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Network Carriers for Prepaid Smartphone Plans

When it comes to prepaid mobile phone services, you really do not need to go with one of the major carriers. Sure, Sprint, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile all have prepaid services, and while you are going to have access to the large networks, you are also going to end up paying more than you would with a smaller carrier.

The main reason to go with a smaller carrier is because most of these companies actually use the larger service provider’s own network. This way, you are able to have access to some of the very best networks in the country, all for a fraction of the price you would normally pay. With so many different service providers out there though, you need to know who is going to help you out the most and what company can give you the best bang for the buck.

Consumer Cellular

With Consumer Cellular, you have access to AT&T’s large network, and best of all the phones are easy to use and rather void of extensive features, which is perfect when you just want a phone call that is going to make a general call.

The lowest monthly plan is going to be at $10 a month, with plans increasing in size from there. For $15 a month, you receive 200 minutes, so you have a phone when you need it, but don’t have to use it otherwise.

FreedomPop

FreedomPop uses Sprint’s network for both data and mobile phone services. This way, you are going to receive a rather desirable service, all for a fraction of what you would actually pay with Sprint.

For starters, for $10.00 a month, you are going to receive unlimited voice and text with 500 MB worth of data. You can even add another GB of data for $9.99. For this kind of price, you probably are only paying 20 percent of what you would with the other major providers.

Giv Mobile

Giv uses the T-Mobile network and while it only has two plans, they are rather desirable. There is a $40 a month plan that gives you 250 MB of data and unlimited voice and text. For $50, you receive 2 GB worth of data and unlimited talk and text.

Plus, you are even able to use the iPhone and other T-Mobile based devices, all without having to pay the large fee that you normally would, had you signed up directly with T-Mobile.