ATT MVNO Cell Phone Plans Compared

3/23/2016

ATT MVNOs offer some of the best overall nationwide coverage maps per dollar so pay close attention to what you see here.  Other carriers 4G MVNOs may offer cheaper wireless phone plans but their nationwide coverage isn’t top notch like AT&T’s.  Since AT&T operates on a GSM based network, bringing your own cell phone to their MVNOs tends to be easier than moving a Verizon or Sprint phone to one.

If you are considering an ATT MVNO, something to be aware of is that AT&T appears to play favorites with it’s data pipeline favoring it’s direct customers over it’s MVNO subscribers as outlined here.

In order to make it into this price comparison database, any plans that offered less than 1 GB of data were excluded, as that simply isn’t enough data for a majority of users.  The current list best describes cell phone plans suited for single lines.  If family plans are all you are interested in you can have a look at them here.  In some cases though, the below single line prepaid cell phone plans will suffice and be what’s most cost effective for you, particularly if you are a couple or a family of less than 4.

All plans were hand picked by BestMVNO.com to be the best overall valued plan offered by that provider.  If the options provided here aren’t enough have a look at the full phone plan comparison table.

ATTENTION:  If you are an iPhone user you may have trouble getting data and MMS working with many of these MVNOs. Please read this post for more information.

If you are considering Consumer Cellular, please read this post, as they may send you a T-Mobile SIM card at their discretion.

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Wireless Provider Talk Text Data Price
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Straight Talk Wireless Verizon

Straight Talk



Special Features: price with autopay for 3 months $45 without
Mobile Hotspot: No
unlimited unlimited 5 GB

$40.00

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Straight Talk Wireless Verizon

Straight Talk



Special Features:
Mobile Hotspot: No
unlimited unlimited 10 GB

$55.00

The Best AT&T MVNOs and Prepaid Cell Phone Plans

(The plans listed represent what BestMVNO.com feels is each AT&T MVNOs best offering for smartphones)

All providers listed allow you to bring your own device (BYOD), although some providers may have limited support for Blackberry devices.

Wireless Provider Talk Text Data Price
PureTalk USA

Pure TalkUSA



Special Features:
Mobile Hotspot: No
unlimited unlimited 1 GB

$29.00

Consumer Cellular

Consumer Cellular



Special Features: AARP Members save 5% off their monthly bill
Mobile Hotspot: No
40 unlimited 1.5 GB

$30.00

EasyGO Wireless Auto Recharge

EasyGo



Special Features: Unlimited international calling and texting to 11 countries, price includes purchase of $10 1GB data add on card
Mobile Hotspot: No
unlimited unlimited 1.1 GB

$30.00

Cricket Wireless Announces Galaxy S7 Support

Cricket Wireless



Special Features: LTE download speeds limited to 8 Mbps
Mobile Hotspot: No
unlimited unlimited 2.5 GB

$35.00

H2O Wireless

H2O Wireless



Special Features: price with autopay, unlimited talk and text to 50+ countries
Mobile Hotspot: No
unlimited unlimited 1 GB

$36.00

Red Pocket GSMA

Red Pocket Mobile



Special Features: Up to 200 Minutes FREE International Long Distance (depending on destination)
Mobile Hotspot: No
unlimited unlimited 1 GB

$39.99

AT&T Wireless Logo

AT&T GoPhone



Special Features: Price with autopay $45 without, Rollover data, data lasts for one additional billing period, Unlimited messaging to over 100 countries
Mobile Hotspot: Yes
unlimited unlimited 2 GB

$40.00

Jolt Mobile

Jolt Mobile



Special Features: $1 international calling credit
Mobile Hotspot: No
unlimited unlimited 1 GB

$40.00

Straight Talk Wireless Verizon

Straight Talk



Special Features: price with autopay for 3 months $45 without
Mobile Hotspot: No
unlimited unlimited 5 GB

$40.00

Defense Mobile Logo

Defense Mobile



Special Features: 10% of profits get donated to military families in need, support staff comprised of 100% veterans
Mobile Hotspot: No
unlimited unlimited 3 GB

