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Rise of the Independent Prepaids
With the proposed acquisition of America Movil's prepaids by Verizon Wireless, wireless customers have a new list of independent prepaid carriers from which to choose. These are the largest prepaids not controlled (or will be controlled) by one of major wireless companies, listed alphabetically.
Prepaids from the Major Carriers
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■ Our Rating:
(4 Out of 4 Stars)

■ Operated by Dish Wireless
Network: T-Mobile (and Sprint), then Dish's own 5G network.
Boost gives you a unique choice of plans and good nationwide coverage. Boost phones use the combined Sprint and T-Mobile networks. Customers will transition to the additional coverage of the new T-Mobile network, but will eventually operate on Dish's own 5G network, if any.  Their Unlimited plan is a great alternative to those from the other carriers at a good price, including automatic price reductions the longer you remain a Boost customer. Boost Mobile was sold to Dish Wireless as part of the T-Mobile acquisition of Sprint. Boost has risen to a 4-star prepaid with the addition of of US and North American roaming partners.

Consumer Cellular
Our Rating:
(4 Out of 4 Stars)

Independently Operated
■ Network: AT&T and others.
Consumer Cellular provides easy-to-use phones, no-contract plans and free or low-cost handsets. Coverage includes the AT&T network and some roaming partners. Plan prices are reasonable and are available for Talk, Text and Data. You can bring your own AT&T or Unlocked GSM phone. Customer Service is better than average. AARP and AAA members get additional discounts.

Google Fi
Our Rating:
(3 Out of 4 Stars)

■ Independently Operated
■ Network: T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular and foreign carriers.
Project Fi offers a new approach to wireless service. Your phone will determine the best connection to make a call or access the Internet. Their plan involves a $20 monthly fee and another charge for broadband access. You are then credited each month for unused data usage. In addition to Unlimited Calls and Text as well as low-cost international calls, you have access in over 120 foreign countries. The service works with only a limited number of phone models. Establishing a Google Fi account also automatically replaces your Google Voice account.
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Rebublic Wireless
Our Rating:

(2 Out of 4 Stars)

■ Independently Operated
■ Network: Wi-Fi and Sprint.
Republic satisfies the needs of those users who want to make Calls & Texts and use Data at a much lower price by only using Wi-Fi for most connections. All actions occur through available Wi-Fi networks but Roaming is also available on the Sprint network. You get Unlimited Talk, Text, Data and 3G Roaming with below average rates! Republic offers a few phones with capabilities defined by the phone model. If most of your connections cannot be made through Wi-Fi, your charges may change. Since calls are delivered primarily through Wi-Fi your phone can make calls in over 60 countries.
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Our Rating: (3 Out of 4 Stars)
Operated by: Independent
Network: T-Mobile
Tello has risen among the prepaid carriers as a low-price leader. Their plans start as low as $5 and plans with data can be less than $10.  While they encourage you to bring your own phone, there is a limit of the type of phones that are compatible. They now use the entire T-Mobile network including their 5G Coverage with a compatible phone.  They offer Pay As You Go rates and calls to Canada and Mexico are included.
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  • - Our Ratings: We rate each service based on Coverage, Price, Roaming, Customer Support and Features, 1 to 4 stars, with 4 stars rated the best..

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