When it comes to unlimited cell phone data plans, the best deal may not be with one of the Big 4 wireless providers!
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Best unlimited data plans for your wallet
For one or two people, Clark says there are great deals available on the AT&T network, the Sprint network and the T-Mobile network, but it’s not with the brand names.
Confused? These major companies all have discount brands for price-sensitive customers — they just don’t really tell you about it.
The most important thing for you to know is that these off-brands use the same towers and offer the same service as the primary brands – so you get the same data speeds and there’s never a contract.
Here are those sub-brands:
Now that you’re familiar with the names of these cell phone providers that can save you money, let’s get to the latest offers for one or two lines.
And let’s be clear: All of these plans offer unlimited talk, text and high-speed data.
- One line: $55/month. Taxes and fees included.
- Two lines: $110/month. Taxes and fees included.
AT&T, which controls Cricket, charges $90 a month for a single line of unlimited data and $145 a month for two lines, but taxes and fees are extra — making Cricket a much cheaper option.
- One line: $50/month. Taxes and fees included.
- Two lines: $80/month. Taxes and fees included.
With T-Mobile, you get one line of unlimited data for $70 a month and two lines for $100. Taxes and fees included.
- One line: $50/month. Taxes and fees are extra.
- Two lines: $80/month. Taxes and fees are extra.
Sprint is offering one line for $50 a month and two lines for $80, but the price goes up after the promotional pricing ends in June 2018. Taxes and fees are extra.
Verizon’s discount brand, Total Wireless, doesn’t offer an unlimited plan.
Clark’s bottom line
By choosing price over a brand name, you can reduce your monthly cell phone bill — a big expense for many Americans.
“There are people that are price-oriented and people that are brand-oriented,” Clark explained on the radio show. “Each cell phone company deals with both types of customers.”