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

Last Updated: May 26, 2020



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T-Mobile Logo

T-Mobile Connect 2GB

Special Features:
  • Includes WiFi calling
  • Data Maximizer is on by default but can be disabled.  Data Maximizer reduces video streams to a rate of 1.5Mbps.
  • Upgrade to 5GB of high-speed data for only $10/month more.  Get it for $25/month/
  • This plan has hard-capped data.  Once you run out, of data, that’s it for the month.  You get nothing more unless you pay extra.
  • Does NOT include T-Mobile Tuesdays reward program
  • Includes 100MB of domestic data roaming
  • Purchase of $10 SIM starter kit is required for new activations
  • Annual data upgrade bonus.  For every year you stay on the plan for up to 5 years, your data allotment gets increased by 500MB.
  • If you still have questions, check out T-Mobile’s T-Mobile Connect FAQ page
Includes WiFi Calling!
Includes Unlimited 2G Data: No
Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  T-Mobile
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  2GB
2 – $30
3 – $45
4 – $60
Ultra Mobile Logo

Ultra Mobile Flex Family


See a review of Ultra Mobile

Special Features:
  • Unlimited global sms
  • Unlimited international calling to 15 countries including Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, 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!
Includes Unlimited 2G Data: No
Mobile Hotspot: No

Multi-Line Features: Each line gets 500 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
  500MB
2 – $35
3 – $45
4 – $50
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 up to 10GB of mobile hotspot per line
Includes WiFi Calling!
Includes Unlimited 2G Data: Yes
Mobile Hotspot: Yes

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

See a review of Total Wireless

  Verizon
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  30GB
2 – $57

Patriot Mobile Logo

Patriot Mobile Allegiance

Special Features:
  • Proceeds from the cost of your phone bill are used to support and advance conservative causes
  • Add an additional shared line for $20/month
  • Add additional LTE data priced at $10 per GB

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  Sprint
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  2GB
2 – $60.00

Boost Mobile Logo

Boost Mobile Unlimited Starter

Special Features:
  • Extra data available at $5 per additional GB.
  • Includes unlimited music streaming that doesn’t count against your high speed data cap from the following providers: Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Napster, 8Tracks, Slacker Radio
  • Includes 50 domestic voice roaming minutes

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  Sprint
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  3GB
2 – $60
3 – $90
4 – $120
Xfinity Mobile Logo

Xfinity Mobile By The Gig Shared 10GB

Special Features:
  • This plan is only available to Comcast Infinity Internet subscribers
  • Data is shareable between devices, up to 5 lines per account at no extra charge
  • Priced By the Gig at $15 for 1GB, or 3GB for $30, or 10GB for $60
  • Overages priced at $15/GB and data used at the end of a billing cycle is automatically rounded up to next GB
  • Any line can switch between shared By the Gig or upgrade to Unlimited data for $45/line
  • Add a tablet or smartwatch to the plan for $10/month
  • WiFi calling and texting available on iPhones and select Android devices
  • Get unlimited calling to Mexico and Canada for $10/month
  • Includes 5G network access
  • Includes high-level network priority access the same as or similar to Verizon Postpaid subscribers
Includes WiFi Calling!
Includes Unlimited 2G Data: No
Mobile Hotspot: Yes

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

  Verizon
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  10GB
2 – $60
3 – $60
4 – $60
Altice Mobile Unlimited Plan

Altice Mobile Unlimited

Special Features:
  • Altice Mobile has own network infrastructure, but still relies heavily on Sprint and uses AT&T for roaming
  • Price listed is a special offer for Optimum and Suddenlink customers.  For all other customers, regular price is $40/month per line.
  • Not available everywhere.  Only available in areas served by Altice USA cable and internet but you don’t need to be a subscriber to either service to signup for the mobile plan.
  • Includes mobile hotspot with hotspot data speeds limited to 600Kbps
  • Video streaming limited to a resolution of 480p
  • Includes unlimited international talk and text to over 35 countries.  Subscribers also get free unlimited talk, text, and data while traveling in each of those countries, however, only first 1GB of data is at 4G LTE data speeds.
  • Prices shown also include a $5/month auto-pay billing discount
Includes WiFi Calling!
Includes Unlimited 2G Data: Yes
Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  AT&T, Sprint
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  20GB
2 – $60
3 – $90
4 – $120
Pure TalkUSA Logo

