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Cell Phone Plan Updates & Changelog

A Complete History of Cell Phone Plan Updates And Changes. See What's New, What's Different, and How New Plans Compare.
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May 31st, 2021

  • US Mobile's $15 10GB international eSIM plan compatible across Europe appears to have been changed to a $15 5GB plan

April 30th, 2020

Straight Talk

  • Data Increase - $35 3GB plan now includes 5GB of LTE data

March 11th, 2020

boom! Mobile

  • New Plan - $19 1GB plan with unlimited 2G data on T-Mobile network (boom! Pink)
  • New Plan - $29 5GB plan with unlimited 2G data on T-Mobile network (boom! Pink)
  • New Plan - $39 15GB plan with unlimited 2G data on T-Mobile network (boom! Pink)
  • New Plan - $49 30GB plan with unlimited 2G data on T-Mobile network (boom! Pink)
  • New Plan - $15 3GB plan with unlimited 2G data (12 month plan, $180 total) on T-Mobile network (boom! Pink)
  • New Plan - $20 5GB plan with unlimited 2G data on VZ, AT&T, and T-Mobile networks (12 month plan, $240 total)

March 10th, 2020

boom! Mobile

  • Available Again - $55 unlimited plan (3-month plan for $165)
  • Price Drop - $65 unlimited plan now $59
  • New Plan - $42 unlimited plan (12-month plan for $499)

March 9th, 2020

Wing

  • Data Decrease - Wing's $55 unlimited plan on AT&T is now capped at 30GB
  • New Network - Wing now offers plans on T-Mobile's network
  • New Plan - $45 for unlimited data on T-Mobile (50GB priority, 3GB hotspot, they are reselling T-Mobile Magenta)
  • New Plan - $55 for unlimited data on T-Mobile (50GB priority, 20GB hotspot, they are reselling T-Mobile Magenta Plus)

February 24th, 2020

Ting

  • New Network - Ting now offers coverage on the Verizon network!

February 14th, 2020

Sprint

  • Update - Sprint now offers 5G access on all of their unlimited plans, including Sprint Kickstart ($35), Unlimited Basic ($60), Unlimited Plus ($70), and Unlimited Premium ($80)

February 13th, 2020

Tello

  • New Feature - family plans are now available from Tello! You can now manage multiple lines under one account. Pricing for plans remains the same, and there are no family discounts.

i3 Mobile

  • Price Increase - $19 1GB plan is now $21
  • Price Increase - $39 10GB plan is now $41
  • Price Increase - $49 unlimited plan is now $61 and limited to 100GB
  • Price Increase - $59 unlimited plan with hotspot is now $71 and limited to 100GB
  • New - $41 for 10GB

February 7th, 2020

TextNow

  • Discontinued - $30 5GB plan no longer available

February 5th, 2020

Cricket Wireless

  • Discontinued - $40 unlimited plan BYOD promotion (HUGE bummer, this was one of our best plans for 2020)

January 20, 2020

Reach Mobile

  • Update - Reach Mobile adds international data roaming to 135+ supported countries. Users pay per minute and per text. Data can be purchased at 0.5GB increments, usually for $5 per 0.5GB. Rates may vary for certain countries.
  • Update - Reach Mobile now allows up to 6 lines per family account, an increase up from 4 lines previously

Pure TalkUSA

  • Update - Pure TalkUSA unlimited plan confirmed to only have 22GB of data; after 22GB, speeds are capped at 126Kbps
  • Update - MMS and visual voicemail confirmed supported
  • Update - Hotspot available on devices that support it
  • Update for iPhone users - hotspot, visual voicemail, voicemail notifications, MMS, and FaceTime over cellular will not be available until April 2020

January 19, 2020

Ultra Mobile

  • Discontinued - $11 for 3GB for 6 months promotion expired, back to regular $21 for 3GB for 6 months
  • Update - $40 for 12 months unlimited plan has 32GB limit in ToS, after 32GB slowed to 2G speeds (not a true unlimited plan)
  • Update - $49 unlimited plan has 50GB of data, then slowed to 2G speeds

