US Mobile vs Visible In 2024: Battle Of Top Prepaid Plans On Verizon Towers

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First and foremost, I must say there is no real best Verizon MVNO unlimited data plan. Anybody that tries to tell you otherwise is full of baloney. The reason is that there really isn’t just one plan that’s best for everybody. Some Verizon MVNO providers have really crappy customer service. While others may come with certain limitations like little to no hotspot. So the best Verizon MVNO OR prepaid unlimited data plan is whichever one best fits your own personal needs and works where you live. Having said that, there are some providers that offer really good and old-fashioned bang for the buck value. Here we’ll compare US Mobile vs Visible to help you discover which provider offers you the best value for your money and specific needs.

1). Visible

Visible by Verizon started 2024 with a limited time offer of $20/month for an unlimited data plan with pricing valid for two years
Visible by Verizon started 2024 with a limited time offer of $20/month for an unlimited data plan with pricing valid for two years

I don’t think you can have a list of the best valued Verizon MVNO and prepaid unlimited data plans without mentioning Visible. Visible is a prepaid brand that is actually owned by Verizon Wireless. They made their ownership of the brand more clear when they rebranded Visible to Visible by Verizon in June 2022.

Visible offers two unlimited data plans with all-in pricing and no multi-line discounts. The cheaper of the two plans is priced at $25/month and the more premium plan, called Visible+, is priced at $45/month. The plans are discounted to $20/month and $35/month for new customers through 1/31/24 with use of the promo code VISIBLE24. New customers will get the discounted pricing for two years before the plans go back to their regular rates. Both plans continue to offer great bang for the buck value, with the best value for most people being the $25 plan.

Both of Visible’s plans of course include unlimited talk and text. They also come with unlimited calling to Mexico and Canada and spam call protection. WiFi calling is supported. The basic plan has access to Verizon’s 4G LTE and 5G Nationwide networks, whereas the Visible+ plan adds 5G Ultra-Wideband (includes C-Band – fast data speeds and mmWave – ultra fast data speeds) connectivity for even faster data speeds in locations that have access to that network. 5G Ultra-Wideband (UW) is available in select cities and metropolitan areas whereas Verizon’s 5G Nationwide network is available in over 2,700 cities. Some $25 plan Visible customers do claim their plan includes 5G UW connectivity but only on C-Band and with speeds limited to 200Mbps.

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The Visible+ plan also includes a few other features not available on the basic $25 plan. Those additional features are:

  • 50GB of premium data which is data that does not slow down when compared to other customers on the same network when the network is busy. This premium data only applies to data consumed over Verizon’s 4G LTE and 5G Nationwide networks. Data consumed over 5G UW is unlimited premium data.
  • Talk, text, and data roaming in Mexico & Canada – Canada & Mexico data speeds are reduced to 2G or 64kbps-128Kbps after 0.5 GB of data has been consumed in a day
  • Up to 500 minutes of international calling from the US to over 30 countries and international texting from the US to over 200 countries.

One thing that makes both of Visible by Verizon’s unlimited plans unique is that they include unlimited mobile hotspot. However, only one device can connect to the hotspot at a time and data speeds are limited to a maximum of 5Mbps. Still, there isn’t another low-cost provider on the market offering unlimited hotspot usage at data speeds that are that fast.

Visible by Verizon’s unlimited data plans also include domestic roaming on Verizon’s extended network. This will allow you to roam onto the towers of other wireless providers in areas where Verizon doesn’t have its own native network for enhanced coverage in rural areas.

Visible by Verizon also offers iPhone customers with eSIM, a free 15-day trial. No credit card or other payment method is needed for the trial. You also do not need to port your number in for the trial.

It Might Be Priced Right, But That’s Not Enough For Everyone

Ask anyone about Visible and you’ll certainly find your fair share of completely mixed and opposing opinions. The Visible Reddit thread is certainly filled with them. MVNOs, in general, can be hit or miss based on location. While Visible may not technically be an MVNO depending on how you want to define MVNO, it certainly has some of the issues associated with them. One common issue is that the quality of service can vary greatly by location, primarily caused by network congestion present in one area that isn’t present in another. If you’re in an area with high ping times and subpar data speeds, Visible by Verizon’s $25 plan certainly won’t be for you. However, you may still fare much better on its $45/plan thanks to the inclusion of premium priority data and full access to Verizon’s 5G UW band network.

