No Contract Cell Phone Plans Comparison Chart

Compare the best no contract cell phone plans and providers like Verizon, Tracfone, StraightTalk and Total Wireless with this chart. For background information about no contract phones and plans, check out our main guide.

TracFone Simple Mobile Straight Talk Verizon Total Wireless FreedomPop
Lowest Smartphone Plan Cost $19 for 90 days – 60 min/ 60 text/ 60 MB $25/ 30 days – Unlimited Talk, Text, 1 GB high-speed data $35/ 30 days – Unlimited Talk, Text, 2 GB high-speed data $35/ month – Unlimited Talk, Text, 2 GB high-speed data $35/ month – Unlimited Talk, Text, 5 GB high-speed data $0/ month – 200 min/ 500 text/ 500 MB (Yes, it’s Free)
Unlimited High-Speed Data Plans Not Available $50/ 30 days Not Available $85/ month regular or $80/ month prepaid Not Available Not Available
Discount Programs Auto-Pay discounts Auto-ReUp discounts Discounts with 3 month prepayments Family Plan/ Multiple line discounts Family Plan/ Multiple line discounts Special initial offers
Nationwide Long Distance Included Included Included Included Included Included
International Calls (Calling other countries) Same rate as local calls for 100+ destinations Free international calling to select countries and $10 global calling card for other countries $10 Global Calling card or $60/ 30 days unlimited global calling plan $15/mo calling plan to call landline phones in 70+ countries, mobile phones in almost 40 countries; discounted rates to call another 160+ destinations $10 Global Calling card offers great international calling rates Free plan for 100 min a month to call approximately 50 countries. Upgrade to paid service for more airtime.
International Text Messaging Not Available Unlimited int’l text messaging included Not available usually. Only with specific Androids. Unlimited int’l text messaging included Not Available Not Available
Network Type/ MVNO GSM/ CDMA (MVNO of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and others) GSM (T-Mobile MVNO) GSM/ CDMA (MVNO of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and others) CDMA CDMA (Sprint MVNO)/ GSM (AT&T MVNO) CDMA (Verizon MVNO)
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No Contract Cell Phone Plans – Comparing the various types of No Contract Plans. For details on a specific type of plan, check the following guides:
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