Thanks to the best cheap cell phone plans, you don’t need to shell out a lot of money each month just because you need lots of data for your smartphone. By broadening your search beyond the big phone carriers, you can find a plan that’s as generous with data as its monthly price is low.
1. Best value: Mint Mobile
2. Lowest price: Tello
3. Best coverage: Verizon
4. Best cheap unlimited: Visible
5. Best value from a main carrier: T-Mobile
By capping your monthly cell phone bill at $40, in fact, you can still get a wide selection of data — everything from tiered data plans to unlimited data in some cases. You’d be surprised what $40 a month can buy.