List of United States mobile virtual network operators

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Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in the United States lease wireless telephone and data service from major carriers such as AT&T Mobility, Sprint Corporation, T-Mobile US, and Verizon Wireless for resale.

Voice and data service operators[edit]

These providers offer services to individuals for personal use. Providers offering services to businesses are listed in a later section.

Company Host network Wireless technology[1] Website BYOD [2] Unlimited Data
420 Wireless AT&T GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 850/1900,
LTE bands 17/4
420wireless.com Yes Yes
Affinity Cellular Verizon CDMA affinitycellular.com Yes No
AirVoice Wireless AT&T GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 850/1900
airvoicewireless.com Yes No
Armed Forces Wireless Verizon CDMA armedforceswireless.com Yes No
Black Wireless AT&T GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 850/1900
blackwireless.com Yes Yes
Boost Mobile Sprint CDMA,
LTE
boostmobile.com No Yes
Brightspot T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900
brightspotmobile.com Yes No
BZRMobile Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX,
LTE band 25
mobile.bzrcorp.com Yes No
campusSIMs T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900
campussims.com Yes Yes
Cellular Abroad AT&T GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 850/1900
cellularabroad.com Yes No
Cellular Abroad T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 850/1900
cellularabroad.com Yes No
Chit Chat Mobile Sprint CDMA,
LTE band 25
chitchatmobile.com Yes No
Consumer Cellular AT&T, T-Mobile [3] GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 850/1900,
LTE bands 17/4
consumercellular.com Yes No
Credo Mobile Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX,
LTE band 25
credomobile.com Yes No
Cricket Wireless AT&T GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 850/1900,
LTE
cricketwireless.com Yes Yes
Defense Mobile AT&T
Sprint
Verizon
GSM
CDMA
LTE
defensemobile.com Yes No
EcoMobile Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX
ecomobile.com Yes No
envie mobile Verizon CDMA envie mobile Yes No
Español Mobile Sprint CDMA, LTE,
WiMAX
espanolmobile.com Yes No
Expo Mobile Sprint CDMA,
LTE band 25
expomobile.com Yes No
FamilyTalk Wireless Sprint CDMA,
LTE
familytalkwireless.com Yes No
FamilyTalk Wireless Verizon CDMA familytalkwireless.com Yes No
FamilyTalk Wireless AT&T GSM,
LTE
familytalkwireless.com Yes No
Flash Wireless Sprint CDMA,
LTE
flashwireless.com Yes No
Flash Wireless Verizon CDMA,
LTE
flashwireless.com Yes No
FMP Communications Sprint CDMA fmpcommunications.com Yes No
FreedomPop Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX,
LTE bands 25 (FDD), 26 (FDD), 41 (TDD)
freedompop.com Yes No
GIV Mobile T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900
givmobile.com Yes No
good2GO Mobile AT&T GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 850/1900
good2gomobile.com Yes No
good2GO Mobile Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX
good2gomobile.com Yes No
GoSmart Mobile T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900
gosmartmobile.com Yes No
GreatCall Verizon CDMA 1900 greatcall.com No No
H2O Wireless AT&T GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 850/1900
h2owirelessnow.com Yes No
Infinium Wireless Sprint CDMA infiniumwireless.com Yes No
Infinium Wireless Verizon Wireless CDMA infiniumwireless.com Yes No
Infinium Wireless T-Mobile US GSM infiniumwireless.com Yes No
Infinium Wireless AT&T GSM infiniumwireless.com Yes No
i-wireless T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900
LTE
krogeriwireless.com Yes No
Jaguar Mobile T-Mobile GSM jaguarmobile.com Yes No
Jolt Mobile AT&T
T-Mobile
GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 850/1900
joltmobile.com Yes No
Kajeet Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX
kajeet.com Yes No
Liberty Wireless T-Mobile GSM, UMTS, LTE libertywireless.com Yes No
LycaMobile T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900
lycamobile.us Yes No
Madstar Mobile Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX,
LTE band 25
madstar.com Yes Yes
MetroPCS T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900,
LTE band 4
metropcs.com Yes Yes
Mobal T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900
mobal.com Yes No
NET10 Wireless T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900,
LTE
(Nano Sims)
net10wireless.com Yes No
NET10 Wireless AT&T GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 850/1900,
LTE bands 17/4
net10wireless.com Yes No
