The Top Mobile Prepaid Plans for Gamers in 2017
As accessing the internet becomes more affordable and quicker, users consume more online content, such as internet-based games. Tech resource page 4G reported that mobile data plans now offer “reduced latency, improved speeds and more.” The 4G LTE delivers lower pings than 3G resulting in an increase in bandwidth and download speed that promises to provide players with a seamless gaming experience online.
Many of the top high definition games for mobile are now using internet connectivity to save the game settings and connect with other gaming platforms. One of the popular mobile internet-based gaming app is the Heartstone Heroes of Warcraft. While players can enjoy the game even with their Wi-Fi or data turned off on mobile, gamers still need to be online most of the time to interact with other gamers. It uses cloud saving via battle.net and allows the app to connect with registered personal computers, so players can interchange between mobile and PCs while playing.
Today’s mobile prepaid plans seem to offer very similar packages, making it a daunting task for users to choose the best option to ensure a seamless gaming experience. So with that in mind, let’s have a look at the standout packages currently available to consumers and mobile gamers.
1. T-Mobile Unlimited Web and Text
This particular plan offers 5GB data on 4G LTE and 100 minutes of calls for only $30. This is a pay in advance plan and requires subscribers to pay $15 upfront, but promises no overages. The plan is available online or with new handsets purchased at Wal-Mart.
2. Straight Talk Unlimited Plan
Although it costs a bit more than the previous subscription, the unlimited plan by Straight Talk comes with almost the same service with 5GB of high speed internet per month before it throttles to 64 Kbps. However, this plan doesn’t allow tethering and “continuous” video streaming.
3. AT&T GoPhone $40
The $45 monthly prepaid plan gives you unlimited national talk time and text messaging in the US, Canada and Mexico and 4GB of full speed 4G LTE connection with rollover data and no data overages. If you signup to their auto-pay service, they will slash $5 off per month, so you can get all of these features for $40.
4. Sprint Unlimited Talk, Text, and Data
For $40 a month, users can get 3GB full speed data connection and unlimited talk and text messaging within the US. It also allows auto-pay for easier monthly service.
5. U.S. Cellular Simple Connect Plan
Almost similar to Sprint’s monthly plan, this prepaid service offers unlimited call and text messaging, and reliable 3GB full speed data all for $45 per month.
6. Sprint Unlimited All
For the ultimate power user, the $60 unlimited all service pack by Sprint is exactly what you need. It comes with unlimited talk and text messaging, as well as limitless 4G LTE data connection for $60 per month. The plan also offers an auto-pay service.
Take note that using your smartphone as a hotspot or tethered device may lead to additional charges, so it’s best to discuss this feature with your service provider before buying. There are particular plans that allow tethering at no extra cost, such as Verizon Prepaid $45 and $60 plans, AT&T GoPhone $45 and $60 plans and more.