Sprint Prepaid Cell Phone Plans

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Sprint offers just two prepaid plans, and one is available only with a family plan, leaving single-line users with just one option.


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AT A Glance

  • Plans start at $45 per month
  • Notables: Limited plan options; family plan discounts offered; mobile hot spot included
Get started at Sprint's site
Get started at Sprint's site

Sprint Prepaid cell phone plans

Sprint trimmed its prepaid offerings to include just two plans:

  • 4 gigabytes: $45
  • Unlimited: $65

You can have up to five lines on either plan. Additional lines are $30 per month, per line on the 4GB plan. On the unlimited plan, the second line is $40 per month and lines 3-5 are each $30 per month.

You can save $5 per month if you sign up for automatic payments. Mobile hot spot is also included with both plans but is limited to 10GB per month on the unlimited plan.

>>MORE: Check out all of Sprint’s plan options.

How Sprint Prepaid compares on prices

 1GB or less2-4GB5-6GB8-10GBUnlimited
AT&T GoPhone
$30 (talk and text only)$45 (6GB)$65
Boost Mobile
$35 (3GB)$50
Cricket Wireless
$25 (talk and text only)
$20 (2GB)$40 (5GB)$60
MetroPCS
$30 (2GB)$40 (5GB)$50
Republic Wireless
$15 (talk, text and Wi-Fi)

$20 (1GB)
$30 (2GB)

$45 (4GB)
$60 (6GB)$90 (10GB)
Sprint prepaid$45 (4GB)$65
Straight Talk Wireless$30 (1,500 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB data)$35 (2GB)$45 (10GB)$55
T-Mobile prepaid
$45 (4GB)$55 (6GB)$75
Verizon prepaid
$30 (talk and text only)$40 (3GB)$50 (7GB)$60 (10GB)$80
Virgin Mobile
$50

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Stephen Layton is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: slayton@nerdwallet.com.