If you want a better Cheapest iPhone plan, consider pre-paid options. Below are the best cheap iPhone plans with free trials, free activation, and no contracts from $10 per month without sacrificing coverage.
US carriers’ flagship plans have features including mostly unlimited internet, priority speeds in crowded locations, and free entertainment services.
There are more choices than ever if you want to cut your carrier payment while preserving consistent coverage, notably pre-paid plans backed by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.
T-Mobile and Verizon/Visible provide free iPhone eSIM trials. You can test their networks before switching providers.
Most of the carriers below sell new phones or enable you to bring your own, but check compatibility.
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iPhone inexpensive plans
T-Mobile Connect offers some of the Cheapest iPhone prepaid plans, starting at $10 a month and going up to $35.
Plans range from 1 to 12GB for $10-$35/month; speeds are throttled after 50GB of monthly usage.
No credit or contract
Mint Mobile offers plans with 4G/5G data starting from $15/month.
- Works on the T-Mobile network including 5G
- 4 to 15GB data as well as unlimited data on 3, 6, or 12-month prepaid plans
- Lowest $15/month price available with as few as 2 lines
- Speeds throttled after 35GB of 5G/4G data on unlimited plans
- 5GB mobile hotspot on unlimited plans
- Free SIM card or activate service instantly with eSIM
- Bring your existing phone or buy a new one
- No contract and taxes + fees included
Consumer Cellular uses many carrier networks to provide good service and coverage. Plans start at $20/month.
Plans from $20/month to $55/month for unlimited 5G on AT&T and T-Mobile
50GB/month data cap No commitments
5% discount for AARP members
Verizon owns and runs Visible nationwide. iPhone users get a 15-day eSIM trial (e.g. instant setup for the trial via the App Store).
Verizon 5G Single-line unlimited rates are $30 or $45/month, taxes included.
15-day trial (with eSIM option for iPhone)
No activation or yearly fees
Unlimited call, text, and data (5G capped at 200 Mbps)
Unlimited 5 Mbps hotspot
Xfinity Internet customers can get Xfinity Mobile. Verizon provides by-the-gig and unlimited plans starting at $15/month.
Verizon’s 5G Xfinity Internet service requires 1, 3, and 10 GB plans from $15/month, unlimited plans from $45 (or $30 per line with 4 lines).
Xfinity Mobile app allows plan changes.
After 20 GB, speeds are slowed.
Included hotspot (600 Kbps on unlimited plans, 4G LTE for by-the-gig plans)
US Mobile runs on Verizon and T-Mobile and offers 14-day risk-free trials and fast eSIM activation.
5G eSIM quick activation on Verizon and T-Mobile
1GB for $12, 5GB for $15, 12GB for $20
$35/month for 1 line, $20/month per device with 4 lines
Customize a plan
Unlimited plan entertainment/streaming bonus
Ting, owned by Dish Network, uses T-Mobile and Verizon’s towers and offers $15/month iPhone deals.
Plans range from $15 to $45/month and include 5G. Hotspot included.
$5 per GB of extra data
transports unused data
AT&T’s Cricket provides $30/month options.
Works on AT&T 5G with $30-$60/month unlimited plans
$25/line for 4 lines
Unlimited plans aren’t throttled.
15GB unlimited hotspot
No annual contract, taxes included
iPhone inexpensive plans wrap-up
The 8 pre-paid iPhone alternatives above should cover just about everyone, whether you want inexpensive data or unlimited data without spending as much.
In addition to T-Mobile and Verizon/eSIM Visible’s trials and coverage maps, you may use the Opensignal app to compare carrier coverage.