Best Family Cell Phone Plans

Is a family cell phone plan really what’s best for you?  Let’s find out.

Here is a comparison list of the best cell phone plans that are currently available for families. Plans from every provider including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon are compared as are plans from each of their respective MVNO’s.

Please be advised that family plans aren’t always your best option to save you and your family money on a phone plan.  We have many different phone plan comparison lists that you should check out before making a final decision on what to purchase.



The Best Family Cell Phone Plans



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Xfinity Mobile Logo

Xfinity Mobile By The Gig

Special Features:
  • This plan is only available to Comcast Infinity Internet subscribers
  • Add more data by the GB.  Priced at $12/GB.
  • Overages priced at $12/GB and data used at the end of a billing cycle is automatically rounded up to next GB
  • Get 100MB of data for free each month
  • Data is shareable between devices, up to 5 lines per account at no extra charge
  • WiFi calling and texting available on iPhones only
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

Multi-Line Features:
  • Data is shared between each line

  Verizon
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  1GB
2 – $12
3 – $12
4 – $12
Ultra Mobile Logo

Ultra Mobile Flex Family


See a review of Ultra Mobile

Special Features:
  • Unlimited global sms
  • Unlimited international calling to 10 countries including Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand, and The United Kingdom
  • Extra data can be purchased priced at $5 for 500 MB
  • Single line subscribers can save additional money by paying for service months in advance.  Pay 2 months in advance for $17.50, 3 months for $15 or 4 months for $12.50.
  • Plan includes data carryover
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: No

Multi-Line Features:

Each line gets 250 MB of data that is shared among all subscribers.  The main line can turn off data sharing for individual lines.  Unused data in a month carries over to the next month.


See a review of Ultra Mobile

  T-Mobile
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  250MB
2 – $35
3 – $45
4 – $50
TextNow Wireless Logo

TextNow Grande

Special Features:
  • International texting and calling is to Canada
  • Mobile hotspot is available if you ask TextNow to enable it on your account and phone if your phone supports it
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: No

  Sprint, T-Mobile
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  3GB
2 – $48.98
3 – $69.97
4 – $90.96
Total Wireless Logo

Total Wireless 2 Lines Family Plan


See a review of Total Wireless

Special Features:
  • Price is with autopay billing enabled.  Without autopay billing enabled the price is $60.
  • Bonus: If you are running low on data, you can add 5 GB of bonus data with lifetime carryover for just $10.
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: No

Multi-Line Features:

Data is shared between each line.


See a review of Total Wireless

  Verizon
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  15GB
2 – $57

Boost Mobile Logo

Boost Mobile Unlimited Starter

Special Features:
  • Extra data available at $5 per additional GB.
  • Price listed is with auto-pay billing enabled, $35 without auto-pay.

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  Sprint
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  3GB
2 – $60
3 – $85
4 – $110
Pure TalkUSA Logo

Pure TalkUSA 35

Special Features:
  • Mobile hotspot is for iPhones only

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  AT&T
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  5GB
2 – $63
3 – $89.25
4 – $112
MetroPCS Logo

MetroPCS 40

Special Features: Music Unlimited, over 40 music streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music can be used without having it count against your high speed data cap. Data Maximizer-reduces video streams to DVD quality of about 480p so your data lasts longer.  International texting available for $5 month, global calling for $10. Full service roaming while in Mexico for $5/month, includes calling and texting to and from Mexico as well as data usage.  Full service roaming while in Canada for $5/month, includes calling and texting to and from Canada as well as data usage. Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  T-Mobile
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  5GB
2 – $65
3 – $90
4 – $115
Walmart Family Mobile

Walmart Family Mobile Unlimited 40

Special Features: Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: No

  T-Mobile
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  9GB
2 – $69.76
3 – $104.64
4 – $139.52
ATT Prepaid Logo

AT&T Prepaid 8 GB

Special Features:
  • Price shown is with autopay billing enabled, $50 without
  • Rollover data, data lasts for one additional billing period
  • Unlimited talk, text and data while roaming in Mexico or Canada.
  • Unlimited talk and text to Mexico and Canada.
  • Family discounts. $10 off of line 2, $10 off of line 3, $20 off line 4, $20 off of line 5.