NET10 Wireless Verizon CDMA net10wireless.com Yes No
NET10 Wireless Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX,
LTE band 25
net10wireless.com No No
NetZero Sprint CDMA, LTE netzero.net Yes No
NTT DoCoMo USA T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900
docomousawireless.com No No
OTG Mobile Sprint CDMA otgm.net Yes No
OTG Mobile Verizon CDMA otgm.net Yes No
OTG Mobile T-Mobile GSM otgm.net Yes No
Page Plus Cellular Verizon CDMA,
LTE band 13/4
pagepluscellular.com Yes Yes
Pix Wireless Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX
pixwireless.com Yes Yes
Project Fi Sprint and T-Mobile CDMA and GSM fi.google.com Yes No
Proven Wireless Sprint CDMA provenwireless.com Yes No
Proven Wireless Verizon CDMA provenwireless.com Yes No
Proven Wireless T-Mobile GSM provenwireless.com Yes No
PTel Mobile T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900
ptel.com Yes Yes
Pure TalkUSA AT&T GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 850/1900
puretalkusa.com Yes No
Puppy Wireless Verizon CDMA mypuppywireless.com Yes No
Ready Mobile Sprint CDMA readymobile.com Yes No
Ready SIM T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900
readysim.com Yes No
Red Pocket Mobile AT&T GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 850/1900
goredpocket.com Yes No
Red Pocket Mobile Sprint CDMA,
LTE band 25
goredpocket.com Yes No
Red Pocket Mobile Verizon CDMA goredpocket.com Yes No
Republic Wireless Sprint CDMA republicwireless.com No No
Ring Plus, Inc Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX,
LTE band 25
ringplus.net Yes No
ROK Mobile Sprint / T-Mobile / AT&T GSM, CDMA,
WiMAX,
LTE bands 25, 26, 41
www.rokmobile.com Yes Yes
Scratch Wireless Sprint CDMA scratchwireless.com No No
Selectel Wireless Verizon CDMA, LTE selectelwireless.com Yes No
Simple Mobile T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900,
HSPA+ 1700
mysimplemobile.com Yes No
SkyView Wireless AT&T GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 850/1900
skyvw.com Yes No
Solavei T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900
solavei.com Yes No
Speed Talk Mobile Verizon / T-Mobile CDMA / GSM 850/1900,
4G LTE UMTS 1700/1900
speedtalkmobile.com Yes No
Straight Talk T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900,
LTE
(Nano Sims)
straighttalk.com Yes No
Straight Talk AT&T GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 850/1900,
LTE bands 17/4
straighttalk.com Yes No
Straight Talk Verizon CDMA, LTE straighttalk.com Yes No
Straight Talk Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX,
LTE band 25
straighttalk.com Yes No
Telcel América T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900
telcelamerica.com Yes No
Tempo Telecom Sprint/T-Mobile CDMA,GSM,
LTE band 25
GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900
mytempo.com No No
TextNow Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX,
LTE band 25,26,41
textnow.com Yes Yes
Ting Sprint / T-Mobile GSM, CDMA,
WiMAX,
LTE bands 25, 26, 41[4] (Sprint), 2, 4, 12 (T-Mobile)
ting.com Yes No
Total Call Mobile Sprint CDMA 1900 totalcallmobile.com No No
TotalWireless Verizon CDMA totalwireless.com Yes No
TotoWireless Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX,
LTE band 25
totowireless.com Yes No
Touch Mobile Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX,
LTE band 25,26,41
touch.com No Yes
TracFone AT&T, T-Mobile,
Sprint, Verizon
GSM,
CDMA, LTE
tracfone.com Yes No
TravelSim AT&T GSM 850/1900 travelsim.com Yes No
TravelSim T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900
travelsim.com Yes No
Truphone AT&T GSM 850/1900 truphone.com Yes No
Truphone T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900
truphone.com Yes No
Ultra Mobile T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900
LTE 1700
ultra.me Yes No
Univision Mobile T-Mobile en.univisionmobile.com Yes No
UppWireless T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900
uppwireless.com Yes No
US Mobile T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900
LTE 1700
gousmobile.com Yes No
UVA Mobile T-Mobile GSM 850/1900 uvamobile.com Yes No
UWT Mobile AT&T GSM 850/1900 uwtmobile.com Yes No
UWT Mobile Sprint CDMA uwtmobile.com Yes No
UWT Mobile T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900
uwtmobile.com Yes No
Virgin Mobile USA Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX,
LTE band 25
virginmobileusa.com No Yes
Voyager Mobile Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX,
LTE band 25
voyagermobile.com Yes No
Walmart Family Mobile T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900
walmart.com Yes Yes
ZingPCS Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX,
LTE band 25
zingpcs.com Yes No

