Pay As You Go Cell Phone Plans

 

The following table compares all the pay as you go plans that operate on the 4 major wireless network providers, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile.  Whenever possible I tried to list plans that are more than just monthly based, because for the most part, that is what the MVNO tables are generally for.  However, as you review the tables, you’ll see that there are still quite a few 30 day plans listed for various reasons.  In some instances, it seemed the 30 day plan presented a better value than others.  In other cases, no monthly plans are offered, and 90 days is the least amount of time you can buy the pay as you go phone plan for.

The Best Pay As You Go Phone Plans

Compare AT&T pay as you go, Verizon pay as you go, T-Mobile pay as you go, and Sprint pay as you go plans with their respective MVNO counterparts

Need a phone?  The Motorola G4 Plus works with nearly every carrier and MVNO listed in the table.

Airvoice Wireless

AirVoice Wireless PG

Network(s): AT&T
Calling Card
$10.00
Minutes/Data
$0.1/$0.067
SMS/MMS
$0.1/$0.1
Duration
90 days
Airvoice Wireless

AirVoice Wireless PG 100

Network(s): AT&T
Calling Card
$100.00
Minutes/Data
$0.1/$0.067
SMS/MMS
$0.1/$0.1
Duration
365 days
Airvoice Wireless

AirVoice Wireless PG 20

Network(s): AT&T
Calling Card
$20.00
Minutes/Data
$0.1/$0.067
SMS/MMS
$0.1/$0.1
Duration
120 days
Airvoice Wireless

AirVoice Wireless PG 30

Network(s): AT&T
Calling Card
$30.00
Minutes/Data
$0.1/$0.067
SMS/MMS
$0.1/$0.1
Duration
150 days
Airvoice Wireless

AirVoice Wireless PG 50

Network(s): AT&T
Calling Card
$50.00
Minutes/Data
$0.1/$0.067
SMS/MMS
$0.1/$0.1
Duration
180 days
Black Wireless

Black Wireless PG

Network(s): AT&T
Calling Card
$10
Minutes/Data
$0.05/$0.1
SMS/MMS
$0.05/$0.1
Duration
90 days
Black Wireless

Black Wireless PG 100

Network(s): AT&T
Calling Card
$100
Minutes/Data
$0.05/$0.1
SMS/MMS
$0.05/$0.1
Duration
365 days
Black Wireless

Black Wireless PG 20

Network(s): AT&T
Calling Card
$20
Minutes/Data
$0.05/$0.1
SMS/MMS
$0.05/$0.1
Duration
90 days
Black Wireless

Black Wireless PG 30

Network(s): AT&T
Calling Card
$30
Minutes/Data
$0.05/$0.1
SMS/MMS
$0.05/$0.1
Duration
90 days
EasyGO Wireless Logo

EasyGO PG $10.00

Network(s): AT&T
Calling Card
$4.99
Minutes/Data
$0.05/$0.05
SMS/MMS
$0.05/$0.05
Duration
30 days
EasyGO Wireless Logo

EasyGO PG $20.00

Network(s): AT&T
Calling Card
$4.99
Minutes/Data
$0.05/$0.05
SMS/MMS
$0.05/$0.05
Duration
30 days
EasyGO Wireless Logo

EasyGO PG $4.99

Network(s): AT&T
Calling Card
$4.99
Minutes/Data
$0.05/$0.05
SMS/MMS
$0.05/$0.05
Duration
30 days
ECO Mobile Logo

Eco Mobile PG

Network(s): Sprint
Calling Card
$10
Minutes/Data
$0.05/$0.1
SMS/MMS
$0.02/$0.1
Duration
30 days
Expo Mobile Logo

Expo Mobile PG

Network(s): Sprint, Verizon
Calling Card
$10
Minutes/Data
2c min/NA
SMS/MMS
2c message
Duration
90 days
Expo Mobile Logo

Expo Mobile PG 100

Network(s): Sprint, Verizon
Calling Card
$100
Minutes/Data
2c min/5c MB
SMS/MMS
2c message
Duration
120 days
Expo Mobile Logo

Expo Mobile PG 120

Network(s): Sprint, Verizon
Calling Card
$30
Minutes/Data
2c min/5c MB
SMS/MMS
2c message
Duration
120 days
Expo Mobile Logo

Expo Mobile PG 55

Network(s): Sprint, Verizon
Calling Card
$55
Minutes/Data
2c min/5c MB
SMS/MMS
2c message
Duration
120 days
Good 2Go Mobile

