The Best Prepaid Phone Companies to Consider

Published: February 27, 2014

In this day and age people are trying to save money in any way that they can. One of the ways to save money is to drop your contract cellular plan and switch to a pre-paid or pay as you go plan. There are a lot of different options out there and it can kind of get confusing sometimes. This is a list put together of prepaid cell phone carrier's that I personally have experience with. 

  1. Virgin Mobile

    Virgin Mobile is probably one of the most advertised and most popular pre paid or pay as you go phone companies that exists today. They are the one I am currently with and have been with for the past two years. The lowest "beyond talk" option is thirty five dollars a month and gets you three hundred voice/talk minutes and unlimited texting and web. This is a great deal for someone who doesn't talk a whole lot and is a big texter. Virgin Mobile runs off Sprint Towers and gets pretty great coverage just about anywhere I have tried to use it. 

  2. Boost Mobile

    Boost Mobile has become more and more popular in the last year or two. One of the biggest attractants to there service is that they offer shrinking payments. After you have paid on time for six months they lower your montly payment, which is a pretty cool thing for them to offer. I have used them in the past and I found that I didn't get as great of service or coverage with them as I do with Virgin Mobile. 

  3. TracFone

    TracFone is one of the lowest priced wireless services you can get, they also offer the lowest feature rich phones that I have seen. These two things together make TracFone a great company to sign up with if you are just needing a basic phone and plan for a back up emergency phone or for an elderly relative that doesn't need all the "fancy" stuff that the rest of us use today. For $9.99 you can get thirty minutes. Not a whole lot, but like I said before as an emergency phone for someone elderly it would work fine. You can often find the phones for under ten dollars at WalMart as well. 

  4. Straight Talk

    Straight Talk is a wireless company that is sold solely either on there website or at Wal Mart, they offer two major plans. The forty five dollars a month plan which gives you unlimited everything and thirty dollars a month that gives you a thousand minutes and a thousand text messages. They offer a variety of different phones from very basic flip phones to the iPhone. 

This list is to help you navigate different options when choosing a prepaid or pay as you go phone plan. All of these plans and companies can save you money by switching to them. Virgin Mobile is the one I am currently with so they are the best for what I need in a phone plan, but different people have different needs for there cell phone providers and plans.