Chime is a financial technology company, not a bank. Banking services provided by The Bancorp Bank or Stride Bank N.A.; Members FDIC

Chime Guides

Partner Spotlight | Visible Wireless

Stressed out by a high-cost wireless bill? Enter Visible - a cell phone carrier that’s powered by Verizon, but that charges half the price. 

Chime Team • September 30, 2021

chime logo and visible wireless logo

Are you still using one of the big wireless carriers? Then, TBH, you might be making a big mistake. 

Those legacy carriers, you see, rely on their household names and massive billboards (and impossible-to-get-out-of contracts) to keep their customer base. That’s despite their high costs — an average of $127 per month — and lackluster customer service. 

But the truth is you don’t have to use a major carrier and pay major prices to get majorly good cell phone service. Not when you use a company like Visible, at least — a cell phone carrier that’s powered by Verizon, but that charges half the price. 

Sounds intriguing, right? Well, lucky for our members, we’ve partnered with Visible to bring you an extra special deal through the Chime Marketplace. Keep reading to learn how it could save you more than $400 over the course of the next year.

Introducing you to brands we love

Have you visited the Chime Marketplace yet? 

It’s where we show off partnerships with amazing brands that can save you money and bring you financial peace of mind. 

As always, we’ve got your back — so you can feel assured that we’ve vetted each of these companies to make sure they’re offering top-notch service at an unbeatable price. 

When it comes to cell phone carriers, Visible definitely fits that bill. 

What is Visible?

Visible is a wireless carrier that does things a little better than the big guys. Like Chime, it doesn’t have brick-and-mortar stores, annual contracts, or hidden fees (maybe that’s why we like ‘em!). 

Also like Chime, Visible passes those savings onto you, offering high, high quality at a low, low price.

For starters, Visible runs on Verizon’s 4G LTE and 5G networks¹, which means you’ll get cell service in nearly every corner of the country. (Seriously: Verizon covers more than 99% of the U.S. population.²)

Visible also keeps things simple with just one unlimited plan — that means unlimited data, talk, and texts³. Unlike many other carriers, that even includes unlimited data when using your phone as a hotspot⁴.

When switching to Visible, you can bring your phone, swap yours for a free upgrade, or buy a new phone outright. (And, yes, obvi you can keep your old number.) The process is super quick, too. If you have an Android phone, Visible will overnight you a new SIM card; if you have an iPhone, you may be able to activate with an eSIM in under 15 minutes. 

Why Visible rocks

Nearly every single American owns a cell phone.⁵ In our opinion, that means nearly every single American would be interested in a service like Visible. 

As Cindy, a Visible member from Michigan, put it: “I haven’t had any issues with coverage and I’m saving a lot of money.”

While that’s reason alone to switch, we also love these Visible perks:

  • There aren’t any hidden fees, and you can cancel at any time. 
  • If you refer a friend, you’ll each get a month of service for just $5.⁶ 
  • You can access a human 24/7 through Visible’s live chat feature.

“An excellent service at an excellent price,” said Linda from Tennessee. “Could not be happier!” 

To top it off, Visible is a socially conscious company. Its Visible Connect program provides funding and mentorship to nonprofits working to create change and meaningful impact around racial equity, mental wellness, and civic action. 

An extra special deal for Chime members

For most people, Visible offers a great price: $40 per month, including taxes and fees. 

But for Chime members, Visible is offering an even better deal: $25 per month for the whole first year. 

That’s for unlimited everything: data, talk, and texts. Not only will that give you financial peace of mind — the ability to budget around a steady phone bill each month — but it could also save you a serious amount of money. 

Let’s say you’re currently paying $60 per month for your cell service (which just happens to be the price of an unlimited plan with T-Mobile).⁷ By switching to Visible, you’d save $420 in the first year alone! 

Take a second to think about what you’d do with an extra four benjamins … Then, activate this killer deal by clicking here or visiting our in-app marketplace by:

  1. Opening the Chime app
  2. Scrolling down to the “Earn More & Save Money” section on the home screen
  3. Tapping on “See My Offers”

So many money-saving opportunities — including much more affordable cell phone service — await you there.

Banking services provided by The Bancorp Bank or Stride Bank, N.A., Members FDIC. The Chime Visa® Debit Card is issued by The Bancorp Bank or Stride Bank pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. and may be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. The Chime Visa® Credit Builder Card is issued by Stride Bank pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. and may be used everywhere Visa credit cards are accepted. Please see back of your Card for its issuing bank.

By clicking on some of the links above, you will leave the Chime website and be directed to a third-party website. The privacy practices of those third parties may differ from those of Chime. We recommend you review the privacy statements of those third party websites, as Chime is not responsible for those third parties' privacy or security practices.

Opinions, advice, services, or other information or content expressed or contributed here by customers, users, or others, are those of the respective author(s) or contributor(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect those of The Bancorp Bank and Stride Bank N.A. (“Banks”). Banks are not responsible for the accuracy of any content provided by author(s) or contributor(s).

1 Service on Verizon's 4G LTE, 5G Nationwide, or 5G Ultra Wideband Networks. 5G capped at 200 Mbps. Requires 5G-capable device inside 5G coverage area. 5G Ultra Wideband available in parts of select cities. 5G Nationwide available in 2,700+ cities.
2 Based on 9.15.2019 U.S. Census Population Data
3 In times of traffic, your data may be temporarily slower than other traffic
4 Mobile hotspot with unlimited data at speeds up to 5 Mbps, limited to one device.
6 Terms Apply

The Bancorp Bank and Stride Bank neither endorse nor guarantee any of the information, recommendations, optional programs, products, or services advertised, offered by, or made available through the external website (“Products and Services”) and disclaim any liability for any failure of the Products and Services.

The offer(s) provided by Chime come from companies who pay us. Compensation may factor into which offers are presented and where these offers appear on our site.

© 2013-2021 Chime. All Rights Reserved.