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List Of MVNOs And Carriers In 2021

Affinity Cellular
Founded: 2010
Pros
  • 30 day money back guarantee
  • AAA members enjoy extra savings
  • For AAA members all phones come with lifetime warranty
Cons
  • Limited selection of phones
  • Plans are expensive compared to other providers
Starts: $20 /month
Airvoice Wireless
Founded: 1999
Pros
  • Includes international text messaging
  • Pay as you go plans are available
Cons
  • Does not sell phones
  • Most plans do not include unlimited 2G slow data, and are hard capped
  • Website misleading, data shown for most plans is divided in half, only half is at high-speed other half at slow
Starts: $18 /month
Allvoi Wireless
Founded: 2005
Pros
  • Larger than normal autopay discounts available
  • All plans include international calling
  • Custom build plans available with pay by the minute
Cons
  • Phone selection limited to mostly mid-range to high-end devices
  • Prices generally 20% higher without autopay enabled
Starts: $15 /month
AT&T
Founded: 2000
Pros
  • Lots of phone options available for all kinds of budgets
  • Good family plan options
  • Robust customer support options available
  • Multi-month discount plans available
Cons
  • No real budget monthly phone plans available for low usage customers
  • Best value for single line customers requires purchase of annual plan
Starts: $25 /month
Beast Mobile
Founded: 2017
Pros
  • Free T&T 1GB data plan available paid for by Marshawn Lynch
Cons
  • Extremely limited number of phones offered, and very old models
  • On the more expensive side for an MVNO
Starts: $20 /month
Black Wireless
Founded: 2011
Pros
  • Pay as you go plans available
  • Multi-month pay for service in advance discounts available
  • Caters to low-usage budget oriented consumers
  • All plans include international calling and texting
Cons
  • Does not sell phones
  • No plans for high-data users
Starts: $20 /month
Boom Mobile
Founded: 2015
Pros
  • Supports multiple networks
  • Annual plans available for extra savings
  • Wide range of plans available
Cons
  • Extremely limited number of phones available to purchase
  • Average pricing
Starts: $12.99 /month
Boost Mobile
Founded: 2002
Pros
  • Offers free phones
  • Wide variety of devices sold
  • Wide variety of ways to get customer support
  • Phone plans for wide variety of budgets
Cons
  • High-data plans are expensive compared to others
  • Cheapest plans are limited to new customers only
  • Free phone offers only available in stores and to new customers
Starts: $10 /month
Boss Wireless
Founded: 2019
Pros
  • All in pricing with taxes and fees included
  • Good for those with international calling and texting needs
Cons
  • Unremarkable pricing
  • Supports bring your own phone only
Starts: $10 /month
Consumer Cellular
Founded: 1995
Pros
  • Phones available for a variety of budgets
  • Regularly ranks tops in JD Power reports for customer support and satisfaction
  • Shareable data plans
  • AARP members save additional 5%
Cons
  • A bit more expensive than other MVNOs
Starts: $15 /month
Credo Mobile
Founded: 1985
Pros
  • Supports progressive causes
  • Sell phones
Cons
  • Prices are higher than most
  • Little to no selection of budget phone options
  • Supports progressive causes
Starts: $30 /month
Cricket Wireless
Founded: 1999
Pros
  • Wide variety of phones available
  • Free phones offered
  • Good discounts available for those with multiple lines
  • What you see is what you pay. All taxes & fees included
Cons
  • Free phones only for new customers that port-in
  • No plans geared towards low-usage customers
  • No true budget phone plans available for single line customers
Starts: $30 /month
EasyGO Wireless
Founded: 2015
Pros
  • All plans include international calling and texting
  • Customer support is a phone call away
Cons
  • More expensive than other MVNOs that have similar features
  • No phones available
Starts: $20 /month
EcoMobile
Founded: 2012
Pros
  • Plans for a variety of budgets
  • Competitively priced
Cons
  • Does not sell phones
  • Social media accounts not active, reducing customer support options
Starts: $30 /month
Freedompop
Founded: 2012
Pros
  • Free unlimited WiFi calling available with all plans even those with limited cellular minutes
  • Free plan option, includes unlimited WiFi calling and WiFi RCS messaging
Cons
  • Only iPhones available for purchase
  • Free plan only includes 10 text messages and 25MB of data.
