9 Prepaid Cell Phone Plans That Save You Money

Here are prepaid cell phone plans that will definetly save you money while giving you all the advantages of having a smartphone. Remember, one of the most important criteria for a smartphone includes the ability to browse the internet. Also, using apps is beneficial too. Get ready to see the best prepaid cell phone plans that do all of this and much more at extremely reasonable rates.

So we're not going to rank the plans in any particular order just yet.

We'll give you an overview of the wireless plans and let you make the final call (no pun intended) on which is the best prepaid cell phone plans for you.

Let's get started...

Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile is one of the major cellular services offering no contract smartphones using the Nationwide Sprint Network. They are known for their unique prepaid cellular service plan which offers shrinking payments.

Yes, your monthly payment is lowered by $5/month for every six on-time payments. Meaning your unlimited plan can drop to as low as $35/month. Here are the key takeaways:

  • No Contracts
  • Nationwide Coverage
  • Long Distance Included
  • Voicemail Included
  • Call Waiting Included
  • Call Forwarding Included
  • Re-Boost Available in $20; $30 & $50.


Net10 definitely has a plan and pricing for every budget imaginable. They offer pay as you go cards starting at $20 and an unlimited monthly plan for $50. Really there is no way you can go wrong with this prepaid cellular service. Here are the things to get excited about:

  • No contracts. No bills. No credit checks.
  • Switch between plans at no cost.
  • No access or daily fees.
  • No long distance or roaming charges.
  • No activation fee or cancellation fee.


This prepaid cell phone company can also be found as My Cricket. A little f.y.i (for your information) to make life easier for you.

Cricket offers unlimited nationwide plans along with unlimited local daily plans so they have you covered for anything that you'll need. We weren't too impressed with the fact that if you abuse the usage limits they will slow down your data speeds. This is commonly known in the industry as "throttling."

You'll get unlimited starting at $35/month or can go with the $2 daily. Please note all plans include:

  • Voicemail
  • Call waiting
  • Caller ID
  • 3-Way calling.


When was the last time you heard 3G and 4G unlimited plans with prepaid cell phone plans?

You're in luck because you definitely will be getting this from MetroPCS. 3G unlimited starts at $40 per month along with 4G unlimited. Once you start moving up in the 4G unlimited plans the cost rises, but tops at $60 per month. Here's your speed summary:

  • Free user to user
  • Free long distance
  • Voice mail and Caller ID
  • 3-way calling
  • Unlimited anytime minutes
  • Family plans as low as $35 per line
  • No annual contract


This is a pay as you go wireless plan brought to you by Virgin Mobile payLo using the Nationwide Sprint 3G Network. To be clear, this is a no contract smartphone plan with the following details:

  • $20 for 1 month of 400 minutes
  • $30 for 1 month of 1500 minutes, 500 Messages & 10MB web access.

There are additional rates for more minutes, messaging, and web access.

T-Mobile Monthly 4G

Yes some of the major carriers do offer their own prepaid cell phone plans.

There are several plans and options available to you ranging from pay as you go to the creme de la creme of $70 for unlimited talk, text and high speed interntet. No worries if you need something in between there are lower tier plans at $30 for 1500 talk and text along with $50 unlimited talk & text.

Key features include:

  • 24/7 customer service
  • Nationwide 4G network
  • No annual contract
  • No credit check
  • No deposit
  • No surprise bills or hidden fees.

Verizon Wireless Prepaid

We have to be honest about the prepaid cell phone plans offered by Verizon and say they are expensive and not the best deal for everyone.


None of their plans inlcude texting this costs an additional $10 per month at a minimum.

Verizon does offer you a lot of options though. You can have prepaid daily plans starting at $1.99 per day, monthly plans ranging from $44.99 to $74.99 (again texting is extra). You will get some benefits such as:

  • Unlimited Night & Weekend Minutes
  • Unlimited Mobile to Mobile calling w/Verizon Wireless customers

AT&T Pay Go

Ma Bell even got in on the no contract smartphone business. ATT has their GoPhone plans. With GoPhone you have three wireless options to choose from:

  1. $2 per day
  2. $50 per month
  3. Pay per use

You will be happy to learn there are some key benefits including:

  • Nationwide coverage and long distance
  • Rollover Balance
  • Voicemail
  • 3-way calling
  • Call forwarding
  • Call waiting
  • Caller ID

Virgin Mobile

This is one of the best prepaid cell phone plans available, there's something for everyone here. The plans are arranged by low usage at $25/month, medium usage at $40/month and high usage at $60/month and are on the Nationwide Sprint Network.

You are getting unlimited messaging, e-mail, data and web with Virgin Mobile too. Here are the key points:

  • No contract
  • No hidden fees
  • Pay with credit, debit or cash
  • Basic talk & text plans available.

And there you have it a wrap up on some wonderful prepaid cell phone plans that give you lots of options and are extremely cost beneficial.

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