Pure TalkUSA 35

Special Features:
  • Mobile hotspot for iPhones and Androids. Hotspot capability for Androids depends on the device. Customers can call Pure TalkUSA to check compatibility.
  • Unlimited 2G data speeds at 128Kbps
  • $5 trial kits available for purchase through Amazon. Include 100 minutes, 100 text messages, and 100MB of 4G LTE data.
  • Free FedEX 2 day shipping on all orders through the Pure TalkUSA website.

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  AT&T
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  8GB
2 – $63
3 – $89.25
4 – $112
Affinity Cellular

Affinity Cellular Unlimited

Special Features:
  • For AAA members only
  • Additional data billed at 3¢/MB
  • Data shared between lines

Mobile Hotspot: No

  Verizon
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  10GB
2 – $64
3 – $78
4 – $92
Walmart Family Mobile

Walmart Family Mobile Unlimited 40

Special Features:
  • Includes international calling to landlines and mobile numbers in both Canada and Mexico
Includes WiFi Calling!
Includes Unlimited 2G Data: Yes
Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  T-Mobile
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  14GB
2 – $64.76
3 – $89.64
4 – $114.52
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
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  T-Mobile
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  UnlimitedGB
2 – $70

US Cellular Everything To Know Before Subscribing

US Cellular Prepaid 5GB

Special Features:
  • $5 to add unlimited talk and text to Mexico
  • $5.99 to add unlimited talk and text to Canada
  • $10 to add unlimited talk and text to Canada and Mexico
  • $3.99 international calling add-on to provide discounted calling to over 200 countries
  • Regional provider that uses national networks to provide roaming outside of US Cellular’s coverage area.

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  US Cellular
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  5GB
2 – $70
3 – $100
4 – $130
Metro By T-Mobile 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.
  • Video streams to DVD quality or a resolution of about 480p.
  • International texting available for $5 month, global calling for $10.
  • Full service roaming while in Mexico for $5/month, includes unlimited calling and texting to and from Mexico as well as 5GB high speed data usage.
  • Full service roaming while in Canada for $5/month, includes unlimited calling and texting to and from Canada as well as 5GB high speed data usage.
  • Add global calling for $10/month
Add $5/month value bundle to get the following additional services
  • Name iD: Blocks calls from unwanted, restricted, anonymous, private or unknown parties.  Also includes Reverse Number Lookup and Real Time Caller ID. This service is currently not available on iPhones.
  • International Text Messaging: Send text messages across the globe.
  • Voicemail to Text: Converts your voicemails to texts and delivers them straight to your phone.
  • Call Forwarding: Forward calls from your cell phone to any local number.
  • Unlimited Directory Assistance: Unlimited calls to directory assistance for business and residential listings in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
Includes WiFi Calling!
Includes Unlimited 2G Data: Yes
Mobile Hotspot: No

  T-Mobile
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  10GB
2 – $70
3 – $100
4 – $130
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.
Includes WiFi Calling!
Includes Unlimited 2G Data: Yes
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
T-Mobile Logo

T-Mobile Simply Prepaid

Special Features:
  • Includes WiFi calling
  • Full talk, text and data roaming while traveling in either Mexico or Canada for additional $5/month.  Includes pp to 5GB of high speed roaming data before throttling to 2G data speeds.
  • Stateside international calling is available for $15/month which gives subscribers international calling to landlines in over 70 countries and mobile in over 30 countries.
  • Includes music unlimited –  stream music from over 40 providers and it won’t count against your high speed data cap.
  • Data Maximizer is on by default but can be disabled.  Data Maximizer reduces video streams to a rate of 1.5Mbps.
Includes WiFi Calling!
Includes Unlimited 2G Data: Yes
Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  T-Mobile
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  10GB
2 – $70
3 – $100
4 – $130
Cricket Wireless Logo

