8 New Cell Phone Deals in September

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Cell phone service providers frequently offer new deals and plans to try and get new customers. Whether or not you’re looking to move away from your current cell phone service, you may still be able to save money by taking advantage of limited-time deals.

I’ve checked out more than 100 cell phone service plans to determine what to look for in a good deal. In this article, I’ll take a close look at five new deals and plans available this month that could help you lower your monthly bill. 

8 Great Cell Phone Deals Available This Month

If you’re looking for ways to save on your cell phone bill, be sure to take advantage of new customer offers. This month, you can find deals for cheap months of service, online-only deals, in-store discounts and more.

Before you switch to a new service provider, read the details closely and make sure that your phone is compatible. And make sure you’ll have coverage in your area. 

Keeping these things in mind, here are five of the best new cell phone deals this month:

  • AT&T Prepaid: Unlimited for $40 per month for students (through September 30) and a 16GB/$25 per month annual plan (online offer)
  • Visible Wireless: $10 price drop on the standard plan ($30/month for unlimited) and the new Visible+ plan for $45/month
  • Spectrum Mobile & Xfinity Mobile: New unlimited two-line plans for $30 per line
  • Boost Mobile: $5 per month for a 5GB plan for the first three months when you switch and a new $25 unlimited monthly plan

You’ll find more information below on each deal including who’s eligible, how to get the deal and how much you’ll save. 


AT&T Prepaid

AT&T Prepaid Cov

Network: AT&T
Deals: Unlimited for $40 per month for students (through September 30) and 16GB/$25 per month annual plan (online offer)
Savings: At least $10 per month ($120 per year)

Opting for a prepaid phone plan is a great way to lower your phone bill even if you want to stick with a major carrier. 

Last month, AT&T Prepaid announced a limited-time, online-only deal for students. The deal is available to students with a valid school email address now through September 30. 

This limited-time student discount includes the AT&T Prepaid Unlimited plan for $40 per month. The plan typically costs $65 per month, but you can lower the price to $50 per month with autopay and $40 per month with AT&T’s student discount. 

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Here’s what you can expect with the AT&T Prepaid Unlimited Plan: 

  • Unlimited talk and text
  • Unlimited high-speed data with 5G access
  • Unlimited texting from the United States to more than 230 countries
  • Unlimited talk and text from the U.S. to Canada and Mexico
  • Use talk, text and data in Canada and Mexico
  • ActiveArmor fraud call blocking and spam alerts

You can check out the full details of AT&T’s limited-time student discount on AT&T’s website.

If you’re willing to pay for a year of service in advance, you can save even more. For example, AT&T Prepaid offers a 12-month plan for $300 upfront (plus taxes and fees). That works out to be $25 per month. Recently, this plan doubled in data to include 16GB per month plus unlimited talk and texting. This is an online-only offer that you can get on AT&T’s website.

If you’re thinking about switching to AT&T Prepaid, be sure to check out our full review before making the switch.


Visible Wireless

Visible cell phone

Network: Verizon
Deals: $10 price drop on standard plan ($30/month for unlimited) and new Visible+ plan available for $45/month
Savings: At least $10 per month ($120 per year)

Last month, Visible Wireless made a huge announcement. Since the prepaid carrier launched four years ago, there was only one Visible plan available. Now, there are two. 

The good news is that the only thing that changed about Visible’s original plan is the price: It’s now $30 per month, which is $10 cheaper! Everything else is still the same.

Now, here’s what you’ll get for $30 per month with Visible: 

  • 5G & 4G LTE coverage on Verizon’s network
  • Unlimited data, talk, text and hotspot
  • Ability to bring your own phone or get a new one
  • No annual contract, taxes or fees
  • 24/7 customer service
  • Option to add a smartwatch for $5 per month

In addition to the $30 per month plan, Visible also launched a new Visible+ plan for $45 per month. It offers everything the standard plan does, but it also includes access to Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network with 50GB of high-speed premium data.

Of course, access to Verizon’s standard 5G network is still available with the standard plan. For this reason, I recommend trying Visible’s cheaper plan first and then upgrading if you have issues with data speeds. Fortunately, you can switch between the two at any time since there are no contracts or commitments. 

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You can learn more about Visible’s price drop and new premium plan on Visible’s website. And be sure to check out our full Visible Wireless Review before you make the decision to switch. 


