ATT MVNO Cell Phone Plans Compared

Wireless Provider
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Promoted
Pure TalkUSA Official Logo
Pure TalkUSA Monthly 1 GB

Special Features:
  • Unlimited Talk & Text with 1GB of data
  • Nationwide GSM coverage
  • No contracts, credit checks or activation fees
  • Bring your own phone
  • USA based customer service!
Unlimited
Unlimited
1 GB
Promoted
Pure TalkUSA Official Logo
Pure TalkUSA Monthly 3 GB

Special Features:
  • Cheapest provider to offer 3 GB of data with unlimited talk and text on the nations largest GSM network!
  • No contracts, credit checks or activation fees
  • Bring your own phone
  • USA based customer service!
Unlimited
Unlimited
3 GB

ATT MVNOs offer some of the best overall nationwide coverage maps per dollar so pay close attention to what you see here.  Other carriers 4G MVNO’s may offer cheaper wireless phone plans but their nationwide coverage isn’t top notch like AT&T’s.  Since AT&T operates on a GSM based network, bringing your own cell phone to one of their MVNOs tends to be easier than moving a Verizon or Sprint phone to an MVNO.  If you have a paid off out of contract AT&T phone or unlocked device you can use it with any of the cell phone plan providers listed on this page.

In order to make it into this price comparison database, any plans that offered less than 1 GB of data were excluded, as that simply isn’t enough data for a majority of users.  The current list best describes cell phone plans suited for single lines.  If family plans are all you are interested in you can have a look at them here.  In some cases though, the below single line prepaid cell phone plans will suffice and be what’s most cost effective for you, particularly if you are a couple or a family of less than 4.

 

All plans were hand picked by BestMVNO.com to be the best overall valued plan offered by that provider.  If the options provided here aren’t enough have a look at the full phone plan comparison table.

ATTENTION:  If you are an iPhone user you may have trouble getting data and MMS working with many of these MVNOs. Please read this post for more information.

If you are considering Consumer Cellular, please read this post, as they may send you a T-Mobile SIM card at their discretion.

The Best AT&T MVNOs and Prepaid Cell Phone Plans

(The plans listed represent what BestMVNO.com feels is each AT&T MVNOs best offering for smartphones. All providers listed allow you to bring your own device (BYOD), although some providers may have limited support for Blackberry devices and iPhones.



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Wireless Provider
Talk
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Tracfone Logo

Tracfone Smartphone 20

Plan is for 30 days

Includes Hotspot/Tethering: No

  300
  1000
  1GB
  $20
FreedomPop Free Talk Text and 4G LTE Data

Freedompop GSM


See a review of Freedompop

  • Pay in advance discount!  Price shown is for payment of service 3 months in advance
  • Pay 6 months in advance and get the plan for an average cost of $17.99/month
  • Pay one year in advance and get the plan at an average cost of $14.99/month
  • Alternatively, try the free plan with 200 minutes, 500 texts, and 200 MB of 4G LTE data
  • 30 day money back guarantee
Includes Hotspot/Tethering: No

  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  2GB
  $20
Pure TalkUSA

Pure TalkUSA 29

Includes Hotspot/Tethering: No

  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  3GB
  $29
Consumer Cellular Logo

Consumer Cellular 1.5 GB

AARP Members save 5% off their monthly bill, ranked number 1 by Consumer Reports in customer satisfaction, and tops by JD Power, minutes billed per use with this plan at 25c per minute

Includes Hotspot/Tethering: No

  40
  Unlimited
  1.5GB
  $30
Red Pocket Mobile Logo

Red Pocket Mobile $30 Unlimited Plan

Unlimited International calling to over 70. Price shown is with auto pay billing enabled, price is $35 without auto pay billing.

Bonus! Buy the annual plan at Amazon and get 3 GB of data at an average cost of just $21.25/month!

Includes Hotspot/Tethering: No

  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  3GB
  $30.00
Cricket Wireless Announces Galaxy S7 Support

Cricket Wireless Basic

LTE download speeds limited to 8 Mbps

Includes Hotspot/Tethering: No

  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  4GB
  $35
H2O Wireless Logo

H2O Wireless Monthly Unlimited 36


See a review of H2O Wireless

Price with auto pay billing enabled, $40 without auto pay.  Unlimited talk and text to 50+ countries. Download speeds limited to 8 Mbps

Includes Hotspot/Tethering: No
Caution iPhones likely won’t be able to use MMS picture messaging with this plan
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  6GB
  $36
ATT Prepaid Logo

AT&T Prepaid 6 GB

Price with autopay $45 without, Rollover data, data lasts for one additional billing period, Unlimited talk, text and data while roaming in Mexico or Canada.  Unlimited talk and text to Mexico and Canada. Family discounts. $5 off of line 2, $10 off of line 3, $15 off line 4, $20 off of line 5.