Another area where Visible by Verizon may fall short is with customer support. There are no stores to go through to contact support, and no real customer support phone number to call. You pretty much are left with online chats and social media support for help. So if you have a serious problem, you may have a hard time getting it resolved both quickly and correctly.

2). US Mobile

US Mobile Offers 4 Unlimited Lines For $25/line, $100/Month
US Mobile Offers 4 Lines For $25/Line

US Mobile fits the true definition of an MVNO. The company purchases talk, text, and data at bulk rates through both Verizon Wireless and also T-Mobile. But we’re interested in their Verizon Wireless based network and plans which they call Warp 5G, since they are directly comparable to Visible as they are on the same network.

US Mobile has two “unlimited plans.” Its flagship unlimited plan is called Unlimited Premium. It comes with 100GB of high-speed data before throttling and is priced at $50/month for single lines. Its $29/month entry level unlimited plan, Unlimited Basic, includes 35GB of data at up to 5G data speeds before throttling.

Throttled data speeds are much higher than most other providers and are at a very usable speed of 1Mbps. Most other providers offer throttled data speeds that are around 10x slower at 128Kbps. Taxes and fees are included in their prices, something that many other providers bill you in addition to their advertised rates.

All of their advertised unlimited plans allow subscribers to use their phones as a mobile hotspot. The $29/month 35GB plan allows subscribers to use 10GB of their data allotment for hotspot, while the $50/month 100GB plan allows 50GB to be used.

Single line customers willing to commit long term to either plan will find additional savings. The $29 plan drops down to $23/month when subscribers prepay for it annually. The 100GB $50/month plan is $37.50/mo with an annual subscription.

Besides US Mobile’s great pricing, their plans includes some pretty unique features that also help to make US Mobile a compelling choice for consumers. But we’ll come back to those in a bit.

US Mobile Unlimited Plans Multi-Line Pricing

US Mobile’s unlimited plans offer multi-line discounts. The $50 plan is $45/line with two lines and $40/line with three or more lines. The $29/month Unlimited Starter plan is $27/line with two lines and $25/line with three or more lines.

US Mobile Unlimited Premium Plan Details And Perks

US Mobile’s Unlimited Premium plan comes with a whole lot of extras compared to Unlimited Starter. The plan has 100GB of high-speed priority data before throttling and it also allows up to 50GB of data to be used for mobile hotspot. It also includes native international roaming but only when used as a T-Mobile based plan. With native international roaming, customers can travel to 100 countries and use their phones without making any changes to it as if they are in the USA. International roaming allows for 10GB of high-speed data to be used, 1,000 texts, and 500 minutes. US Mobile does plan to add this feature to its Warp 5G Verizon based plans.

The Unlimited Starter plan also comes with international roaming but a much smaller data allotment. The plan includes 1GB of native international roaming if used on the T-Mobile network with 150 minutes and 150 texts. Customers on the Warp 5G (Verizon Network) will get 1GB of international data to use via an eSIM.

All of US Mobile’s unlimited plans come with priority data access when connected to Verizon’s 5G network with a 5G capable device. That means during times that the network is congested, data speeds won’t slow down compared to Verizon’s postpaid customers. Other Verizon MVNO customers however may notice reduced data speeds compared to US Mobile when the network is congested. However, if you are connected to US Mobile and on Verizon’s 4G LTE network, data speeds will slow compared to Verizon’s postpaid customers and be the same as other Verizon MVNOs.

Special Perks Help To Make US Mobile’s Unlimited Premium Plan Unique

What really makes US Mobile stand out is that their Unlimited Premium plan includes special perks. Special perks include getting your streaming subscriptions paid for you if have multiple lines of service. Customers with at least 3-lines of service can choose to get one of the following subscriptions paid for by US Mobile:

  • Slacker Plus LiveXLive
  • Pandora Plus
  • Audible
  • Spotify Family
  • Apple Music Family
  • Apple TV Plus
  • Disney Plus Bundle with Hulu and ESPN+
  • Netflix Standard subscription
  • HBO Max
  • Playstation Plus
  • Xbox Live Gold

In order to get your subscription paid for by US Mobile, you must email them each month a receipt for your streaming service bill. US Mobile will then credit your account for the cost of that service. Unfortunately, perks can only be claimed for 12 continuous months. After that, they are no longer available.

US Mobile vs Visible Free Trial Offers Compared

Like Visible, US Mobile does offer new customers a free trial. If you have an eSIM-enabled device, you can get the free trial instantly. If not, you can still order a free SIM starter kit. The SIM kit is totally free as shipping charges for standard 5-day shipping are paid for by US Mobile. However, customers that can’t wait to start their trial can upgrade to expedited shipping for as little as $2 for 2-day delivery or $10 to overnight it.

