A number of mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) operate over Sprint’s network. In many cases, these MVNOs offer wireless service that is substantially cheaper than service purchased directly from Sprint.
While MVNOs that use Sprint’s network often offer coverage profiles nearly as extensive as Sprint’s own coverage profile, subscribers using MVNOs will often have low priority on Sprint’s network. Accordingly, subscribers using MVNOs may experience especially slow data speeds during periods of network congestion.
List of Sprint MVNOs
|Red Pocket Mobile||200,000|
|Twigby||300,000||Twigby defaults to Sprint's network. When Sprint's network is unavailable and Verizon's network is available, Twigby customers have talk and text access on Verizon's network.|
|NET10 Wireless*||3,000,000||NET10 is part of TracFone|
|Straight Talk*||9,000,000||Straight Talk is a TracFone brand.|
|Clearway Wireless*||Clearway is a TracFone brand. I believe Clearway works with all of the Big Four networks, but I'm not confident.|
|Virgin Mobile||3,000,000||PrepaidCompare.net suggests Virgin has approximately 1,00,000 subscribers. I'm suspicious this number is far to low, but my 3,000,000 number is a guess.|