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Compare prepaid phone carriers.

We've put together a comparison of some featured prepaid carrier plans. For more information, choose the links at the bottom of the chart.

Lively Verizon Prepaid Tracfone Mint Mobile Google Fi AT&T Prepaid Simple Mobile Cricket Wireless Ultra Mobile Ting Boost Mobile Visible
Featured smartphone plan pricing
$19.99/mo.
$40/mo.
$20/mo.
$15/mo.
$20/mo. (Talk & Text) + $10/GB
$30/mo.
$25/mo.
$30/mo.
$15/mo.
$10/mo. (Talk & Text) + $5/GB
$15/mo.
$30/mo.
High-speed data
100MB" See disclaimers"
5GB
2GB
4GB
$10/GB
5GB" See disclaimers"
3GB
5GB" See disclaimers"
250MB
$5/GB
5GB
Unlimited*
Talk & text
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Hotspot capability
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (for 2GB and above)
Yes
Yes
Yes (unlimited)
International calling
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Calling to Canada and Mexico
Additional features
Urgent Response service available. Get help in emergencies big or small, 24/7.
Loyalty discounts available after 4th month of service.
Unlimited Carry-Over Data with active service. Using one of America's top networks.
Sold in 3, 6 or 12-mo. service bundles.
Unlimited data plan available for $50/mo.
More data, lower price on America's best network.
Truly Unlimited plans with no high-speed limits. Runs on T-Mobile's nationwide network.
No annual contract, no overages, monthly taxes included.
1, 3, 6, and 12-mo. service bundles available. Free international calling in 80+ countries.
Set and Unlimited plans available starting at $25/mo.
Special deals and exclusive perks with the Boost Mobile Perks Rewards Program.
Unlimited data, message and minutes, all powered by Verizon.

Disclosures.

LIVELY HIGH-SPEED DATA:
Required with Jitterbug Smart3. Data plans start at $2.49/mo.

AT&T PREPAID HIGH-SPEED DATA:
After high-speed data allowance is used, data speeds are reduced to a max. of 128 Kbps.

AT&T PREPAID TALK & TEXT:
Unlimited Talk and Text: Includes unlimited talk and text within the U.S., Mexico and Canada, and unlimited text from the U.S. to over 100 countries. For the list of over 100 countries available for texting from the U.S., go to att.com/prepaidintltext.

CRICKET WIRELESS HIGH-SPEED DATA:
Speeds up to 4G LTE; speeds reduced to 128 Kbps after data allowance is used. Download speeds max. 8 Mbps (LTE)/ 4 Mbps (4G).

VISIBLE HIGH-SPEED DATA:
In times of traffic, your data may be temporarily slower than other traffic. Service on Verizon's 4G LTE and 5G Networks. 5G capped at 200 Mbps. Requires 5G-capable device inside 5G coverage area. 5G Ultra Wideband available in parts of select cities. 5G Nationwide available in 2,700+ cities. Mobile hotspot with unlimited data at speeds up to 5 Mbps, limited to one device. Your first month with Visible is only $25. After that, your plan increases to $40/mo. —unless you take advantage of Party Pay.