ATT MVNO Cell Phone Plans Compared

    Updated: Feb 21, 2017

    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.

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    Wireless Provider Talk Text Data Price
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    Straight Talk



    Special Features: price with autopay for 3 months $45 without
    Mobile Hotspot: No
    unlimited unlimited 5 GB

    $40.00

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    Straight Talk Wireless Logo

    Straight Talk



    Special Features:
    Mobile Hotspot: No
    unlimited unlimited 10 GB

    $55.00

    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 Provider Talk Text Data Price
    Pure TalkUSA

    Pure TalkUSA 29



    Special Features:
    Mobile Hotspot: No
    unlimited unlimited 1 GB

    $29.00

    Consumer Cellular

    Consumer Cellular 1.5 GB



    Special Features: AARP Members save 5% off their monthly bill
    Mobile Hotspot: No
    40 unlimited 1.5 GB

    $30.00

    Cricket Wireless Announces Galaxy S7 Support

    Cricket Wireless Basic



    Special Features: LTE download speeds limited to 8 Mbps
    Mobile Hotspot: No
    unlimited unlimited 2.5 GB

    $35.00

    H2O Wireless Logo

    H2O Wireless Monthly Unlimited 36



    Special Features: price with autopay, unlimited talk and text to 50+ countries
    Mobile Hotspot: No
    unlimited unlimited 3 GB

    $36.00

    Red Pocket GSMA

    Red Pocket Mobile GSMA 40



    Special Features: Up to 200 Minutes FREE International Long Distance (depending on destination)
    Mobile Hotspot: No
    unlimited unlimited 1 GB

    $39.99

    Jolt Mobile

    Jolt Mobile 40



    Special Features: $1 international calling credit
    Mobile Hotspot: No
    unlimited unlimited 1 GB

    $40.00

    Straight Talk Wireless Logo

    Straight Talk 40A



    Special Features: price with autopay for 3 months $45 without
    Mobile Hotspot: No
    unlimited unlimited 5 GB

    $40.00

    AT&T Wireless Logo

    AT&T GoPhone 4 GB



    Special Features: Price with autopay $45 without, Rollover data, data lasts for one additional billing period, Unlimited messaging to over 100 countries. Family discounts. $5 off of line 2, $10 off of line 3, $15 off line 4, $20 off of line 5.
    Mobile Hotspot: Yes
    unlimited unlimited 4 GB

    $40.00

    Net10 Wireless Verizon

    Net10 45



    Special Features: price with autopay
    Mobile Hotspot: No
    unlimited unlimited 5 GB

    $45.00

    CampusSIMs Logo

    campusSIMs Monthly 50



    Special Features: unlimited inbound international calling, 100 international minutes
    Mobile Hotspot: No
    unlimited unlimited 1.5 GB

    $50.00

    Airvoice Wireless

    Airvoice 5 GB



    Special Features: International long distance unlimited Calling to 80+ countries
    Mobile Hotspot: No
    unlimited unlimited 5GB (2.5GB high speed + 2.5 GB reduced)

    $50.00

    Black Wireless

    Black Wireless 2 GB



    Special Features: Unlimited calls to 50+ countries with $10 international call credit
    Mobile Hotspot: No
    unlimited unlimited 2 GB

    $50.00

    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
    Guest

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

    mike
    Guest

    Are the AT&T go phone LTE speeds limited?

    Spencer Walker
    Guest

    Cricket wireless is the best deal hands down

    Rich
    Guest

    not even close lol.

    Stephen Blakeney
    Guest

    How so?

    esc0
    Guest

    @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
    Guest

    @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
    Guest

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

    esc0
    Guest
    @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
    Guest

    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
    Guest

    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.

    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
    Guest
    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
    Guest

    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

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