Unlimited Data Plans Comparison

    Updated: Feb 21, 2017

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    T-Mobile Logo

    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.
    • $25 more per month for unlimited 4G LTE mobile hotspot, unlimited free HD video day passes and 256 kbps of international data
    • Data prioritization policy applied once over 28 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



    $70.00



    If you are trying to find a cell phone plan with unlimited 4G data you have come to the right place.  This page will help you to find the best unlimited data plan to fit your needs.

    The cell phone plans compared here represent the rarest of the rare.  The plans listed all include unlimited data, talk and text with data being 4G LTE with no data throttling1)Sprint considers 23 GB unlimited 4G LTE, T-Mobile 28 GB, after that data speeds can vary based on how busy the network is.  T-Mobile and Sprint call this data prioritization.  AT&T and Verizon enable data prioritization after 22 GB .

    If you don’t know what data throttling is, it is that thing that happens to you when you use up all of your high speed data in a month and it takes your phone impossibly long to load a website or your favorite videos.  If this is the kind of unlimited data plan that you want, you are better off visiting this list of unlimited data plans with throttling.

    There are very few providers out there that actually offer truly unlimited data at 4G LTE speeds, and most that do operate on either the Sprint or T-Mobile networks.  By offering unlimited data plans those two carriers and their MVNO’s help differentiate themselves from their much larger competitors, AT&T and Verizon.  AT&T and Verizon both have better nationwide coverage than T-Mobile and Sprint but their unlimited data plan options are limited.  For instance, if you want an unlimited 4G LTE data plan with AT&T you must also purchase a DirecTV subscription.  Until recently, Verizon didn’t even believe that an unlimited data plan could be profitable.

    The Best Unlimited 4G LTE Data Plans Of 2017 Compared

    A list of all the wireless phone service providers that offer unlimited 4G LTE data plans without throttling.

    Use the table below to find the best plan with unlimited data for your needs.

    Note: Data prioritization means that the carrier or MVNO may temporarily slow your speeds down during times that their network is experiencing a high volume of traffic.  This is only applied once a certain amount of data has been consumed in a month.

    Filter the table if you'd like by selecting only plans that use the following network(s):

    List Of Unlimited 4G LTE Data Plans

    All plans also include unlimited talk and text

    Wireless Provider Price
    Boost Mobile Logo

    Boost Mobile Unlimited Unhooked



    Network Used: Sprint

    Mobile Hotspot: Yes

    Special Features:
    • 8 GB 4G mobile hotspot included
    • Video streaming limited to 480p
    • Music streaming limited to 500 Kbps
    • Gaming limited to 2 Mbps
    • Data prioritization after 23 GB
    Family Discounts:

    Yes.  Additional lines can be added, each priced at $30 per month so a family of 4 would pay $140


    $50.00

    iWireless Logo

    iWireless Unlimited



    Network Used: T-Mobile

    Mobile Hotspot: No

    Special Features:
    • $5 autopay discount available, so pay $50 with autopay enabled
    • Plan availability limited to residents of Iowa and some surrounding states
    Family Discounts:

    No


    $55.00

    MetroPCS

    MetroPCS Unlimited



    Network Used: T-Mobile

    Mobile Hotspot: Yes

    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.
    • Data prioritization applied once more than 28 GB of data has been used in billing cycle
    • Full speed hotspot is only for the first 8 GB, speeds are throttled thereafter
    Family Discounts:

    Yes.  Save $5 per line every month with multi-line family discounts with a maximum of 5 lines.  A family of 4 would pay $225


    $60.00

    Sprint Logo

    Sprint Unlimited



    Network Used: Sprint

    Mobile Hotspot: Yes

    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.
    Family Discounts:

    Yes.  Get 2 lines for $100/month; lines 3-10 are $30/month per line so a family of 4 would pay $160.


    $60.00

    Telcel America Logo

    Telcel America Unlimited



    Network Used: T-Mobile

    Mobile Hotspot: No

    Special Features:
    • Each account is allowed to dial up to 15 unique international telephone numbers during a 30-day plan cycle
    • International roaming including data available while in Mexico
    Family Discounts:

    No.