Starts: $15 /month
FreeUP Mobile
Founded: 2018
Pros
  • Exceptional pricing with multi-month discount plans
  • Free international calling
  • Free SIM cards with free shipping
Cons
  • Limit selection of phones and they are not discounted
  • Best pricing requires you to pay in advance for 6 or 12 months
Starts: $15 /month
Gen Mobile
Founded: 2018
Pros
  • Includes no questions asked 7-day money back guarantee
  • Includes 15 days of free unlimited domestic and international texting after plan expires due to late or non-payment
  • Focused on budget oriented consumers, multi-month discounts available
  • All plans include international texting, most include international calling
Cons
  • Only offers pre-owned phones
  • Best pricing requires purchase of 3-month plan
Starts: $5.00 /month
Good2GO Mobile
Founded: 2015
Pros
  • Plans for variety of budgets and needs
  • Good choice for limited use subscribers that like AT&T's network
  • Call center available for those that would like help over the phone
Cons
  • Phones not sold at a discount
  • No truly unlimited data plans
Starts: $10 /month
Google Fi
Founded: 2015
Pros
  • Uses multiple networks, automatic switching to whichever network works best in an area including WiFi
  • International roaming data billed at same rate as domestic data, no extra charges
  • Free text messaging while traveling internationally
  • High end phones typically sold with large discounts and no long term contracts
Cons
  • More expensive than other providers
  • Customer support is questionable
  • Limited selection of phones available to purchase
Starts: $30 /month
GoSmart Mobile
Founded: 2012
Pros
  • International roaming in Mexico, Dominican Republic and other Latin American countries
Cons
  • No Phones offered
  • Only provides data at 3G data speeds, LTE speeds only when on Facebook
  • Expensive for what's offered
Starts: $25 /month
H2O Wireless
Founded: 2005
Pros
  • Includes international calling and texting
  • Pricing is decent
  • Phone financing options available
Cons
  • Phone selection mainly limited to iPhones
  • Download data speeds limited to 8Mbps
Starts: $18 /month
Hello Mobile
Founded: 2019
Pros
  • Great pricing
  • Taxes included in pricing, what you see is what you pay
  • Free SIM cards and shipping
Cons
  • Reputation for poor customer support
  • Extremely limited selection of phones. Has all old and entry level models
  • Hotspot usage costs $15/month extra
Starts: $5 /month
i3 Mobile
Founded:
Pros
    Cons
      Starts: $65 /month
      Kroger Wireless
      Founded: 2019
      Pros
      • Variety of phones offered at a variety of price points
      • Pretty good pricing
      • Sold in Kroger and related grocery stores
      Cons
      • Only 3 phone plans available
      • Plans cost 20% more if autopay billing is not enabled
      Starts: $20 /month
      Lively
      Founded: 2005
      Pros
      • Good for seniors
      • Offers and supports medical alert devices
      Cons
      • Phone selection limited
      • Plans designed for a limited audience
      • Can be expensive
      Starts: $14.99 /month
      Lycamobile
      Founded: 2006
      Pros
      • Decent selection of plans
      • Good for those with international calling and texting needs
      • Global brand sold throughout the world
      Cons
      • Extremely limited number of phones available
      Starts: $19 /month
      Metro-By-T-Mobile
      Founded: 1994
      Pros
      • Lots of free phones for switchers
      • Good family plan options
      • Includes weekly perks/freebies like free cup of coffee at Dunkin Donuts
      • Free Amazon Prime Subscription and Google One on select plans
      Cons
      • Expensive for single line customers that don't need unlimited data
      • Phones only available in stores
      • Could be charged $20 to switch phones
      • Does not cater to low-usage customers
      Starts: $30 /month
      Mint Mobile
      Founded: 2016
      Pros
      • Exceptional pricing
      • Introductory pricing and trial offers available
      • Variety of phones available
      Cons
      • To get best pricing must prepay for 1-year in advance
      • Phones not sold with real discounts
      Starts: $15 /month
      NET10 Wireless
      Founded: 1996
      Pros
      • Supports multiple networks
      • Offers exclusive multi-month discount plans and deals through eBay
      • Cheap phones
      Cons
      • Primarily budget devices are carried
      • Plan prices are just average
      Starts: $20.00 /month
      netTALK Connect
      Founded: 2015
      Pros
      • Great pricing but only one plan option available
      • T-Mobile business line reseller, plan comes with all the same perks as T-Mobile postpaid plans do