US Mobile’s free trial is for 30-days with 30GB of premium priority data with a number transfer. Customers with 1-line will get a $50 gift card after 12 months of continuous service. Customers that port a second line will receive an additional $50 gift card. Two is the maximum number of gift cards that US Mobile will give out per account.

US Mobile The Downsides

There aren’t many downsides to US Mobile’s plans. The biggest one is that customers who want a truly unlimited high-speed data plan with data speeds that never slow down won’t find them at US Mobile. And US Mobile does not have any stores that you can go into if you prefer in person support.

Unlimited GB
  • Unlimited Minutes
  • Unlimited Texts
  • Unlimited GB Hotspot
35 GB
US Mobile
  • Unlimited Minutes
  • Unlimited Texts
  • 10GB Hotspot
Unlimited GB
  • Unlimited Minutes
  • Unlimited Texts
  • Unlimited GB Hotspot
100 GB
US Mobile
  • Unlimited Minutes
  • Unlimited Texts
  • 50GB Hotspot

3). Visible by Verizon vs US Mobile Cheapest Unlimited Plans Compared

A table comparing Visible by Verizon, and US Mobile cheapest unlimited plans to Verizon’s cheapest unlimited postpaid and prepaid plans is below. Visible by Verizon and US Mobile’s plans do not offer autopay billing discounts. The prices shown for Verizon Prepaid and Postpaid include their respective autopay billing discounts.

 Visible BasicUS Mobile Unlimited Starter
1-Line ($)$25$29
4-lines ($) Price Per Line$25$25
Annual plan discount priceNA$23
Taxes Included?YesYes
High Speed DataUnlimited35GB, then unlimited 1Mbps
Priority Data*NoYes
5G Ultra-widebandNo $15 UpgradeYes
WiFi CallingYesYes
Video Streaming480pUp to 4K
International roamingNoYes
International calling/textingYesMexico and Canada only
Visible Vs. US Mobile Prepaid Unlimited Plans

*When connected to 5G UW you always have data access that is prioritized over other users, it does not matter how much data you use. 50GB is the monthly priority data limit when connected to Verizon’s 4G LTE and 5G Nationwide networks. US Mobile offers coverage on your choice of either the Verizon or T-Mobile network. Priority data is only included if you have coverage on the Verizon network.

3). Visible by Verizon vs US Mobile Premium Unlimited Plans Compared

 Visible+US Mobile Unlimited Premium
1-Line ($)$45$50
4-lines ($) Price Per Line$45$40
Annual plan discount priceNA$37.50
Taxes Included?YesYes
High Speed DataUnlimited100GB, then unlimited 1Mbps
Priority Data*50GBYes
5G Ultra-widebandYesYes
WiFi CallingYesYes
Video Streaming480pUp to 4K
International roamingYesCanada and Mexico only
International calling/TextingYesYes
Visible Vs. US Mobile Prepaid Unlimited Premium Plans

*When connected to 5G UW you always have data access that is prioritized over other users, it does not matter how much data you use. 50GB is the monthly priority data limit when connected to Verizon’s 4G LTE and 5G Nationwide networks. US Mobile offers coverage on your choice of either the Verizon or T-Mobile network. Priority data is only included if you have coverage on the Verizon network.

4) Phone Selection

Both US Mobile and Visible by Verizon offer a wide selection of phones at various price points. But Visible does typically offer much better phone deals often at deeper discounted prices and sometimes with free gifts such as gift cards or headphones.

Visible also offers a couple of free phones. At the time of this writing the TCL 30 LE ($99) and Orbic Joy ($80) are available for free to customers that trade-in a phone that isn’t compatible with the network. Note, the phones are made free by way of 12 monthly service credits, but you must pay for them up front. US Mobile does not offer any such deals.

If you want to compare more Verizon MVNOs, check out the full list of Verizon MVNO phone plans.

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I had visible basic and it was just horrible non stop throttling till I couldnt even load google page. This happened all month long before theyre supposed to slow your speeds. So I upgraded to Visible+. Believe me when I say, there was absolutely NO difference. It was like I was still on the same plan. I experienced no normal speeds, let alone “50GB premium” data (which I never experienced once). I have a Pixel 7 Pro. Tested my phone with other carriers and speeds wete great on T-Mobile Unlimited plan, Mint 50gb plan and some others. Visible lures you… Read more »

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