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!
Includes Unlimited 2G Data: Yes
Mobile Hotspot: No

  AT&T
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  5GB
2 – $70
3 – $90
4 – $110
Simple Mobile Logo

Simple Mobile Unlimited LTE 45

Special Features:
  • Those who consume more than 40GB of LTE data in a month may have their data speeds temporarily slowed down during times of heavy network congestion
  • 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.
  • Includes 5GB of mobile hotspot
  • WiFi calling and texting not available on all devices

Add-On Card Options

  • $10 – International calling card with carryover
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

Multi-Line Features: None Offered

  T-Mobile
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  UnlimitedGB
2 – $75
3 – $100
4 – $125
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
  • 5G access only available on compatibles phones and only if used on the T-Mobile network
Includes WiFi Calling!
Includes Unlimited 2G Data: No
Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  AT&T, T-Mobile
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  25GB
2 – $75

Verizon Wireless Logo

Verizon Prepaid 16GB

Special Features:
  • Price shown is with auto-pay billing discount applied.  Without auto-pay billing, price is $45/month
  • HD-Voice calling included.
  • International SMS included to over 200 countries
Includes WiFi Calling!
Includes Unlimited 2G Data: Yes
Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  Verizon
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  16GB
2 – $75
3 – $105
4 – $135
Lycamobile Logo

LycaMobile 10GB Family Plan 2 Line Minimum

Special Features:
  • Unlimited talk and text to 75+ countries
  • Includes 200 domestic roaming text and voice minutes

Mobile Hotspot: No

  T-Mobile
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  10GB
2 – $80
3 – $105
4 – $120
US Mobile Logo

US Mobile Unlimited Fast

Special Features:
  • Data speeds limited to 5 Mbps
  • 10GB of mobile hotspot available with plan for an additional $5/month
  • Upgrade to have no data speed limits for an additional $10/month
  • Includes 5GB of international roaming data at 4G LTE data speeds at no extra charge
  • Includes 14-day free trial.  If you’re not happy with your plan, you can get a full refund within 14 days or before 1000 talk, text, or MBs is used, whichever comes first.
  • If this plan is used on the T-Mobile network, only 15GB of high-speed data is included
  • Add multiple lines, receive perks such as free subscriptions to Apple TV+, Netflix, a Disney Plus/Hulu/ESPN+ bundle among many other audio, video, and streaming provider options.  The more lines you have the more perks you are eligible for.
  • 5G access only available on compatibles phones and only if used on the T-Mobile network

Mobile Hotspot: No

  T-Mobile, Verizon
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  50GB
2 – $80
3 – $120
4 – $160
T-Mobile Logo

T-Mobile Simply Prepaid Unlimited

Special Features:
  • Unlimited mobile hotspot is included but limited to 3G data speeds or about 512Kbps.
  • Upgrade to 10GB of mobile hotspot at 4G LTE data speeds for $10/month
  • Video streams are limited to 1.5Mbps.
  • Subscribers that consume more than 50GB of LTE data in a month may notice reduced speeds during times of network congestion.
  • Includes WiFi calling.
  • Get full service, talk text and data roaming while traveling in either Mexico or Canada for just $5/month.  Up to 5GB of high speed roaming data is available while traveling in either country before throttling to 2G data speeds.
  • Stateside international calling is available for $15/month which gives subscribers international calling to landlines in over 70 countries and mobile in over 30 countries.
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  T-Mobile
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  UnlimitedGB
2 – $80
3 – $110
4 – $140
Cricket Wireless Logo

