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 Verizon
Airvoice Wireless Airvoice AT&T
AT&T Wireless Logo AT&T AT&T
Black Wireless Black Wireless AT&T
Bluegreen Mobile Verizon Bluegreen Mobile Verizon
Boom! Mobile Boom! Mobile AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
Boost Mobile Logo Boost Mobile Sprint
CampusSIMs Logo campusSIMS sub-MVNO of Pure TalkUSA
Chit Chat Mobile Logo ChitChat Mobile Sprint
Consumer Cellular Logo Consumer Cellular AT&T
Cricket Wireless Logo Cricket Wireless AT&T
EasyGo Wireless EasyGo AT&T
ECO Mobile Logo EcoMobile Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
Español Mobile Español Mobile Sprint
FreedomPop Freedompop

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AT&T, Sprint
Good 2Go Mobile Good 2Go Mobile Sprint
GoSmart Mobile GoSmart Mobile T-Mobile
H2O Wireless Logo H2O Wireless

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AT&T
Ideal Mobile Ideal Mobile Sprint
iWireless Logo iWireless Regional carrier that uses T-Mobile for roaming
Jolt Mobile Logo Jolt Mobile AT&T
Kajeet Kajeet Sprint
Lycamobile Lycamobile T-Mobile
MetroPCS T-Mobile
Mint SIM Logo Mint SIM T-Mobile
Net10 Wireless Net10 AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
Nextplus Go Compare Wireless Plans NextPlus GO T-Mobile
Page Plus Cellular Page Plus Cellular Verizon
Pix Wireless Pix Wireless Sprint
Google Project Fi Logo Project Fi Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular
Pure TalkUSA Pure TalkUSA AT&T
Ready SIM Ready Mobile Verizon
Red Pocket Red Pocket Mobile AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
Republic Wireless Republic Wireless Sprint, T-Mobile
ROK Mobile ROK Mobile Verizon
Scratch Wireless Scratch Wireless Sprint
Selectel Wireless Selectel Wireless Verizon
Simple Mobile Simple Mobile T-Mobile
Sprint Logo Sprint Sprint
Straight Talk Wireless Logo Straight Talk AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
T-Mobile Logo T-Mobile T-Mobile
Telcel America Logo Telcel America T-Mobile
Tello Logo Tello Sprint
TextNow Wireless TextNow Sprint
Ting Ting Sprint, T-Mobile
Total Wireless Logo Total Wireless

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Verizon
TPO Mobile Black Friday Week TPO Mobile Sprint, T-Mobile
Tracfone Logo Tracfone AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon
Ultra Mobile Logo Ultra Mobile T-Mobile
Univision Mobile Logo Univision Mobile T-Mobile
US Cellular Logo US Cellular Sprint
US Mobile Logo US Mobile T-Mobile
Verizon Wireless Logo Verizon Wireless Verizon
Virgin Mobile Virgin Mobile Sprint
Walmart Family Mobile Walmart Family Mobile T-Mobile
Zing Zing PCS Sprint
ZIP Sim ZIP SIM T-Mobile


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.