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Data Only Plans

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US Mobile
US Mobile Data Only Plan

Special Features:
  • Tether away!
  • Data only plans start at $1.50/month
500MB

 

The following page showcases data only plans for tablets, cell phones and mobile hotspots.  Some plans listed work via a sim card for your tablet or device, while others require use of a special device to provide a wireless hotspot.  The network behind each wireless hotspot or data sim card is provided.  If you simply are interested in being able to tether and use your smartphone as a mobile hotspot have a look at these cell phone plans to see which providers support tethering.

A plan in the table listed as mobile hotspot, requires the purchase of a mobile hotspot device to use.

Wireless Hotspot Plans

The features of nearly 100 data only plans are compared in this price comparison table. Data only plans may be good for tablets, hotspots, laptops, phones and more

PLEASE NOTE!
A plan listed as a data only sim requires a tablet, laptop or similar device that is usually not a smartphone to use.  In most cases it is not for mobile hotspot.

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Last Updated: Oct 2, 2020
Wireless Provider
Networks Used
Data
Price
Data Type
FreedomPop Logo
Sprint
  500MB
  $0
Mobile Hotspot
FreedomPop Logo
AT&T
  200MB
  $0
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
FreedomPop Logo
Sprint
  500MB
  $3.99
Mobile Hotspot
US Mobile
T-Mobile, Verizon
  100MB
  $4
Data Only SIM
Tello Logo
Sprint
  500MB
  $5
Data Only SIM
Tello Logo
Sprint
  1GB
  $6
Data Only SIM
US Mobile
T-Mobile, Verizon
  500MB
  $7
Data Only SIM
FreedomPop Logo
AT&T
  500MB
  $7.99
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
T-Mobile Logo
T-Mobile
  2GB
  $10
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
Verizon Wireless Logo
Verizon
  1GB
  $10
Mobile Hotspot
Google Project Fi Logo
Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular
  1GB
  $10
Data Only SIM
Tello Logo
Sprint
  2GB
  $10
Data Only SIM
Red Pocket Mobile Logo
AT&T, Sprint
  1GB
  $10
Data Only SIM
Net10 Wireless Logo
Verizon
  500MB
  $10
Mobile Hotspot
US Mobile
T-Mobile, Verizon
  1.5GB
  $12
Data Only SIM
Tello Logo
Sprint
  4GB
  $15
Data Only SIM
Sprint
  1GB
  $15
Mobile Hotspot
Straight Talk Wireless Logo
AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon
  1GB
  $15
Mobile Hotspot
US Mobile
T-Mobile, Verizon
  2.5GB
  $17
Data Only SIM
FreedomPop Logo
Sprint
  2GB
  $19.99
Mobile Hotspot
FreedomPop Logo
AT&T
  2GB
  $19.99
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
Verizon Wireless Logo
Verizon
  UnlimitedGB
  $20
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
ZIP SIM Logo
T-Mobile
  500MB
  $20
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
Tello Logo
Sprint
  6GB
  $20
Data Only SIM
Net10 Wireless Logo
Verizon
  1GB
  $20
Mobile Hotspot
Sprint
  2GB
  $20
Mobile Hotspot
US Mobile
T-Mobile, Verizon
  5GB
  $22
Data Only SIM
Ting Logo
Sprint
  1GB
  $22
Mobile Hotspot
Straight Talk Wireless Logo
AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon
  2GB
  $25
Mobile Hotspot
T-Mobile Logo
T-Mobile
  6GB
  $25
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
AT&T Logo
AT&T
  3GB
  $25
Mobile Hotspot
H2O Wireless Logo
AT&T
  2GB
  $25
Mobile Hotspot
Red Pocket Mobile Logo
AT&T, Sprint
  5GB
  $25
Data Only SIM
Tello Logo
Sprint
  8GB
  $25
Data Only SIM
Ting Logo
Sprint
  30GB
  $25
Mobile Hotspot
FreedomPop Logo
AT&T
  3GB
  $26.99
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
