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
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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
(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"
- Cell Phone Plans | Cell Phones | Cell Phone Service | Cricket Wireless
Cricket Wireless is a leading cell phone provider, offering affordable prepaid cellular plans and no signed contract.
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
- Best Unlimited Prepaid Wireless Android Phone Plans, Service
Prepaid wireless cell phone plans for unlimited talk, text, and data. Prepaid Android Phones with no contract unlimited prepaid plans start at $35 per month.
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
200 minutes included
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.