The Cheapest Unlimited Cell Phone Plan

Nowadays it's hard to imagine life without a mobile telephone or a cell phone. Many calling plans have hit new rock, bottom levels while technology is only improving.

Some of the top carriers are compared here in alphabetical, not preferential order :)

This Hub examines some of the top providers' cheapest unlimited plans with a handy link to refer back to, as the information is subject to change, constantly being updated. Have fun and happy shopping!

AT & T Plans

AT & T has discontinued its unlimited cellular phone plans.

Smart Phone - Smart Plan

An unlimited phone plan gives the subscriber security in knowing that the monthly price is all inclusive.  It's great to be able to just pick up the phone and call.
An unlimited phone plan gives the subscriber security in knowing that the monthly price is all inclusive. It's great to be able to just pick up the phone and call. | Source

Mini Computers for Daily Life

Apple iPhone, HTC Hero and other Touch type phones have become indispensable for dailz life.  A reasonably priced monthly plan is the goal!
Apple iPhone, HTC Hero and other Touch type phones have become indispensable for dailz life. A reasonably priced monthly plan is the goal! | Source

Cricket Unlimited Plan

As of this writing, July 2012, Cricket is among the cheapest of unlimited plan providers for cell phone users, without having to sign a contract. Here are some of the details:

  • Unlimited Talk
  • Unlimited Long Distance
  • Caller ID
  • Voicemail

(Not bad for $35 / month!!!)

NOTE: I did a little research about the quality of the calls. Some users complain about dropped calls (apparently due to a very small service area). There were also complaints about not being able to get a hold of a live agent (not a recording) when phoning customer service for help. There was another issue that the video batteries aren't long lasting, customer service due to not having "insurance"


PrepaydWireless - a.k.a. the Big "Y"

With the ad, "Y" Pay More?, Prepayd offers a generous unlimited plan without a contract.

Like the name implies, you have to pay up front.

  • "Fill up" your credit with PrepaydWireless
  • Text and call Internationally
  • No hidden charges
  • 4G coverage is provided


Sprint

Sprint announced in late Spring 2012 that it would keep its unlimited plan even after introducing the LTE plan, making it the only US carrier to offer the double the pleasure, double the fun program.

The basic $30 prepaid plan is designed for people who just want a no-nonsense package.

It comes with 200 "anytime minutes" per month. Once you go over the limit, calls cost 45 cents a minute. This is good for business, allot yourself about ten minutes a day for business usage and give it the weekends off.

Verizon - the former champ

Until recently, the Verizon unlimited plan really was a winner. The unlimited date option hasn't been offered since the summer of 2011, which means, unless you bought a new phone before June 28, 2012, you're going to have to decide whether to keep your current phone (for the unlimited phone coverage) or take the upgrade phone but lose the unlimited coverage.

Tiered programs are not taking their place. It boils down to customers having to make a tough decision - unlimited plan or an up-to-date phone. Most users, arguably, don't go over 2 gigabytes of data, but there is something "secure" about the word "unlimited". Verizon claims they got rid of the unlimited option because it's simply not sustainable in the long run.

Unlimited Plan Comparison

Carrier Name
Monthly Fee
Comment(s)
Cricket
$35.00
customer service?
Sprint
$30.00
200 minutes included
Prepayd Wireless
$35.00
 
Virgin
$33.00
UK provider
This data is current but subject to change at any time.

Virgin

At the end of June, 2012, the UK based Virgin went a step further, slashing to a base price of only £21 ($33) per month with minor complications. What the plan offers:

  • Unlimited internet access,
  • Unlimited calls to land lines
  • Unlimited text messages
  • 2500 "anytime minutes" to mobile networks,

The complication? You have to be an existing Virgin customer (via cable or land line customer) to score the lowest price.

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NetflixReviews 4 years ago from Somewhere in North America

You should check out Net10 and their LG 900 smart phone. The unlimite plan is $50 a month and the phone costs under $50 and has great features!


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tirelesstraveler 4 years ago from California

Trying to decide what to do about cell phones the one smart phone we have broke the day before the Verizon unlimited offer ran out and rolled for two more years.

Informative


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EuroCafeAuLait 4 years ago from Croatia, Europe Author

It's not easy with the trend for discontinuing unlimited plans is currently in vogue. The old bait and hook still stands! Now is the time to choose another unlimited plan while they are still available. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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JustSimple info 4 years ago from Puget Sound

The best option, if you are ok with Sprint coverage is to go with a Sprint MVNO, Mobile Virtual Network Operator. That would be Voyager Mobile. They have the Cheapest plan available for a nationwide network running on the Sprint network 3g and 4g. You get unlimited everything for either $19 for talk and text, or $39 for unlimited Talk Text Data.

Also Walmart offers their straight talk service which has unlimited everything also, but it is $45 a month, and it runs on the Verizon 3g Network footprint


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EuroCafeAuLait 4 years ago from Croatia, Europe Author

Good facts to know, JustSimple Info. The Verizon is a lot more than the basic Sprint plan with 3G and 4G technology - not bad. Thanks for stopping by and posting (or shall we say "texting", lol). Regards,


right info 4 years ago

straight talk doesn't only run on verizon.the gsm straight talk phones run on att.and some of them run off sprint.all depends on which phone u get.

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