AT&T MVNO Prepaid Options posted by Ashley Kratky on March 25th, 2014 - 8:16 am | AT&T
AT&T is a major cellular phone and telecommunications provider that has extensive networks and phone towers throughout the United States and other areas. A Mobile Virtual Network Operator or MVNO is a smaller company that offers phone service through utilizing the towers of a major phone provider. Prepaid phone options allow consumers to enjoy low priced cellular phone, text, and data service without a contract, long term obligation, or the potential to run up an expensive and unexpected bill. There are various AT&T MVNO prepaid options to choose from on the market and comparison will help determine the best plan for each specific user.
There are only several major wireless providers in the telecommunications industry and phone consumers typically have the option to get coverage directly from them or a MVNO. The latter acquires network access from a major carrier like AT&T at low wholesale rates and them redistributes the access and coverage to phone consumers. This typically offers some advantages to the consumer such as rates and promotions that are not being offered directly by a large carrier. Prepaid phone coverage is especially ideal for service from an MVNO because it allows them to offer the best deals possible. There are various MVNO companies out there and this creates a competitive atmosphere that is beneficial to the consumer. The MVNO does not have to compensate expenses of maintaining a strong brand name, expensive advertisements, and maintaining vast networks into their pricing. These companies are able to survive off of a low profit margin resulting in MVNO customers often paying a fourth of what many customers pay who are direct customers of the big major carriers. This is especially beneficial when considering that these MVNO customers are using the same exact networks as the major carriers and their respective customers. AT&T has multiple MVNO options to choose from for prepaid service.
Some of the major MVNOs on the AT&T network include Net10, Straight Talk, Good2Go, Red Pocket, Pure TalkUSA, H20, Jolt, and Airvoice. These virtual operators typically have several plans that start with a basement limited amount of minutes as low as $25 a month and go up to low cost unlimited talk and text plans with limited data. Many of these MNVOs have unlimited voice and text plans for $40-$50 a month with approximately 2.5GB of data, like Net10 and Straight Talk. Depending on your area and availability, the listed AT&T MVNO prepaid plans should be researched to find the best one for you.