Seven MVNO mobile carrier alternatives to Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T

Just came across this link. They left out some of our smaller favorites.

The blurbs about Boost Infinite, Google Fi and Ting Mobile are all wildly inaccurate. Google Fi and Ting Mobile used to operate as described but that’s all changed.

There is no more network switching at Google Fi. What’s left of Sprint’s network footprint was absorbed into T-Mobile’s network. And, Fi no longer has an agreement with UScellular. From a technology standpoint, Fi is just another T-Mobile MVNO albeit one with attractive pricing for 4 or more lines and solid international benefits (if one needs those).

The description of Ting Mobile’s plans are what was the case before DISH acquired the majority of Ting Mobile subscribers. Ting’s plans are no longer pay for what you use. They are conventional plans and not particularly market competitive.

Finally, the description of Boost Infinite’s service is laughable. Boost Infinite offers conventional cellular service. The described switching between WiFi and cellular networks is what Republic used to provide with its proprietary WiFi-first technology and what Republic stopped doing with 5.0.

@grandbobby, none of what I wrote is aimed at you but the author of that article didn’t do their homework.


I would add that FI has postpaid priority (QCI 6 I believe). That’s a huge advantage for them over the rest of the field.

“@grandbobby, none of what I wrote is aimed at you but the author of that article didn’t do their homework.”

I did not take it that way at all. I knew and expected you to make sure the misinformation was pointed out. Thank you!

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Fi does indeed offer priority data on T-Mobile’s network.

MobileX, US Mobile and I believe (based on speed test results) Mobi all offer premium data on Verizon’s network if one owns a 5G capable phone. Premium data is not limited to 5G but a 5G capable device is required.