Voice service operators[edit]

The following table lists operators focused on providing voice calls. Additional services may include SMS and basic low-speed data access.

Company Host network Wireless technology Website Notes
AirLink Mobile Sprint CDMA 1900 airlinkmobile.com
Boomerang Wireless Sprint CDMA 1900 boomerang-wireless.com Federally assisted wireless service.
Earthtones AT&T GSM 850/1900 earthtones.com Donates all profits to environmental organizations.
H2O Wireless CDMA Verizon CDMA 850/1900 h2owirelesscdma.com Owned by Locus Telecom.
Pure Unlimited AT&T GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 850/1900
pureunlimited.net Formerly Pure Prepaid.
Q Link Wireless Sprint CDMA 1900 QLinkWireless.com Federally assisted wireless service.
STi Mobile Sprint CDMA 1900 stimobile.com Data options limited to web browsing and MMS [5]
ZERO11 Wireless AT&T GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 850/1900
zero11wireless.com Owned by Americatel. Subsidiary of Red Pocket Mobile.

Mobile broadband operators[edit]

These providers offer services to individuals for personal use. Providers offering services to businesses are listed in a later section. Unless specified otherwise, mobile broadband providers require the purchase of a dedicated mobile broadband modem.

Company Host network Wireless technology Website Notes
BroadbandBLUE Sprint CDMA broadbandblue.com
Chit Chat Mobile Sprint WiMAX chitchatmobile.com
DataJack Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX
datajack.com
EcoMobile Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX
ecomobile.com Allows activation of Sprint devices.
FreedomPop Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX,
LTE
freedompop.com Sprint 3G data access with dedicated device.
H2O Wireless AT&T GSM, UMTS, HSPA h2owirelessnow.com Broadband is offered on the GSM network. Offers an international data plan with 10 MB for $30.
H2O Wireless Bolt Sprint CDMA, WiMAX h2owirelessnow.com Bolt is offered on CDMA and WiMAX networks; to be transitioned to CDMA + LTE in 2015[6]
Internet on the Go Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX
internet-go.com Owned by TruConnect Mobile.
Karma Sprint CDMA, LTE yourkarma.com Data does not expire.
Madstar Mobile Sprint CDMA, WiMAX, LTE MadstarMobile.com Offers a tablet but website does not mention any data only or mobile broadband plan.
MetroPCS T-Mobile GSM, UMTS, HSPA+, LTE metropcs.com Offers data only plans for the tablet it sells.
NetZero Sprint CDMA, LTE netzero.com
Red Pocket Mobile T-Mobile GSM, UMTS, HSPA+, LTE goredpocket.com Bring your own device.
Simple Mobile T-Mobile GSM, UMTS, HSPA+, LTE mysimplemobile.com Bring your own device. Subsidiary of TracFone Wireless/América Móvil.
Selectel Verizon CDMA selectelwireless.com Plans are $55 for 3GB, $30 for .5GB and $40 for 1GB.
Armed Forces Wireless (AFMobile) Verizon CDMA armedforceswireless.com Plans available in 3G & 4G.
Ting Sprint CDMA, LTE ting.com Owned by Tucows.
Ting T-Mobile GSM, UMTS, HSPA, LTE ting.com Owned by Tucows.
TruConnect Sprint CDMA, LTE truconnect.com
Virgin Mobile USA Sprint CDMA, LTE virginmobileusa.com Owned by Sprint Corporation.