$40.00

Net10 Wireless Verizon

Net10



Special Features: price with autopay
Mobile Hotspot: No
unlimited unlimited 5 GB

$45.00

Airvoice Wireless

Airvoice



Special Features: International long distance unlimited Calling to 80+ countries
Mobile Hotspot: No
unlimited unlimited 5GB (2.5GB high speed + 2.5 GB reduced)

$50.00

Black Wireless

Black Wireless



Special Features: Unlimited calls to 50+ countries with $10 international call credit
Mobile Hotspot: No
unlimited unlimited 2 GB

$50.00

 

Not sure which is right for you?  Maybe this MVNO List can help.  Want to try and custom build your own plan? Check out my build your own cell phone plan tool! Looking for Pay as You Go?  Check out the ATT MVNO pay as you go plans page.  Looking for a cheaper plan than what’s listed?  You may find another AT&T MVNO listed on our Cheapest No Contract Cell Phone Plans of 2016 page.

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Techie
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Techie
1 year 3 months ago

Blackwireless throttles data to 2G speed after initial 1GB usage (this is for $50 plan) .. not worth using this provider.

Nicholas Landry
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Nicholas Landry
1 year 2 months ago

i am on straight talk’s att sim card byod plan and i get LTE. your chart needs updating!!!

mike
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mike
1 year 1 month ago

Are the AT&T go phone LTE speeds limited?

Spencer Walker
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Spencer Walker
1 year 1 month ago

Cricket wireless is the best deal hands down

Mike
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Mike
9 months 28 days ago

Unless you need international calls included…

Spencer Walker
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Spencer Walker
9 months 28 days ago

True cricket only offer international texting and free calls to Canada and Mexico if you need more some other carrier will be a better deal

FishTire
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FishTire
7 months 3 days ago

cricket now allows texting and calling into Mexico and Canada on all plans over 50$. It also roams in Mexico and Canada.

esc0
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esc0
1 year 26 days ago

@bestmvnocom:disqus
As of last week I started noticing a few words under my pictures when sending an MMS via AirVoice Wireless. The words are “Queued for Sending”. As you mentioned above it seems ATT plays favorite with its pipeline when servicing its postpaid and prepaid customers versus their MVNO customers.

It is my first time seeing the words in the two month’s of service with AV. It doesn’t seem to matter what time of the day it is or whether weekdays or weekends. Just thought I would share.

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benodiktine
1 year 15 days ago

@bestmvnocom:disqus in the fine print above it says “9 = H20 wireless. Price is with autopay enabled”, omitting that they do not support short code. I just chated with H20 support and confirmed that H20 does not support short code. This is driving me nuts! I wish there was a list of MVNOs that support and do not support short codes.

Subhani
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Subhani
11 months 27 days ago

Does the AT&T Roll over data work with any of these MVNOs? I’m looking for Cricket, Straight Talk or Net10.

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esc0
10 months 23 days ago
@bestmvnocom:disqus As of my last monthly renewal with AirVoice I noticed that my full monthly data allotment has been issued to me. I have two lines with them on the $30 monthly plan and both show 500MB after payment. I can’t say whether this applies to all plans but I am sure they wouldn’t just do it for one plan which is the cheapest and not the others. Maybe they were inundated with calls for adding the other half of data?? And, if yes I am sure their guys can spend more time resolving more important issues for customers and… Read more »
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esc0
10 months 6 days ago

Correction:
One still has to call in to AirVoice CS to have the other half of their data allotment issued. The reason I am seeing 500MB on the $30 monthly plan is due to AV upping the monthly data limit to 1GB total for the month.

This plan last month was sitting at 500MB of data total. So 250MB would be issued initially at signup or renewal then one would need to phone CS to have the second half released.

