Tired of the big guys bullying you into long-term contracts with huge data fees just because they have the phone you drool over? Ever dream of fighting The Man by going no-contract with a great phone for less by switching to a smaller carrier? It’s not just a fantasy anymore.
Cricket Wireless, MetroPCS, Virgin Mobile and other upstarts now offer a solid smartphone selection in addition to nationwide networks and cheap monthly plans. Plus, most of these carriers offer a few special features that the big names don’t. You can even get the iPhone without a contract. So, how do you know which small carrier provides the biggest value? We have everything you need to help you make the right call.