Data Plan Pricing Guide
Selecting your ideal cellular carrier and data plans can be an overwhelming adventure, especially for nomads who need to replace a home internet connection while being mobile.
This guide is here to help you do that, and is a living document that we'll keep updated as each of the major carriers change around their plans and offerings.
When considering cellular plans, we are focused on finding the best options for keeping a nomadic household online.
The focus here is on data. Lots and lots of glorious hotspotable data or data that can be used directly on tablets & laptops.
Within the member section of this guide is a huge spreadsheet that our team keeps constantly updated comparing all of the data plans we are tracking. This grid makes is super handy to quickly compare the features, authorized devices, costs and limitations of data plans.
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Plan Pricing Comparison Grid
Our team tracks most every data plan that offers more than 10GB of hotspot data in a month in a handy comparison grid for each carrier.
Other Plan Costs
Make sure you understand all of the variables of data plans costs - from fees, taxes, promotions, discounts and plan perks.
This section goes over some combinations of plans, including coverage maps of carrier combinations, to consider for various use factors - from high bandwidth junkies, to moderate consumers.
Shopping for Cellular Data Plans
Finding the right plans for your needs is no easy task - quite simply mobile travelers using cellular data as their primary way online is not how most carriers have designed their plans. Many of us want plans that provide copious amounts of data.
Here's our video going over ways to get LOTS of data for use in your travels:
But a data plan alone will not keep you online. You also need the right gear, signal enhancing strategy and planning your travels around the options you carry with you. Head on over to our collection of guides:
Top Data Plan Picks
Our constantly updated list of the BEST data plans.
Which Carrier is Best?
Is Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile or Dish best for your travels?
Selecting Data Plans
Our deep dive into understanding data plans and shopping for them.
Data Plan Pricing Grid
Our always updated spreadsheet comparing all data plans suitable for mobile internet.
Getting LOTS of the Data
Learn how to get lots of cellular data in your mobile internet arsenal.
Conclusion: Review all of Your Options
Selecting an ideal plan can be overwhelming given all the options available. Having a good understanding of you own data needs is important in determine what you should look for in a plan. If you are dependent on being connected, having plans with two or more carriers may be a good idea. Be sure to look for discounts you may be eligible for such as age-based discounts, military, or employee discounts.
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