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

Multi-Line Features:

Customers may mix and match different plans from AT&T.  They do not all have to be on the same plan.


  AT&T
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  8GB
2 – $70
3 – $100
4 – $120
Cricket Wireless Announces Galaxy S7 Support

Cricket Wireless Basic

Special Features:
  • LTE download speeds limited to 8 Mbps
  • WiFi calling and texting is supported but limited to only a few devices, the majority being iPhones
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: No

  AT&T
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  5GB
2 – $70
3 – $90
4 – $110
Sprint And Altice USA Announce MVNO Partnership

Sprint Forward Prepaid 45

Special Features: Pay $40/month with autopay billing enabled. Video streams limited to 480p resolution or about 1.5 Mbps, music streams limited to 500 Kbps, and gaming limited to 2 Mbps.
Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  Sprint
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  4GB
2 – $70
3 – $100
4 – $130
T-Mobile Logo

T-Mobile ONE Unlimited 55+ Plan For Seniors

Special Features:
  • You must be 55 years or older and have a valid ID to qualify for this plan
  • Unlimited calling and texting to Mexico and Canada and while traveling in Mexico and Canada.
  • Includes unlimited data and texting in 140+ countries with data speeds at 128 kbps.  Bonus! 5 GB of high speed data while in Mexico or Canada!
  • Wi-fi calling included.
  • Unlimited text & 1 hour of free data on Gogo® enabled flights.
  • Get ONE PLUS – For additional $10/month per line which includes, unlimited HD video streaming and unlimited mobile hotspot with the first 10 GB at high speed. Also includes unlimited in-flight Wi-Fi on Gogo enabled flights, and 256 kbps data speeds while traveling abroad. Voicemail to Text and Name ID also available.
  • Get ONE PLUS International – All the features of ONE PLUS for $25/per month plus unlimited calling to landlines in 70+ countries and mobile in 30+ as well as unlimited 4G LTE mobile hotspot
  • Data prioritization policy applied once over 50 GB of data has been consumed during a billing cycle
  • Taxes and fees included with price, as is a $5 per line auto pay discount
  • Questions call +1(855)-408-7784
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  T-Mobile
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  UnlimitedGB
2 – $70

Consumer Cellular Logo

Consumer Cellular Unlimited 60

Special Features:
  • AARP Members save 5% off their monthly bill
  • Ranked number 1 by Consumer Reports in customer satisfaction, and tops by JD Power as well as in other studies
  • Add an additional line for $15/month
  • WiFi calling may be available upon request
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: No

  AT&T, T-Mobile
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  10GB
2 – $75

Simple Mobile Logo

Simple Mobile Unlimited LTE 45

Special Features:
  • Cheapest unlimited LTE data plan
  • Includes Unlimited international calling and Texting
  • Talk, text and data roaming while in Mexico free of charge
  • $45 with auto pay enabled, $50 without auto pay
  • Plan upgrade available with 10 GB of high speed mobile hotspot for $57/month
  • WiFi calling and texting not available on all devices
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: No

Multi-Line Features:

None Offered


  T-Mobile
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  UnlimitedGB
2 – $75
3 – $100
4 – $125
Lycamobile Logo

LycaMobile 45

Special Features:
  • Unlimited talk and text to 60+ countries
  • Includes 200 domestic roaming text and voice minutes

Mobile Hotspot: No

  T-Mobile
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  7GB
2 – $80
3 – $105
4 – $120
Total Wireless Logo

Total Wireless Up To 3 Lines Family


See a review of Total Wireless

Special Features:
  • Price is with autopay billing enabled.  Without autopay billing enabled the price is $85. Up to 3 devices allowed with this plan.
  • Bonus:  If you are running low on data, you can add 5 GB of bonus data with lifetime carryover for just $10.
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: No

Multi-Line Features:

Data is shared between each line.


