Cellular Data PlansOur Reviews Of Cellular Data Plans

Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint are the four major carriers. And there are resellers, MVNO and prepaid options. Check our Guide to the Four Carriers for an overview of the carriers and our Data Plan Pricing Guide for more on understanding the data plans offered.

U.S. Cellular

The largest regional carrier offers plans that include nationwide coverage, but not for primary use.

FreedomPop

FreedomPop offers free cellular plans on Sprint and global plans including T-Mobile & AT&T.

Straight Talk

A TracFone brand available at Walmart offers prepaid mobile hotspot plans, primarily on Verizon and AT&T.

Virgin Mobile

Subsidiary of Sprint, offering prepaid smartphone plans with mobile hotspot use.

Simply Prepaid

T-Mobile’s lower cost prepaid native cellular phone & data plan.

Project Fi

Google’s unique MVNO option that combines the coverage map of Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular.

Karma Go

Karma’s proprietary mobile hotspot provides service powered by Sprint.

$149

H2O Bolt

Reseller of AT&T offering dedicated data plans for mobile hotspots.

Postpaid Sprint Plans

Sprint’s own postpaid native cellular phone & data plan.

Sprint Prepaid

Sprint’s own prepaid native cellular phone plans.

MetroPCS

Owned by T-Mobile, MetroPCS offers competitive prepaid smartphone and standalone hotspot plans with tetherable data.

4G Antenna Shop

Offers month-to-month no contract plans on T-Mobile, AT&T and sometimes Verizon.

Sprint Unlimited Plan

This plan is now discontinued, and replaced with an Unlimitedville Rental Plan.

Consumer Cellular

Reseller of AT&T and T-Mobile, offering smaller data plans with mobile hotspot use.

Mobile Solutions (Defunct)

Offers month-to-month no contract unlimited plans on Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. But poor customer service reported.

Boost Mobile

Subsidiary of Sprint, offering prepaid smartphone and mobile hotspot plans.

Charge (Defunct)

Now defunct, Charge offered prepaid never expiring data on the Sprint network for smartphones and mobile hotspots.

Cricket Wireless

Subsidiary of AT&T offering prepaid smartphone plans with data usage.

Unlimitedville Rental Plans

Unlimitedville offers one-stop shopping for unlimited data plan rentals on AT&T, T-Mobile, & Verizon.

Non-Profit Sprint Unlimited Data Plans

A clause in the Sprint Clear WiMax purchase allows for non-profits to offer low cost unlimited data plans.

Tello

A Sprint MVNO with ‘build your own’ plans and either prepaid or pay-as-you-go options.

Millenicom

Offers T-Mobile smartphone and data plans at lower costs but with all the T-Mobile postpaid perks.

Wireless Home Phone & Internet

AT&T’s cellular data plan intended for homes, offers more GBs for the dollar.

Credo Mobile

Verizon reseller that includes mobile hotspot use on tiered data plans.

Boom! Mobile

Verizon reseller that includes mobile hotspot use on iPhones, and no roaming restrictions.

Republic Wireless

A Sprint / T-Mobile MVNO

Teltik

T-Mobile authorized reseller offering prepaid business plans with most of the perks of a direct T-Mobile account, at competitive prices.

US Mobile

T-Mobile & Verizon MVNO featuring smaller, hotspot ready, full speed data buckets on customizable plans.

Xfinity Mobile

Xfinity Mobile offers an unlimited data plan for Comcast cable TV and internet customers.

Skyroam

Global mobile hotspot with a virtual-SIM that allows you to purchase day passes for unlimited international use.

$99 - $149

Simple Mobile

A T-Mobile MVNO offering an unlimited data plan with tethering capabilities.

Unlimited LTE Advanced

Unlimited LTE Advanced offers an unlimited, prepaid, no credit check hotspot plan on the T-Mobile network.

Mint Mobile

Mint SIM offers multi-month prepaid plans with tethering capabilities on the T-Mobile network.

Pure Talk USA

AT&T MVNO offering prepaid smartphone plans with capped data usage and hotspot capability.

Wireless Internet Router & Data Plans by AT&T

AT&T’s cellular data plans & router intended for homes, but usable on the road for some.

$199

FMCA Data Plans

FMCA offers data plans on the Verizon and Sprint networks for FMCA members.

Konnected Router & Data Plans

An upstart in the mobile internet business, offering a mobile router packaged with unlimited type data plans in the near future.

DataPass

T-Mobile, Verizon & Sprint based MVNO.

UnlimitedToGo Rental Plans

UnlimitedToGo offers one-stop shopping for unlimited data plan rentals on Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile.

Red Pocket

MVNO Red Pocket offers capped data plans on T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon & Sprint

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Wireless Home Phone & Internet

AT&T’s cellular data plan intended for homes, offers more GBs for the dollar.

Charge (Defunct)

Now defunct, Charge offered prepaid never expiring data on the Sprint network for smartphones and mobile hotspots.

Mobile Solutions (Defunct)

Offers month-to-month no contract unlimited plans on Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. But poor customer service reported.

Sprint Unlimited Plan

This plan is now discontinued, and replaced with an Unlimitedville Rental Plan.