    $60.00

    Simple Mobile

    Simple Mobile Unlimited



    Network Used: T-Mobile

    Mobile Hotspot: No

    Special Features:
    • Unlimited international calling with up to 15 unique destinations allowed per 30 day cycle
    • Full roaming including data while in Mexico
    Family Discounts:

    No


    $60.00

    Cricket Wireless Announces Galaxy S7 Support

    Cricket Wireless Unlimited



    Network Used: AT&T

    Mobile Hotspot: No

    Special Features:
    • LTE download speeds are limited to 8 Mbps, there is no limit on upload speeds.  Upload speeds are equivalent to AT&T's upload speeds.
    • Talk, text and data roaming included while in Mexico and Canada.
    • Unlimited international texting to 38 countries.
    • Price is with auto pay, $70 without.
    Family Discounts:

    Yes.  Get $10 off of line 2, $20 line 3, $30 line 4, and $40 line 5, so a family of 4 would pay $220 if all were on the unlimited high speed data plan


    $65.00

    T-Mobile Logo

    T-Mobile One



    Network Used: T-Mobile

    Mobile Hotspot: Yes

    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.
    • $25 more per month for unlimited 4G LTE mobile hotspot, unlimited free HD video day passes and 256 kbps of international data
    • Data prioritization policy applied once over 28 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
    Family Discounts:

    Yes.  Get $20 off of line 2, $50 off of lines 3 and 4, so $160 for a family of 4.


    $70.00

    Verizon Wireless Logo

    Verizon Unlimited



    Network Used: Verizon

    Mobile Hotspot: Yes

    Special Features: Data prioritization after 22 GB.  Hotspot limited to 10 GB.   Family Discounts:

    Yes.  $180 for a family of 4, each additional line costs $20 for a maximum of 10 lines


    $80.00

    AT&T Wireless Logo

    AT&T Unlimited



    Network Used: AT&T

    Mobile Hotspot: No

    Special Features:
    • A DirecTV subscription is required in order to signup for this plan
    • Speeds may temporarily slow during times of heavy network traffic if you have consumed more than 22 GB of data in a month.
    • Hotspot/tethering is prohibited
    Family Discounts:

    Yes.  $40 each additional line, and the 4th line is free after a bill credit so $180 for a family of 4


    $100.00

    The Fine Print   [ + ]

    1. Sprint considers 23 GB unlimited 4G LTE, T-Mobile 28 GB, after that data speeds can vary based on how busy the network is.  T-Mobile and Sprint call this data prioritization.  AT&T and Verizon enable data prioritization after 22 GB
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    john
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    It’s looking like Harbor Mobile can come off this list since they removed their $50 plan, but we’ll see; they may not be finished “upgrading” their plans yet.

    William R. Cousert
    Guest

    Who has the best deal on data for an iPad Air 2?

    Loloxo
    Guest

    Does simple mobile $60 plan belong to this category?

    Todd
    Guest

    I wish the ftc would do something about all these companies using the term “unlimited” when it truly is not

    steve j.
    Guest

    Are people who do not live in the (limited) coverage area offered by these 2 providers simply out of luck?

    Vanessa Faxanadu
    Guest

    Hmmm… My fiance Kevin and I have MetroPCS and we’ve used 35GB (average) of data each month on the $60/month plan and never got throttled… And usually it’s Linux distributions clocking in at 2 GB each ISO file (before y’all accused me for piracy, these are legal to distribute… Google GNU GPL…), and using the hotspot feature, while it is 6GB, but it’s a soft cap…

    mark
    Guest

    now that t-moble and sprint have a 23 gb data limit their is no more unlimited plans but Europe has unlimited data

    GTo
    Guest

    Yeah, it’s freaking expensive here in the US.
    EU countries get 150 Mbit up and down for $15/mo wired internet. Mobiles get true unlimited 4G.

    Kandrea Hudson
    Guest

    I am a metro PCs customer and recently received this text message “You’ve used 23GB of high-speed data this month on your MetroPCS plan. You may temporarily experience slower speeds at locations and times when competing network demands occur until your next cycle date. Learn more at http://bit.ly/1MiltsG” soooo there that goes

    truthbringer
    Guest

    ..which of course makes no sense, because congestion has nothing to do with how much data you’ve consumed but how many people are using the network *concurrently*. Tying data caps to throttling is not only a scam but does nothing to properly manage the network.

    first last
    Guest

    When will these idiots learn we want uncompromised high speed intenet access. Hell in this era its pretty much mandatory. Everything is online. I can burn 60gb a month like nobody’s business.

    Ian
    Guest

    T-mobile*

    Terry Oakes
    Guest

    Boost is Truly UNLIMITED 4G LTE for $60 a month, I’ve used over 200GB streaming Netflix and other video streaming and web browsing apps! So if you have good Sprint LTE/Enhanced LTE coverage Boost is the Best most logical option in my opinion!

    Carl
    Guest

    Thank you for this ifnformation ,there isn’t much information about how their 4g LTE host spot works or the data speed rate on the website, short of calling into the customer service dept.

    Pet
    Guest

    Yep

    William R. Cousert
    Guest

    How much data can I use on Boost Mobile’s $60 unlimited plan before they start throttling?

    Jim
    Guest

    Sign up for autopay on Boost unlimited plan and the price drops to $55.

