Summary of US Cell phone Carriers

Here is a summary that lists US Carriers and International data rates. You can see that the old boys Verizon and AT&T have the worst rates.

Verizon is especially naughty throttling your data after .5 GB of usage per day. Both AT&T and Verizon they take data out of your existing bucket of data.

Tmobile has an interesting approach giving your unlimited SLOW 2G/3G data but charging you for calls, texts are free. They do have a nifty 15G of data for $50 add on. Google FI seems to have the best plan with free unlimited data on their unlimited $70/m plan.

Assuming that you don’t want to switch to Google FI and are happy with your current carrier an eSIM seems to be the way to go. ATT and Verizon users may only have a bucked of 2GB of data per month to use when traveling.

Verizon

TravelPassSM

Calls Free

Text Free

Per Week $70

T-Mobile

International Pass

Calls 25c/min or free

Texts Free

Per Week $50

ATT

International Day Pass

Free Calls

Texts Free

Per Week $70

Sprint

International Pass

25c / min

Texts – free

Per Week – included in plan

Google FI

Included in plan

Texts – free

Calls – free

Per Week – Free