Google Fi

January, 2020

While updating our plan database, we noticed the following new plans and plan changes. These changes likely took place throughout 2019:

FreeUp Mobile

Google Fi

Hello Mobile

Reach Mobile

  • Discontinued - $20 for 1GB plan

Red Pocket

  • Data Increase - $19 for 1GB plan now $19 for 3GB on AT&T and Sprint networks
  • Data Increase - $30 for 5GB plan now $30 for 7GB on AT&T and Sprint networks
  • Data Increase - $40 for 10GB plan now $40 for 15GB on AT&T and Sprint networks
  • Data Increase - $60 for 20GB plan now $60 for Unlimited Data on AT&T and Sprint networks

Simple Mobile

Sprint

Straight Talk

Teltik

Ting

  • Updates - Ting CMDA roams on Verizon for talk and text
  • Updates - Ting GSM roams on AT&T for talk and text

Total Wireless

  • New - $48 "unlimited" plan (actually a 25GB plan)
  • New - family discounts available for unlimited plan for 2, 3, and 4 lines
  • Discontinued - 5GB family plans no longer available (replaced by unlimited family plans)

Ultra Mobile

  • Updates - Ultra Mobile has started offering plans in bulk; sign up in 3-, 6-, or 12-month increments for bulk savings

i3 Mobile

December 20, 2019

US Mobile

December 10, 2019

US Mobile

  • New - $40 50GB plan at 5Mbps
  • New - $45 50GB plan with 10GB hotspot at 5Mbps
  • New - $50 50GB plan with 10GB hotspot at full LTE speeds
  • Discontinued - $40 15GB plan @ 1Mbps
  • Discontinued - $45 15GB plan @ 5Mbps
  • Discontinued - $55 15GB plan @ full LTE speed
  • Discontinued - $50 15GB plan w/ hotspot @ 1Mbps
  • Discontinued - $55 15GB plan w/ hotspot @ 5Mbps
  • Discontinued - $65 15GB plan w/ hotspot @ full speed LTE
  • Discontinued - $25 5GB plan @ 1Mbps
  • Discontinued - $30 5GB plan @ 5Mbps
  • Discontinued - $40 5GB plan @ full speed LTE
  • Discontinued - $35 5GB plan w/ hotspot @ 1Mbps
  • Discontinued - $40 5GB plan w/ hotspot @ 5Mbps
  • Discontinued - $50 5GB plan w/ hotspot @ full speed LTE
  • Discontinued - $35 10GB plan @ 1Mbps
  • Discontinued - $40 10GB plan @ 5Mbps
  • Discontinued - $50 10GB plan @ full speed LTE
  • Discontinued - $45 10GB plan w/ hotspot @ 1Mbps
  • Discontinued - $50 10GB plan w/ hotspot @ 5Mbps
  • Discontinued - $60 10GB plan w/ hotspot @ full speed LTE

December 8th, 2019

Total Wireless

  • New Feature - Total Wireless now supports the mobile hotspot with their data plans

November 3rd, 2019

AT&T

AT&T Prepaid

August 5th, 2019

Verizon updates their unlimited plans with new names & prices:

  • Price Drop - GoUnlimited $75/unlimited is now Start Unlimited $70/unlimited
  • BeyondUnlimited $85/unlimited > Play More Unlimited $80/unlimited and Do More Unlimited $80/unlimited
  • AboveUnlimited $95/unlimited > Get More Unlimited $90/unlimited

September 19th, 2018

Mint Mobile

  • New Features - Mint adds support for automatic data settings, visual voicemail, WiFi calling, and VoLTE to iPhone users. Requires iOS 12 or higher.

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Stetson graduated from Ithaca College in 2019 with a degree in Communication Management and Design. He launched BestPhonePlans.net as part a senior project in school. He loves helping people find great, affordable cell phone plans that meet their needs. When he’s not reviewing cell phone plans on his YouTube channel or website, Stetson is out hiking in the crisp Colorado air, playing board games with friends, or competing in an epic game of pickleball.

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