Cell phones, laptop computers, tablets, flat screen TV’s and other electronic items are things that people use in their home, at work and many other places. The way we communicate today has advanced by leaps and bounds compared to the way we communicated in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and even the 90s.
Do you remember what was called a bag phone that looked like a regular old style phone inside a carrying bag with a cigarette lighter charger so you could use it in your car? All a person could do with that bag phone was make a phone call, and people thought they were something because they owned one of these new phones. Cell phones has become the number one choice for communicating to anyone you know, love, or work for in today’s society.
In today’s world it’s not uncommon to see a cell phone in almost every persons hand, even most children 12 year’s and older own a cell phone so they can stay in touch with their parents and friends.
Verizon, AT&T, Walmart Family Mobile, T-Mobile, Boost Mobile, Net-10, Straight Talk, Total Wireless, MetroPCS, Tracfone, and Virgin Mobile, and Consumer Cellular are just some of cell phone carriers who offer cell phones, cell phone plans, with text, and data plans. All cell phone provides offer local and nationwide coverage, international plans, unlimited data, talk and text.
Verizon offers flexible and affordable plans with no credit check, smartphone plans, basic phone plans, basic and smart phone data plans, unlimited talk, and unlimited text, and data plans for the Verizon Jetpack, your own Wi-Fi hotspot.
Smart phone plan $60.00 monthly includes, unlimited talk, unlimited text, 2.GB of data.
Smart phone plan $45.00 monthly includes, unlimited talk, unlimited text, 1.GB of data.
Basic phone plan $35.00 monthly includes, unlimited talk, unlimited text, 500.MB of data
AT&T go phone:
AT&T go phone offers $45.00 plan, $60.00 plan monthly unlimited talk, text, first 1.5 GB at high speed with rollover data and a $30.00 plan with unlimited talk and text. AT&T also offers 8 GB of data for $75.00 monthly, 5GB of data for $50.00 monthly, and 2 GB of data for $25.00 monthly. You can also purchase your own 4-G LTE mobile hot spot. Monthly plans $60.00, $80.00, wireless home phone $20.00, nationwide calls unlimited, data 5 GB, and 10 GB.
Walmart Family Mobile:
Walmart Family Mobile has three monthly plans starting with $39.88 monthly with unlimited talk, text and data 3GB of 4 G LTE, $29.88 monthly with unlimited talk, text and data 1GB of 4 G LTE, and $24.88 monthly with unlimited talk and text. Walmart Family Mobile also offers 4 G LTE data with the plans that come with a data plan.
T-Mobile offers a Walmart Exclusive Plan for $30.00 a month that comes with unlimited text, data, International text with 100 minutes of talk with up to 5 GB of 4 G LTE data, Simple Starter at $40.00 a month with unlimited talk, text, and up to 500 GB of 4 G LTE data, Simple Choice at $50.00 a month, unlimited talk, text, data, with up to 1 GB of 4 G LTE data, $60.00 a month with unlimited talk, text, data, with up to 3 GB of 4 G LTE data, $70.00 a month with unlimited talk, text, data, with up to 5 GB of 4 G LTE data, and $80.00 with unlimited talk, text, data, unlimited 4 G LTE data.
Boost Mobile offers three monthly plans beginning with a $35.00 monthly plan with unlimited talk, text, data, 1 GB of 3 G/4G data, $45.00 a month with unlimited talk, text, data, 5 GB of 3 G/4G data, $55.00 a month with unlimited talk, text, data, 10 GB of 3 G/4G data. Boost Mobile also offers, Wi-Fi hotspot, airG, and Boost Mobile Wallet.
Net-10 Wireless offers, unlimited 30 day plans, unlimited family and friends 30 day plans, unlimited International calling plan, and pay as you go plans.The pay as you go monthly plans start with $25.00 a month that comes with 1000 nationwide minutes of your choice of talk, text, data, and 30 days of service, no carryover of minutes or International calling, $30.00 comes with 300 nationwide minutes, talk, mobile web access or 600 texts and 60 days of service, with unlimited carryover and International calling to over 100 destinations.