Providers of business services[edit]

Company Host network Wireless technology Website Notes
Cbeyond Sprint CDMA 1900 cbeyond.net Business services. Formerly Beyond Mobile.
Cognia Mobile T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 850/1900
cognia.com In-network mobile recording.
DataXoom Corp AT&T
Sprint
Verizon
GSM
CDMA
LTE
dataxoom.com Mobile Data operator built exclusively for businesses. Pay-as-you-go, no contract data plans, with larger pooling plans from 2 GB up to 1 TB. Share data across unlimited users, including employee BOYD and other Individual Responsibility Units (IRU's) under a single business plan. Initial management team includes John Tantum, former founder of Virgin Mobile USA.
Data2Go Wireless Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile CDMA, GSM, LTE data2gowireless.com M2M and IoT Data Service Provider specializing in custom mobile data solutions for 2G, 3G and 4G LTE Networks in North America. Data2Go Wireless offers all services without contracts or commitments and managed from a single pane of glass. Connectivity for the Internet of Things.
Harbor Mobile T-Mobile GSM,
UMTS,
LTE
harbormobile.com Authorized T-Mobile Business Reseller. Only available to businesses.
MetTel Mobile Sprint,Verizon,AT&T CDMA/GSM mettelmobile.com Business services.
Mobal Freedom T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900
mobalfreedom.com International SIM targeted at travelers provides coverage in US as well.

Defunct, merged and acquired operators[edit]

lBYO Wireless|| Verizon T-Mobile || CDMA,
GSM,
LTE|| || 2015 || Merged with Budget Mobile (Please add to table can't figure it out) l-

