The prepaid card industry is growing rapidly, but some customers are still struggling to find the right balance of perks and cost.
Here are some of the most popular prepaid cards on offer now.
AT&T Next ($80/mo, no credit) – A popular prepaid card with a great credit history, AT&t Next can be a good investment for those who want a quick cash back, as well as those who just want to get started.
It offers free two-day shipping and offers a 3% cash back on most purchases.
It also offers an unlimited international roaming allowance, and its $80 statement credit is great for those in developing markets.
But it can be overwhelming for some people, especially those who need a quick and easy credit score.
AT & T has also rolled out a new prepaid card for consumers that gives them access to their AT&T mobile data service, as part of a $200 bonus.
T-Mobile U.S. Cellular ($90/mo) – Another popular prepaid service, T-Mo’s U.s.
Cellular is a decent value for those looking to get on the wireless bandwagon.
It has a $80/$90 statement credit and offers unlimited international travel and domestic calls, and $40/month for unlimited text and data.
It’s also worth noting that the service has been limited to some regions in the U. S. and some carriers are not accepting T-Mobiles.
AT Mobile ($90, no annual fee, no minimum spend) – This is another popular prepaid option for those with good credit.
It gives you free two day shipping on orders over $100, and offers an even better cashback than T-MO, which is a $120/month credit.
ATMobile also offers unlimited data and text, and the carrier is a solid choice for anyone looking to stay on top of their bill.
Tmobile US Mobile ($100/mo)* – This prepaid carrier offers a $100/$100 statement credit on most orders.
It is also available in some markets, and it’s also a good option for anyone who’s considering moving overseas.
Citi Prestige ($100, no yearly fee) – Citi has been rolling out Prestige prepaid cards for a while now, offering customers the option to add a bonus of $50 or more when they sign up for an annual credit.
With Prestige, you can get a $150/month bonus on purchases over $1,000 and the $100 statement discount.
It will also give you a $250/month statement credit, and you’ll be able to keep all the perks that are available with Citi.
Prestige also offers $200/month domestic calling, $50/month international texting, and a $300/month online shopping credit.
Ting Wireless (no annual fee) – Ting has been offering prepaid cards since 2013, but they’ve had a bumpy ride since the company began offering them in 2017.
Since then, they’ve added a number of new prepaid cards, and now offer the first-ever international roaming bonus for customers in the Americas.
Tings prepaid cards offer $50 for international calling and texting, as opposed to the $50 Citi offers, which means it’s not as cheap as it could be. 7.
U.K. Virgin Mobile ($60/mo*) – Virgin Mobile is another great prepaid option, with an impressive credit history and a great cashback.
The prepaid service is only available in the UK, but the company does offer international calling, texting, a $25/month shopping credit, unlimited international calling calls, international texting and domestic calling.
Virgin Wireless (free) – Virgin Wireless has been steadily adding new prepaid options since its inception.
Its prepaid card offers a decent credit history (though not great), and it also offers the first ever international roaming credit.
Boost Mobile ($50/mo): Boost is another prepaid card that has been slowly gaining ground, but its one of the best on the market.
Boost offers a great customer service, free two days shipping, and is a great value for a budget phone.
Boost also offers some of our favorite features: unlimited talk, text, music and photo calling, unlimited data, and voice calls.
Boost Free Mobile ($25/mo)—Boost is another excellent prepaid option that offers free shipping and a credit card bonus of up to $100/month, and free two free days of shipping.
Nextel Unlimited (no credit)—This is another good prepaid option.
It allows customers to make unlimited international calls, text and text message, and unlimited international texting.
Sprint Nextel ($50/$60, no charges, no introductory rate): Sprint is one of those companies that has a pretty good reputation, but there are some caveats. It