The Net-10 unlimited International calling plan offers nationwide 30 day talk, text, data, plus International calling to 15 unique numbers each month, to over 1000 destinations on Mexico, Canada, India, and in other countries.The Net-10 unlimited 30 day plans range from $35.00 a month to $50.00 a month all three plans come with talk, text, and data except for the $35.00 monthly plan, no data, Wi-Fi only.The unlimited family and friends 30 day plans are $75.00, 2 lines, talk, text, first 500 MB at high speeds per line, $90.00, 2 lines, talk, text, first 3 GB at high speeds per line.
Straight Talk Wireless:
Straight Talk Wireless offers three 30 day monthly plans starting with the $30.00, 1500 minutes, unlimited texts, 100 MB data, $45.00, unlimited nationwide, talk, text, data, first 3 GB data at high speeds then 64kbps, $60.00, unlimited nationwide, talk, text, data, first 3 GB data at high speeds then 64 kbps, unlimited International calling to Mexico, Canada, China, India, 1000 landline destinations, call up to 15 unique numbers.
Total Wireless has two single line 30 day plans, $35.00 unlimited talk, text, 2.5 GB data, $25.00 unlimited talk, text, no data. Total Wireless has three multi-line shared data plans with unlimited talk and text, $60.00 2 Lines, 30 days of service, 5 GB of data, $85.00 3 Lines, 30 days of service, 9 GB of data, $110.00 4 Lines, 30 days of service, 12 GB of data.
MetroPCS offers three monthly plans, all come with unlimited data, talk and text, $40.00 per month, first 500 MB of high speed data at up to 4G LTE speeds, $50.00 per month first 2.5 GB of high speed data at up to 4G LTE speeds, $60.00 per month unlimited high speed data at up to 4 G LTE speeds.
TRACFONE offers 90 day no contract plans with talk, text, and web starting at $19.99 a month. TRACFONE offers all android and smartphone devices a triple airtime card, example if you purchase a $60.00 airtime card you will get 180 minutes of talk time, 180 text messages, and 180 MB of data. A 90 day airtime service plans come in 60 minutes of airtime, 120 minutes of airtime, 200 minutes, and 450 minutes of airtime. TRACFONE also offers a 1 year airtime service plan and International calling services.
Virgin Mobile offers four monthly plans starting with 1 line, 40.00 monthly, unlimited data, 3 GB of 3G/4G data, unlimited talk, and text, 2 lines 65.00 monthly, unlimited data, 6 GB of 3G/4G data, unlimited talk, and text, 3 lines 90.00 monthly, unlimited data, 10 GB of 3G/4G data, unlimited talk, and text, 4 lines 115.00 monthly, unlimited data, 14 GB of 3G/4G data, unlimited talk, and text.
Consumer Cellular offers an AARP discount to anyone who is an AARP member or qualifies to become an AARP member.Consumer Cellular offers a plan as low as $10.00 a month for those who rarely use a cell phone but want one for emergencies, or just to stay in touch. The $10.00 is a basic monthly fee and you will pay .25 cents per minute for every call you make.Other Consumer Cellular monthly plans are 250 minutes for $15.00 per month, 750 minutes for $20.00 per month, 1.500 minutes for $30.00 per month, 3.500 minutes for $40.00 per month, unlimited minutes for $50.00 per month.
Consumer Cellular Web Data Plans:
300 texts, 30MB WEB DATA, $2.50 per month
1.500 texts, 150MB WEB DATA, $5.00 per month
3.000 texts, 500MB WEB DATA, $10.00 per month
Unlimited texts, 1.5GB WEB DATA, $20.00 per month
Unlimited texts, 3GB WEB DATA, $30.00 per month
Unlimited texts, 4GB WEB DATA, $40.00 per month
As you can see all cell phone plans and providers are not created equal and some offer more bang for your buck than others offer but I hope this list of cell phone providers and the plans they offer will help you make a good decision on the cell phone provider that will be your cell phone provider.
Credit for content in this article is given to Verizon, AT&T, Walmart Family Mobile, T-Mobile, Boost Mobile, Net-10, Straight Talk, Total Wireless, MetroPCS, Tracfone, and Virgin Mobile, and Consumer Cellular.