Best multiple-line plan: Visible Wireless
Cheap unlimited plans for all the children! Or at least four of them.
What we like
We’ve been really impressed with Visible Wireless since the company appeared on the mobile scene a few years ago. It offers up one simple and powerful plan with unlimited data.
Visible’s already cheap plan gets even cheaper when you add up to three more lines. If you thought one unlimited data line for $40 was great, try four unlimited data lines for $100.
So if you’re looking for a plan that covers all of your young whippersnappers, Visible is a great option. Here are some details on what we like the most.
Saving money on your kids’ phone plan doesn’t have to mean skimping on data. In other words, phones for kids don’t have to feel like kids phones.
With Visible’s unlimited data plan, your kids can do all the things that the grownups do (for better or worse). They can stream, post, browse, game, email, and play PUBG Mobile (whatever that is) to their hearts’ content.
Save more when you add lines
Visible calls its family plan “Party Pay.” And what a party it is. When you add a second line to your plan, you’ll get $5 off each line. This discount gets even better when you’ve got four lines. At that point you’ll pay just $25 per line.
Even if you’ve only got two or three kids, you can get on the plan yourself (or add a friend) to get the four-line discount. Nice.
Like Mint Mobile, Visible runs on another company’s network. Unlike Mint Mobile, Visible runs on Verizon’s network, which is generally considered to be the best in the nation.
That means your children won’t have any excuse to not call you, whether they’re staying at a friends house or going off to college on the other side of the continent.
What we don’t like
It’s no secret that we love Visible. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have our qualms, too (it’s our job, after all).
No parental controls
Visible Wireless isn’t specifically a phone plan for kids. That means your kids will have access to all of the amazing, horrible, and weird stuff that happens on smartphones. If that worries you, you might want to check out parental control apps or the Verizon plan below.
Limited phone selection
The best phone for your little rascals might be an old “brick.” You know, that indestructible Nokia device you had back in 1997, the one with that Snake game and an extendable antennae. Unfortunately, simpler (and cheaper) phones like that likely won’t work with Visible Wireless.
Visible’s service only works on newer smartphone devices, like iPhones and Galaxies.
If your idea of getting phones for kids is rummaging through that box of discarded electronics, then you might need to find another plan.
Visible sounds great and all, but how does it compare to other family plans? Here’s a gander at other cheap unlimited data plans with four lines.