Cricket Wireless Cricket Core

Special Features:
  • LTE data speeds limited to 3 Mbps
  • Video streaming limited to a resolution of about 480p
  • Unlimited international texting. Talk, text and data roaming while in Mexico and Canada.
  • Price shown is with auto pay billing enabled.  Without auto pay price is $55/month.
  • 10GB of 3Mbps mobile hotspot available for an additional $10/month.
  • WiFi calling and texting is supported but limited to only a few devices, the majority being iPhones
  • Data speeds may be temporarily slowed anytime the network is heavily congested
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: No

  AT&T
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  UnlimitedGB
2 – $80
3 – $90
4 – $100
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 up to 10GB of mobile hotspot per line
Includes WiFi Calling!
Includes Unlimited 2G Data: Yes
Mobile Hotspot: Yes

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

See a review of Total Wireless

  Verizon
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  60GB
2 – $80.70
3 – $80.70
T-Mobile Logo

T-Mobile Essentials

Special Features:
  • Unlimited mobile hotspot at 3G data speeds or estimated at 512 Mbps
  • Unlimited calling and texting to Mexico and Canada and while traveling in Mexico and Canada.
  • Includes unlimited 2G data while traveling in Mexico or Canada
  • Unlimited global texting to and from over 200 countries.
  • Wi-fi calling included.
  • Video streaming limited to 1.5Mbps
  • Data prioritization policy applied once over 50GB of LTE data has been consumed during a billing cycle.  That means if network is busy, you may experience temporarily slower data speeds until the network is no longer busy.
  • Taxes and fees are not included with price
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  T-Mobile
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  UnlimitedGB
2 – $90
3 – $105
4 – $120
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 10GB of mobile hotspot per line
Includes WiFi Calling!
Includes Unlimited 2G Data: Yes
Mobile Hotspot: Yes

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

See a review of Total Wireless

  Verizon
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  100GB
2 – $95
3 – $95
4 – $95
Sprint MVNO Comparison

Sprint Unlimited

Special Features:
  • Price is with autopay billing enabled.  Without autopay, plan is $65/month
  • 500MB hotspot
  • Video streaming at resolution of 480p
  • Free calling and texting to Mexico and Canada
  • Free talk, text and data roaming while in Mexico and Canada.  Includes 5GB of 4G LTE data
  • Includes a subscription to Hulu
  • If more than 50GB of high speed data has been consumed in a month, speeds may temporarily slow down any time the network becomes busy
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  Sprint
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  UnlimitedGB
2 – $100
3 – $120
4 – $140
T-Mobile Logo

T-Mobile Magenta

Special Features:
  • Unlimited calling and texting to Mexico and Canada and while traveling in Mexico and Canada.
  • Hotspot limited to 3GB at LTE data speeds.  Get additional 10GB for $10.
  • Includes subscription to Netflix.
  • 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 MAGENTA PLUS – For additional $15/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 MAGENTA 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
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  T-Mobile
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  UnlimitedGB
2 – $100
3 – $140
4 – $160
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.
  • If you use more than 20GB of data in billing cycle, speeds get reduced to 64Kbps

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

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

Verizon Start Unlimited

Special Features:
  • Always on data prioritization, speeds may temporarily slow down during times of network congestion
  • SD video streaming with a maximum resolution of 480p
  • Price is $70 if you enable auto-pay billing.  Price is $80 without auto pay billing enabled
  • Includes Verizon Up rewards program
  • Includes Apple Music free for 6 months
  • Free texting to over 200 countries
  • Use your talk, text, and data while traveling in Mexico and Canada at no extra cost.  High-speed data limited to 500MB per day while traveling before throttling to 2G data speeds
  • 5G data access available for an additional $10/month
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  Verizon
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  UnlimitedGB
2 – $120
3 – $135
4 – $140
Sprint MVNO Comparison

Sprint Unlimited Plus

Special Features:
  • Price is with autopay billing enabled.  Without autopay, plan is $75/month
  • 15GB mobile hotspot
  • 1080p video streaming
  • Includes music streaming with Tidal subscription
  • Free calling and texting to Mexico and Canada
  • Free talk, text and data roaming while in Mexico and Canada.  Includes 10GB of 4G LTE data
  • Includes a subscription to Hulu
  • If more than 50GB of high speed data has been consumed in a month, speeds may temporarily slow down any time the network becomes busy
Includes WiFi Calling!