    Noyb
    Guest

    yeah, its unlimited…until you find out their bandwidth is horrible and you have to switch off your LTE in favor of CDMA(3G) which is significantly faster.

    Ryan
    Guest

    Their website says up to 8gb hotspot. So are you able to use more than 8 gbs with your hotspot without issue? I live in the sticks and have no way of getting any kind of internet unless its satelite (too slow for gaming). Right now I have 40 gigs with ATT and I use that to play games like battlefield and watch netflix but it runs out quickly. Could I do this with boost without them slowing down my connection?

    cai
    Guest

    im planning to switch is it really you use 20gig for hotspots? i thought they only allowed 8gig for tethering?

    Betty Marquardt
    Guest

    How can it be called unlimited if there is a cap

    Alphabitssoup
    Guest

    Boost mobile just added 8GB of tethering

    Also boost has added a 1000GB data cap

    JaimeB
    Guest
    I am sorry but this article is misleading just like all the carriers are misleading calling plans “unlimited”. Your article is entitled Unlimited data plans with no throttling”. I think most people would agree with me that 23 gb is not unlimited and “pritoritization of data” as throttling. Carriers hold us hostage to fast internet out of sheer greed and it makes me sick. I teach high school computer science in a relatively poor and rural area. Our district has sufficient internet speeds but no one has access to speeds over 1 Mbps at home, but most people can’t afford… Read more »
    CuriousG
    Guest

    If I have an unlimited plan ($60) on sprint using 3G and I enable the LTE network will it cost extra if I use it?

    edgar
    Guest

    does simple mobile belong here? the offer unlimited now too

    Ryan Olivas
    Guest

    You have iWireless at $65 per month. I just checked at it’s $55 per month fully unlimited. They also offer if you buy 2 months at a time, the equivalent of $50 per month, $100 for two months; that’s the best value in pre-paid Unlimited Data Plans, as of today for consumers here in the U.S.A

    Ian
    Guest

    Tmobiles ” Bingen on” does not exclude the data used on it from your cap. You will still get throttled after using 30gb & it also automatically reduces your streaming quality to save them data. So I don’t even use mine since it’s worthless.

    andy
    Guest
    I received a text, from MetroPCS themselves, the month of March, informing me that they would be throttling my speeds during “times of high congestion” which could happen at anytime, without warning, due to the fact that I had surpassed 25gb of monthly usage, this was the first time I was ever notified of this, precipusly having surpassed 25gb almost monthly, often by several times over. So they are no longer truly unlimited either, I think with this development, there are now no longer any truly unlimited 4g lte plans to be bought….
    D Gainey
    Guest

    Has anyone heard of wifinder planet? They are advertising hotspot for $50 month with no throttling. I asked about what if I went over 100 gb and was told still no throttling. Looks like on sprint towers. Is this a hoax? Anyone know of them? wifinderplanet.com

    Matt
    Guest

    I just looked up the Hot-Spot option with Boost and it is NOT unlimited. They have a separate plan for the Hot-Spot device and it is capped at 10GB. This should be made clear in the list.

    Matt
    Guest

    T-Mobile also does NOT offer their unlimited plan when your are ordering their Hotspot. This is really frustrating. Does anyone know any of these that gives unlimited with the hotspot? I’m OK with the “deprioritized” version of unlimited. But that’s not even an option. It sounds like you get throttled all the way down to 128kbit if you go over on the TMobile hotspot. That’s not acceptable.

    Ray
    Guest

    This is probably a stupid question, but here goes:

    When they say things like, no hotspot included, etc., does that include things like Foxfi? I remember back in the day I was told no tethering, and I’d just get something like PDANet and hook it up so i could use my laptop for an hour or so before work, nothing huge, but technically it wasn’t allowed. Have they now figured out how to detect you using a hotspot even with a 3rd party app?

    Ken
    Guest

    Capping or slowing data does not make it unlimited. They need go after the companies for using the unlimited when it’s not. False advertising..etc

    Paul
    Guest
    You guys looking into unlimited hotspots should check out unlimitedville.com I’ve had the sprint plan thru unlimitedville for 5 months now and no throttling at all. I average around 500 gb a month as i use it as my home internet. They have truly unlimted plans on all 4 networks. Sprint plan is the cheapest as I only pay 42.99 a month with autopay. The verizon unlimited is relatively expesive at 250 a month. 150 for tmobile and 200 for at&t. The plan i have is the only one that requires a contract (2 years)and they will ask for your… Read more »
    Eric Smith
    Guest
    This is all you need. Get a cricket plan if you live in BFE bc 8/sec is enough for internet and streaming vids. Buy a mofi4500 sim4, put the SIM card in it and go. It’s that easy. I have been doing this for awhile at my main home with an old unlimited Verizon I bought from a dealer of those plans (who still sells them AOL for 700 bucks) and now I do it with cricket at my other house. Even though these companies say they don’t offer hot spot plans or the hot spot will only get 10gig… Read more »
    Mexican
    Guest

    I use metro pcs I use over 100gig a month i have native hotspot and use about 20gig of unthrottled data on that except when I use xbox live my coverage where I live is about 35mbps. is cricket the same i really want to switch because coverage is alot better.

