Offering prepaid plans from as low as $8 per month, US Mobile is one of the most affordable wireless providers. The company’s quick activation process and reliable customer service also make it a solid option for seniors.
Customized plans: US Mobile offers a wide range of options, from families with multiple phone lines to single devices. You can also customize the minutes, messages, and data you want per month.
Easy activation: To use US Mobile, all you have to do is purchase one of the company’s SIM cards, place it in your phone, and activate the card online. The process is incredibly quick and simple.
Trial periods: US Mobile offers a free 10-day trial with each of its plans, allowing you to get your money back if you’re unsatisfied with your service.
No rollover: Unused data does not roll over to subsequent months.
Charges for SIM cards: They cost only $3.99, but US Mobile is one of the few providers that charges a separate fee for a SIM card.
US Mobile Plans and Pricing
US Mobile plans are highly customizable. The following chart represents a selection of plans.
Starting monthly price
Talk and text allowance
Talk and Text Only
$8 per line
Recommended Individual Plan
$15 per line
$35 per line
$45 per line
US Mobile Plans for Seniors
US Mobile does not offer a specific senior plan, but most plans allow unlimited talk and text. If you do not use the internet, US Mobile offers talk and text plans for as low as $8 per month. These plans may be ideal for people who need a phone only for calls and messages.
US Mobile is available only via the company’s online store, where you can view the plans.
If you wish to purchase a new phone, US Mobile has a limited selection of smartphones and iPhones. If you want to keep your current phone (or purchase a device elsewhere), then you can purchase a SIM card for $3.99. To activate your service, you simply place the SIM card in your phone and follow the instructions.
US Mobile Pricing
None of US Mobile’s plans require contracts. Instead you prepay a base amount for 30 days, after which you can choose to renew, change, or cancel the plan.
All plans (other than Unlimited Basic and Premium) include a $2 service fee and a regulatory cost recovery charge of up to $5 per month.
US Mobile has no overage charges. If you are running out of data, you may pay to “top off” your plan via instant text or app payments.
US Mobile Network Coverage
US Mobile offers coast-to-coast coverage by piggybacking on Verizon’s network, in both GSM LTE/4G network and Warp 5G speeds. That means it relies on Verizon’s network to operate. If Verizon is having trouble or does not cover an area, that will also affect US Mobile’s coverage.
US Mobile vs. T-Mobile
US Mobile does not offer a specific senior plan, but its unlimited basic and premium plans offer similar features to T-Mobile’s 55+ Essentials plan. Neither US Mobile plan includes unlimited data like T-Mobile’s does. The unlimited basic plan, compared below, has a data limit of 30 GB.
US Mobile Unlimited Basic
T-Mobile Essentials 55+
$35 per month
$27.50 per month
Slowed after 30 GB
Slowed after 50 GB
Must be 55+
US Mobile offers a wide range of cellular plans, including the option to customize your own. None of the plans require contracts, all include unlimited talk and text, and the simple installation kits let you keep your current phone and number.
That said, not even the most expensive plan offers unlimited data, so we’d only recommend US Mobile to people who use their phone primarily for talk and text.
To learn more about our favorite phones and providers for seniors, check out our helpful guides.
US Mobile does not have a retail presence, so all purchases and activation must be done online, and installation must be done yourself. Also any changes or additions to your plan will result in additional fees.
Ryan has years of experience researching and testing products that help people successfully age in place. After years of working for various publications such as Boston Magazine and The Believer, he has found his home at The Senior List, writing about all things related to caregiving and senior healthcare.