ATT MVNO Cell Phone Plans Compared

Wireless ProviderTalkTextDataPrice
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!
UnlimitedUnlimited1 GB
$24
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!
UnlimitedUnlimited3 GB
$29

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.

If you are considering an ATT MVNO, something to be aware of is that AT&T appears to play favorites with it’s data pipeline favoring it’s direct customers over it’s MVNO subscribers as outlined here.

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.

Best ATT MVNO Phone Plans

Wireless ProviderTalkTextDataPrice
Tracfone Logo

Tracfone Smartphone 20



Special Features:

Plan is for 30 days

Mobile Hotspot: No

30010001 GB
$20
FreedomPop Free Talk Text and 4G LTE Data

Freedompop GSM



Special Features:
  • 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
Mobile Hotspot: No

See a review of Freedompop

UnlimitedUnlimited2 GB
$20
Pure TalkUSA

Pure TalkUSA 29



Special Features: Mobile Hotspot: No

UnlimitedUnlimited3 GB
$29
Consumer Cellular Logo

Consumer Cellular 1.5 GB



Special Features:

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

Mobile Hotspot: No

40Unlimited1.5 GB
$30
Red Pocket Mobile Logo

Red Pocket Mobile $30 Unlimited Plan



Special Features:

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!

Mobile Hotspot: No

UnlimitedUnlimited2.5 GB
$30.00
Cricket Wireless Announces Galaxy S7 Support

Cricket Wireless Basic



Special Features:

LTE download speeds limited to 8 Mbps

Mobile Hotspot: No

UnlimitedUnlimited4 GB
$35
H2O Wireless Logo

H2O Wireless Monthly Unlimited 36



Special Features:

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

Mobile Hotspot: No

See a review of H2O Wireless

UnlimitedUnlimited6 GB
$36
ATT Prepaid Logo

AT&T Prepaid 6 GB



Special Features:

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.

Mobile Hotspot: Yes

UnlimitedUnlimited6 GB
$40
Jolt Mobile

Jolt Mobile 40



Special Features:

$1 international calling credit

Mobile Hotspot: No

UnlimitedUnlimited1 GB
$40
Net10 Wireless Logo

Net10 50 Preferred Data User



Special Features:

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.

Mobile Hotspot: No

UnlimitedUnlimited8 GB
$45
Straight Talk Wireless Logo

Straight Talk Unlimited Nationwide 45



Special Features:

$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

Mobile Hotspot: No

UnlimitedUnlimited8 GB
$45
Airvoice Wireless

Airvoice 5 GB



Special Features:

International long distance unlimited Calling to 80+ countries

Mobile Hotspot: No

UnlimitedUnlimited5 GB
$50
Black Wireless

Black Wireless 2 GB



Special Features:

Unlimited calls to 50+ countries with $10 international call credit

Mobile Hotspot: No

UnlimitedUnlimited2 GB
$50
Best Cellular (GSM-A) Logo

Best Cellular $50 (GSM-A)



Special Features: Mobile Hotspot: No

UnlimitedUnlimited1 GB
$50
CampusSIMs Logo

campusSIMs Monthly 50



Special Features:

unlimited inbound international calling, 100 international minutes

Mobile Hotspot: No

UnlimitedUnlimited1.5 GB
$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?

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
Guest
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 »
escs0
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@bestmvnocom:disqus
This morning I decided to take a quick glance at AirVoice Wireless website and to my surprise, their plans have been updated. I also noticed a monthly $5 plan has been added and their $40 monthly plan is no more.

On a not so good move their data allotment comes with stipulation. Once one hits half their allotted data, your speeds will be reduced. Not sure where but I am assuming 128Kbps since it seems to be the norm with most carriers. I could be wrong here.

Link below.

https://www.airvoicewireless.com/PlansA.aspx

joeinmd
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I use H2O Wireless in the pay as you go mode. I like it a lot – 5¢ a min, message, or mb. No monthly charges.

Donna Falcone
Guest

H2o now offering $20 plan unlimited talk text and MMS with 100gb of data and for $10 add 1gb of data to plan and remaining data rolls over. Seems like a good deal.

