US Mobile has the best cheap cell phone plan now. You can choose between Verizon and T-Mobile networks, and the plan only costs $5 a month including taxes. It comes with 500 talk 500 text and 500 MB of data. All of their other plans are cheap as well. I don’t think Clark has covered this one before but they have been in business since 2015 and I’m very happy with them.
I recently switched to US Mobile, the $10/month plan. It’s been really good.
I also have my 2nd emergency phone on Tello, which has very flexible plans – you can choose how much minutes or data you want, and if you renew before the auto-renew day, your extra minutes and data roll over and accumulate.
I like both of the plans!