See a review of Total Wireless

  Verizon
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  20GB
2 – $80.75
3 – $80.75
Verizon Wireless Logo

Verizon Prepaid 7 GB

Special Features:
  • Data carryover for one month with autopay enabled or on time payments.
  • Full speed LTE data.
  • HD-Voice calling included.
  • International SMS included to over 200 countries
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  Verizon
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  7GB
2 – $85
3 – $120
4 – $155
Total Wireless Logo

Total Wireless Family Plan For Up To 4 Lines


See a review of Total Wireless

Special Features:
  • Price is with autopay billing enabled.  Without autopay billing enabled the price is $100. Up to 4 devices allowed with this plan.
  • Bonus:  If you are running low on data, you can add 5 GB of bonus data with lifetime carryover for just $10.
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: No

Multi-Line Features:

Data is shared between each line.


See a review of Total Wireless

  Verizon
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  25GB
2 – $95
3 – $95
4 – $95
T-Mobile Logo

T-Mobile One Unlimited

Special Features:
  • Unlimited calling and texting to Mexico and Canada and while traveling in Mexico and Canada.
  • Includes unlimited data and texting in 140+ countries with data speeds at 128 kbps. Bonus! 5 GB of high speed data while in Mexico or Canada!
  • Wi-fi calling included.
  • Unlimited text & 1 hour of free data on Gogo® enabled flights.
  • Get ONE PLUS – For additional $10/month per line which includes, unlimited HD video streaming and unlimited mobile hotspot with the first 10 GB at high speed. Also includes unlimited in-flight Wi-Fi on Gogo enabled flights, and 256 kbps data speeds while traveling abroad. Voicemail to Text and Name ID also available.
  • Get ONE PLUS International – All the features of ONE PLUS for $25/per month plus unlimited calling to landlines in 70+ countries and mobile in 30+ as well as unlimited 4G LTE mobile hotspot
  • Data prioritization policy applied once over 50 GB of data has been consumed during a billing cycle
  • Taxes and fees included with price
  • Use less than 2 GB of data in a month and get $10 refund
  • Questions call +1(855)-408-7784
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  T-Mobile
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  UnlimitedGB
2 – $100
3 – $140
4 – $160
Sprint And Altice USA Announce MVNO Partnership

Sprint Unlimited Freedom

Special Features:
  • Unlimited mobile-optimized streaming videos at up to 1080p resolution, gaming limited to 8 Mbps, music at up to 500 kbps, and unlimited 4G LTE data for most everything else.
  • 10 GB of 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot, VPN and P2P access with unlimited data at up to 2G speeds thereafter.
  • Free calling and texting to Mexico and Canada.
  • Includes a subscription to Hulu
  • Sprint Open World available free of charge which includes unlimited talk, text and 1 GB of high speed data usage while traveling in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican Republic, Easter Island, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Hoduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Unlimited 2G data usage and text messaging for free while traveling in over 120 countries worldwide. Voice charged at 20c per minute. Higher speed data is available at a price and varies by location.
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  Sprint
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  UnlimitedGB
2 – $100
3 – $100
4 – $100
Credo Mobile Logo

Credo Unlimited

Special Features:
  • In addition to price shown, there is a line access fee.  The line access fee is $20 for smartphones purchased on an installment plan, and $40 for phones purchased on a 2 year contract.
  • Includes domestic voice roaming
  • Includes calling to Mexico and Canada
  • Credo Mobile is a very politically active MVNO.  A portion of the company’s profits are used to advance progressive causes.

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  Verizon
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  20GB
2 – $105
3 – $105
4 – $105
Verizon Wireless Logo

Verizon Go Unlimited

Special Features:
  • Speeds may temporarily slow down during times of network congestion once more than 22 GB of data has been consumed in a month.
  • Unlimited hotspot with speeds limited to 600 Kbps.
  • HD video streaming with a resolution of 480p for smartphones
  • Price is $75 if you enable auto-pay billing.  Price is $80 without auto pay billing enabled.
  • Military discount available.  Active and retired military personnel qualify for 15% off.
  • Includes Verizon Up rewards program
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

Multi-Line Features:

Just $40/month more for each additional line beyond line 5.  Taxes and fees are not included in the prices listed and they vary from state to state.  Prices shown are with auto pay billing enabled for your account.  Active and retired military personnel qualify for 15% off.


