Best Family Cell Phone Plans

    Updated: Jul 13, 2017

    Is a family cell phone plan really what’s best for you?  Let’s find out.

    Here is a comparison list of the best cell phone plans that are currently available for families. Plans from every provider including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon are compared as are plans from each of their respective MVNO’s.

    Please be advised that family plans aren’t always your best option to save you and your family money on a phone plan.  We have many different phone plan comparison lists that you should check out before making a final decision on to purchase.



    The Best Family Cell Phone Plans

    Wireless ProviderTalkTextDataLines/Price

    Ultra Mobile Flex

    Ultra Mobile Logo Network used: T-Mobile
    Special Features:
    • Unlimited global sms
    • Unlimited international calling to 10 countries including Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand, and The United Kingdom
    • Extra data can be purchased priced at $5 for 500 MB
    • Single line subscribers can save additional money by paying for service months in advance.  Pay 2 months in advance for $17.50, 3 months for $15 or 4 months for $12.50.
    • Plan includes data carryover


    Mobile Hotspot: No

    Multi-Line Features: Each line gets 250 MB of data that is shared among all subscribers.  The main line can turn off data sharing for individual lines.  Unused data in a month carries over to the next month.

    UnlimitedUnlimited250 MB
    2 – $35
    3 – $45
    4 – $50

    Total Wireless 2 Lines Family

    Total Wireless Logo Network used: Verizon
    Special Features:

    Price is with autopay billing enabled. Without autopay billing enabled the price is $60. Bonus: If you are running low on data, you can add 3 GB of bonus data with lifetime carryover for just $10.



    Mobile Hotspot: No

    Multi-Line Features: Data is shared between each line.

    See a review of Total Wireless

    UnlimitedUnlimited8 GB
    2 – $57

    Boost Mobile Unlimited Starter

    Boost Mobile Logo Network used: Sprint
    Special Features:

    Extra data available at $5 per additional GB.  Price listed is with auto-pay billing enabled, $35 without auto-pay.



    Mobile Hotspot: Yes

    UnlimitedUnlimited3 GB
    2 – $60
    3 – $90
    4 – $120

    Pure TalkUSA 35

    Pure TalkUSA Network used: AT&T
    Special Features:

    Mobile Hotspot: No

    UnlimitedUnlimited5 GB
    2 – $63
    3 – $89.25
    4 – $112

    MetroPCS 40

    MetroPCS Logo Network used: T-Mobile
    Special Features:

    Music Unlimited, over 40 music streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music can be used without having it count against your high speed data cap. Data Maximizer-reduces video streams to DVD quality of about 480p so your data lasts longer.  International texting available for $5 month, global calling for $10. Full service roaming while in Mexico for $5/month, includes calling and texting to and from Mexico as well as data usage.  Full service roaming while in Canada for $5/month, includes calling and texting to and from Canada as well as data usage.



    Mobile Hotspot: Yes

    UnlimitedUnlimited6 GB
    2 – $65
    3 – $90
    4 – $115

    Walmart Family Mobile Unlimited 40

    Walmart Family Mobile Network used: T-Mobile
    Special Features:

    Mobile Hotspot: Yes

    UnlimitedUnlimited6 GB
    2 – $69.76
    3 – $104.64
    4 – $139.52

    Cricket Wireless Basic

    Cricket Wireless Announces Galaxy S7 Support Network used: AT&T
    Special Features:

    LTE download speeds limited to 8 Mbps



    Mobile Hotspot: No

    UnlimitedUnlimited4 GB
    2 – $70
    3 – $90
    4 – $100

    Sprint Forward Prepaid 45

    Sprint Logo Network used: Sprint
    Special Features:

    Pay $40/month with autopay billing enabled. Video streams limited to 480p resolution or about 1.5 Mbps, music streams limited to 500 Kbps, and gaming limited to 2 Mbps.



    Mobile Hotspot: Yes

    UnlimitedUnlimited4 GB
    2 – $70
    3 – $100
    4 – $130

    Consumer Cellular 3 GB

    Consumer Cellular Logo Network used: AT&T, T-Mobile
    Special Features:

    AARP Members save 5% off their monthly bill, ranked number 1 by Consumer Reports in customer satisfaction, and tops by JD Power.



    Mobile Hotspot: No

    Multi-Line Features: Data is shared between lines.

    UnlimitedUnlimited3 GB
    2 – $70

    AT&T Prepaid 6 GB

    ATT Prepaid Logo Network used: AT&T
    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

    Multi-Line Features: Customers may mix and match different plans from AT&T.  They do not all have to be on the same plan.

    UnlimitedUnlimited6 GB
    2 – $80
    3 – $115
    4 – $145

    LycaMobile 45

    Lycamobile Logo Network used: T-Mobile
    Special Features:

    Unlimited talk and text to 60+ countries



    Mobile Hotspot: No

    UnlimitedUnlimited5 GB
    2 – $80
    3 – $105
    4 – $120

    Sprint Unlimited

    Sprint Logo Network used: Sprint
    Special Features:
    • Unlimited mobile-optimized streaming videos at 480p resolution, gaming limited to 2 Mbps, music at up to 500 kbps, and unlimited 4G LTE data for most everything else.
    • $20/month add on for “”Unlimited Freedom Premium”” which includes premium-resolution streaming with videos at up to 1080p resolution, music at 1.5 Mbps and gaming up to 8 Mbps
    • 5 GB of 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot, VPN and P2P access with unlimited data at up to 2G speeds thereafter.
    • Free calling and texting to Mexico and Canada.
    • Sprint Open World available free of charge which includes unlimited talk, text and 1 GB of high speed data usage while traveling in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican Republic, Easter Island, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Hoduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Unlimited 2G data usage and text messaging for free while traveling in over 120 countries worldwide. Voice charged at 20c per minute. Higher speed data is available at a price and varies by location.


