The age of the cell phone has made it impossible not to carry a mobile device, which means that finding the cheapest plan is an important part of saving money, especially if you need more than one phone in your home. Ultimately, the best way to find these plans is to do a little bit of research, and possibly speak to a representative of some of the top companies you are considering, to determine if the rate plan and customer service is right for you.

There are many sites across the net that compile data on the cheapest cell phone plans so that you don't have to do all of that work while determine which plan is for you. Presented here are some examples of the plans and providers you could take advantage of.


As the name would suggest, this brand is all about bringing you freedom through low cost service. In fact, FreedomPop's cost is so low that it tops the chart of this cheapest cell phone plans list with a $0.00 price take. That's right, this provider offers 500MB of data, 500 free texts, and 200 minutes of talking time, along with access to more than ten million wifi spots for $0.00. The company is backed by Niklas Zennstom's Atomico, the founder of Skype, which is a well-known communication service, which also offers some free services for online calling and video chat. In order to use FreedomPop, you must visit their website at and determine if you are within a zip code serviced by the company. Currently they run on the Sprint Network.


Another cellular service provider which runs on the Sprint Network and is recognized as a top contender in the running for cheapest cell phone plans is TextNow. For only $18.99 per month, users of this service will receive contract free unlimited talk, text, and data. Phones sold through TextNow are also available at a reduced or lower rate than many of the big brand retailers, making them a good choice for those who are new to mobile phones and looking for something inexpensive.

U.S. Mobile:

Running on the T-Mobile Network, U.S. Mobile isn't just a provider of one of the cheapest cell phone plans, it also offers the perk of a customized plan chosen by you based on your own needs. A visit to the website at allows you to break down each feature, with the lowest possible combination of talk, text, and data coming out to approximately $7.00 with a $2.00 service fee. Of course, this $7.00 option isn't likely to work for those who enjoy talking on their mobile phones, as it only includes 100 minutes of talk time, 100 texts, and 100 MB of data, but you can mix and match features to find something cheap and still compatible with your needs.

Some of the top cell phone providers also offer plans which are also of good value, but usually you will find the most incredibly low rates through these smaller companies which use the towers of T-mobile, Sprint, and AT&T. It is a good idea to check the website of each company before settling on one, as sometimes they have deals and discounts for new customers that can be worth a look.