Net10 Wireless is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that operates on the Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T networks. Because they run on the big four major networks, you can use any unlocked phone with them and you will get nationwide service and coverage. The carrier also doesn’t lock you into a contract, require credit checks, or charge activation fees which makes it easy to choose Net10 as your wireless provider.
Prepaid Net10 Plans
Net10 only offers prepaid plans which means you’ll pay for the service you want before you use it. There are a few types of prepaid options and most plans offer discounts for choosing auto-refill in your account settings.
Most Net10 plans also come with a $10 Global Calling card to call over 1,000 destinations worldwide.
Net10 international calling rates start at $0.01 per minute
Net10 Pay-as-You-Go Plans
With pay-as-you-go plans, you start out the month with a finite amount of minutes to use, and every text and call made will draw from those minutes. You can refill your minutes monthly, or whenever you run out. Some of these plans don’t carry over unused minutes, so be sure to read the details of each plan you’re interested in. If you find you’re not using all of the minutes you’ve paid for, you could be overpaying for your service. If you’re not happy with your service, Net10 allows you to switch plans at any time to better fit your lifestyle and save you more money.
Unlimited Net10 Plans
Net10’s unlimited plans come with unlimited text, calls, and data, although the data is not all high-speed. Once you use up your allotted gigabytes, your data will run at 2G speeds until the following month, which can be excruciatingly slow when you’re used to 4G speeds.
Let’s Talk Tip: Sign up for auto-refills to save $5/month on your bill.
One nice thing about the unlimited data plans is that you won’t ever be charged overage fees for using too much data. Also, most unlimited plans offer a 10% discount when you sign up for monthly auto-refills. Depending on the plan you choose, you can save up to five dollars each month.
Buy a Cell Phone From Net10
Before you begin your service with Net10, you need a compatible phone. You have a few different options here—you can pay monthly installments, you can buy one outright, or you can bring your own phone.
Loan to Own
Net10 works with a third-party company called Affirm who loans devices to customers. You can pick whatever phone you want and pay for it over time via monthly payments. After an initial downpayment, you can choose to pay off your phone in 3, 6, or 12 or months. Keep in mind that you will also be paying up to 30% interest over the course of your payments depending on your credit check.
Net10 has no activation fees, credit checks, contracts, or age limits
If you don’t want to worry about monthly payments, you can buy a phone outright from Net10 Wireless. Currently, they offer over 65 different phones which include the most popular brands and latest models. Unlike many other MVNOs, when you buy a phone from Net10 they will also throw in a free SIM card for your service.
Bring Your Own Phone
Net10 accepts all phone compatible with Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T
Because Net10 operates on the four major networks, nearly any phone from any carrier will be compatible with them. However, your phone needs to be unlocked. To double check your compatibility before you make the switch to Net10, be sure to reference your phone’s IMEI with Net10’s IMEI database.