Sprint vs. AT&T vs. Verizon vs. T-Mobile: Who has the best family plan? (Updated)

To say that navigating U.S. carriers’ family plans is a trial is the understatement of the century. Although carriers’ websites have improved and plans have become more transparent, it’s still an exercise in frustration trying to figure out which network offers the best deal for your family.

Luckily, we’ve compiled this comprehensive guide on how to choose the family plan that best suits your needs — and saves you the most cash.

Updated on 8-18-2015 by Malarie Gokey: Added new Verizon plan, which eliminates two-year contracts and offers new shared data prices for customers on a monthly phone installment payment plan. Added new AT&T data promotions.

Related: How to choose a smartphone, our favorite free texting apps.

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