List of United States Mobile Virtual Network Operators

Here you’ll find an MVNO list containing all the major providers and resellers in the USA.  If you don’t already know what an MVNO is, skip on down to What is an MVNO?

See also: MVNO comparison lists of the best Verizon MVNO’s, best AT&T MVNO’s, best T-Mobile MVNO’s or best Sprint MVNO’s.

MVNO List

MVNO/Wireless Provider Network Used
Affinity Cellular
Affinity Cellular 100 MB Verizon
Airvoice Wireless
Airvoice 100 MB AT&T
AT&T Wireless Logo
AT&T 25 GB AT&T
AT&T Wireless Logo
AT&T GoPhone 8 GB AT&T
Black Wireless
Black Wireless 1 GB AT&T
Bluegreen Mobile Verizon
Bluegreen Mobile 2 GB Verizon
Boom Mobile Logo
Boom! Mobile Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
Boost Mobile Logo
Boost Mobile Unlimited Starter Sprint
CampusSIMs Logo
campusSIMs AT&T
Chit Chat Mobile Logo
ChitChat Mobile Unlimited Talk & Text Sprint
Consumer Cellular
Consumer Cellular 200 MB AT&T
Cricket Wireless Announces Galaxy S7 Support
Cricket Wireless Pro AT&T
EasyGO Wireless Logo
EasyGo 100 MB AT&T
ECO Mobile Logo
EcoMobile 4 GB Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
Envie Mobile
Envie Mobile 1 GB International Verizon
Español Mobile
Español Mobile $4.99 Sprint
FreedomPop Free Talk Text and 4G LTE Data
Freedompop Basic Sprint
Good 2Go Mobile
Good 2Go Mobile 1 GB Sprint
GoSmart Mobile
GoSmart Mobile T&T T-Mobile
H2O Wireless Logo
H2O Wireless Monthly Unlimited 45 AT&T
Ideal Mobile
Ideal Mobile Cool Sprint
Jolt Mobile
Jolt Mobile 25 AT&T
Kajeet
Kajeet Kid Texter Sprint
Lycamobile
LycaMobile 59 T-Mobile
MetroPCS
MetroPCS 40 T-Mobile
Mint SIM Logo
Mint SIM T-Mobile
Net10 Wireless Verizon
Net10 35 T-Mobile T-Mobile
Nextplus Go Compare Wireless Plans
Nextplus GO Unlimited 3 T-Mobile
Page Plus Logo
Page Plus Cellular 12 Verizon
Pix Wireless
Pix Wireless Monthly 34 Sprint
Google Project Fi Logo
Project Fi Basic Sprint, T-Mobile
Pure TalkUSA
Pure TalkUSA 20 AT&T
Ready Mobile PCS
Ready Mobile PCS 15 Verizon
Red Pocket T-Mobile Logo
Red Pocket Mobile GSMT 35 T-Mobile
Republic Wireless Taco Tuesday Black Friday
Republic Wireless 90 Sprint, T-Mobile
ROK Mobile
ROK Mobile Unlimited Verizon
Scratch Wireless
Scratch Wireless 23 Sprint
Selectel Wireless
Selectel Wireless 15 Verizon
Simple Mobile
Simple Mobile 47 T-Mobile
Sprint Logo
Sprint 45 Sprint
Straight Talk Wireless Logo
Straight Talk 55V Verizon
T-Mobile Logo
T-Mobile One T-Mobile
Telcel America Logo
Telcel America 29 T-Mobile
Tello Logo
Tello Economy Sprint
TextNow Wireless
TextNow 60 Sprint
Ting
Ting 30S Sprint, T-Mobile
Total Wireless Logo
Total Wireless 1.5GB Verizon
TPO Mobile Black Friday Week
TPO Mobile Kind Sprint, T-Mobile
Tracfone
Tracfone Monthly 20D AT&T
Ultra Mobile Logo
Ultra Mobile Unlimited 39 T-Mobile
Univision Mobile Logo
Univision Mobile 19 T-Mobile
US Mobile Logo
US Mobile T-Mobile
UVA Mobile
UVA Mobile Monthly 3 T-Mobile
Verizon Wireless Logo
Verizon XL Verizon
Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile Unlimited 30 Sprint
Walmart Family Mobile
Walmart Family Mobile Unlimited 25 T-Mobile
Zing
Zing PCS Sprint

 



What is an MVNO?

MVNO stands for “Mobile Virtual Network Operator,”  and as such, an MVNO does not own or have it’s own infrastructure ( wireless cell phone towers), but rather buys wholesale minutes, data and text from major carriers such Verizon, Sprint, T-mobile, AT&T, etc to resell to you under its own brand name. So essentially an MVNO is simply one of the BIG 4 wireless carriers but running under a different name.

Almost all prepaid cell phone plans and providers are offered through an MVNO. For instance, when you sign up for the prepaid wireless carrier Page Plus Cellular, you are essentially signing up for Verizon as Page Plus Cellular leases service from Verizon. You’ll get the same Verizon coverage through them at 1/2 to 1/3 of the cost, so as you can see, an MVNO has the potential to save you a lot of money! So now the question for you becomes, why are these MVNO’s so much cheaper than the BIG 4 themselves? Well, if you’ve followed along you can see for starters they don’t have any infrastructure to maintain. That is the responsibility of the BIG 4. Another reason is that when you sign up to get a new phone and contract with one of the BIG 4, they hide the cost of that new phone in your monthly bill (previously T-mobile was the only exception, but now the other carriers are beginning to be more transparent by offering no contract cell phones with monthly “installment” plans). That “free phone” you think you are getting may actually cost the BIG 4 $250 to purchase, so that cost gets passed on to you over the course of your contract with them. Often they are charging you much more for the phone than they actually paid for it so it’s cheaper for you to buy the phone from a website such as eBay or Amazon and to sign up with a prepaid provider. The third reason why prepaid is cheaper, is that some carriers, like Sprint, don’t share their roaming agreements with their MVNO’s. What you might not know is that in areas where Sprint doesn’t have it’s own cell phone towers and coverage, Sprint pays Verizon so that its customers can “roam” on the Verizon network (for voice only). Virgin mobile, an MVNO owned by Sprint, does not have this same agreement.  It only uses Sprint’s towers so it’s coverage isn’t as good as it would be if you were a direct Sprint subscriber.  If you are interested in finding out more about MVNOs and finding one that can help save you money, you may want to start by exploring this MVNO list or by using the BestMVNO wireless phone plan comparison tool.

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JoeW
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Where is H2O?

louis
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HOW can this be a list of ALL MVNO in the US when theirs so many
not on this list. like BOOST MOBILE , METRO PCS , AF MOBILE,
MANGO MOBILE, and that is just some, maybe need to call it
something other then the name you have or at lest
fix it and keep it updated.

Roman
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Thank you for mentioning Mango Mobile, part of Red Pocket Mobile.

Albert
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Anyone could tell me which are the top 10 MVNO related to the market share??? 🙂

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