  Verizon
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  UnlimitedGB
2 – $130
3 – $150
4 – $160
AT&T Wireless Logo

AT&T Unlimited Plus Enhanced

Special Features:
  • Save $15 a month on a DirecTV or DirecTV NOW subscription
  • Speeds may temporarily slow during times of heavy network traffic if you have consumed more than 22 GB of data in a month.
  • 15 GB of mobile hotspot included
  • Includes unlimited talk, text and data roaming while in Mexico or Canada
  • Stream Saver turned on by default, which limits video streams to a resolution of 480p.  This can be disabled.
  • Qualified active duty military, reserves, national guard, veterans, and spouses of active duty and deceased service personnel can receive 15% off the monthly service charge. Require’s valid proof of eligibility. Qualified individual must be account holder. Discount applies only to recurring monthly service charge.
  • Price shown is with auto pay billing applied. Without auto pay billing, the price is $90/month.
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

Multi-Line Features:

Customers may mix and match different plans from AT&T.  They do not all have to be on the same plan.


  AT&T
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  UnlimitedGB
2 – $150
3 – $170
4 – $190
Verizon Wireless Logo

Verizon Beyond Unlimited

Special Features:
  • Speeds may temporarily slow down during times of network congestion once more than 22 GB of data has been consumed in a month.
  • Unlimited hotspot with the first 15 GB at high speed 4G LTE before throttling to 600 Kbps.
  • HD video streaming with a resolution of 720p for smartphones and 1080p for tablets
  • Talk, text and data roaming available free of charge while traveling in Mexico or Canada.
  • Price is $85 if you enable auto-pay billing.  Price is $90 without auto pay billing enabled.
  • Military discount available.  Active and retired military personnel qualify for 15% off.
  • Includes Verizon Up rewards program
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

Multi-Line Features:

Just $50/month more for each additional line beyond line 5.  Taxes and fees are not included in the prices listed and they vary from state to state.  Prices shown are with auto pay billing enabled for your account.  Active and retired military personnel qualify for 15% off.


  Verizon
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  UnlimitedGB
2 – $160
3 – $180
4 – $200

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I have Ting and we’re paying about $45/month almost every month. My highest has been about $75. That with 3 lines.

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Is there a Verizon prepaid that you can have two lines both unlimited data

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Cricket just upped the 3 line plan for $90 to 3 GB each. 4 or 5 lines on the 3 GB plan is $100. May as well add that 5th phone if you add a 4th, doesn’t cost any more. Up each plan to $40 each and you get 8 GB per line.

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Actually, they did increase the price. They changed the multi line discounts. It is now $10 off for the 2nd phone, and $20 off for 3rd, 4th and 5th. So that is an increase of $40 for 5 phones. ($140/month). You are grandfathered in UNTIL you make any changes on your account.

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What about h20?

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H2O is 4G LTE not HSPA+.
Cricket family plan is $100 for 5 lines.

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Thanks for the catch

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Actually, they did increase the price. They changed the multi line discounts. It is now $10 off for the 2nd phone, and $20 off for 3rd, 4th and 5th. So that is an increase of $40 for 5 phones. ($140/month). You are grandfathered in UNTIL you make any changes on your account.

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More Everything offers discounts for fully paid devices, not just EDGE.
$15 per line for 4GB and less plans.
$25 per line for 6GB and more plans.

It actually cheaper to have 4 lines on the 6/8/10GB plans than the 4GB plan.

Also there are tons of corporate discounts. Chances are, if you work for a national company there’s a discount.

I just switched after learning I can get 15% off based on where I work.
Was looking at MVNOs to get LTE support and add a 4th line and Verizon ended up being cheaper with more data.