Spectrum Mobile & Xfinity Mobile

Spectrum Mobile low-cost cell phone provider using Verizon's network
Comcast's Xfinity Mobile cell phone service

Network: Verizon
Deal: New unlimited plans for 2+ lines
Savings: Varies

Earlier this year, Spectrum Mobile announced an all-new plan designed specifically for 2+ lines. The plan includes unlimited talk, text and mobile data and costs $29.99 per line per month. 

Now, Xfinity Mobile has followed suit with a similar unlimited deal. If you’re an Xfinity customer, you can now get unlimited talk, text and data for $30 per month per line with two lines.

Both plans require that you have at least one other service from the respective company such as Xfinity Internet or Spectrum internet.  Both plans also include unlimited talk, text and mobile data with 20GB of high-speed data before reduced speeds. 

Each of these plans offers 5G access on Verizon Wireless’ network and mobile hotspot tethering. 

Previously, Xfinity Mobile and Spectrum Mobile only offered by-the-gig mobile plans starting at $14-$15 per GB. Now, if you use more than 1GB of data per month and have more than one line on your account, the new unlimited plan from either company is worth considering.

You can see the full details of Spectrum Mobile’s new unlimited plan and Xfinity Mobile’s new unlimited plan on each of the respective websites. You can also read our full Spectrum Mobile review and Xfinity Mobile review before making the decision to switch.


Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile

Network: T-Mobile & AT&T
Deals: New $25 unlimited monthly plan and new customers can get 5GB of high-speed data for $5 per month for the first three months.
Savings: $60+

Boost Mobile recently launched a new plan for $25 per month that includes unlimited data, talk and text. The plan includes 30GB of high-speed monthly data before reduced speeds. It also comes with a free SIM kit and free shipping. 

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To see if this plan is available in your area, visit Boost Mobile’s website and enter your ZIP code and email address. While Boost Mobile claims that this plan works on most unlocked GSM phones, I still recommend taking your phone to a Boost Mobile store and checking its compatibility in person before switching. To learn more about why I don’t recommend ordering a SIM card online from Boost Mobile before checking your phone’s compatibility in-store, read my full review here.

New customers also have the option to switch to Boost Mobile and try out the service for $5 per month for the first three months. That’s $15 total for three months of service. For this price, you’ll get three months of unlimited talk and text plus 5GB of 5G/4G LTE data access per month. The plan also includes mobile hotspot. 

The plan typically costs $25 per month, which means you’ll save $60 over the course of three months with this deal. 

To get this deal, visit Boost Mobile’s website and enter your ZIP code and email to see if your location qualifies. If it does, you can check your phone’s compatibility and order a free SIM kit. After your first three months, the plan will renew at the standard rate of $25. Note that this offer is available only online.

If you don’t want to commit to three months’ worth of service, new customers can also try out the new 5G network for $0.99 for one month. That’s still a savings of $24.01!


More Cell Phone Plan Deals Available Right Now

In addition to the new plans and deals listed above, here are more great cell phone plan deals and discounts that are still available from previous months:

ProviderDealNetwork
Mint Mobile (Review)Buy any three-month plan and get one month free when you renew.T-Mobile
Visible (Review)Visible: Unlimited talk, text and data for $10 a month after you refer a friend.Verizon
Twigby (Review)Ten dollars off for the first three months! Plans include unlimited talk, text and 4GB of data starting at $10 per month. 1GB data plans begin as low as $5 per month.Verizon
Boost Mobile (Review)Boost offers a 2GB plan for $1 for the first month. Boost also offers 5GB for $5 per month for the first three months ($15 total).AT&T

Final Thoughts

Switching to a new cell phone service provider is a great way to get a deal and reduce your monthly phone bill. In addition to looking for deals directly from service providers, check cash-back offers on your credit card as well. I recently got a month of service from Cricket Wireless for less than $16 with a Chase cash-back offer!

Before you do make the switch, take the time to make sure your phone is compatible with the carrier you’re switching to. Most cell phone service providers have a tool on their websites for you to check your phone’s compatibility by entering its IMEI number. If your phone isn’t compatible, consider whether or not it’s still worth the savings if you have to buy a new phone. 

Also, make sure that you’ll have service in your area with your new company by checking out its coverage map online. In most cases, you can enter your home address or ZIP code to get an idea of whether or not you’ll be covered.

If you’re switching to take advantage of a limited-time deal, be sure to cancel your service before the plan renews or be prepared to pay normal prices if the deal expires after a few months. You can check out our full list of tips on how to switch cell phone carriers here.

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For more great prices on cell phone plans, check out our full list of the best cell phone plans in 2022. Did we miss a plan on our list or did you find a better deal? Let us know in our Clark.com Community or check out the latest conversations around cell phones.

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