US Mobile
T-Mobile, Verizon
  8GB
  $28
Data Only SIM
FreedomPop Logo
Sprint
  3GB
  $28.99
Mobile Hotspot
Sprint Logo
Sprint
  10GB
  $30
Mobile Hotspot
Verizon Wireless Logo
Verizon
  UnlimitedGB
  $30
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
Republic Wireless Logo
T-Mobile
  10GB
  $30
Data Only SIM
Expo Mobile Logo
Sprint
  2GB
  $30
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
ZIP SIM Logo
T-Mobile
  1GB
  $30
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
AT&T Logo
AT&T
  3GB
  $30
Data Only SIM
Net10 Wireless Logo
Verizon
  2.5GB
  $30
Mobile Hotspot
FreedomPop Logo
AT&T
  4GB
  $33.99
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
FreedomPop Logo
Sprint
  4GB
  $34.99
Mobile Hotspot
Simple Mobile Logo
T-Mobile
  15GB
  $34.99
Data Only SIM
MetroPCS Logo
T-Mobile
  10GB
  $35
HotspotMobile Hotspot
Cricket Wireless Logo
AT&T
  20GB
  $35
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
AT&T Logo
AT&T
  25GB
  $35
Data Only SIM
Verizon Wireless Logo
Verizon
  6GB
  $35
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
FreedomPop Logo
AT&T, Sprint
  10GB
  $39.99
Mobile Hotspot
FreedomPop Logo
Sprint
  5GB
  $39.99
Mobile Hotspot
T-Mobile Logo
T-Mobile
  10GB
  $40
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
Red Pocket Mobile Logo
AT&T, Sprint
  20GB
  $40
Data Only SIM
Straight Talk Wireless Logo
AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon
  4GB
  $40
Mobile Hotspot
Sprint
  5GB
  $40
Mobile Hotspot
Verizon Wireless Logo
Verizon
  16GB
  $45
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
Sprint
  5GB
  $49.99
Mobile Hotspot
Simple Mobile Logo
T-Mobile
  40GB
  $49.99
Data Only SIM
Boost Mobile Logo
Sprint
  50GB
  $50
Mobile Hotspot
Straight Talk Wireless Logo
AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon
  5GB
  $50
Mobile Hotspot
Sprint Logo
Sprint
  50GB
  $50
Mobile Hotspot
Cricket Wireless Logo
AT&T
  40GB
  $50
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
H2O Wireless Logo
AT&T
  5GB
  $50
Mobile Hotspot
Net10 Wireless Logo
Verizon
  5GB
  $50
Mobile Hotspot
AT&T Logo
AT&T
  8GB
  $50
Mobile Hotspot
ZIP SIM Logo
T-Mobile
  2GB
  $50
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
AT&T Logo
AT&T
  5GB
  $50
Data Only SIM
T-Mobile Logo
T-Mobile
  14GB
  $55
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
Expo Mobile Logo
Sprint
  4GB
  $55
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
Sprint Logo
Sprint
  100GB
  $60
Mobile Hotspot
Verizon Wireless Logo
Verizon
  10GB
  $60
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
Verizon Wireless Logo
Verizon
  30GB
  $65
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
i3 Mobile Logo
AT&T
  UnlimitedGB
  $65
Data Only SIM
H2O Wireless Logo
AT&T
  7GB
  $70
Mobile Hotspot
T-Mobile Logo
T-Mobile
  18GB
  $70
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
Straight Talk Wireless Logo
AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon
  7GB
  $75
Mobile Hotspot
AT&T Logo
AT&T
  15GB
  $75
Mobile Hotspot
Sprint
  10GB
  $79.99
Mobile Hotspot
T-Mobile Logo
T-Mobile
  22GB
  $85
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
H2O Wireless Logo
AT&T
  10GB
  $90
Mobile Hotspot
Cricket Wireless Logo
AT&T
  100GB
  $90
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
Verizon Wireless Logo
Verizon
  20GB
  $90
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
Verizon Wireless Logo
Verizon
  30GB
  $120
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot
Sprint
  20GB
  $149.99
Mobile Hotspot
Verizon Wireless Logo
Verizon
  40GB
  $150
Data Only SIM, Mobile Hotspot