    Mobile Hotspot: Yes

    UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited GB
    2 – $80
    3 – $100
    4 – $120

    Total Wireless Family Plan For Up To 4 Lines

    Total Wireless Logo Network used: Verizon
    Special Features:

    Price is with autopay billing enabled. Without autopay billing enabled the price is $100. Up to 4 devices allowed with this plan.  Bonus: If you are running low on data, you can add 3 GB of bonus data with lifetime carryover for just $10.



    Mobile Hotspot: No

    Multi-Line Features: Data is shared between each line.

    See a review of Total Wireless

    UnlimitedUnlimited15 GB
    2 – $95
    3 – $95
    4 – $95

    T-Mobile One

    T-Mobile Logo Network used: T-Mobile
    Special Features:
    • Unlimited calling and texting to Mexico and Canada and while traveling in Mexico and Canada.
    • Includes unlimited data and texting in 140+ countries with data speeds at 128 kbps.
    • Wi-fi calling included.
    • Unlimited text & 1 hour of free data on Gogo® enabled flights.
    • Get ONE PLUS – For additional $10/month per line which includes, unlimited HD video streaming and unlimited mobile hotspot with the first 10 GB at high speed. Also includes unlimited in-flight Wi-Fi on Gogo enabled flights, and 256 kbps data speeds while traveling abroad. Voicemail to Text and Name ID also available.
    • Get ONE PLUS International – All the features of ONE PLUS for $25/per month plus unlimited calling to landlines in 70+ countries and mobile in 30+ as well as unlimited 4G LTE mobile hotspot
    • Data prioritization policy applied once over 30 GB of data has been consumed during a billing cycle
    • Taxes and fees included with price
    • Use less than 2 GB of data in a month and get $10 refund
    • Questions call +1(855)-408-7784


    Mobile Hotspot: Yes

    UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited GB
    2 – $100
    3 – $140
    4 – $160

    Verizon Unlimited

    Verizon Wireless Logo Network used: Verizon
    Special Features:
    • Data prioritization after 22 GB.
    • Hotspot limited to 10 GB.
    • Talk, text and data roaming available free of charge while traveling in Mexico or Canada.
    • Price is $80 if you enable auto-pay billing or $85 without
    • Military discount available.  Active and retired military personnel qualify for 15% off.
    • Get a $250 bill credit if you are also a Verizon Fios customer


    Mobile Hotspot: Yes

    Multi-Line Features: Just $20/month more for each additional line beyond line 5.  Taxes and fees are not included in the prices listed and they vary from state to state.  Prices shown are with auto pay billing enabled for your account.  Active and retired military personnel qualify for 15% off.

    UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited GB
    2 – $140
    3 – $160
    4 – $180

    AT&T Unlimited Plus

    AT&T Wireless Logo Network used: AT&T
    Special Features:
    • Save $25 a month on a DirecTV or DirecTV NOW subscription
    • Speeds may temporarily slow during times of heavy network traffic if you have consumed more than 22 GB of data in a month.
    • 10 GB of mobile hotspot included
    • Includes unlimited talk, text and data roaming while in Mexico or Canada
    • Stream Saver turned on by default, which limits video streams to a resolution of 480p
    • Qualified active duty military, reserves, national guard, veterans, and spouses of active duty and deceased service personnel can receive 15% off the monthly service charge. Require’s valid proof of eligibility. Qualified individual must be account holder. Discount applies only to recurring monthly service charge.


    Mobile Hotspot: Yes

    Multi-Line Features: Customers may mix and match different plans from AT&T.  They do not all have to be on the same plan.  Each additional line beyond line 2 is priced at $20 up to 10 total lines allowed per account.

    UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited GB
    2 – $145
    3 – $165
    4 – $185
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    STDog
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    More Everything offers discounts for fully paid devices, not just EDGE.
    $15 per line for 4GB and less plans.
    $25 per line for 6GB and more plans.

    It actually cheaper to have 4 lines on the 6/8/10GB plans than the 4GB plan.

    Also there are tons of corporate discounts. Chances are, if you work for a national company there’s a discount.

    I just switched after learning I can get 15% off based on where I work.
    Was looking at MVNOs to get LTE support and add a 4th line and Verizon ended up being cheaper with more data.

    tc25898
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    H2O is 4G LTE not HSPA+.
    Cricket family plan is $100 for 5 lines.

    Christian
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    What about h20?

    MGueths
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    Cricket just upped the 3 line plan for $90 to 3 GB each. 4 or 5 lines on the 3 GB plan is $100. May as well add that 5th phone if you add a 4th, doesn’t cost any more. Up each plan to $40 each and you get 8 GB per line.

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