37/mo-

Cell phone companies list

AT&T MVNOsVerizon MVNOsT-Mobile MVNOs
Red PocketUS MobileBoost Mobile
PureTalkRed PocketUS Mobile
Good2Go MobileTwigbyUltra Mobile
H2O WirelessAffinity CellularTello
Straight TalkReach MobileRed Pocket
TracfoneSpectrum MobileMint Mobile
Black WirelessPage Plus CellularLycamobile
Kroger WirelessTotal by VerizonConsumer Cellular
easyGO WirelessLivelyGoSmart Mobile
Unreal MobileWalmart Family MobileRepublic Wireless
Optimum MobileTingSimple Mobile
FreedompopGen Mobile
Wing
easyGO Wireless
Speedtalk Mobile

Cell phone plans comparison FAQs

What is the best cell phone service?

The best cell phone service will vary depending on where you live. You can check cell phone coverage in your area with our ZIP code checker.

What are the best cell phone carriers?

With such a variety of plans available, the best will be different for everyone. But MVNOs offer the best value for any budget or cell phone need. With plans as low as $11 per month, they operate on the main US networks so you'll still have the same nationwide coverage. These alternative carriers can save you money without losing any of your favorite perks.


Recap

Comparing cell phone plans can be confusing, but when checking them out side by side it can make it easier to find the most suitable plan.

Finding the best deal can come down to a number of factors including the best cell phone coverage in your area and if you're looking to bring your own device you'll need to check your phone is compatible with the carrier.

Once you've chosen your carrier you can check out all of their cheap cell phone plans that can save you up to $600 a year.

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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