      Cons
      • Only available to businesses
      • Business model may be questionable
      Starts: $40 /month
      Optimum Mobile
      Founded: 2019
      Pros
      • Seamlessly connects from LTE/5G to WiFi hotspots to help you save data
      • Provides usage alerts to help know when you reach data limits
      • International travel add-ons available
      Cons
      • Only available in select markets serviced by Optimum and Suddenlink
      • Price costs $10 more each month without Optimum/Suddenlink subscription
      • No budget under $100 phones available
      Starts: $14 /month
      Page Plus Cellular
      Founded: 1993
      Pros
      • Phones available with financing for every budget
      • Pay as you go plans available
      • Top-up cards and add-ons available
      Cons
      • Limited number of monthly plan options
      • Not known for having great customer support
      Starts: $12 /month
      Patriot Mobile
      Founded: 2012
      Pros
      • Supports conservative causes
      Cons
      • Extremely limited selection of phones available
      • Supports conservative causes
      • No discounts available on phones
      • Plans tend to be more expensive than others
      Starts: $25 /month
      Pure Talk
      Founded: 2004
      Pros
      • Plans to meet a variety of needs
      • Additional plans and deals available to AMAC members
      Cons
      • Phone selection mostly consists of iPhones
      Starts: $20 /month
      Reach Mobile
      Founded: 2018
      Pros
      • Supports charitable cause, your subscription is used to help provide data to others around the world
      • Use less data in a month than comes with your plan and you may be billed for cheaper plan
      Cons
      • Decent selection of phones but no discounts available
      • Plans cost a bit more than average
      Starts: $30 /month
      Red Pocket Mobile
      Founded: 2006
      Pros
      • Wide variety of plans available at variety of price points
      • Multi-month discount savings are available when you pay for more service in advance
      • Customer referral program
      Cons
      • Only new phones sold are iPhones, Android phones are certified pre-owned
      • Sometimes subscribers have issues onboarding
      Starts: $2.50 /month
      Republic Wireless
      Founded: 2011
      Pros
      • Data available as pay per use
      • 14-day money back guarantee
      • Additional savings available with annual plan options
      Cons
      • More expensive than others
      • Limited selection of phones available, all Androids
      • Not good for high-data users
      Starts: $15 /month
      Selectel Wireless
      Founded: 2008
      Pros
      • USA based customer support
      Cons
      • Extremely limited number of phones available
      • Pricing is just average
      Starts: $20 /month
      Simple Mobile
      Founded: 2009
      Pros
      • Sells variety of phones and offers discounts
      • Includes free full service roaming in 16 Latin American countries
      • Caters to those with international calling needs
      Cons
      • Does not have great reputation for customer support
      • Pricing only modest
      Starts: $23.75 /month
      Spectrum Mobile
      Founded: 2018
      Pros
      • Mix and match plans
      • Shareable data for up to 10 lines
      Cons
      • Must also subscribe to Spectrum Internet or plans cost $20/month higher
      Starts: $14 /month
      SpeedTalk Mobile
      Founded: 2014
      Pros
      • Variety of plans available for different needs with focus on low-usage customers
      • Pay as you go options available
      Cons
      • No real plan options for high-data users
      • No phones available
      Starts: $5.00 /month
      Straight Talk Wireless
      Founded: 2009
      Pros
      • Large selection of phones available
      • Sold at Walmart, with Walmart exclusive deals
      • Variety of plans available for different types of devices
      Cons
      • No true budget phone plans
      • Not known to have greatest customer support
      Starts: $30 /month
      T-Mobile
      Founded: 2002
      Pros
      • Free phones are offered
      • Offers phone plans, tablet plans, watch plans, home internet and more
      Cons
      • Can be expensive for single line customers
      • Free phone offers and deals typically require 24-month payment plans
      Starts: $15 /month
      Tello Mobile
      Founded: 2015
      Pros
      • Excellent pricing, provides great value
      • Wide variety of plans available including custom build
      • Good customer support
      Cons
      • Limited selection of phones, most are used or refurbished
