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 seven new deals and plans available this month that could help you lower your monthly bill.
7 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 and free months of service, online-only deals, student 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 seven of the best new cell phone deals this month:
- Mint Mobile: Get six free months of service with any six-month plan plus a new phone purchase.
- Cricket Wireless: New customers can get 14 days of service with 3GB of data for free.
- Verizon: Get a limited-time discount on unlimited postpaid plans including four lines for $100 monthly.
- Boost Mobile: Two different deals:
- New customers can get a month of unlimited data (30GB high-speed) for $12.50.
- New customers can get a month of service for $5 with 10GB of data.
- AT&T Prepaid: Two different deals:
- Get a 16GB/$25 per month annual plan.
- Students can save $10 per month on unlimited (online only).
You’ll find more information below on each deal including who’s eligible, how to get the deal and how much you’ll save.
Deals: New customers can get six free months of service with any six-month plan and new phone purchase.
Mint Mobile is offering six months of service for free when you buy a new phone and a six-month plan. You’ll have to purchase an eligible device and sign up for a six-month plan. Then, you’ll get an additional six months of service for free. Eligible devices range from $240-$1289, or $20-$108 per month, for 12 months. You can check out the full selection online.
Here are the prices for the service plans available with this deal:
- 4 GB high-speed data monthly: $90 for 12 months of service
- 10 GB high-speed data monthly: $120 for 12 months of service
- 15 GB high-speed data monthly: $150 for 12 months of service
- 35 GB high-speed data monthly: $180 for 12 months of service
Deal: New customers can get 14 days of free cell service and 3GB of data with the new tryCricket app.
Savings: ~ $15
Cricket Wireless recently launched a new way for potential customers to try out the cell phone service provider with no commitment. New customers with eligible smartphones can try Cricket Wireless for free for 14 days. The free trial includes 14 days of service with unlimited talk and text plus 3GB of data.
To get the free trial, you’ll have to download the tryCricket app on the App Store or Google Play. Once you’ve downloaded the app, you’ll be able to enter your phone’s IMEI number to check its compatibility. If your phone is compatible with the free trial, you can easily sign up from the app.
You can choose between a physical SIM card and eSIM, and both options are completely free. If you choose an eSIM, you’ll be able to activate your free trial and service right away. If you choose a physical SIM card, you’ll have to wait for it to come in the mail to complete your activation.
At the end of the 14-day free trial, you can choose to switch to Cricket Wireless (plans begin at $30 per month with 5GB of high-speed data for one line) or continue with your current cell phone provider instead. This is a great way to test out a different low-cost cell phone service provider without having to pay anything or disrupt your current service.
I went through the process of signing up for the free trial on the tryCricket app with my iPhone 13. The process was straightforward and took just a few minutes to complete. To learn more about this deal and how to take advantage of Cricket Wireless’ free trial, visit the company’s website. To learn more about Cricket Wireless before deciding to make the switch, check out my full Cricket review here.
Deals: For a limited time, get discounted rates on unlimited postpaid plans including four lines for $100 monthly.
Savings: $360-$500 over three years
For a limited time, Verizon’s unlimited postpaid plans are available for a discounted rate. With these discounted rates, you can get a single line of unlimited service for as low as $60 with Verizon 5G Start. The same plan is available for $25 per line for four lines, which makes the total monthly bill $100 for four lines plus taxes and fees.
To get this deal, you’ll have to sign up for paper-free billing and AutoPay as well as bring your own phone to Verizon Wireless. As long as you meet these eligibility requirements, you can add 1-5 new phone lines on any Verizon Postpaid plan to get the discount.
Once you sign up for this deal, your price is guaranteed for three years. A credit of $360-$500 per phone (depending on the plan you choose) will be applied over 36 months.
Network: T-Mobile & AT&T
Deals: New customers can get a month of service for $5 with 10GB of data or get 50% off one month of unlimited data ($12.50).
New customers have the option to switch to Boost Mobile and try out the service for $5 for the first month. For this price, you’ll get 10GB of months of 5G/4G LTE data plus unlimited talk and text. The plan also includes a mobile hotspot.
The plan typically costs $35 per month, which means you’ll save $30 by trying out the first month for $5 with this deal. After the first month, the plan will automatically renew at full price ($35 per month).
Additionally, new customers can try Boost Mobile’s $25 unlimited plan for 50% off the first month. That makes the plan $12.50. It includes unlimited talk and text, a free SIM kit with free 2-day shipping and 30GB of high-speed data before reduced speeds. The plan renews at $25 per month after the first month. To get this deal, visit Boost Mobile’s website and enter your ZIP code and email to see if your location qualifies.
If you do plan on switching to Boost Mobile, I 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 Boost review here.
Deals: Get a 16GB/$25 per month annual plan plus students can save $10 per month on unlimited (online only).
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 year, AT&T Prepaid announced a limited-time online-only deal for students. While the deal was initially supposed to end, it’s still available online to students with a valid school email address.
The 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.
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 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 a limited time, AT&T Prepaid is offering 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.
More Cell Phone Plan Deals Available Right Now
Here’s a full list that includes more great cell phone plan deals and discounts that are still available from previous months.
|Verizon Wireless (Review)||For a limited time, new customers can get discounted rates on all unlimited postpaid plans when you bring your own phone. Plans start at $60 for one or $25 per line for four lines.||Verizon|
|Boost Mobile (Review)||You can get 10GB of data for $5 (first month only) with Boost Mobile. Boost also offers an unlimited plan for $0.99 for 14 days. Finally, you can get 5GB for $5 per month for the first three months ($15 total).||AT&T|
|Cricket Wireless (Review)||New customers can try Cricket with a 14-day free trial including unlimited talk, text and 3GB of high-speed data.||AT&T|
|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|
|AT&T Prepaid (Review)||Students can get $10 off unlimited data with this online-only offer. Additionally, anyone can get a year of AT&T Prepaid with 16GB of data per month if you prepay a year in advance.||AT&T|
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 cashback offers on your credit card. Last year, I got a month of service from Cricket Wireless for less than $16 with a Chase cashback offer!
Before you 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 tools 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.
For more great prices on cell phone plans, check out our full list of the best cell phone plans in 2023. 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.