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  1. Bring your own phone and save
  2. Best iPhone plans & deals
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  4. Cheap unlimited plans

Wireless Plan Questions
  • How much data do I need?
    The average person uses about 2GB of data per month, but it varies a lot based on how you use your phone. If you like watching streaming video you should consider 5GB per month. Read More
  • Can I keep my phone number?
    Yes, you can always keep your phone number when moving to a new provider. No exceptions. You will get this option during the sign up process. Read More
  • Can I take my phone to a new provider?
    Probably, although this will depend on your current carrier and where you want to take your phone. U.S. networks run on one of two technologies. T-Mobile and AT&T use GSM while Verizon and Sprint use CDMA. Phones typically work with one technology and are incompatible with the other. Read More
  • How do I pay for the phone?
    You can buy a phone upfront in full, or spread the payments out over 24-months. Leasing plans and early upgrade options are also available - it's up to you. Look for these payment options when running a search on WhistleOut.
  • Do I get paid to switch carrier?
    You may have seen advertisements promising money to switch carriers. The amount you receive depends on the contract you choose and the phone you purchase, plus you'll need to trade-in your current phone. Read More
  • There are only 4 major networks?
    Only Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile own network equipment, like cell towers. All other wireless providers resell services to you and share space on one or more of these networks. Read More.




Best Cell Phone Plans in February

Here’s our pick of the top cell phone plans in February. We’ve included a mix of single line and family deals based on current promotions and value.

Carrier Plan Lines Data Price We like
The People's Operator Unlimited Goodness with auto-pay 1 1GB $16.80/mo Under $20 and Bring Your Own Phone
H20 $30 Monthly Unlimited with auto-pay 1 3GB $27/mo Most data under $30/mo
Cricket Smart Plan with auto-pay 1 8GB $45/mo 8GB data under $50/mo
T-Mobile T-Mobile One with auto-pay 1 Unlimited data $70/mo All in price of $70 inc. taxes/fees ( from Jan 22) 
Ting Medium Monthly 2 500MB shared $36/mo Budget friendly for two lines for under $40/mo
Sprint Unlimited Freedom 5 Unlimited $90/mo Best family plan in the market right now
Last updated: Feb 18 2017 Read more on our full list of Best Cell Phone Plans.

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iPhone 7 32GB

iPhone 7 32GB

Apple's flagship phone has a 4.7" HD Retina display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera with optical image stabilization and water resistance


iPhone 7 Plus 32GB

iPhone 7 Plus 32GB

Apple's largest phone has a 5.5" HD Retina display with 3D Touch, 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras and water resistance


iPhone 5s 16GB

iPhone 5s 16GB

Apple's latest phone is more powerful and features better motion tracking and a fingerprint scanner


Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung's 2016 flagship with 5.1 Quad-HD display, 12MP camera with dual-pixel technology and water-resistant design


How to find the best cell phone plan

Choosing the best new cell phone plans is a combination of the following factors:

  • setting a budget
  • understanding how many calls you make and much data you need
  • finding a carrier with good coverage where you live, work and travel to regularly

Looking at old phone bills will help you assess your usage. Asking friends and family about their experience with different networks will be the best way to figure out which provider covers your area best.

With this information you are ready to filter down the thousands of Cell phone plans available to a manageable list of real considerations. The WhistleOut comparison engine will help you dig into your shortlist to be sure that the plans you are looking at come with all of the features you need at a price that you think is fair.

We're the only website to dynamically compares single-line and multi-line cell phone plans from all major cell carriers across America.


Do you need a new phone?

Smartphones have quickly become an important part of a modern life. Like a computer in your pocket, a smartphone gives you access to the internet, apps, instant messaging and lots more.

Whether you're after a premium new Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy, or budget-priced models from Huawei and Alcatel, we can show you how to match this with your usage and data needs on a single line or for your whole family.

To help you choose, we've got comprehensive Cell phone reviews and ratings. We put all new phones through their paces, testing screen quality, camera performance, battery life and more.

