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.

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Provider Calling Card $ Min/Data $ SMS/MMS Plan Duration
Airvoice Wireless

AirVoice Wireless

Network Used: ATT
International Text: Yes
10.00 $0.1/$0.067 $0.1/$0.1 90
Black Wireless

Black Wireless

Network Used: ATT
International Text: $0.1 sms $0.15 MMS
30 $0.05/$0.1 $0.05/$0.1 90
CellNUVO Logo

CellNUVO

Network Used: Sprint
International Text: Yes to 180 countries, 1 credit/sms
0 1 credit min/10 credits MB 1 credit SMS/MMS charged by the MB Good Until Gone
EasyGO Wireless Logo

EasyGO

Network Used: ATT
International Text: $.05
4.99 $0.05/$0.05 $0.05/$0.05 30
ECO Mobile Logo

EcoMobile

Network Used: Sprint Verizon T-Mobile
International Text: No
$0.05/$0.1 $0.02/$0.1 30
Español Mobile

Español Mobile

Network Used: Sprint
International Text: No
10 100 min/NA 100 combined 30
Expo Mobile Logo

Expo Mobile

Network Used: Sprint Verizon
International Text: No
10 2c min/5c MB 2c message 90
FreedomPop Black Friday

FreedomPop

Network Used: Sprint
International Text: No
0 200 min/500 500/NA 30

Good2Go Mobile

Network Used: ATT Sprint
International Text: $0.2 send
20 $0.05/$0.5 $0.05 30
H2O Wireless Logo

H2O Wireless

Network Used: ATT
International Text: Yes
30.00 $0.05/$0.1 $0.05/$0.1 90
Jolt Mobile Logo

Jolt Mobile

Network Used: ATT
International Text: Yes
15.00 $0.06/$0.5 $0.03 30
Net10 Wireless Verizon

Net10 Wireless

Network Used: Sprint Verizon ATT
International Text: Yes
30.00 300 min ($0.1)/no data $0.05 60
Page Plus Logo

Page Plus Cellular

Network Used: Verizon
International Text: $0.2 SMS
10.00 $0.1/$0.1 $0.05/$0.15 120
Pix Wireless

Pix Wireless

Network Used: Sprint
International Text: No
10 $0.04/$0.08 0.02/NA
Ready Mobile PCS

Ready Mobile

Network Used: Verizon
International Text: No
15 $0.075/no data $0.075 30
Red Pocket eBay Plan 90 Day Best Value

Red Pocket

Network Used: ATT
International Text: Yes SMS
10 $0.1/$0.30 $0.1/$0.1 30
RingPlus Logo

RingPlus

Network Used: Sprint
International Text: No
0 200 min/$.02 50/ $0.04 30
Selectel Wireless

Selectel Wireless

Network Used: Verizon
International Text: No
15.00 300 min 15 MB data 300 SMS/MMS 30
T-Mobile Logo

T-Mobile

Network Used: T-Mobile
International Text: No
3.00 $0.1/NA $0.1 / $0.1 30
Tello Logo

Tello

TelloTPNetwork Used: Sprint
International Text: Yes, rates very
10 1c min/2c MB min/$.02 1c/ 180
Tracfone

Tracfone

Network Used: ATT Verizon
International Text: No
29.99 360/360 MB 360 90
Verizon Wireless Logo

Verizon

Network Used: Verizon
International Text: $0.25 send, $0.02 receive
1.99 Unlimited/$0.99 $0.02/$0.25 Daily, paid only if phone used

 

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jo
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thanks for the info, but airvoice is 10 cents / minute now

Theo
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Great info and tables. Thanks for your research and presentation.

Pat
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I keep seeing the H20 paygo card time listed as good for 90 days, but my experience was that it was 60 days.

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

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

jenn.garden
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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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