What you get with a $10 cell­phone plan,

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Money - By Ron Hurt­ibise

These are ba­sic, low-cost plans from com­pa­nies that pur­chase and re­sell ca­pac­ity from the coun­try’s largest phone ser­vice providers.

All of the com­pa­nies of­fer higher-priced plans with more data.

Q Link Mo­bile — Un­lim­ited talk, text and 1GB of 4G LTE data. Bring your own phone or buy one from Q Link. SIM card in­cluded.

Gen Mo­bile — 300 U.S. min­utes, un­lim­ited U.S. and in­ter­na­tional text, 1GB 4G LTE data. Bring own phone or buy one from Gen Mo­bile. SIM kits cost $5 for all brands but Sprint, which can use cur­rent SIM. Phone can be used as Wi-Fi hotspot for no ad­di­tional charge.

Red Pocket Mo­bile — 500 min­utes of un­lim­ited U.S. talk and text, plus 500MB of 4G LTE. Buy­ers can choose which net­work they want to use and get a free SIM card for that net­work.

Un­real Mo­bile — Un­lim­ited U.S. min­utes and text, plus 1GB of 4G LTE per month. SIM Card in­cluded. Bring own phone or buy one from Mint. SIM card in­cluded.

Works on AT&T and Sprint net­works. Hotspot re­quires pur­chase of sep­a­rate de­vice and plan.

FreeUP Mo­bile — Ac­tu­ally lets users start with a free plan that in­cludes 1,000 min­utes of talk or text with ac­cess to 4 mil­lion Wi-Fi hotspots.

Ad­di­tional talk and data ca­pac­ity is avail­able for in­cre­ments of $5. The $10 plan buys un­lim­ited talk and call­ing to U.S., Mex­ico and Canada, 200MB of 4G LTE data with ad­di­tional 500MB avail­able dur­ing the billing cy­cle for $10.

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