Good2Go Mobile PG

Network(s): AT&T
Calling Card
$20
Minutes/Data
$0.05/$0.5
SMS/MMS
$0.05
Duration
30 days
H2O Wireless Logo

H2O Wireless PG

Network(s): AT&T
Calling Card
$30.00
Minutes/Data
$0.05/$0.1
SMS/MMS
$0.05/$0.1
Duration
90 days
H2O Wireless Logo

H2O Wireless PG 10

Network(s): AT&T
Calling Card
$10.00
Minutes/Data
$0.05/$0.1
SMS/MMS
$0.05/$0.1
Duration
90 days
H2O Wireless Logo

H2O Wireless PG 100

Network(s): AT&T
Calling Card
$100.00
Minutes/Data
$0.05/$0.1
SMS/MMS
$0.05/$0.1
Duration
365 days
H2O Wireless Logo

H2O Wireless PG 20

Network(s): AT&T
Calling Card
$20.00
Minutes/Data
$0.05/$0.1
SMS/MMS
$0.05/$0.1
Duration
90 days
H2O Wireless Logo

H2O Wireless PG 25

Network(s): AT&T
Calling Card
$25.00
Minutes/Data
2.5c/$0.1
SMS/MMS
2.5c/10c
Duration
30 days
Jolt Mobile Logo

Jolt Mobile PG

Network(s): AT&T
Calling Card
$15.00
Minutes/Data
6c/50c
SMS/MMS
3c/3c
Duration
30 days
Jolt Mobile Logo

Jolt Mobile PG 20

Network(s): AT&T
Calling Card
$20.00
Minutes/Data
10c/10c MB
SMS/MMS
10c/10c
Duration
60 days
Page Plus Logo

Page Plus Cellular PG

Network(s): Verizon
Calling Card
$10.00
Minutes/Data
$0.1/5c
SMS/MMS
5c/5c+data charge
Duration
120 days
Page Plus Logo

Page Plus Cellular PG 25

Network(s): Verizon
Calling Card
$25.00
Minutes/Data
6c/5c
SMS/MMS
5c/5c+data charge
Duration
120 days
Page Plus Logo

Page Plus Cellular PG 365

Network(s): Verizon
Calling Card
$80.00
Minutes/Data
4c/5c
SMS/MMS
5c/5c+data charge
Duration
365 days
Page Plus Logo

Page Plus Cellular PG 50

Network(s): Verizon
Calling Card
$50.00
Minutes/Data
5c/5c
SMS/MMS
5c/5c+data charge
Duration
120 days
Pix Wireless

Pix Wireless PG

Network(s): Sprint
Calling Card
$75
Minutes/Data
2c/2c
SMS/MMS
1c/8c
Duration
365 days
Pix Wireless

Pix Wireless PG 100

Network(s): Sprint
Calling Card
$100
Minutes/Data
2c/2c
SMS/MMS
1c/8c
Duration
365 days
Pix Wireless

Pix Wireless PG 125

Network(s): Sprint
Calling Card
$125
Minutes/Data
2c/2c
SMS/MMS
1c/8c
Duration
365 days
Pix Wireless

Pix Wireless PG 150

Network(s): Sprint
Calling Card
$150
Minutes/Data
2c/2c
SMS/MMS
1c/8c
Duration
365 days
Pix Wireless

Pix Wireless PG 175

Network(s): Sprint
Calling Card
$175
Minutes/Data
2c/2c
SMS/MMS
1c/8c
Duration
365 days
Pix Wireless

Pix Wireless PG 200

Network(s): Sprint
Calling Card
$200
Minutes/Data
2c/2c
SMS/MMS
1c/8c
Duration
365 days
Red Pocket eBay Plan 90 Day Best Value

Red Pocket PG

Network(s): AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
Calling Card
$29
Minutes/Data
500 minutes/ 500 MB each month
SMS/MMS
500 Texts each month
Duration
90 days
Red Pocket eBay Plan 90 Day Best Value

Red Pocket PG Unlimited

Network(s): AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
Calling Card
$69
Minutes/Data
Unlimited/1GB
SMS/MMS
Unlimited each month
Duration
90 days
SpeedTalk Mobile Logo

SpeedTalk Mobile PayGo Plan 1

Network(s): T-Mobile
Calling Card
$5
Minutes/Data
2c min/2c MB
SMS/MMS
2c/2c
Duration
30 days
SpeedTalk Mobile Logo

SpeedTalk Mobile PayGo Plan 2

Network(s): T-Mobile
Calling Card
$7.5
Minutes/Data
2c min/2c MB
SMS/MMS
2c/2c
Duration
30 days
SpeedTalk Mobile Logo

