Cell Phone Providers - Find The Right Plan For You!

Are you looking for the best prepaid cell phone providers in the U.S. or Canada?  You'll find country specific links below to compare wireless plans of the top providers!  However, before you dig into the plan details as you compare wireless phone services available to you, here are some thoughts to keep in mind:

There's not such thing as the the BEST prepaid phone provider!
Many people like to write articles stating that one or another cell phone provider is "the best."  But anyone who knows the ins and outs of the prepaid wireless industry will know that it's not fair to you to make such bold statements.  And chances are that those articles are written just to get you to click over to the wireless provider site to make a purchase so that they can make a commission on the sale.  That's not to say that the information in such articles and reviews aren't useful, because they often can be, however, try to read between the lines and see through any bias, and know that there's never one right or best answer.

MetroPCS LG K10 SmartphoneThat's why you'll find that the information contained throughout this site is here to save you time comparing the various prepaid plan options available to you.  What it's not going to do is tell you exactly what the best cell phone providers or best plan is for YOU.  Without a personal interview, I could never blindly guide someone to one right plan or provider.  It's truly amazing how many dozens of hours it takes to compile, and keep up with, all of the prepaid wireless plans out there.  Some prepaid carrier websites are amazingly easy to follow, while others can take a lot of digging before being able to find even basic information.  For example, I spent almost 15 minutes just trying to find out the expiration dates of one of the carrier's prepaid cards.  That may not seem like a lot of time, but when you're searching out dozens and dozens of details across numerous websites, 15 minutes is an eternity!  Anyway, the point being that this site is meant to be an unbiased resource of information that you can use, all in one place, to help you zone in on the best wireless plans to meet your individual needs.


But there's always "the best"...!

I believe that "the best" of something is all relative.  A $50 unlimited prepaid plan may be the absolute best value out there for someone who talks on the phone a lot, however, if you're only using your phone 100 minutes a month, paying $50 is a horrible deal!  For that type of person, the best plan would probably be a PAYG plan with any cell phone providers that offer extended expiration dates on their prepaid cards.  Or perhaps a lower cost monthly plan that includes lower voice and data allowances.  In other words, please don't feel as though there's one best answer for you, and anything else is simply a wrong choice, or that you'd be getting ripped off.  Just like most other purchases, what's "the best" is a very personal conclusion, and no one writing an article can tell you otherwise!

There's gotta be a "best" unlimited plan?!
It get even easier to say that once you've determined that you're a heavy wireless user, and that an unlimited plan is the right plan type, and that there must be a bestTracFone Prepaid Smartphone offer.  At first glance, that would seem to make sense, but unfortunately (or fortunately!) life isn't that simple.  There might be a plan that includes more features for a lower price, but that doesn't even mean that it's the best plan for you!  No, I'm not crazy...I promise!  For example, the cheaper plan with more features may be on a network that doesn't have coverage in your area.  Or the seemingly cheaper provider is actually more expensive when you start inclu offer.  At first glance, that would seem to make sense, but unfortunately (or fortunately!) life isn't that simple.  There might be a plan that includes more features for a lower price, but that doesn't even mean that it's the best plan for you!  No, I'm not crazy...I promise!  For example, the cheaper plan with more features may be on a network that doesn't have coverage in your area.  Or the seemingly cheaper provider is actually more expensive when you start including the reload fees and taxes that are added to the plan, versus the other plan that doesn't have replenishment fees or telecom taxes added!

Conclusion
The point of all of this explanation is to reassure you that if you're confused over all of the available cell phone providers and their plan offers, that's OK, because it IS confusing!  And unfortunately, no matter how much Google research you do, there's never going to be a magic answer to what's the best plan.  There are so many other considerations that I haven't even discussed here.  You can read the Compare Wireless Plans section to give you more ideas about the types of things you'll want to look for and consider while you do your homework.  At the end of the day, my recommendation is to acknowledge that this really isn't an easy process, there's no one best answer, and that fortunately there are many great options out there.  And best of all, because there's no contract, you can switch to something else fairly easily!

You can also visit the Prepaid Wireless Questions page to read other visitors' questions that could be helpful to you, or ask a question of your own.  Another helpful resource is to visit the Prepaid Wireless Reviews page to see what others have said about their first hand experience with different plans.

To start your research of available prepaid cell phone providers, select the country of interest:

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