After Sprint announced a $15/month Unlimited Kickstart plan that quickly filled up and is now no longer available, there were a lot of people kicking themselves over the deal and wishing they’d gotten in on it.
Sure, $15 was just about the lowest price ever on an unlimited cell phone plan from one of the Big 4 players — a group that’s rounded out by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon.
Yet if you liked that $15 price point, Sprint wasn’t your only hope in the market. There are a lot of other smaller players doing the same thing.
The one thing to keep in mind is that you’ve got to know yourself and how much data you’re going to need, because some of the plans below are severely restricted on that count.
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There are some other great offers out there if you’re budget-conscious. The following list is in alphabetical order, not any kind of ranking.
FreedomPop is a polarizing freemium service that offers 200 minutes, 500 texts and 500 MB of data each month for free. Just be sure to read the reviews out there before signing up!
Mint Mobile offers 2 GB of data and unlimited talk and text for $15/month…the only catch being that you have to buy a full year of service for $180 to get this rate.
Red Pocket Mobile
For $15/month, you get 1,000 minutes, 1,000 texts and 1 GB of data with Red Pocket Mobile. It’s a wonder they didn’t call this one ‘Black Pocket Mobile’ instead — because you’ll be in the black with all the money you’re saving every month!
The entry-level plan from Republic Wireless is $15 for unlimited talk and texting. You can add data for an optional charge, or you can just use WiFi-only data to maximize every bit of value out of this plan.
TracFone offers one of the cheaper prepaid plans out there. Every 30 days, you get 200 minutes, 500 texts and 500 MB data for $15.
Senior citizens in particular seem to have gravitated towards this provider.
For $14/month, Tello offers 1 GB of high-speed data, unlimited texting and unlimited talk. After you use your data allotment, your speeds are slowed to unlimited 2G data.
For the light data user, Twigby gives you 500 minutes, unlimited texting and 200 MB of data for $14/month. And right now, Twigby is running an offer that gives you 25% off that price for the first six months.
U.S. Mobile is also a member of the $14 club! You get 100 minutes, 100 texts and 300 MB of data for that price.
With Xfinity Mobile, you get unlimited nationwide talk and text and 100 MB of data for absolutely free. Then you have the option to bump that 100 MB up to 1 GB for $12/month. This service is available to Xfinity (Comcast) customers only. One of our staffers has tried Xfinity Mobile and loves it. Read his review here.