Looking for an individual plan for cell service from U.S. carriers can make you feel even more alone than heating up a frozen lasagna for one. Even though our wireless carriers have become better at simplifying and presenting plans, you’re still going to run into asterisks and exceptions that if misunderstood, could mean accidentally signing on for two years of contract hell by mistake.
Don’t get stuck with the wrong plan. We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide on how to pick the individual plan that best serves your needs and saves you money.
Update 5/18/15 by AJ Dellinger: We’ve adjusted the rates for Verizon, tweaked AT&T’s data overage charges, and updated Sprint and T-Mobile’s offerings.
Click on a step or go to the next page:
- Do you want a two-year contract?
- How much data do you need?
- T-Mobile’s prices
- Sprint’s prices
- Verizon’s prices
- AT&T’s prices
- And the winner is…