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What Network Do They Use?

Same Network, Different Carrier: these are separate, "alternative" companies that use the same wireless networks as the major carriers, usually at a lower price. It's your way to use, say, Verizon Wireless, without paying Verizon's prices. You can choose your favorite prepaid carrier and see what network they use, or you can choose the network, like AT&T, and see what carriers operate on that network, for less. You get your phone, plan and customer service from these alternative companies instead of the underlying carrier. Some use more than one network and some allow you to choose your network. What providers made this list of alternative carriers?

If you are looking for a Prepaid that uses a specific network, check This List. For example, if you want a Prepaid phone that uses the AT&T Network, consult the list of Alternative Prepaid carriers that use AT&T.  Also, you can consult the list of Prepaids that use more than one network. You can find prices and reviews for each Prepaid by clicking on their name.
*Some of the above carriers are not Prepaid and are indicated with an asterisk*.

Much thought has been put into which carriers are shown on our list of Alternative Networks.  The largest Prepaid carriers are obvious: they have millions of customers and provide reliable service.  Other smaller carriers have proven themselves just by staying in business for a long time and how the handle complaints.  Others provide a unique product such as "Wi-Fi First", and carriers that appeal to a specific group of users.  To get expert reviews of these prepaid services, visit Mountain Prepaid.
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