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SomeRandomDudeWithA?
SomeRandomDudeWithA?
1 year ago

Have I lost it or Does Verizon Seriously offer and UNLIMITED Prepaid HotSpot Plan that offers the same Data “Prioritization Rules” that its Unlimited Go plan offers

Jim
Jim
1 year ago

You can get a data only sim from Tmobile prepaid now for $10. The prices are lower across the board.

https://prepaid.t-mobile.com/plan-detail/mobile-internet

The Google Fi data sim is only as an add on if you already have a voice/text plan with them.

Metro now has a whole slew of data only plans too.

https://www.metropcs.com/content/metro/en/mobile/metro/tablet-plans.html

Jim
Jim
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe Paonessa

When I click through on the link you provide for the Metro $35 plan it just goes to the main page. Do you have a direct link to their plan?

E. N.
E. N.
2 years ago

Att has no clue about this unlimited data plan for $35. Is this fake news?

Brian Pratt
Brian Pratt
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe Paonessa

It’s iPad only, $29.99 for autopay, $35 for 1 time. Truly unlimited data, but no tethering.

Jeff
Jeff
3 years ago

Selectel Wireless does not seem to have Data Only plans anymore. At least I could not find one on their website.

thorr18
thorr18
3 years ago

Project Fi isn’t only on the T-Mobile network. It also uses the Sprint network (AND US Cellular’s network). It connects to whichever towers it wants from those three carriers when in the U.S. (The 3rd, 4th, & 5th largest?)

thorr18
thorr18
3 years ago
Reply to  JP

My mistake. I have been tethering to Fi with a phone, instead of using the data-only. It’s costing too much though so I need to look at unlimited plans. (hello, best MVNO!)
I notice you list the Verizon Jetpack price for twice what I am paying though. I do prepaid $100 for each block of 10GB (and you have 60 days to use up the 10GB). I bought two blocks last month, but buying one every two months is a much better deal than the one you’ve listed. (comes out to $50 for 5GB instead of $60 for 3GB).

Artur
Artur
4 years ago

Charge Mobile Data is now $13/GB, with promotions for purchasing 3, 5, and 8+ GB.

Buy 3 = 0.5 GB free
Buy 5 = 1 GB free
Buy 8 or more = 2 GB free

Artur
Artur
4 years ago
Reply to  Artur

The classification seems to be incorrect, as well. When you sign up for Charge, you receive a free SIM card to use with any compatible device.

Yurdinde
Yurdinde
4 years ago

T mobile has a few data options. 2 GB is $20, 6 GB is $35

TommyTechBoy
TommyTechBoy
4 years ago

You need to update, Karma now offers unlimited 4G LTE datta (speed capped at 5Mbps) for $50

Bestmvno.com
4 years ago
Reply to  TommyTechBoy

Thanks for the tip!

karmic
karmic
4 years ago
Reply to  Bestmvno.com

Update – Karma has now “pivoted” and no longer offers unlimited. The neverstop plan is now 5Mbps capped up to 15GB and then throttled to 60kbps after that

Lon
Lon
4 years ago
Reply to  BestMVNO

For MVNOs that use T-mobile’s network, does anyone know if the LTE is same LTE that is available to T-mobile customers (band 12 included)? or is 4G using either limited bands of LTE and/or HSPA+?

William R. Cousert
William R. Cousert
4 years ago
Reply to  TommyTechBoy

Is 5Mbps fast enough for streaming Netflix?

Bestmvno.com
4 years ago

I think it will be fine for viewing on a mobile device or laptop, but to watch on a tv, could be questionable. Here are Netflix speed recommendations.

https://help.netflix.com/en/node/306?lang=en&nodeId=306