Includes Hotspot/Tethering: Yes

  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  6GB
  $40
Black Wireless

Black Wireless 4 GB

  • Unlimited calling to 74 countries
Includes Hotspot/Tethering: No
Caution iPhones likely won’t be able to use MMS picture messaging with this plan
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  4GB
  $40
Jolt Mobile

Jolt Mobile 40

$1 international calling credit

Includes Hotspot/Tethering: No

  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  1GB
  $40
Net10 Wireless Logo

Net10 50 Preferred Data User


Limited Time Special Offer! 

Subscribe by 11/26/17 and get double the data at no extra cost, 16 GB/month for life!

Price is with auto pay billing enabled.  Price is $50 without auto pay billing enabled.

Deal! Pay 3 months in advance, and you’ll save $10/month.  Pay in advance rate is $120, or $40/month.

Includes Hotspot/Tethering: No

  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  8GB
  $45
Straight Talk Wireless Logo

Straight Talk Unlimited Nationwide 45


Limited Time Special Offer! 

The data shown is promotional. Plan must be purchased at Walmart to get 10 GB otherwise it will come with 8 GB.

$44/month if you enable auto refill. Pay 3 months in advance, save $5. Pay 6 months in advance save $15. Pay one year in advance save $45

Includes Hotspot/Tethering: No

  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  10GB
  $45
Airvoice Wireless

Airvoice 5 GB

International long distance unlimited Calling to 80+ countries

Includes Hotspot/Tethering: No
Caution iPhones likely won’t be able to use MMS picture messaging with this plan
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  5GB
  $50
Best Cellular (GSM-A) Logo

Best Cellular $50 (GSM-A)

Includes Hotspot/Tethering: No
Caution iPhones likely won’t be able to use MMS picture messaging with this plan
  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  1GB
  $50
CampusSIMs Logo

campusSIMs Monthly 50

unlimited inbound international calling, 100 international minutes

Includes Hotspot/Tethering: No

  Unlimited
  Unlimited
  1.5GB
  $50

Not sure which is right for you?  Maybe this MVNO List can help.  Want to try and custom build your own plan? Check out my build your own cell phone plan tool! Looking for Pay as You Go?  Check out the AT&T pay as you go plans page.

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Techie
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Blackwireless throttles data to 2G speed after initial 1GB usage (this is for $50 plan) .. not worth using this provider.

Nicholas Landry
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i am on straight talk’s att sim card byod plan and i get LTE. your chart needs updating!!!

mike
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Are the AT&T go phone LTE speeds limited?

Spencer Walker
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Cricket wireless is the best deal hands down

Rich
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not even close lol.

Stephen Blakeney
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How so?

Lexus007
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Because other providers like H2O provide almost same features + international calling at $30 ($27 with auto pay). 2GB unlimited data + unlimited talk (domestic n international) + text (including MMS) etc. Why go Cricket?

cristian0215
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H2O doesn’t have MMS for iPhone users. If you’re on android then its no problem. Otherwise Cricket is the better plan.

esc0
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@bestmvnocom:disqus
As of last week I started noticing a few words under my pictures when sending an MMS via AirVoice Wireless. The words are “Queued for Sending”. As you mentioned above it seems ATT plays favorite with its pipeline when servicing its postpaid and prepaid customers versus their MVNO customers.

It is my first time seeing the words in the two month’s of service with AV. It doesn’t seem to matter what time of the day it is or whether weekdays or weekends. Just thought I would share.

benodiktine
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@bestmvnocom:disqus in the fine print above it says “9 = H20 wireless. Price is with autopay enabled”, omitting that they do not support short code. I just chated with H20 support and confirmed that H20 does not support short code. This is driving me nuts! I wish there was a list of MVNOs that support and do not support short codes.

Subhani
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Does the AT&T Roll over data work with any of these MVNOs? I’m looking for Cricket, Straight Talk or Net10.

esc0
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@bestmvnocom:disqus As of my last monthly renewal with AirVoice I noticed that my full monthly data allotment has been issued to me. I have two lines with them on the $30 monthly plan and both show 500MB after payment. I can’t say whether this applies to all plans but I am sure they wouldn’t just do it for one plan which is the cheapest and not the others. Maybe they were inundated with calls for adding the other half of data?? And, if yes I am sure their guys can spend more time resolving more important issues for customers and… Read more »
Wunder
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Cricket Wireless also offers free Mexico calling and texting with the smart and pro plans.

mattand
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Great article, thanks for the info. I’ve got a question about switching to a GSM MVNO. I’m currently with Virgin Mobile (which is CDMA) and using an iPhone 5s. Per the new government regulations and VM’s own guidelines, I can at least get the GSM part of the phone unlocked. I’m actually happy with their service, but they recently grandfathered my plan (2.5 GB LTE, 1200 minutes for $40 a month), and the new plan at that price point is only 1GB of data. I’m gathering info now in case they pull the plug on my plan. Does anyone have… Read more »
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