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The best of prepaid? Verizon vs AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint plans compared

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Jul 2017, 09:18

We've compared the current prepaid offerings from each major carrier above for your convenience, and, surprisingly, with these prices the MVNOs may soon be feeling the heat in prepaid. These plans include unlimited talk and texts, but who's talking these days, it's the data that counts, as well as other perks. T-Mobile, for instance, has been running a 10 GB for $50 prepaid promo since March, and has the highest throttling threshold. Sprint maintains the lowest unlimited data price in prepaid as well, while AT&T now gives you two months for free, and its unlimited prepaid is very reasonably priced, barely higher than Cricket's, for instance...

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posted on 17 Jul 2017, 09:40

1. jmill75 (Posts: 79; Member since: 22 Jul 2009)

Signed up for ATT's new prepaid plans on Friday.

My son gets unlimited data, I get 6gb's.

$95 per month. I'm pretty happy with that.

I had switched to TMobile from Verizon a little while back to save money. TMobile service sucks where I live. Att gets great service.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 09:47

2. donfem (Posts: 698; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

no one wants to know why you switched from X to Y.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 09:57 1

3. baldilocks (Posts: 847; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)

That's just your opinion. And we all know what opinions are like.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 10:11

5. jmill75 (Posts: 79; Member since: 22 Jul 2009)

Guess what, I told you anyway.

Any you read it and responded so you must actually care.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 19:31

15. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1341; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)

He just mad you knocked Tmobile..... Lol

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 12:35

10. Lumia_Luigi (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Mar 2017)

Isn't it capped at 3mbps?

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 13:04

11. BuffaloSouce (Posts: 371; Member since: 01 May 2017)

That might be an issue for someone who has nothing going on in their life so all they do is spend their day with their thumb up their butt downloading crap, but it's fine for the average user doing social media or streaming

posted on 18 Jul 2017, 12:54

17. Bernoulli (Posts: 4338; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)

Streaming at 3 mbps? That sounds like a lot of buffering or low quality videos

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 10:01

4. scottevodesign (Posts: 7; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)

After using my US unlocked galaxy S7 on the Top 3, I recommend not using it on verizon as for whatever reason it has the hardest time staying connected on volte calls. It shows LTE and VOLTE is on but it randomly doesnt stick. Everybody else has no problem with VOLTE

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 10:17

6. Nobias23 (Posts: 17; Member since: 17 Jul 2017)

Metro pcs anyone?

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 10:20 1

7. Godlymansean (Posts: 29; Member since: 14 Apr 2017)

They're all competitive with price, but end of the day it comes down to who provides the best service in the area you live. Me personally Verizon or AT&T has the best coverage.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 11:30 1

8. middlehead (Posts: 172; Member since: 12 May 2014)

Cricket's data limits may not be as good as AT&T mainline, but it's still much cheaper because the main doesn't have family plans yet. I have 3 lines; with Cricket that's $90 and a fourth would only be $100, with mainline it'd be $120 now and $160 if I added.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 12:27 1

9. domfonusr (Posts: 640; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)

I am all for a price war in the prepaid market. May the best... combination of network, data availability, handset selection, and pricing... win!

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 14:15

12. Dboyfresh831 (Posts: 10; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)

Yes AT&T prepaid is capped at 3mbps. Cricket is less expensive and uses the same network but caps at 8mbps.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 16:57

13. Duncdawg26 (Posts: 70; Member since: 20 Jan 2017)

Att pp is only capped on the unlimited plan. It's 6 and 1gb are at regular speeds and it does also offer multi line discounts. They're not as good as crickets, but pretty close. Cricket doesn't allow tethering (except for $10 extra on its 8gb plan) or roaming while att pp allows both.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 18:18

14. Jyakotu (Posts: 855; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

When it comes to prepaid services, I always was biased toward AT&T, especially since back in the day, buying phones outright and just inserting your SIM card wasn't as common as it is today. AT&T Prepaid has a couple advantages over Cricket and other AT&T MVNOs, such as better customer service (never had an issue), more stores, and better network access. I've never had an issue with AT&T and their service and I'm so glad that I'm able to use the same network at a cheaper price.

posted on 18 Jul 2017, 01:05

16. fastfreddy123 (Posts: 20; Member since: 25 Mar 2017)

Blah, Every person should go with whats best in there area or more specifically where they live.
if Tmobile isnt then get something else. 95.00 for 6 gig though is alot. I have 4 lines for 120.00 with 10 gig per line. Cricket is ATT.

Monthly Rate $30.00 $40.00 $50.00 $60.00
High-Speed Data Allowance* 1 GB*
4 GB* 8 GB* 12 GB*
and you get 5 dollars off if you autopay.
If you feel better paying more go for it . Theres a sucker born EVERYDAY.

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