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  Sprint
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  UnlimitedGB
2 – $120
3 – $150
4 – $180
Reach Mobile Logo

Reach Mobile Unlimited 20GB

Special Features:
  • 10% of your plan’s data allotment gets matched and donated by Reach Mobile to Reach Mobile’s Gigs that Give program.  Gigs that Give donates data to a shared data pool that is used to supply data to people in need around the world. This plan comes with 20GB of data, and so Reach Mobile will donate 2GB of data to the Gigs that Give program.
  • Mobile hotspot is only supported on iPhones and Androids that use the Verizon network through Reach Mobile
  • If you run out of high-speed data during your billing cycle, you can add more to your account from your account dashboard.  Pricing starts at $10 for 1GB
  • Each line on this plan gets a 20GB high-speed data allotment
  • International roaming data available in over 135 countries.  Pricing in most countries is $5 per 0.5GB. Data speeds are the same as the towers that provide them
  • International roaming text messaging and voice available.  Messaging billed at a flat rate of 5¢ per incoming message and 44¢ for outgoing message.  Minutes vary by country and start at 1¢/min

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

  Verizon
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  20GB
2 – $140
3 – $195
4 – $240
AT&T Wireless Logo

AT&T Unlimited Elite

Special Features:
  • Speeds may temporarily slow during times of heavy network traffic if you have consumed more than 100 GB of data in a month.
  • 30 GB of mobile hotspot included before throttling to 128Kbps data speeds
  • 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.
  • Add your tablet, connected car or camera for $20/month
  • Add wearable to plan for $10/month
  • Includes HBO subscription
  • Price shown is with autopay billing enabled.  Without autopay billing the price is $95/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 – $180
4 – $200


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Okay you guys I need a little help here. I’m a single mom having hard times. I need a better phone and I want to have 2 lines. My son loves watching stuff on up on YouTube and listen to music. What’s the best and cheapest out there?

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I use Boost Mobile. It’s $80 for 2 phones with unlimited 4G. My little brother is ALWAYS on Youtube and he uses the 8GB hotspot for his tablet. It’s got amazing coverage with Sprint’s towers which is great. If you’re in an area with T-Mobile coverage that is better then go for MetroPCS it’s got the same plans that boost does, just on a GSM network.

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If you want to bring your own phone from a Verizon network, check out Total Wireless. I just made the switch a couple of months ago from Verizon. 2 lines with 30GB of data (unlimited at a reduced speed after 30GB) for $57/mo plus taxes when you use auto pay. I have been pleased.

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How is mint or Red Pocket not on this list?

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The title of the post is “Best Family Cell Phone Plans”. Mint Mobile does not sell any family plans whatsoever and therefore does not qualify for listing. Red Pocket Mobile offers one single family plan that was only recently added to their lineup. It is now listed.

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I’m extremely confused about this view to compare prices and etc for the best family plan. Now I’ve been a customer at Metro PCS and I have the family plan. I pay $125.00 a month for 3 phones, myself, my son, and my Ex-husband. All 3 of us have unlimited talk, text, data(4g and it never slows down to 3g-2g-1g. It remains at 4g because it’s unlimited data for all 3 phones. No sharing or going over allowed talk minutes(which BTW I had an AT&T family plan 10+ years ago and I was so sick to my stomach when I… Read more »

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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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Shane

Look into using Total Wireless on the Verizon network. 2 lines with unlimited data (reduced speeds after 30 GB) for $57/mo plus taxes when you use auto pay.

MGueths
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MGueths

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.

Brian
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Brian

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.

Christian
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Christian

What about h20?

tc25898
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tc25898

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

Bestmvno.com
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Thanks for the catch

Brian
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Brian

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.

STDog
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STDog

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.