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Best 1GB cell phone plans

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Many people don’t need a lot of data and you can often save money on your monthly bill.

Here we will discuss some of the best 1GB plans available. Additionally, we include comparable plans price-wise even when they include more than 1GB of data.




Monthly Price


Mint Mobile

3 GB / month

$15.00 / month (must pay 3 months up front)

Red Pocket


1 GB / month

$15.00 / month


1 GB / month

$6.00 / month (data only)

$7.00 / month with 100 minutes



2 GB / month

$20.00 / month

Ultra Mobile

1 GB / month

$19.00 / month

US Mobile


1.5 GB / month

$20.00 / month

Mint Mobile

Mint mobile is a MVNO that runs off of the T-Mobile network. Plans on Mint mobile are sold by prepaying three, six, and twelve months. The more you are willing to prepay, the more you are able to save.

Currently, Mint Mobile has an introductory rate of $15.00 a month or $45.00 total when you prepay for three months. The regular price for the three month plan is priced at $25.00 / month. The $15.00 plan is also available if you prepay for twelve months.


Mint mobile includes the features that you’d expect on a carrier including:

  • Visual Voicemail

  • MMS

  • Mobile hotspot

  • VoLTE

  • Includes calling to Mexico and Canada

  • Free SIM Card

Red Pocket

Red Pocket is a MVNO that allows you to choose which carrier wish to have service from at the time you sign up for service. They don’t explicitly state which carrier you are choosing but the colors and names correspond to the carriers cell technology and branding colors. Just in case, we’ve provided a list below of the carriers we believe each plan to correspond with.

  • Red Pocket GSMA: Att

  • Red Pocket CDMAS: Sprint

  • Red Pocket GSMT: T-Mobile

  • Red Pcoket CDMA: Verizon

The 1GB monthly plan from RedPocket is $15.00 a month and includes 1000 minutes, unlimited text and 1 GB of data. There is also free international calling to up to 70 countries.

Does Red Pocket offer Visual Voicemail (VMM)?

Red pocket offers visual voicemail but its availability is based on the device and network you choose.

Android devices:

  • Red Pocket GSMA: yes by requesting activation by emailing

  • Red Pocket CDMAS: yes by default

  • Red Pocket GSMT: no

  • Red Pocket CDMA: yes by requesting through emailing

Apple devices:

  • Red Pocket GSMA: no

  • Red Pocket CDMAS: yes by default

  • Red Pocket GSMT: no

  • Red Pocket CDMA: yes by requesting through emailing

Does RedPocket offer VoLTE?

Availability of VoLTE on RedPocket is varies depending on your device and the network. Redpocket does not offer VoLTE on the GSMA network on neither Android or Apple devices.

Android devices:

  • Red Pocket GSMA: no

  • Red Pocket CDMAS: yes but device support is limited to:

    • Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

    • LG V30+

  • Red Pocket GSMT: yes

  • Red Pocket CDMA: no

Apple devices:

  • Red Pocket GSMA: no

  • Red Pocket CDMAS: yes but support is limited to iPhone 8, 8+, X, Xs, Xs Max, Xr and Apple Watch

  • Red Pocket GSMT: no

  • Red Pocket CDMA: yes


Tello is a MVNO that operates off the Sprint network. Tello allows you to choose a 1GB data only plan from $6.00. Unlimited text and minutes can be added for an additional monthly cost ranging from $1.00 to $4.00 a month. Unlimited text, talk and 1GB of data on Tello is $10.00. Tello includes calling to China, Mexico and Canada.

Things to know:

Tello does not officially support VoLTE or Visual Voicemail. WiFi calling is available through the Tello app but it is not free. It will use your minutes.


Teltik operates off the T-Mobile network. One benefit to Teltik is that it is treated with a higher priority than many MVNOs. You need to qualify as a business in order to sign up for Teltik. They accept sole proprietors and we’ve heard that people who sell on places like eBay can qualify.


Teltik has a 2 GB / month plan for $20.00 which includes unlimited text, talk and data (2gb at LTE). It also includes unlimited music streaming.


  • Unlimited talk, text, and data

  • First 2GB at 4G LTE

  • Unlimited music streaming from supported services

  • Unliited domestic roaming

  • Calls to and within Canada

  • Mobile Hotspot (counts against LTE data allotment)

  • WiFi Calling

  • T-Mobile Tuesdays

Additional fees / taxes

  • $3.50 Fee/Federal Tax

Things to know

Teltik recommends using a Google Voice account for short-codes.

Available add ons

Additional international calling is supported for an additional $20.00 a month.

Ultra mobile

Ultra Mobile is a T-Mobile MVNO that offers plans in 3-month, 6-months and 12-months increments. The 1 GB mo 4G LTE & SIM KIT plan includes:

  • Unlimited Talk to 80+ Intl destinations

  • Unlimited Nationwide Talk, Global Text & Data

  • 1 GB high speed 4G LTE data

  • Mobile Hotspot Capable


Pricing ranges between $14 and $16 dollars a month depending on the amount of months that you pre-purchase.

  • 3 month: $16.00 / month

  • 6 month: $15.00 / month

  • 12 month: $14.00 / month

Additional fees / taxes

On our sample checkout we were charged the following fees:

  • Regulatory Recovery Fee

  • Federal & State Taxes

Return policy

10 day return policy but SIM card must be unopened and not activated.

US Mobile

US Mobile is a MVNO operator who offers prepaid cellular services using either coverage provided by the two largest networks. They don’t mention which networks those are but they thought to be Verizon or T-Mobile. They offer flexibility in that you can build a plan purchasing your text, data, and voice coverage separately. For this comparison, we are looking at an US Mobile plan that offers unlimited text, voice and 1.5 GB of data and costs $20.00 a month before taxes and fees.

Cost breakdown

  • 1.5 of GB for $10.00

  • unlimited text and voice


While US Mobile does not specifically specify whose network your coverage will be provided by when you sign up for their service, many believe that the Super LTE Network is running on top of Verizon and that their GSM LTE Network operates over T-Mobile.

  • Super LTE Network - Verizon

  • GSM Lte Network - T-Mobile

Additional fees and taxes

US Mobile has an additional monthly service fee of $2.00 plus taxes, regulatory fees or government mandated service charges.

Return Policy.

  • 14 days or before 1000 talk, text, or MBs is used, whichever comes first

Friday, January 17, 2020, 2:50 AM
By samson

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