What other carriers are compatible with Verizon?
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- Unlocked. Unlocked phones are compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as with services that run on GSM SIM cards.
- MVNOs. MVNOs or Mobile Virtual Network Operators are smaller carriers such as Cricket Wireless, Credo Mobile, Ting, and Red Pocket.
Networks Used for Prepaid Service
- AT&T: Owns and operates its own network.
- Boost Mobile: Uses the Sprint network.
- Consumer Cellular: Uses the AT&T network.
- Cricket: Uses the AT&T network.
- Jitterbug: Uses the Verizon Wireless network.
- Kajeet: Uses the Sprint network.
- MetroPCS: Owns and operates its own network.
- TracFone Wireless operates as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), holding agreements with the United States' largest wireless network operators to provide service using their networks, including Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile US, Sprint Corporation, and U.S. Cellular.
- Eventually Nextel became the sole owner of Boost's United States operations in 2003. Nextel began to expand the brand elsewhere in the United States in late 2004. Sprint Corporation acquired Nextel Communications in 2006, leaving Boost Mobile as a subsidiary of the merged company, Sprint Nextel Corporation.
- Services and plans. The company advertises unlimited talk, text, and international text starting at $25.00. The company features 4G LTE plans using T-Mobile's LTE network bands. SIMPLE Mobile also offers international calling plans, wireless broadband, and service plans specifically for Blackberry devices.
Voice and data service operators
|Page Plus Cellular||Verizon||Yes|
|Pix Wireless||AT&T, Sprint, Verizon||Yes|
|Project Fi||Sprint, T-Mobile, Three, U.S. Cellular||Yes|
- Best Carrier Locked Boost Mobile Phones – Top Picks Overall
- LG Stylo 3.
- Samsung – Galaxy S8.
- Samsung Galaxy J7.
- LG X Power.
- LG G Stylo 2.
- HTC ONE A9 – 32Gb.
- Samsung Galaxy S7 – 32GB.
- Samsung Galaxy S5 – 16GB.
- Most wireless carriers use either the GSM (T-Mobile, AT&T) or CDMA (Sprint, Verizon) networks. Phones -- even if they are unlocked -- that were made to work with these networks will not work with Boost Mobile, which uses the much older IDEN network.
- Boost Mobile today announced a deal that includes “unlimited” 4G LTE data at a very low price. Boost is owned by Sprint and its phones will run on the Sprint network, including its LTE network, where available. Sprint now claims that it delivers LTE in more than 300 markets in the United States.
Straight Talk is a type of carrier known as an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator), which means that it doesn't run or own a wireless network. Instead, it purchases the right to use towers from AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint.
- no it is not unless you get the phone, which needs to have a sim slot available, carrier unlocked. the straight talk network runs on at&t towers which carries the gsm signal and verizon towers have the cdma signal.
- $1.00 Auto-Refill discount available only with the Straight Talk $35, $45, $55, and $60 plan.
- The simplest reason to unlock your phone is to use it on another GSM network. U.S. GSM virtual carriers compatible with unlocked phones include Cricket, MetroPCS, Simple Mobile, Straight Talk, H2O Wireless, Black Wireless, Ready SIM, and many others. Large CDMA carriers, in general, do not accept unlocked phones.
Updated: 3rd October 2019