Company Host network Wireless technology Web site End date Notes
7-Eleven Speak Out Wireless AT&T, Sprint GSM,
CDMA
2010
Amp'd Mobile Verizon CDMA 2007 Bankrupt.
Circle-K Talk-and-Go AT&T GSM 2011
Cloven Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX,
LTE band 25
clovenwireless.com Website inaccessible as of 2015-04-27
Comcast Sprint, Clearwire CDMA,
WiMAX
2011 No longer offering mobile services.
Common Cents Mobile Sprint CDMA 2011 Defunct and merged into payLo by Virgin Mobile.
Cox Sprint CDMA 2012
Disney Mobile Sprint CDMA 2007
EarthLink Sprint WiMAX earthlink.net 2015 Not selling new connections for wireless internet since the WiMAX network will be shut down in November 2015.
Embarq Sprint CDMA 2009
ESPN MVP Sprint CDMA 2006
Firefly Mobile AT&T GSM,
UMTS
fireflymobile.com 2012 Ceased MVNO sales. Still sells GSM phones for use with other providers. (Website (http://fireflymobile.com)times out.)
Fuzion Mobile AT&T GSM,
UMTS
fuzionmobile.com 2013 Web site times out; this provider may be out of business. (Still times out as of 8-2014)
GTC Wireless AT&T GSM 2009 Merged with Total Call Mobile.
Hello US Mobile Verizon / T-Mobile CDMA / GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900
hellousmobile.com Unknown Website inaccessible as of 2015-04-27
Helio Sprint CDMA 2010 Shut down after purchase by Virgin Mobile USA.
iQ Cellular AT&T, Sprint, Verizon CDMA 2014 iQ Cellular is no longer providing cellular services.
Itel UTel Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX,
LTE band 25
itelutel.com Website inaccessible as of 2015-04-27
Jump Mobile Cricket CDMA 2010 Leap Wireless retired the Jump Mobile brand.
Lucky Wireless Verizon CDMA 2011
Mi Gente Mobile Sprint CDMA,
LTE
migentemobile.com 2013 Lifestyle brand targeting Latinos. Web site times out; this provider may be out of business.
Mingo Wireless Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX
mingowireless.com 2012
MOSH Mobile Centennial Wireless GSM 2012
Movida Sprint CDMA 2012
Omni Prepaid omniprepaid.com 2012 Left the MVNO Market in 2012.
Millenicom Verizon CDMA,
LTE
millenicom.com 2014 Was a mobile broadband provider. Discontinued service as of October 2014, after Verizon takeover.
Next G Mobile Verizon CDMA nextgmobile.com 2013 Shut down 31 December 2013.
Phonata AT&T, Sprint, Verizon GSM,
UMTS,
CDMA
phonata.com 2013
PrepaYd Wireless Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX
prepaydwireless.com 2014 MVNO Agreement ended by Sprint.
Pure Mobile Verizon GSM usepuremobile.com 2012 Acquired by PureTalkUSA, now GSM only (AT&T).
Qwest Wireless Sprint CDMA 2010
Shaka Mobile Sprint CDMA shakamobile.com Their domain name expired on 8/31/2014 and is pending renewal or deletion.
Simple Freedom Alltel CDMA 2007 A prepaid subsidiary of Alltel. Merged with Alltel "U Prepaid."
Spot Mobile T-Mobile GSM 850/1900,
UMTS 1700/1900
spotmobile.com September 7, 2014 Spot Mobile had a contract with an underlying carrier that matured and was going through a sale which did not materialize. The Company has made the decision to wind down its business and will no longer be processing refills. Customer's account/services will terminate effective September 7, 2014 at 11:59pm (EST). The information required to PORT OUT your number is your Account Number which is your telephone number and PIN/PASSWORD which is 1234.
SWT Mobile AT&T GSM,
UMTS
swtmobile.com 2013
TalkForGood Verizon CDMA talkforgood.com 2013
Trumpet Mobile Sprint CDMA 1900 trumpetmobile.com 2013 Merged with Ready Mobile.
TúYo Mobile T-Mobile GSM tuyo.com 2012 Owned by IDT Corporation.
Voce AT&T GSM 2008 Bankrupt.
Votel Mobile Sprint CDMA votelmobile.com 2014 Taken over by Expo Mobile.
WOW Mobile PCS Sprint CDMA wowpcsdotorg.homestead.com 2012
XCellular USA Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX,
LTE band 25
xcellularusa.net 25 July 2014 Owned by G Link Systems, Inc.
ZACT Sprint CDMA,
WiMAX,
LTE band 25
zact.com 3 August 2014 Signed off (service ended) after 3 August 2014, provided a link for customers to transfer service to Virgin Mobile at http://newsroom.virginmobileusa.com/zact
Zapp Sprint CDMA zappunlimited.com 2012 Acquired by PrepaYd Wireless.
ZUMA Prepaid Sprint CDMA 1900 amitygroup.com/zuma.htm 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GSM, CDMA, UMTS, WiMAX, LTE, HSPA
  2. ^ BYOD or BYOP -- "Bring Your Own Device/Phone." Willing to connect compatible devices not sold by the company.
  3. ^ http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2015/03/consumer-cellular-now-offers-service-on.html
  4. ^ (Ting goes for three: Tri-Band LTE : Ting Blog ting.com Retrieved on 2014-12-7
  5. ^ STi Mobile - Data Options
  6. ^ Important News About H2O BOLT!