      • Does not have a truly unlimited data plan
      Starts: $6 /month
      TextNow
      Founded: 2009
      Pros
      • Free cellular talk and text plan option
      Cons
      • Extremely limited selection of phones available
      • Website does not explain plan options well
      • Limited selection of plans
      Starts: $0 /month
      Ting Mobile
      Founded: 2012
      Pros
      • Plans available to cater to different budgets
      • Shareable data plans available
      • Known for good customer support
      Cons
      • Limited number of phones available
      • No truly unlimited data plans
      Starts: $10 /month
      Total Wireless
      Founded: 2015
      Pros
      • Wide selection of phones available
      • Sold in stores like Target, Best Buy, and Walmart, and also online
      • Shareable data plans available
      Cons
      • Not known for great customer support
      • Not the cheapest of plans
      Starts: $23.7 /month
      Tracfone
      Founded: 1996
      Pros
      • Good selection of phones
      • Wide variety of plans available with data carryover
      • Offers pay as you go
      Cons
      • Does not sell plans with high-data allotments
      • Data is hard-capped but top-ups available
      • Not known for great customer support
      Starts: $14.25 /month
      Twigby
      Founded: 2015
      Pros
      • Great introductory pricing
      • Custom build and monthly plans available
      • Plans for a variety of budgets available
      • Uses two networks, one is for roaming
      Cons
      • Is not a primary Verizon MVNO. Verizon network is only used for talk and text roaming
      • Limited selection of phones that are mostly older models
      • Does not cater to high-end data users. 10GB max data allotment
      Starts: $19 /month
      Ultra Mobile
      Founded: 2012
      Pros
      • Good for international calling and texting
      • Plans available to meet a variety of data needs
      • Ability to save more by prepaying for several months in advance
      • Lots of phone options
      Cons
      • Best rates require prepaying for 12 months in advance
      • Phones typically sold without any discounts
      Starts: $15 /month
      UNREAL Mobile
      Founded: 2018
      Pros
      • Good for international calling needs
      • Good value if willing to prepay for service months in advance
      Cons
      • Only sells iPhones
      • Must prepay for 12-months in advance to get great rates
      Starts: $10 /month
      US Cellular
      Founded: 1983
      Pros
      • Plenty of phone options with free phones available
      • Home internet options
      • Select plans include free Redbox movie rentals
      Cons
      • Expensive for single lines
      • Limited number of plan options
      Starts: $30 /month
      US Mobile
      Founded: 2014
      Pros
      • Offers a phone plan for every budget
      • Select plans include perks like a free Netflix subscription
      • Offers truly unlimited data plans
      Cons
      • Extremely limited selection of phones available
      Starts: $5.5 /month
      Verizon Wireless
      Founded:
      Pros
        Cons
          Starts: $30 /month
          Visible
          Founded: 2018
          Pros
          • Owned by Verizon
          • Wide variety of phones available
          • Cheapest unlimited data plan
          Cons
          • Only one phone plan is sold
          • In some locations, data and ping times are particularly slow
          • 5G network data speeds capped at 200Mbps
          Starts: $40 /month
          Walmart Family Mobile
          Founded: 2010
          Pros
          • Good value for moderate to high-data users
          • Customer support and plans available in stores at Walmart and online
          Cons
          • Limited number of plan options
          • Not known to have great customer support
          • Cheaper options available elsewhere for really low usage customers
          Starts: $24.88 /month
          Wing
          Founded: 2017
          Pros
          • Phones sold with financing options
          • Supports smartwaches
          Cons
          • Limited selection of phones available
          • Questionable business practices
          • Pricing not great for low data usage customers
          Starts: $20 /month
          Xfinity Mobile
          Founded: 2017
          Pros
          • Shareable data plans available
          • Access to nationwide network of hotspots
          • Variety of phones available
          Cons
          • Must have either Xfinity Internet, Cable, or Voice or plans cost $25 more per month
          • Only limited selection of BYOD phones supported
          Starts: $15 /month