The Best Cell Phone Plans in Memphis, TN for Coverage, Speed & Price

The best cell phone plans in Memphis, TN by category:

  • The fastest wireless carrier in Memphis, TN: Verizon Wireless, average speeds reported over 160 Mbps
  • The widest available wireless carrier in Memphis, TN: TIE (Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile)
  • The largest 5G network available in Memphis, TN: T-Mobile (65% coverage)
  • The most affordable wireless carrier in Memphis, TN: Cricket Wireless, Boost Mobile – plans starting at $10 per month

We all know that Memphis is known for blues music and amazing Southern cuisine. But, it’s also a lively business hub and college town with more than a dozen public and private institutions close to city limits. With more than 650,000 people calling Memphis home, it’s no wonder that there are so many cell phone plan and provider options in the area.

Today’s guide aims to show you the pros and cons of six carriers, both primary and virtual, so that you can make an informed decision. We’ve looked at speeds, coverage, and affordability and think you can’t go wrong with any of the providers listed below, especially AT&T, Boost, and Mint Mobile.

Top Mobile Wireless Plans in Memphis, TN

#1
Provider
Best Verizon Plans
5G & Unlimited
Yes
Highlights
Higher Prices
Best Coverage
Most Features
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#2
Provider
Best ATT Plans
5G & Unlimited
Yes
Highlights
Unlimited Plan
Bundle Options
Rare in Rural Areas
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#3
Provider
Best Mint Plans
5G & Unlimited
Yes
Highlights
Incredible Prices
T-Mobile Backed
Pre-Paid Only
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#4
Provider
Best Cricket Wireless Plans
5G & Unlimited
Yes
Highlights
Cheap Unlimited
Frugal Family Deals
AT&T’s Network
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#5
Provider
Best Tmobile Plans
5G & Unlimited
Yes
Highlights
Impressive Speeds
Fair Coverage
Great Value
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#6
Provider
Best Boost Plans
5G & Unlimited
Yes
Highlights
Super Cheap Plans
No Contract
Pre-Paid Option
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Which Cell Phone Company Offers The Best Coverage In Memphis?

All major carriers have respectable coverage in large cities. However, we think that AT&T easily takes Memphis. If you spend the time looking at AT&T’s map, as we have, you’ll see that the vast majority of the city, from Collierville to the city center, is consistently covered with 5G. There are a few exceptions, which is to be expected, and 4G may be more readily available around the Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park and around the Lakeland area.

How Do I Find The Fastest Data Speeds In Memphis?

If you’re looking for the fastest data in Memphis, T-Mobile is your best bet. This area has widespread 5G Ultra Capacity. This is essentially a type of digital technology that makes 5G around 20% faster. It’s most compatible with the latest Samsung Galaxy phones, but if you need download speeds of around 100 Mbps while you are on the go, look no further than T-Mobile. Of course, there are a few virtual carriers that utilize T-Mobile’s towers, and you may be able to get exceptional speeds using Mint Mobile as well. Something to keep in mind here is that T-Mobile likely gives priority to their direct customers, so be prepared for your speeds to slow quicker than those getting billed by T-Mobile.

What’s The Most Affordable Talk, Text, And Data Plan For People In Memphis?

The most affordable talk, text, and data plans in Memphis come from Mint Mobile. Currently (and as is often the case), Mint Mobile customers can sign up for Unlimited Premium wireless for around $15 per month. Mint Mobile sells bulk service, meaning you’ll pay for three months at a time. One selling point: the price you see is the price you pay, and Mint Mobile even has special pricing for those in the 55 and up crowd. Boost and Cricket are also affordable options, with Boost Mobile offering prepaid service and Cricket including HBO Max (a $15/month value) in its top-tier plan.

Find a Cell Plan in Your Area

We hope the information above was enough to help find a wireless provider near you.  Click on one of the providers below to view their latest plans, rates and promotions in your area:

Best Verizon Plans
Best Boost Plans
Best ATT Plans
Best Tmobile Plans
Best Cricket Wireless Plans

Memphis Zip Codes With The Best Data Coverage

  • 38107
  • 37501
  • 37544
  • 38002
  • 38016
  • 38028
  • 38101
  • 38106
  • 38115
  • 38113
  • 38103
  • 38112

While there are many other cell phone carriers to choose from, we think the best are those listed above. If we had to choose, we would pick AT&T for coverage, T-Mobile for speed, and Mint Mobile for affordability. Before you make a selection, think about your needs. You’ll need to decide how you use your phone and from where. There’s no wrong answer here, but you can use the information above to help you choose a Memphis cell phone plan that’s right for you.

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