This post comes from partner site WhistleOut.com.
One of the best tips for saving on your cellphone plan is to cut your data usage and stop paying for high-data or unlimited plans. However, for many people, this isn’t realistic. I know, because I’m one of them. If you are constantly on the go and can’t connect to secure Wi-Fi networks, or you live in a rural area where wired internet connections aren’t available, you might need all the mobile data you can get. Here are just some of the cheapest unlimited cellphone plans available today.
Sprint Unlimited Kickstart
This is the only unlimited cellphone plan on our list that comes directly from one of the major carriers. For just $35 per month, you’ll get unlimited talk, text and data.
Naturally, this budget plan does come with restrictions. First, if you need a new phone, you’ll have to purchase it outright as Kickstart is not eligible for Sprint’s leasing program. Second, perks like mobile hotspot data and free Hulu (available on other Sprint unlimited plans) are not available. Still, if you need an unlimited plan and you aren’t interested in the frills that come with many of the premium ones, the Sprint Kickstart is a solid choice.
Unlimited Talk, Text and Fast Data from US Mobile
US Mobile is an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) that piggybacks off of the T-Mobile and Verizon networks. Its Unlimited Talk, Text and Fast Data plan starts at just $37 per month.
With speeds reaching up to 5Mbps, this plan should be fine for average browsing and social media posting. Note that while it is technically sufficient for streaming most online video, it could result in spotty viewing. If you’re willing to spend $10 per month more, you can get their Unlimited with Ludicrous Data, which can potentially reach speeds of 200Mbps.
Tello Unlimited Talk, Text & Data Plan
Tello is the second MVNO on our list. Its service piggybacks off of Sprint’s network where they offer an unlimited plan for just $39 per month. While this is a very good price for an unlimited plan, you’ll still need to be careful about the data you use. Once you exceed 25GB of data usage in a month, your speeds will be slowed down to 2G levels, which is very slow by today’s standards. The good news is 25GB should be more than enough for the average user, but if your mobile data is your primary source of internet, you will likely exceed that amount.
TextNow Unlimited LTE Plan
TextNow’s Unlimited LTE Plan is pretty similar to Tello’s. Both are $39 per month and get you connected to Sprint’s network. TextNow’s full-speed limit is slightly lower than Tello’s at 23GB. After you exceed the limit, you’ll be reduced to 2G speeds.
Visible’s Unlimited plan has been a favorite pick since it launched its services. You’ll get everything you expect from an unlimited plan (talk, text and data) on parent company Verizon’s industry-leading network for just $40 per month. The Visible plan stands out among the other plans on this list with its additional perk of unlimited mobile hotspot. You can tether other devices (one at a time), to your mobile data connection with data speeds of up to 5Mbps.
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