Wunder
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Wunder
10 months 17 days ago

Cricket Wireless also offers free Mexico calling and texting with the smart and pro plans.

mattand
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mattand
10 months 12 days ago
Great article, thanks for the info. I’ve got a question about switching to a GSM MVNO. I’m currently with Virgin Mobile (which is CDMA) and using an iPhone 5s. Per the new government regulations and VM’s own guidelines, I can at least get the GSM part of the phone unlocked. I’m actually happy with their service, but they recently grandfathered my plan (2.5 GB LTE, 1200 minutes for $40 a month), and the new plan at that price point is only 1GB of data. I’m gathering info now in case they pull the plug on my plan. Does anyone have… Read more »
escs0
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escs0
10 months 7 days ago

@bestmvnocom:disqus
This morning I decided to take a quick glance at AirVoice Wireless website and to my surprise, their plans have been updated. I also noticed a monthly $5 plan has been added and their $40 monthly plan is no more.

On a not so good move their data allotment comes with stipulation. Once one hits half their allotted data, your speeds will be reduced. Not sure where but I am assuming 128Kbps since it seems to be the norm with most carriers. I could be wrong here.

Link below.

https://www.airvoicewireless.com/PlansA.aspx

joeinmd
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joeinmd
6 months 18 days ago

I use H2O Wireless in the pay as you go mode. I like it a lot – 5¢ a min, message, or mb. No monthly charges.

luke
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luke
6 months 12 days ago

Thanks for the info. I am interesting in the pay-as-you-go voice plan. I am wondering if the unused balance can be rolled over or not if refill before expiration. Lots of other pay-as-you-go plan, like page-plus and tmobile, do roll over the unused balance.

I liked pageplus the most for the better Verizon coverage. But it only allow the Verizon CDMA phone. That is why I am looking for the T-mobile/ATT GSM compatible MVNO plan.

joeinmd
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joeinmd
6 months 11 days ago

Yes, as long as you refill before expiration, your unused amount rolls-over. H2O is by far the best I’ve found!

Donna Falcone
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Donna Falcone
6 months 12 days ago

H2o now offering $20 plan unlimited talk text and MMS with 100gb of data and for $10 add 1gb of data to plan and remaining data rolls over. Seems like a good deal.

Donna Falcone
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Donna Falcone
6 months 12 days ago

Perhaps I can ask your opinion. I’m with Puretalk USA right now for a trial month until my Verizon contract is up. Phone and customer service has been great, but Cricket gives 2.5gb of data for $35 vs 1gb on Puretalk for the same price. Both run on AT&T. Seems I would be foolish not to go to Cricket unless I’m missing something. Puretalk only seems like a good deal for light users. Thanks.

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6 months 9 days ago

So I reviewed the plans and company websites. I just don’t understand why anyone wouldn’t choose Cricket since it’s cheapest. 2.5GB compared to 1GB for the same or more on other providers. This is my first smartphone so I’m just wondering if I am missing some information as to why Cricket is giving you so much more for so much less. Is it not as good?

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6 months 8 days ago
So I mentioned the $199 RedPocket e-bay annual deal below. After reading some reviews I have decided not to purchase it and I would caution others as well. It seems this year they were offering data plans over T-MO and then dropped there T-MO service and did not tell subscribers. People had to contact RP to find out that service was d/c. A few mentioned that the company was having financial issues but I cannot confirm that. The $199 does work out to be $16.67 a month which is less then half off of there $35 dollar plan so in… Read more »
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6 months 17 hours ago

Regarding Consumer Cellular, as stated above, they may put you on T-Mobile rather than AT&T.

When I put my zip code in on there coverage map, they show the T-Mobile map, not AT&T, so for those interested, check your coverage with them online so you know which network they will put you on.

alex hatcher
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alex hatcher
4 months 18 days ago

H20 online wants $10 to $25 to ship a SIM card.

Tim Brooks
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Tim Brooks
4 months 8 days ago

I have Cricket Wireless but had AT&T Mobile Share prior to that. I am leaning toward a switch to GoPhone for a few reasons. Uncapped speeds, wireless hotspots, and rollover data from the prior month are my reasons for considering the switch.

esc0
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esc0
4 months 10 hours ago

@bestmvnocom:disqus
Would you by chance know what is the slow speed for AirVoice Wireless once one hits the half mark of their data allotment.

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esc0
1 month 9 days ago

@Bestmvno.com
Is there any ATT MVNO who offers free roaming in the U.S.?

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