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Prepaid Data Comparison Chart

Most prepaid carriers have some sort of monthly plan that gives you unlimited talk and text. But finding the right data in the prepaid market can be tricky, not to mention exhausting trying to search through all of the different options and comparing them.

So to save you the trouble, I have put together these prepaid data charts listing carriers with unlimited and limited data on monthly no-contract plans. I haven’t included information about unlimited talk and text in this chart simply because 99% of the plans that include data also include unlimited text and many include unlimited talk as well.

Unlimited carriers

The carriers in the chart below offer unlimited data at slower speeds, and many offer limited data at higher speed, usually 4G. Most of them have unlimited minutes and text as well, but not all. For someone who wants to use a medium amount of data, these are pretty good for prepaid monthly plans and you wouldn’t have to worry about running out of data. However, the throttled speeds are pretty slow, so be aware of that.

Carrier Price 4G Data
Boost Mobile $40.00 500MB
$50.00 2.5GB
$60.00 5GB
Cricket $40.00 500 MB
$50.00 2.5 GB
$60.00 5 GB
Lyca Mobile $29.00 500 MB
$35.00 1 GB
$45.00 3 GB
$55.00 5 GB
MetroPCS $40.00 500 MB
$50.00 2.5 GB
$60.00 Unlimited
Moto X $25.00 5GB @ 3G
$40.00 5GB
Net10 $40.00 500 MB
$50.00 2.5 GB
$60.00 3.5 GB
$75.00 5 GB
Ptel $25.00
$35.00 500 MB
$55.00 2 GB
$65.00 4 GB
Red Pocket $39.99 500 MB
$49.99 1 GB
$59.99 3 GB
Simple Mobile $40.00 1 GB
$50.00 3 GB
$60.00 5 GB
$49.00 2 GB
$69.00 4 GB
Sprint $60.00 2.5 GB
Straight Talk $45.00 3 GB
Telcel $40.00 500 MB
US Cellular $40.00
$50.00 500 MB
$60.00 2 GB
Virgin Mobile $35 – $55 2.5 GB
Voyager $45.00 4 GB

Limited Data

These carriers offer limited data at 4G or slower. Once you use it, it’s gone. These would be excellent for someone who has WiFi most places and only wants data occasionally. It should be noted that a few of these carriers actually offer data by the MB. Also, the numbers for Ting are to add that much data to an existing plan and do not include voice or text.

Carrier Data Price
AirVoice $0.07/MB
500 MB $30.00
1 GB $40.00
2 GB $50.00
3 GB $60.00
AllTel $1.99/day
$5.99/month
ATT 500 MB $40.00
2.5GB $60.00
Lyca Mobile 100 MB $23.00
Red Pocket 500 MB $29.99
Straight Talk 100 MB $30.00
T-Mobile 3 GB $30.00
3.5 GB $35.00
5 GB $50.00
Telcel 100 MB $29.00
Ting 100 MB $3.00
500 MB $12.00
1 GB $19.00
2 GB $29.00
Verizon 500 MB $45.00

These are the services I could find. If you have a data plan on a carrier not listed, let me know and I will update the charts. Some of these are really good deals and others aren’t. But it’s nice that prepaid customers have data options, at the least. Just depends on how much you are willing to pay and how much Wifi you have available.