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The battle between postpaid vs prepaid goes back a long way. Let’s be honest; prepaid used to be a bit of a dirty word in the US. You’d only go this route if you were on a tight budget, had bad credit, or were a teenager. The plans weren’t nearly as good as postpaid, and there was a strong feeling you were getting “discount bin” service. That’s no longer the case, thankfully!

Today’s prepaid plans can often be very competitive with postpaid offerings. Not only are they often a better value, but some even have similar network prioritization and features. In this guide, we take a look at prepaid vs postpaid plans to help you understand the differences and the advantages of each so you can decide which service is right for you.