Compare Prepaid Plans
Find A Plan That Meets YOUR Needs!
Are you looking 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 them all! Really, who has
time to do all of that research and analysis just to choose
plan for yourself! So what
I've done is compile the major providers and plans for you!
Now all you
have to do is review the information that's displayed in an
easy-to-compare tabular format. To
make it as painless as possible
to compare the available plans, I've organized them by plan type;
you'll find links to each plan type in the colored table at
the bottom of the page.
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 both the major and
smaller prepaid wireless
believe have the best offers. There are
definitely other wireless providers out there that aren't
included in these
comparison charts. I've chosen to exclude some of them
because I either
believe that they offer the best value, or they are simply too small to
have the credibility to make them appropriate to
recommend. i.e. They could disappear at any
time! I do list the smaller,
but still Interesting
to ensure you still have access to a
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 no contract
Here are some questions you can ask yourself that will 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 awhile? 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! These days
I expect that people that fit into these categories will be pretty
minimal given how pervasive phones are.
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? Or do
you mostly text and using other messenger apps (ex. Facebook)?
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.
Keep in mind that most people overestimate what they need.
If you're able to track your actual usage for a week, that
give you a much better estimate. Or, if you have a postpaid
you can review your last few bills.
- How much can you afford to spend each month, or how much
are you willing to spend on wireless service?
- How much data do you use? Are you near WiFi a
lot? If so, you may be able to get away with 1-2GB.
If not, and if you stream video, you may need 5-10GB instead.
- Do you want Mobile
Hotspot functionality, which lets you turn your phone into a
WiFi hotspot so you can connect your laptop, tablet, or other
electronic device to get Internet access? Some carriers
include this, some charge you extra for it, and others don't offer it
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 verify that their service will work where
you live, work, and play the most. Also, some plans and/or
are only offered in
certain areas (usually at the State level), so please be sure to link
the company's website and enter your zip code to
make sure they meets your needs. I continuously
comparison charts, so please check back regularly! To learn
about the evolution of plan types, check out Prepaid
Cellular Phone Services
, and for heavy smartphone data users,
be sure to educate yourself on Wireless
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