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List of Pay-As-You-Go Services

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There have been some huge changes going around both the prepaid and postpaid phone market in the last few years. Postpaid carriers are starting to move away from contracts and prepaid carriers are offering more monthly plans and dropping their per-minute pay-as-you-go options.

So, because I know a lot of you don’t use your phones as much (and because it’s harder to find) I went through the different companies and found a list of at least most of the companies that have some form of pay-as-you-go.

Here are some of your options:

  • Airvoice Wireless (AT&T) – Average of $0.10 per minute/message and $0.066 per MB
  • Black Wireless (AT&T) – $0.05 per minute and message, $0.10 per MB
  • Consumer Cellular (AT&T) – PayGo is only available with minutes; a set amount of messages/MB may be added. Minutes are charged at a rate of about $0.25 per minute.
  • Expo Mobile (Sprint) – $0.05 per minute, $0.02 per message, $0.10 per MB
  • GHz Cellular (AT&T) – $0.05 per minute/message, $0.10 per MB 
  • good2Go Mobile (AT&T, Sprint) – $0.05 per minute/message, $0.50 per MB
  • GoPhone (AT&T) – $0.10 per minute, $0.20 per message, data not allowed on smartphones
  • H20 Wireless (AT&T) – $0.05 per minute/message, $0.10 per MB (30 day plan offers $0.02 per minute/message)
  • Jolt Mobile (AT&T) – Rates vary per card but are generally: $0.06/$0.10 per minute; $0.03/$0.10 per message, $0.50/$0.06 per MB
  • Lycamobile (T-Mobile) – this ‘secret’ plan can be accessed by purchasing a Lycamobile SIM without a monthly plan. Rates are $0.05 per minute/text. Data is not available.
  • Net10 (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon) – Rates vary depending on the card but are anywhere from $0.06 – $0.10 per minute
  • Page Plus (Verizon) – Rates vary depending on the card but range from $0.04 – $0.10 per minute
  • PTel (T-Mobile) – $0.05 per  minute, $0.02 per message, $0.10 per MB
  • Red Pocket (AT&T, Sprint) – $0.10 per minute, text; AT&T plan offers $0.30 per MB, Sprint plan does not offer data.
  • STi Mobile (Sprint) – $0.07 –  $0.08 per minute
  • Tempo Communications (T-Mobile, Sprint) – Minutes range from $0.25 – $0.07 per minute for 100 days
  • Total Call (Sprint) – $0.10 per minute, $0.05 per text
  • Tracfone (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon) – minutes vary depending on card and whether or not you have double or triple minutes. Prices are around $0.18 per minute on average.
  • US Cellular – $0.10 per minute, $0.25 per message; data not available
  • Virgin Mobile (Sprint) – $0.02 per minute; per text messages vary from $0.02 – $0.15 per message.