Updated: 06/06/2021 by Computer Hope

An MVNO, also known as a mobile virtual network operator, is a mobile device services provider that does not own the wireless network infrastructure upon which their service operates. The MVNO purchases wholesale access to the infrastructure from the mobile network that operates it. MVNOs exist largely due to regulatory laws requiring mobile network owners to provide network access to other companies to maintain healthy competition in the marketplace.

MVNOs operating in the United States

Below is a full list of MVNOs that are currently operating in the United States.

MVNO Host Network Website
Affinity Cellular Verizon
AirVoice Wireless AT&T
Best Cellular AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Black Wireless AT&T
Boost Mobile Sprint
CampusSIMs T-Mobile
Cellular Abroad AT&T, T-Mobile
Chit Chat Mobile Sprint
Consumer Cellular AT&T
Credo Mobile Sprint
Cricket Wireless AT&T
DataJack Sprint
DataXoom Corp. AT&T, Sprint, Verizon
Data2Go Wireless Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
EarthLink Sprint
Expo Mobile Sprint
FreedomPop Sprint
GHz Wireless Sprint
Good2GO Mobile AT&T, Sprint
GoSmart Mobile T-Mobile
GreatCall Verizon
H20 Wireless AT&T
Internet On The Go Sprint
Jolt Mobile AT&T, T-Mobile
Karma Sprint
Liberty Wireless T-Mobile
LycaMobile T-Mobile
MetroPCS T-Mobile
Millenicom Verizon
Mobal T-Mobile
NET10 Wireless AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile
NetZero Sprint
Page Plus Cellular Verizon
Pix Wireless Sprint
Project Fi Sprint, T-Mobile
Pure TalkUSA AT&T
Pure Unlimited AT&T
Puppy Wireless Verizon
Q Link Wireless Sprint
Red Pocket Mobile AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Republic Wireless Sprint
Roam Mobility T-Mobile
Scratch Wireless Sprint
Selectel Wireless Verizon
SIMPLE Mobile T-Mobile
SkyView Wireless AT&T
Speed Talk Mobile Verizon, T-Mobile
Straight Talk AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Telcel AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Tempo Telecom Sprint
TextNow Sprint
Ting Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
TotalWireless Verizon
TracFone Verizon
TravelSim AT&T, T-Mobile
Truphone AT&T, T-Mobile
Ultra Mobile T-Mobile
Walmart Family Mobile T-Mobile
ZING Wireless Sprint

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