Mobile phone service providers frequently come up with new offers to try and get new customers. Whether or not you’re looking to move away from your current cell phone service, you may still be able to save money by taking advantage of limited time offers.
I checked over 100 cell phone service plans to determine what to look for in a good deal. In this article, I’ll take a close look at five new offers available this month that could help you lower your monthly bill.
5 Great Cell Phone Deals Available This Month
If you’re looking for ways to save on your cell phone bill, be sure to take advantage of new customer offers. This month you can find deals for free and cheap months of service, online gift cards and more.
Before switching to a new service provider for a good deal, read the details carefully and make sure your phone is compatible. And make sure you’re covered by your new service provider in your area.
With those things in mind, here are five of the best new cell phone deals this month:
- Phone Mobile: 50% off select plans for your first month of service (offer ends March 10)
- Consumer Cellular: $25 back in bill credit for each new account or line
- Visible: Three months of service for $60 total ($20 per month)
- Boost Mobile: 5 GB of high-speed data for $0.99 and a free SIM kit
- mint mobile: Six months of unlimited service for $90 total (includes three months free)
- AT&T prepaid: $5 off per month when you activate in-store at Walmart
- Twigby: 50% off for the first six months (all plans)
You’ll find more information below about each offer, including who’s eligible, how to get the offer, and how much you’ll save.
OK: 50% off select plans for your first month of service (offer ends March 10)
Savings: Up to $19.50
Tello is an MVNO that operates on the T-Mobile network. You can create your own plan by choosing the number of minutes and the amount of data you want to include, going up to unlimited.
Currently, Tello offers the cheapest mobile phone plan available overall. Right now, you can save even more with 50% off your first month of service when you choose a plan that costs $10 or more per month. This offer is available for new customers and new lines until March 10, 2022.
To get this deal, sign up for the service on the Tello website and choose any plan that costs $10 or more per month. The 50% discount on your first month will be automatically applied and you will pay the normal price going forward.
Here are some of Tello’s best-selling plans:
- 2 GB + Unlimited talk and text = $7 for the first month and $14 thereafter
- 4 GB + unlimited calls and texts = $9.50 for the first month and $19 in the future
- 6 GB + Unlimited talk and text = $12 for the first month and $24 thereafter
I recently tried Tello myself, and you can read about my experience here.
Network: AT&T and T-Mobile
OK: Get $25 in bill credit for each new account or line.
Consumer Cellular is an affordable MVNO that operates on the networks of AT&T and T-Mobile. Plans for one line range from $20 per month for 1 GB of data to $55 per month for unlimited data.
This month, you can get $25 back on every new line, whether you’re a new or existing customer.
To take advantage of this offer, start the service or add a line to an existing account by March 31, 2022 and choose any plan. Then, you will receive a $5 credit each month for five months for each new line added. This adds up to $25 back in total bill credit.
Our team tried Consumer Cellular last year, and I’m currently using Consumer Cellular to retest the service. I’ve had an excellent experience so far with service and support, and we recommend Consumer Cellular as the best overall cell phone plan for seniors.
You can read our full review here before making the decision to switch.
OK: Three months of service for $20 per month
Visible is owned by Verizon and runs on the same towers. Visible only offers one phone plan that includes unlimited talk, text, and data for $40 a month. However, new customers can get the same plan for $20 a month for the first three months by signing up before March 29.
To take advantage of this offer, you will need to bring your own phone (you can check that it is compatible with Visible here) and enter the SIMPLE code when purchasing your SIM card.
Plus, if you port your number from an eligible carrier, you’ll receive an email with a code to redeem a virtual gift card up to $50 after making three full monthly service payments. You can check the details on the Visible website.
After your first three months, you can still keep Visible’s service for as low as $25 per month with the Party Pay discount, or as low as $5 per month for each friend you refer. To learn more about Visible before making the switch, be sure to read our full review here.
Network: T-Mobile and AT&T
OK: 5GB of high-speed data for $0.99 and a free SIM kit
Boost Mobile is currently moving away from the CDMA network and moving towards a new wide area data network. Right now, new customers can try out the new 5G network for $0.99. For that price, you’ll get a month of unlimited talk and text plus 5GB of 5G/4G LTE data access. The plan also includes a mobile hotspot.
To get this offer, visit the Boost Mobile website and enter your zip code and email to see if your location is eligible. If so, you can check your phone’s compatibility and order a free SIM kit. After your first month at $0.99, the plan will renew at the standard rate of $25.
OK: Six months of unlimited service for $90 total (includes three months free)
Currently, Mint Mobile offers six months of unlimited service for a total of $90. The plan is normally $30 per month, which means you’ll save $90 in total with three months free.
To get this offer, visit the Mint Mobile website and choose the 6 month plan. You’ll pay $90 upfront and get the plan for six months before it renews at the regular rate of $30 per month.
Here’s what the plan includes:
- Unlimited calls and texts nationwide
- Unlimited data (slower speeds after 35GB)
- SIM card or eSIM kit
- Free international calls to Mexico and Canada
- 5GB mobile hotspot
- Wi-Fi calls and texts
You can check your device’s compatibility with Mint Mobile before switching to save even more.
OK: Save $5 per month when you activate in-store at Walmart.
Savings: $5 per month ($60 per year)
Opting for a prepaid phone plan is a great way to lower your phone bill, even if you want to stick with a major carrier.
AT&T Prepaid offers plans ranging from $30 per month for 5 GB of high-speed data to $50 per month for 22 GB of high-speed data. However, new customers who activate an in-store line at Walmart right now can save an additional $5 per month on your AT&T prepaid bill. While that may not seem like much, this offer quickly adds up to a savings of $60 per year.
Here are the packages available:
- $25 per month for 5 GB of high-speed data
- $35 per month for 15 GB of high-speed data
- $45 per month for 22 GB of high-speed data (unlimited max)
All plans include unlimited calls and texts as well as a mobile hotspot. To get this offer, visit Walmart’s website or contact your nearest store to request activation of a new line with AT&T Prepaid.
OK: All plans are 50% off for the first six months.
For a limited time, new Twigby customers can get up to 50% off any plan for the first six months of service.
You will get a 25% credit applied to each new line when you order and activate the service. An additional 25% discount over six months (50% total) will be applied to each new line that successfully brings a phone number to Twigby.
Here are the packages available:
- 3GB of high-speed data for $10 per month ($20 per month after six months)
- 5GB of high-speed data for $12.50 per month ($25 per month after six months)
- 10GB of high-speed data for $17.50 per month ($35 per month after six months)
All Twigby plans include unlimited talk, text, and 2G data speeds. To get this offer, visit the Twigby website and select your plan.
Switching to a new cell phone service provider is a great way to get a deal and lower your monthly phone bill.
Before you switch, take the time to make sure your phone is compatible with the carrier you’re switching to. Most cell phone service providers have a tool on their websites for you to check your phone’s compatibility by entering its IMEI number. If your phone isn’t compatible, ask yourself if it’s still worth saving up if you need to buy a new phone.
Also, make sure you’ll have service in your area with your new business by checking its coverage map online. In most cases, you can enter your home address or zip code to find out if you will be covered or not.
If you switch to take advantage of a limited-time offer, be sure to cancel your service before the plan renews or be prepared to pay normal prices if the offer expires after a few months.
Did we miss a plan on our list or did you find a better deal? Let us know in our Clark.com community or check out the latest conversations around cell phones.