Net 10 Wireless: An Overview

The Details (How it Works)

NET10 Wireless is another prepaid (“pay as you go”) cell phone provider.  What separates them from competitors, is their large selection of devices and plans. Here are some specifics:
  • Coverage / Performance overview
    • Through its partnerships with all four major carriers (AT&T, Verizon, etc.), it  has connectivity on virtually every tower in the nation
      • This results in high network quality + dependable coverage for half the cost
    • Uses both GSM and CDMA phone technologies (based on model purchased)
      • Only company to do so






  • Phones
    • You can bring your existing phone over or purchase one from them (99¢ sim cards available currently)
    • There were a number of phones available to choose from such as:
      • LG G3, Samsung Galaxy S5, Apple iPhone 5s, etc.
    • There is a lease-to-own option on a few phones
  • No-Contract Plans
    • No contracts; pay by the month or pay as you go
    • There are variety of plans to choose from such as:
      • 30 Day Plans
      • Family Plan Family plans are also available on an unlimited basis ranging from $75 for 500MB to $170 for 2.5GB.
      • Pay As You Go
      • Monthly Plans
      • International Calling Plans
    • Here’s an overview of the 30-day plans:


  • Customer Support
    • Many have reported their customer service to be very poor
  • Other Notes
    • Available at stores like Best Buy, Walmart, Dollar General, RadioShack
    • No hidden fees or overage penalties (you pay for only what you use)
    • No paper bills
    • Enroll in Auto-Refill and your service plan will be automatically refilled every month
      • + You will save $5 a month on select plans


This month (12/2015), I’ll be reviewing the services/offerings from certain non-major providers such as Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs). 

Previous overviews: StraightTalk Wireless | Consumer Cellular | FreedomPop

Each service will be looked at in detail, as I make a decision as to what to direction to go in when my current contract ends later this month.

Stay tuned for more!

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