Selecting Cellular Data Plans – Pricing & Carrier Guide

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Selecting your ideal cellular carrier and plan can be an overwhelming adventure, especially for RVers who need as much nationwide access as possible.

This guide is here to help you do that, and is a living document that we'll keep updated as each of the four major carriers change around their plans and offerings.

Included in this guide are these topics:

  • Comparison chart of the plan pricing for each carrier, including resellers such as StraightTalk, Cricket, Karma, MetroPCS, GoPhone.
  • Understanding Verizon, AT&T, Sprint & T-Mobile based Plans
  • Plan Guides to resellers, prepaid and MVNO options
  • Recommended ‘Smart’ Combinations of Plans for RVers
  • Other Bandwidth Tips

This guide is focused on finding the best options for keeping a nomadic household online. We are only interested in data that can be shared with your laptops and other gadgets, not just consumed on a single phone or tablet. Data that is “unlimited” but throttled to super slow speeds isn’t particularly interesting for this comparison either.

Most nomadic households also need a voice line or two as well, so we do factor in voice somewhat into our analysis. But the focus here is on data. Lots and lots of glorious data!


This Guide is written to be a 'living supplement' to The Mobile Internet Handbook.
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The Rest of this Guide is:
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We are honored that we are member & reader funded. It enables us to create lots of free public content here on the resource center.

Due to the depth & time involved with creating the below comprehensive guide, it is offered exclusively to our premium members. It may be released to the public at a later date.

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We do offer a free public summary of each of the major carriers and how they compare for RVers that we welcome you to view:

The Four Major US Carriers – Which is Best for RVers?

 

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