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At-a-Glance
Standout Features
Unlimited Data
Best for Most People
Excellent Prices & Support
Great Network
Parental Controls
Great Network
Flexibility & Phone Selection
AARP Partner
% of Bill Goes to Charity
GSM & CDMA Networks
Monthly Plans
Basic Starter Plan
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$30
$40
$15
$30
$24.99
$40
$45
$17.50
$20
$40
Average Usage Plan
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$30
$40
$35
$40
$24.99
$40
$45
$40
$35
$40
Unlimited Talk/Text Available
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Unlimited Data Available
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Unlimited 4G LTE Available
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Daily Plans
Daily Up-Front Cost
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$3
 
 
$0.32
 
$2
 
 
 
Per-Minute
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None
 
 
$0.10
 
None
 
 
 
Per-SMS
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None
 
 
$0.10
 
None
 
 
 
Per-MMS
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None
 
 
$0.25
 
None
 
 
 
Data
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None
 
 
$1/MB
 
$0.01/kb
 
 
 
Pay-as-You-Go Plans
Monthly Up-Front Cost
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$3
$6
$10
$4.99
 
None
 
 
$20
Included Minutes
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30
None
200
10
 
None
 
 
200
Additional Minutes
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$0.10
1.9¢
$0.05
$0.10
 
$0.10
 
 
10¢
Per-SMS
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$0.10
1/4¢
$0.05
$0.10
 
$0.20
 
 
Per-MMS
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$0.10
1.5¢/MB
$0.10
$0.25
 
$0.25
 
 
2.5 min
Data
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Varies
1.5¢/MB
$0.10/MB
$1/MB
 
$0.01/5kb
 
 
10¢/min
Fees
Roaming (per minute)
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Varies
None
None
N/A
None
Varies
None
None
None
None
Online Activation
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None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
In-Store Activation
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None
None
None
None
None
$25
None
None
N/A
None
Restocking
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None
$50
20%
None
None
$25
$35
None
20%
None
Features
Bring Your Own Phone
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International Calling Available
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3-Way Calling
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Family Plans / Group Discounts
?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Auto Pay Discount
?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
411 Directory Assistance
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Unlimited
$1.99/call
$1/call
$0.10/min
$1.50/call
N/A
$1.99/call
$1.50/call
Unlimited
Unlimited
Phone Selection
Android
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iOS
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Windows Phone
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Feature Phones
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Refurbished Phones
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Coverage & Quality
Primary Coverage Network
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T-Mobile
T-Mobile
Various
AT&T
Sprint
AT&T
AT&T
AT&T
T-Mobile
Various
Urban Coverage Score
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75%
75%
80%
95%
65%
95%
95%
95%
75%
80%
Rural Coverage Score
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55%
55%
70%
85%
55%
85%
85%
85%
55%
70%
Markets with 4G LTE Coverage
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268
268
Varies
620
525
620
620
620
268
Varies
Average 4G Speed (Mbps)
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8.3
8.3
Varies
7.9
4.4
7.9
7.9
7.9
8.3
Varies
Help & Support
Customer Service Score
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90%
80%
100%
80%
75%
85%
70%
98%
50%
25%
Telephone
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Social Media
?
 
 
 
Online Chat
?
 
 
 
Knowledgebase
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Store Locator
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N/A
N/A
N/A