Wireless Phone Service

Prepaid Wireless Plans

 

AT&T GO PHONE
att.com/gophone.com
800-467-4663

NET 10 (Tracfone)
net10.com
877-836-2368
T-MOBILE
tmobile.com
877-387-4324
TRACFONE
tracfone.com
800-867-7183
Initial Cost of phone $15-$450 $30-$650 or bring your own unlocked phone $58-$739 or bring your own phone, $10 to activate $10-$90
Home Area Most of U.S. Most of U.S. Most of U.S. Most of U.S.
Airtime Rate Per Minute (U.S.) 10¢ 10¢-15¢ 10¢-33¢ 13¢-33¢
Roaming Charge Per Minute 0 0 0 Double airtime rate may apply in certain roaming areas with non-GSM phones
To Canada additional 19¢ per min. additional 5¢ per min. additional 50¢ per min. Airtime rate
From Canada 39¢ No Service 69¢ per min. No Service
Minimum Recharge Dollars $25 $20 $10 $20
Expiration of Minutes (days)(varies by refill amount chosen) 30-365 30-180 90-365 90-365
Messaging/Texting on compatible phones 20¢/min. to send
20¢/min. to receive
5¢ text sent/received 10¢ text sent/received 1/3 of 1 airtime min.
ESTIMATED ANNUAL COST FOR A CUSTOMER USING 25 OR 100 MINUTES/MONTH
(DOES NOT INCLUDE COST OF INITIAL PACKAGE OR ROAMING CALLS)
25 Minutes/Month
Cost $100 $200 $100 $100
Minutes Purchased 400 3,000 1,000 400 (800*)
Type of refill 1 x 365 days 2 x 180 days 1 x 365 days 1 x 365 days
100 Minutes/Month
Cost $300 $200 $150 $200
Minutes Purchased 1,200 3,000 1,400 1,500
Type of refill 3 x 365 days 2 x 180 days 1 x 365 + 1 x 90 days 1 x 365
Note: Customers who use more than 150 minutes per month should consider regular monthly fee cellular plans.

Unlimited Calling Plans nationwide, $3/day access charge.

With unlimited AT&T Mobile to Mobile plan - calls 10¢/min. + $1/day access fee on days when there is any incoming or outgoing use.

Messaging and Data packages available.

Minutes roll over.

May not make or receive calls from location outside of U.S., Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands.

Must register to make international calls - International calls 15¢/min. to over 50 countries.

Minutes roll over.

Airtime rate depends on number and duration of minutes purchased.

After spending $100 you may receive 15% more minutes and 365 days duration.

Monthly prepaid unlimited and 10¢/min. plans available.

Airtime rate depends on number and duration of minutes purchased.

*Double-minute promotions available.

No extra charge for calls to over 100 international destinations.

Minutes roll over.

Monthly Fee Wireless Plans

  RESELLERS
  AT&T
wireless.att.com
888-333-7055
T-MOBILE
tmobile.com
800-866-2453
U.S. CELLULAR
uscellular.com
888-944.9400
VERIZON
verizon.com
800-256-4646
CONSUMER CELLULAR
consumercellular.com
888-345-5509

STRAIGHTTALK
straighttalk.com
877-430-2355

2-yr. Contract
No Contract 2-yr. Contract 2-yr. Contract No Contract No Contract
  Nation 450
Family Talk
Nation 550
Family Talk
National
Individual
Family National Share Data** Share Everything** Anywhere 2000 All You Need
Monthly Fee $40 $60 $50 $50* $30 $30* $40 $30-$45