SpeedTalk Mobile PayGo Plan 3

Network(s): T-Mobile
Calling Card
$10.00
Minutes/Data
2c min/2c MB
SMS/MMS
Unlimited SMS
Duration
30 days
SpeedTalk Mobile Logo

SpeedTalk Mobile PayGo Plan 4

Network(s): T-Mobile
Calling Card
$25
Minutes/Data
2c min/2c MB
SMS/MMS
Unlimited SMS
Duration
60 days
SpeedTalk Mobile Logo

SpeedTalk Mobile PayGo Plan 5

Network(s): T-Mobile
Calling Card
$50
Minutes/Data
2c min/2c MB
SMS/MMS
2c/2c
Duration
180 days
SpeedTalk Mobile Logo

SpeedTalk Mobile PayGo Plan 6

Network(s): T-Mobile
Calling Card
$100
Minutes/Data
2c min/2c MB
SMS/MMS
2c/2c
Duration
365 days
T-Mobile Logo

T-Mobile PG

Network(s): T-Mobile
Calling Card
$3.00
Minutes/Data
$0.1/Cost Extra
SMS/MMS
$0.1 / $0.1
Duration
30 days
Tello Logo

Tello PG

Network(s): Sprint
Calling Card
$10
Minutes/Data
3c min/2c MB
SMS/MMS
1c/1c
Duration
90 days
Tello Logo

Tello PG 15

Network(s): Sprint
Calling Card
$15
Minutes/Data
3c min/2c MB
SMS/MMS
1c/1c
Duration
90 days
Tello Logo

Tello PG 25

Network(s): Sprint
Calling Card
$25
Minutes/Data
3c min/2c MB
SMS/MMS
1c/1c
Duration
90 days
Tello Logo

Tello PG50

Network(s): Sprint
Calling Card
$50
Minutes/Data
3c min/2c MB
SMS/MMS
1c/1c
Duration
90 days
Tracfone Logo

TracFone PG

Network(s): AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon
Calling Card
$25
Minutes/Data
500/500 MB
SMS/MMS
1,000
Duration
60 days
Tracfone Logo

TracFone PG 35

Network(s): AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon
Calling Card
$35
Minutes/Data
750/1 GB
SMS/MMS
1,000
Duration
60 days
Tracfone Logo

TracFone PG 365

Network(s): AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon
Calling Card
$125
Minutes/Data
1500/1.5 GB
SMS/MMS
1,500
Duration
365 days
Tracfone Logo

TracFone PG 45

Network(s): AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon
Calling Card
$45
Minutes/Data
750/1.5 GB
SMS/MMS
1,000
Duration
90 days
Tracfone Logo

TracFone PG 50

Network(s): AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon
Calling Card
$50
Minutes/Data
750/2 GB
SMS/MMS
1,500
Duration
90 days
   


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ExpoMobile requires you to call in, wait for a human to answer phone in order to refill, not the best customer service.

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I’ve had FutureNine VOIP for years. I can log into their portal and get info on my account, change settings, get the call history, etc.
I’ve used the AirVoice cell phone Pay as you Go for years – but they have no portal login, call history, etc.
Do you know of any MVNO that has an account login (website) where I can view call history, make payments, etc.
I am especially interested in call history.

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Along these lines, my father lives part time in Costa Rica and part time with us here in Tacoma, WA. We are looking for the least expensive option for him as well. He mostly only texts while he is here. Any thoughts? Thank you! Happy to sign up thru you for either/both of these scenarios, if possible.

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Teya

hi Joe, great info. I am new to all this and still trying to figure out my best option. I have my regular At&T cell phone Service, however I travel to a town outside of Nashville a few times a year for a couple weeks to a month at a time and Verizon has the best coverage there… so, I am looking for a pay-as-you-go SIM card on a Verizon network, (right?). Mostly I will only need to text. Low talk minutes is fine. I guess I will also need (the most) inexpensive Verizon phone as well, right? Ideas where… Read more »

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To everyone: although this is a very valuable website with useful information, always, ALWAYS check on the individual companies websites for the most up to date information. To this site’s moderator do you remove companies or update information (rates, which cell towers usage etc.) from posts of customers or only if you are contacted by the customer. I went through the hassle of writing Ready Mobile and telling them to contact you as I wasn’t sure you would have changed the info (their carrier) if it was only me that contacted you to tell you or you had to hear… Read more »

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Ames

Pix Wireless doesn’t seem to offer PayGo anymore-?

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Tempo Comm is only 40 mins. for $9.95, not 250, big difference.