Compare Monthly Plans

Are you looking to compare monthly plans?  Prepaid monthly plans have a lot of value to offer!  Please use the comparison chart below to compare monthly plans and zone in on the plan/provider that may best meet your needs.


I constantly monitor the news and company websites to catch any changes to plans and pricing, and update this table within a matter of days.  Please note that I've chosen to compare monthly plans that I believe have the best offers, but definitely not every single one of them.  There are others out there that aren't included in this plan comparison chart, but I've chosen to exclude them because I don't believe they offer the best value, or are too small to be considered as a mainstream recommendation.  To learn more about this plan type, please visit the Monthly Plans page.


Provider Alltel (Verizon) FreedomPop Kajeet
For KIDS!
MetroPCS NET10 Page Plus
Provider RadioShack
Discontinued!
Ready Mobile T-Mobile TracFone Straight Talk
Verizon Wireless Virgin Mobile
Logo Alltel Monthly Plan FreedomPop free Phone Service Kajeet Wireless Monthly Plan MetroPCS Net10 Monthly Plan Page Plus Monthly Plan Logo RadioShack No Contract Wireless Monthly Plans Ready Wireless Monthly Plan T-Mobile FlexPay Monthly Plan TracFone Straight Talk Monthly Plan Verizon Wireless Unlimited Prepaid Virgin Mobile Monthly Plan
Monthly Fee Option 1 - $29.99
Option 2 - $39.99
Option 3 - $69.99
Option 1 - $0.00
Option 2 - $6.67
Option 3 - $19.99
Talk 1 - $4.99
Talk 2 - $9.99
Talk 3 - $19.99
Talk 4 - $29.99
Bundle 1 - $14.99
Bundle 2 - $19.99
Bundle 3 - $29.99
Option 1 - $10
Option 2 - $20
Option 3 - $30
Option 1 - $15.00
Option 2 - $25.00
Option 3 - $40.00
Option 4 - $75.00
$29.95 Monthly Fee Option 1 - $25
Option 2 - $35
Option 1 - $10 (7 days)
Option 2 - $20 (14 days)
Option 3 - $30 (30 days)
Option 4 - $50 (30 days)
Option 5 - $75 (30 days)
Option 6 - $100 (30 days)
Option 7 - $150 (30 days)
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Option 8 - $25 (30 days)
Option 9 - $45 (30 days)
Ready Mobile Get Ready
Option 10 - $20 (30 days)
Option 11 - $30 (30 days)
Option 1 - $25
Option 2 - $30
$30 $35
Option 1 - $35
Option 2 - $45


Virgin Mobile payLo
Option 3 - $20
Option 4 - $30

Anytime Minutes Option 1 - 200 min
Option 2 - 400 min
Option 3 - 700 min
Option 1 - 200 min
Option 2 - Unltd
Option 3 - Unltd
Talk 1 - 10 min
Talk 2 - 1000 N&W
Talk 3 - 150 min
Talk 4 - 300 min
Bundle 1 - 60 min
Bundle 2 - 150 min
Bundle 3 -300 min
Option 1 - $0.05/min
Option 2 - $0.04/min
Option 3 - $0.03/min
Option 1 - 150 min
Option 2 - 250 min
Option 3 - 400 min
Option 4 - 1000 min
1,200 min Anytime Minutes Option 1 - 300 min
Option 2 - 1000 min
Option 1 - 30 min
Option 2 - 80 min
Option 3 - 140 min
Option 4 - 250 min
Option 5 - 500 min
Option 6 - 750 min
Option 7 - 1250 min
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Option 8 - 500 min
Option 9 - 900 min
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Ready Mobile Get Ready
Option 10 - 500 min
Option 11 - 1000 min
Option 1 - Unlimited
Option 2 - 100 min
1000 min 500 min Option 1 - 300 min
Option 2 - 1200 min