Donna Falcone
Guest

Perhaps I can ask your opinion. I’m with Puretalk USA right now for a trial month until my Verizon contract is up. Phone and customer service has been great, but Cricket gives 2.5gb of data for $35 vs 1gb on Puretalk for the same price. Both run on AT&T. Seems I would be foolish not to go to Cricket unless I’m missing something. Puretalk only seems like a good deal for light users. Thanks.

norman klugman
Guest

Pure Talk id geared to users who do not need data for streaming etc. Pure Talk is 100% USA based, customer service, operations and IT

norman klugman
Guest

PTUSA now offers $29 1.5GB; $35 2.5GB and $45 4GB – never throttled

disqus_UGZNiaB0I8
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So I reviewed the plans and company websites. I just don’t understand why anyone wouldn’t choose Cricket since it’s cheapest. 2.5GB compared to 1GB for the same or more on other providers. This is my first smartphone so I’m just wondering if I am missing some information as to why Cricket is giving you so much more for so much less. Is it not as good?

disqus_UGZNiaB0I8
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So I mentioned the $199 RedPocket e-bay annual deal below. After reading some reviews I have decided not to purchase it and I would caution others as well. It seems this year they were offering data plans over T-MO and then dropped there T-MO service and did not tell subscribers. People had to contact RP to find out that service was d/c. A few mentioned that the company was having financial issues but I cannot confirm that. The $199 does work out to be $16.67 a month which is less then half off of there $35 dollar plan so in… Read more »
disqus_UGZNiaB0I8
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Regarding Consumer Cellular, as stated above, they may put you on T-Mobile rather than AT&T.

When I put my zip code in on there coverage map, they show the T-Mobile map, not AT&T, so for those interested, check your coverage with them online so you know which network they will put you on.

alex hatcher
Guest

H20 online wants $10 to $25 to ship a SIM card.

Robert
Guest

Buyt H20 sim on ebay. I got it for it for 1c

Tim Brooks
Guest

I have Cricket Wireless but had AT&T Mobile Share prior to that. I am leaning toward a switch to GoPhone for a few reasons. Uncapped speeds, wireless hotspots, and rollover data from the prior month are my reasons for considering the switch.

esc0
Guest

@bestmvnocom:disqus
Would you by chance know what is the slow speed for AirVoice Wireless once one hits the half mark of their data allotment.

esc0
Guest

@Bestmvno.com
Is there any ATT MVNO who offers free roaming in the U.S.?

Andrew
Guest

I just got a text from EasyGo informing me that their $10 1 GB data top up is going down to 500MB.

Carl Falcone
Guest
I used Puretalk USA from December of 2015 to June of 2016 and it was excellent, but at the time there plans did not offer as much data for the $ as they do now. I switched to Cricket and it has been awful. I constantly miss MMS and have tried different APN settings without any improvement. Sometimes MMS come in hours late. Customer service says it’s because I don’t have a Cricket branded phone (I brought my own unlocked Moto e) but my friend and his wife have Cricket branded Moto e’s and they have the same problems. Now… Read more »
BY0100-51H
Guest

using straight talk for a little over a year not a single complaint I have the $45 5gb plan but I can find 90 days refills online for $105-$110

Zac
Guest

Your H20WIRELESS wireless price is wrong it’s $27 a month unlimited talk unlimited text 3gb high speed data.. $36 gets you 8gb high-speed data

Brian Cotten
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This is true Zac, but to those who might consider switching, please keep in mind that the current H20 data allotments are “promotional” amounts. While the extra data promotion has been going on for a while, they could drop the data allotment back down. For example, all plans have a (1) next to the data allotment, indicating there is a “gotcha” or footnote to read about it. When you read footnote (1), it goes on to explain there is promotional “data bonus” included in that data allotment. However, it’s to my understanding that this original promotion ended in December, and… Read more »
realbbbb
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“This is true Zac, but to those who might consider switching, please keep in mind that the current H20 data allotments are “promotional” amounts. While the extra data promotion has been going on for a while, they could drop the data allotment back down.” This is disingenuous and misleading. While it is true that there is a promotion going on, the fact that you do not mention anywhere in the description of H2O Wireless’s plans (in the summary tables) makes your information inaccurate & misleading. You should list the current cost and data received ($36, 8 GB) but then put… Read more »
Cjf
Guest

Pure talk USA now offers 1.5 gigs of data on their $29 plan and 2.5 gigs of data on their $35 plan

Carl Falcone
Guest

Just got a text from Puretalkusa that my $35 a month plan will now have 5gb of data from 2.5. Great deal great company. Not sure if this is for new customers or a perk for existing ones. Website doesn’t feature change to their plans yet. Supposed to start in July.

Richard B
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Freedompop is a scam, charged me , never sent SIM cards, then charged for a month service 20 days later with no sims ever delivered, BUYER BEWARE

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