Compare Prepaid Plans
Do you want to compare prepaid plans? There are just so many
prepaid providers and
plans out there now that it's extremely frustrating and time consuming
to compare no contract plans. Really, who has
time to do
that just to choose one plan for yourself! So what
I've done is compile the major providers and plans for you with the
hopes that this information will help hundreds, and likely thousands of
make it as painless as possible
to compare prepaid plans, I've organized them by plan type; you'll see
links to each plan type in the colored table below.
constantly monitor the news and company websites to catch any changes
to plans and pricing, and update these tables as quickly as possible.
Please note that I've chosen the prepaid wireless
believe have the best offers, but definitely not all of them.
There are others out there that aren't included in these
comparison charts, but I've chosen to exclude them because I either
believe they offer the best value, or they are simply too small to have
large scale coverage or credibility to make them appropriate to
recommend. Of course that's just my
opinion, but given my experience in the prepaid wireless industry, I
feel it's a reasonable approach.
As I've mentioned, it can be overwhelming to narrow down your
choices if you don't already have one or two prepaid wireless providers
in mind, particularly if you're completely new to the prepaid wireless
Here are some questions you can ask yourself that should be
helpful as you start to compare prepaid plans:
- How often do
you plan on using your phone? Everyday, every few days, or
once in a while? Your answer to this question will help you
either include or exclude the per minute and daily plans.
potentially knocks out two categories right away!
you plan on using your phone regularly, how many minutes do you think
you'll use? Do you make quick "I'm on my way" type of calls,
do you chat for awhile with close friends and family? This
help you determine whether you want an unlimited plan or simply a
bundle of minutes. Multiplying your estimated daily number of
minutes by 30 is the easiest way to estimate your monthly needs.
- How much can you afford to spend each month, or how much
are you willing to spend on wireless service?
kind of phone do you want? A "regular" feature
phone just to
calls and occasionally check the weather or do a Web search?
do you want a smartphone that's capable of doing everything that you're
either used to on your previous postpaid smartphone plan, or that your
friends are doing on their Android phone or iPhones? This
help you narrow down the carriers that provide these types of phones,
as well as help to define how much you'll need to spend on a phone.
You can see a list of smartphones at the Smartphone
Comparison page, or find a list of high speed capable
smartphones in the 4G
After you compare prepaid plans and narrow down the
provider(s) and plan(s) that interest you most,
please use the links provided within each table to review the carrier's
website directly to make
sure that you take advantage of any current special offers, as well as
check their coverage maps to ensure that their service will work where
you live, work, and play the most. Also, some plans and/or
are only offered in
certain areas, so please be sure to link to the company's website to
make sure it meets your needs. I will continuously update
comparison charts, so please check back regularly! To learn
about the evolution of plan types, check out Prepaid
Cellular Phone Services
, and be sure to educate yourself on Wireless
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Compare Prepaid Plans