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We believe everyone should have access to an affordable cell phone plan. We also believe carrier websites are confusing, challenging to navigate, and don't paint a clear picture of what features and service their plans offer.

That's why we decided to create BestPhonePlans. We are independently owned and operated. Our goal is to aggregate plan information and present it in an understandable way. We want to help consumers understand different plan options and find an affordable plan to meet their needs.

When you click on a link or sign up for a plan listed on this website, we may receive compensation at no cost to you. This may influence which plans we select as our top-picks for certain users, such the best plans for individuals or the best iPhone plans. You can always view an unbiased comparison of all plans on the all plans page.

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Our Story

bestphoneplans.net Started as a Senior Project

This website was designed, built, and created by two people, Stetson Doggett and Peter Mankiewich, and it all started as a senior project.

Stetson Doggett runs and manages a YouTube channel focusing on cell phone plans. From his research in the industry, he knew browsing online for plans was awful. Small carrier websites like Twigby, Pix Wireless, and Straight Talk can be confusing to navigate and understand. Which plans have what features? What network is each carrier using for coverage?

Even the large carrier websites like Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile make it challenging to compare plans and features. Their options are confusingly similar, their prepaid plans are separate and hard to find, and they often promote buying phones instead of signing up for a plan. It was also difficult to compare plans between carriers to see who had the better deal.

Stetson thought a website would be the perfect compliment to his YouTube channel. If he was having trouble comparing plans, he knew other people must be as well. While he was selecting courses for the spring semester of his senior year at Ithaca College, he noticed COMP 307 being offered by the Computer Science school. The course was an independent project where students could pitch an idea to faculty for a project related to website design or development and receive academic credit for it.

Stetson pitched his idea for designing and building a website for comparing phone plans, and his project was approved. Peter Mankiewich was brought on to the team because of his strong experience in website design and development, and because he was the president of YEO, the Young Entrepreneurs Organization. Peter could bring his skills and experience to the project to help turn a simple website idea into a viable business opportunity.

Together, Stetson and Peter worked on designing, building, and creating bestphoneplans.net throughout the spring semester of 2019. The website officially launched on May 1st, 2019, and it continues to be worked on today.

About Us

Stetson Doggett

Hi, I'm Stetson. I am a 2019 graduate of Ithaca College. I love producing videos for my YouTube channel and helping people save money on cell service. I currently work as a digital marketing manager for a startup company called Dronegenuity, which is based out of Hudson, MA.

In my free time, I enjoy playing board games and watching movies. I am a huge fan of Settlers of Catan, Exploding Kittens, and Ticket to Ride. My current favorite movie is Spider-Man: Homecoming, but we all know favorite movies change on a pretty regular basis.

Peter Mankiewich

My name is Peter Mankiewich, and I enjoy combining Business and Computer Science to create projects that are effective and high tech. I love business and entrepreneurship, as well as web design and programming. I also enjoy designing graphics, videos and promotional materials using Adobe Creative Cloud. I study my passion at Ithaca College, and incorporate my studies into projects and learning outside of the classroom.

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