Anytime Minutes

450 550 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited 2,000 1,000-Unlimited
Offpeak Minutes 5,000 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited None N/A
Cost per extra min. 45¢ N/A Unlimited Unlimited 25¢ N/A
Cost of extra line N/A $10 N/A $30 $30 $30 $10 N/A
Roaming Rate 0 0 0 0 0 0
From Canada 79¢ 79¢ $3.00/day plus 99¢ per min. & add'l toll varies by province 89¢ Not available International Plan $60 (400 minutes)
To Canada 39¢ 59¢ 19¢ 29¢ 20¢ Not available
Home Area U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S.
Text Messaging 20¢ per text message sent/received
$20/mo. - Unlimited text to any mobile number
20¢ per text message sent/received Unlimited Unlimited

$2.50/mo. - 100 texts
$5/mo. - 500 texts
$10/mo. - 1,000 texts
$20/mo. - 5,000 texts
$30/mo. - 15,000 texts

$30/plan 1,000 texts
$45/plan unlimited
Cost of Data $20/mo. 300 GB
$50/mo. 5 GB
1st line - $50 plan/500 MB
$70 unlimited - 2nd line add'l
$30/mo. 500 MB
$50 unlimited
$50 - 1 GB
$60 - 2 GB
$70 - 4 GB
$90 - 8 GB
$100 - 10 GB & higher
$50 - 1 GB
$60 - 2 GB
$70 - 4 GB
$90 - 8 GB
$100 - 10 GB & higher
With text plan $2.50/mo. 10 MB data
$30 2 GB data
With $30/plan 30 MB data
With $45/plan unlimited
Notes Unlimited mobile-to-mobile minutes between AT&T users. Min. rollover for up to 1-yr. Up to $1.25 "regulatory fee" applies to all plans.
Push to Talk available on Single and Family Plans.

$30 "Senior Nation" plan with 200 min. and 500 offpeak min.
National with Canada - Individual and Family plans available.

Unlimited mobile-to-mobile minutes between T-mobile users.
Regulatory fee of $1.61 per line/mo.
Directory Assistance $1.99 + airtime.
Hotspots (VOIP) service available.

Family Plans available.

Unlimited mobile-to-mobile minutes between U.S. Cellular mobile users.
*Dependent upon choice of phone (Reg. Phone or Smartphone $40/mo.)
**Extra monthly charges for add'l services and devices - e.g. hotspot device $20/mo., tablet $10/mo.
411 Directory Assistance - $1.99 per call.
$1.57/mo. "regulatory fee."
Lifetime plans available.
2-yr. Contract Pro-rated.
Termination penalty of $150.
Unlimited mobile-to-mobile minutes between VZ mobile users.
*Dependent upon choice of phone (Reg. Phone or Smartphone $40/mo.).
**Extra monthly charges for add'l services and devices - e.g. hotspot device $20/mo., tablet $10/mo.
$1.06/mo. "regulatory fee."
Push to talk available $5/mo.
Mobile Broadband available for day, week or month.
411 - $1.99 + airtime.
Early termination penalty of $175.

Referral Program - $10 credit.
5% discount for AARP members.

Voice Plans:

$10/mo. (25¢ per min.)
$15/mo. - 200 min.
$20/mo. - 600 min.
$30/mo. - 1,200 min.
$40/mo. - 2,500 min.
$50/mo. - 4,000 min.
$60/mo. - 6,000 min.

Reseller - uses facilities of other carriers.

Minutes do not roll over.

Free 411

Automatic refills or on demand refills.

Reseller - uses facilities of other carriers.

Prepaid High-Volume Voice/Text/Data Plans

  AT&T GO PHONE
att.com/gophone.com
800-467-4663

NET10 UNLIMITED
net10.com
877-836-2368

T-MOBILE UNLIMITED
tmobile.com
800-387-4324
STRAIGHTTALK
straighttalk.com
877-430-2355
U.S. CELLULAR PREPAID
uscellular.com
888-944-9400
VERIZON PREPAID
verizonwireless.com
800-256-4646
Monthly Rate $50 Basic Phone $50
$45 Auto-Refill
$50 $45 $50 Basic Phone
$60 Smartphone
$50
Data Unlimited Unlimited 500 MB Unlimited Unlimited 2 GB Unlimited