Virgin Mobile payLo
Option 3 - 400 min
Option 4 - 1500 min

Additional Minutes $0.10/min n/a $0.10/min n/a $0.10/min $0.05/min Additional Minutes $0.05/min See Anytime Minute Rates $0.10/min Need to start another 30-day period $0.25/min $0.20/min
Texting (send/receive) Option 1 - $0.10/msg
Option 2 - $0.10/msg
[$5.00/300 msgs
$10.00/750/msgs]
Option 3 - Unlimited
Option 1 - 500
Option 2 - Unltd
Option 3 - Unltd
Talk 1 - $0.10/msg
Talk 2 -
$0.10/msg
Talk 3 - $0.10/msg
Talk 4 - $0.10/msg
 (or) $4.99/200
$9.99/1000
$19.99/unltd
Bundle 1 - Unltd
Bundle 2 - Unltd
Bundle 3 - Unltd
Unlimited $0.05/msg 3,000 msgs
($0.05/msg overage)
Texting (send/receive) Unlimited $0.10/msg
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Option 8 - 50 msgs
Option 9 - 100 msgs
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Ready Mobile Get Ready
Option 10 - 1000 msgs
Option 11 - 1200 msgs
Option 1 - Unlimited
Option 2 - Unlimited
1,000 msgs Unlimited Unlimited


Virgin Mobile payLo
Option 3 - $0.15/msg
Option 4 - 1500 msgs
International Texting Same as texting Same as texting Same as texting Same as texting $0.05/msg $0.20/msg International Texting Unlimited Same as texting Same as texting Prohibited $0.25/msg Unlimited
Picture/Video Messaging $0.25/msg Same as texting $0.25/msg Comes out of data bucket (see Web below) 4.5 min/msg Included in 1,200
($0.05/msg overage)
Picture/Video Messaging Unlimited n/a See texting rates Included as part of 1,000 msgs Unlimited Unlimited
Nationwide Roaming $0.59/min n/a n/a n/a n/a $0.29/min Nationwide Roaming n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Web price varies Option 1 - 500MB
Option 2 - 500MB
Option 3 - 1GB
$0.35/0.25MB
(expires 24 hours after purchase)
Option 1 - 20MB
Option 2 - 50MB
Option 3 - 100MB
Price varies 250 MB
($0.05/MB overage)
or
$10/100MB
$25/250MB
Web Unlimited n/a
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Ready Mobile Get Ready
Option 10 - 20MB
Option 11 - 30MB
Option 1 - None
Option 2 - Unlimited (5GB high speed)
Included in 30MB of data Unlimited Unlimited
(Throttled after 2.5GB)

Virgin Mobile payLo
Option 3 - $1.50/MB
Option 4 - 30MB
Activation Fee $35.00 None None None None None Activation Fee None None None None None None
Min Initial Balance $20.00 None None None None None Min Initial Balance None None None None None None
Network LTE (Verizon) LTE (Sprint) LTE (Sprint) LTE GSM (AT&T)
CDMA (Verizon)
LTE (Verizon) Network CDMA (Cricket/Sprint) LTE (Sprint) LTE LTE (Verizon)
LTE (AT&T)
LTE CDMA (Sprint)
Notes Can restart package before 31 days by making another monthly payment anytime
Verizon purchased Alltel in 2008 & rebranded all stores to Verizon in 2009
Option 2 is billed annually at $79.99.

Add-on option for rollover, hotspot, visual voicemail.
Read Interview with Founder & CEO Daniel Neal!
WalletManager - Allows for parents to budget spending
ContactManager - Allows control over which numbers can be called or from which calls can be received
TimeManager - Can enable services during certain times of the day
Click here to learn more about parental controls
Only available on feature phones

$10 plan only available for existing customers or reactivations

Note: MetroPCS calls these By The Minute plans.
  Unused data rolls over if cash balance remains >$0 Notes Operated as a Cricket MVNO

Read more about RadioShack No Contract Wireless!
 International prepaid cards available for $5.00

Must have minutes available to use text and/or data

Read Interview with Co-Founder & Executive Vice President Fred Haumesser!
Option 1 - Use any combination of minutes or messages up to 1500

Hotspot functionality not officially available
Includes 30MB of data
Includes 411 calls
Available only at Walmart

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Available on feature phones only No longer offer Monthly Plans - Only unlimited plans with high speed data allowances:

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