    Adam
    Guest

    Well Verizon is killing off grandfathered plans for unlimited if you use 100GB+ a month which I do, so I’m looking for a new service in my rural area before August 31st.

    Fred Simpson
    Guest

    Since tmobile has started to deprioritize me, I have depriorterized them. Got premium cable and on demand service. Thinking of going to lower priced tier and using more binge on. I don’t like to be lied to. Do what u have to do technology wise to keep ur word!

    skippy
    Guest

    looks like ‘i-wireless’ doesn’t have any unlimited Lte plans anymore… 3gb for 75 you must be crazy lol
    any confirmation on using a Hotspot app on something like Simple Mobile? I like them for the included calling to Canada etc
    any review on Simple Mobiles unlimited plan? I am with Ultra Mobile now and sick of only having 2gb of lte
    but I know that t-mobile coverage is okay I’m my area (key west)

    Rob
    Guest

    I got the letter too. I use 4 terabytes a month. Dunno what I’m gonna do. Been looking non stop for a week. Looks like t mobile is the best option but as a truck driver their map is gonna leave me without service in a lot of locations

    Nonya
    Guest

    I have been with cricket wireless for several months. The LTE is indeed capped at 9mbps but I use well over 100gb of datawith YouTube and Netflix and I have never once been throttled. Not once.

    keyonna
    Guest

    can you do one for gaming off grid like on playstation or xbox live? Moving to a motorhome completely self sufficient and completely off grid in the middle of old where and would like to still be able to watch movies on Netflix and play games online with little to no lagging. I think 30mbps is whats asked to have for the best experience but it’s not a must for the only experience. Please help because the companies themselves haven’t been able to.

    Stu
    Guest

    Cricket throttles there unlimited. I have the speed tests to prove it. I was on there 10 gig plan, went to there unlimited and the speeds tanked. Have done speed tests nearly daily from when I first signed up for Cricket.

    nametooshort.
    Guest

    umm metro pcs does throttle. regardless if you have unlimited 4glte it is “up to” those speeds because they ride the tmobile network and bandwidth is prioritized to actual tmobile subscribers. On top of that, if you are using too much of your “unlimited data” you will also get throttled.

    from their T&C

    “Based on network statistics for the most recent quarter, customers who use more than 26GB of data during a cycle will have their data usage prioritized below other customers’ data usage”

    Shawn
    Guest

    Even though the speeds are throttled, I still find cricket’s service to be more than adequate for my needs. I always have 4G LTE service with no throttling and since being with cricket Aug 20, 2016 until today, I have used over 240 Gigs of data…as I said in a previous post, I just wish the plan came with hotspot use. Thx-

    Lydia
    Guest

    Has anyone tried the AT&T Go Phone Unlimited Plan for $60 per month? I currently have 4 lines with AT&T and with my two teenagers streaming movies and watching youtube, my monthly bills have averaged $400-$500 a month as we keep going over the 30GB a month?

    DragoBanks
    Guest
    I’m stuck between Metro PCS, Simple Mobile, and T-Mobile prepaid plans. I have a T-mobile iphone and I know it’ll work for any of the carriers I listed. I’m looking for Unlimited 4G LTE Data, but with the fastest 4G LTE speed. I believe T-Mobile has the fastest 4G LTE so that’s why I’m currently using their services, even though I know Metro PCS and Simple Mobile offer Unlimited 4G LTE (no cap) for cheaper. What’s the fastest 4G LTE carrier? And is Metro PCS & Simple Mobile REALLY unlimited with no cap? And hotspot isn’t my concern. Thanks and… Read more »
    mars
    Guest

    Sick of false advertising..these company’s advertise unlimited data and slow your speeds down big time!

    Nicki
    Guest

    Looks like boost mobile can come of the list . My data is throttled every month.

    Robert
    Guest

    Metro pcs or Cricket if you live in los angeles? Which would you choose unlimited plans

    Raul E Cipriano
    Guest

    How often are these updated? H2O’s basic plan added a gig so its now 2gb a month for 30 dollars

    truthbringer
    Guest

    AT&T is the worst. They offer NO tethering plans that I can find, the most expensive (non-)unlimited plans and you WILL be throttled at 23gb even if you’re the only person on the tower. Their also the slowest LTE provider outside of the big cities. Their hardly even worth considering if you live in a less populated area.

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