Market Overview Announces the Best Prepaid Cell Phone Plans of 2013


Wireless analysts from ( have examined a number of different prepaid cell phone plans on the market to rank their top three best plans

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2013

Today,, a leading comparison shopping site for cell phones, wireless plans, and prepaid cell phone plans, announced its ranking of the top three best prepaid cell phone plans currently available. Wireless plan experts from took several factors into account when evaluating cell phone plans including pricing, features, data limits, coverage, customer ratings, and more. With prepaid cell phone plans becoming more and more popular, 2013 looks to be a big year for carriers that offer prepaid, or pay-as-you-go no-contract cell phone plans.

Here are the top three best prepaid cell phone plans of 2013 that require no contract:

1. Straight Talk Unlimited Everything Plan – Straight Talk now offers an excellent prepaid cell phone plan called the Unlimited Everything Plan that offers unlimited minutes, texts, and data for $45 per month. Although the data is throttled after 2 GB, customers will not be charged any overage charges for using more than 2 GB of data because the plan allows for unlimited data usage. Although Straight Talk does not subsidize the cost of the phone like major contract carriers do such as AT&T and Verizon, the plan costs only $45 per month, compared to around $100 per month if you were to use the iPhone 5 on AT&T or Verizon Wireless. Over the course of two years, customers will save around $1,730 by opting to go with the iPhone 5 on Straight Talk instead of a major contract carrier.

2. Cricket Wireless Unlimited Everything Plan – Cricket Wireless offers a similar plan as the aforementioned Straight Talk plan. With the Cricket Wireless Unlimited Everything Plan, customers receive unlimited minutes, texts, and data for $55 per month, and data is not throttled until a customer reaches 2.5 GB of data usage for the month. To put Cricket's plan in perspective, the 16 GB Apple iPhone 5 would cost $500, and then the plan would cost $55 per month. Over a two-year span, customers would save around $1,820 with this plan instead of a comparable plan from AT&T or Verizon Wireless.

3. Sprint As You Go Unlimited Prepaid Plan – Sprint has begun offering a new plan called the Sprint As You Go Unlimited Prepaid Plan that offers customers unlimited everything (voice, data, minutes) for $70 per month. The great part about this Sprint plan is that data is not throttled like the Straight Talk and Cricket Wireless plans. However, Sprint will only allow customers to use the LG Optimus Elite and Samsung Victory on their unlimited prepaid plan. Customers interested in using a higher-end Android phone or an iPhone should consider another plan, since Sprint does not yet allow those devices to be used on its Sprint As You Go Unlimited Prepaid Plan.

“There's been a significant shift from contract plans to no-contract prepaid cell phone plans recently. Look for several new great prepaid offerings to appear in 2013,” explained Logan Abbott, President of Potential prepaid cell phone customers interested in shopping around for different plans can compare prepaid cell phone plans here:

About is an authority cell phone comparison shopping website that allows consumers to compare mobile phones, and find the best cell phone plans available using its comprehensive cell phone comparison tool:

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