We also pull in reviews from other experts from around the world to help find the right phone.

If there's a carrier exclusive phone, our technology also includes phone substitution where it can automatically insert a 'closest match' handset into search results for Cell providers who don't stock the exact model you are searching for.


What is a BYO Phone plan?

BYO phone plans is a cell phone service sold without a new phone handset, and usually without a long term contract. The provider gives you a SIM card to put into a phone you currently own which gives you access to their network and services.

BYO Phone plans are becoming increasingly popular because of the flexibility you get from not being locked into a contract. With BYO, you are free to move to a different service provider any time you like.

These plans are also extremely affordable. Without an expensive phone to pay for, the monthly cost of a BYO service can be half as much as a traditional phone plan, or less.

Why choose a BYO Phone plan?

The major advantages of BYO plans include:

  • No contracts or long-term commitments
  • Save on the monthly cost of a new phone
  • Get many of the same benefits of a phone plan
  • Upgrade to the latest plans when they come out

What's the difference between Prepaid and No Contract?

There are a few important differences to consider when looking at Prepaid and No Contract phone plans. With No Contract plans, you are sent a bill at the end of the month which includes the monthly access fee plus any charges for usage on top of your standard inclusions.

With Prepaid plans, you need to recharge your account at the beginning of the month, and then again if you use up all of the included credit. You are protected from excess usage charges as your access to specific services will stop when you reach your limits.

Why choose No Contract?

  • Convenience of automatic renewals
  • Same features and extras as with phone plans
  • No contracts
  • Keep your phone number when you switch

Why choose Prepaid?

  • No excess usage charges - only pay for what you use
  • No long term commitments
  • Keep your existing phone number
  • Great for kids and teens

Do you need a cheap phone plan?

You might be surprised to know how much money you can save on your phone bill each month. Phone plans can include numerous extra features, but you will save money by not paying for features you don’t use. Consider the following to see whether you are currently on the right plan.

Our best tip is to give the little guys a shot. There may be comfort in dealing with the major providers, but it is the smaller telcos that have the best deals. These companies share the major networks, so you don't miss out on coverage or speed, and some have local call centres offering great customer support.

Also, choose no contract plans and keep an eye out for a bargain. Phone plans change all the time and you can move your phone number to whichever provider you like. When you spot a great deal, jump on it!

These decisions could help you save on your bill:

  • How much data do you actually use each month?
  • Do you make international phone calls?
  • Is overseas roaming important to you?
  • Will you make use of a data sharing feature?
  • Do you need a new phone or is your old one working fine?


Always up-to-date

All plan options on all the major cell phone carriers

Whether you need multiple lines combined in a family plan, or a great value no-contract cell phone plan, you can find what you're looking for at WhistleOut.

Our data is always accurate and up-to-date, so you can be confident that you'll discover the best Cell phone plans in market right now.

Search options include:

  • Search for Monthly, 12-month or 24-month contract plans
  • Focus on prepaid phone plans and save
  • Compare the telcos you know and trust
  • Phone financing handset repayment options
  • Additional devices to share data with

Shortcut search

Need more than one line for your wireless plan? Easy.

The more lines, the more price components. We instantly calculate all the fees, charges and inclusions on every line to help you get transparent price quotes across carriers. We'll show if the data is shared or in separate buckets on each line.

Looking just for a new phones on each line, simply add your perfect phone for each line. If you already have a phone for one or more of the lines, simply select BYO on that line only so it can be priced and compared properly. Contract or no-contract, we'll compare it all.


Advanced options

Powerful search filters for targeted results

If you're looking to compare Cell phone plans across only a small selection of cell phone providers, you can apply search filters in the Advanced Options section on the Search Results page.

There are other important filters, including:

  • Contract length settings
  • Filter by your preferred suppliers only
  • Prepaid expiry period
  • Plans with internationals calls

Tell us which Cell service provider you're currently with and we'll see whether there are any special deals for staying with your carrier, or for switching to a different network.

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