Time's Money site suggests that Cricket Basic is a top phone package for the typical individual user, with the Cricket Basic With Group Save Discount being best for families. Time rates the Verizon More Everything 6GB With Verizon Edge as the best plan for heavy users, with the AT&T Mobile Share Value 20GB With AT&T Next 18 named best for families.
The Cricket Basic package comes with a discount for those on automatic payment plans. It offers newer phones – although not the newest available – and users are able to bring their existing phones. It uses the AT&T 4G LTE network and allows at least 2.5GB of data at 4G speeds. The Cricket plan for families, the Basic With Group Save Discount, has the same features as the Basic Cricket plan and includes one free line with the purchase of four.
The Verizon More Everything 6GB plan uses the Verizon 4G LTE network, allows users to bring their own phones, and provides a $100 credit for customers activating a new smartphone on Edge.
The AT&T Mobile Share Value 20GB With AT&T Next 18 for families offers 20GB of shared data, rollover data, and the ability to upgrade phones within 18 months.