Big Sky Mobile is a new wireless communications provider in Bozeman, Montana. Big Sky Mobile handsets come with a 90-day warranty. They offer month-to-month plans, phones, and accessories on their website. Big Sky Mobile is a subsidiary of iSmart Mobile, which offers full serviced unlimited local plans and covers 90% of the population in Bozeman, MT and surrounding Gallatin County.


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The Good

  • Options for businesses
  • Great website
  • Purchase phones, plans, and accessories online

Big Sky Mobile is great news for Bozeman, MT cell-phone users because it offers service just for Montana residents. There are great options for businesses that need cell service in even the hard-to-reach areas of Montana. Their website includes a lot of information, including the ability to purchase phones, plans, and accessories online. There is also an account management service that offers the ability to keep track of orders, and be up to date on an orders status. They also have a retail store available in Bozeman, MT.

The Bad

  • FCC violations
  • Limited service area
  • Cannot place international calls

In 2011, Big Sky was fined for violating FCC regulations. They also only offer service in the Montana area, and none of their service includes data. Non-emergency calls can only be made while on the Big Sky Mobile Network, so whenever you are out of the area, you will have no service, other than to call 9-1-1. There is also no ability to place international calls, and there is no picture messaging available.

The Bottom Line

If you are looking for a no-frills phone plan in the Bozeman, MT area, this seems to be the way to go. But, because there is only unlimited calling and unlimited texts on these phones, these may not be the best option for someone looking for smartphone capability.


  • Unlimited Talk and Text — $24.99 (Unlimited Nationwide Calling, Unlimited Nights and Weekends, Unlimited Mobile to Mobile, and unlimited worldwide text messaging)
  • Statewide Unlimited – $44.99 (Statewide coverage, unlimited nationwide calling, unlimited nights and weekends, and mobile to mobile, and unlimited worldwide text messaging)
  • Nationwide Unlimited — $54.99 (Nationwide coverage, unlimited nationwide calling, unlimited nights and weekends, and mobile to mobile, and unlimited worldwide text messaging)

All come with the following features: Unlimited Nationwide calling, mobile to mobile, nights and weekends, and global text messaging as well as free caller ID, call waiting, call forwarding, 3-way calling, and enhanced voicemail.


Fees. No additional fees can be found on their website.


Additional Services Prices No additional services are listed, other than their phones and accessories.


Contract Length—There’s no contract, but just month-to-month options.


Business started Unknown.


Company Selling Points Big Sky Mobile is a local provider, and they cover areas in Bozeman, Montana area that are hard to reach for other wireless companies.


Phone Selection

  • Alcatel, Motorola, Pantech


Ease of Use Overall, the website is decent. They don’t have a ton of information available directly on the website, but they provide an email form online, and have customer support available from 12 to 7 pm. Their website is very limited, with sign up available for an account, and the ability to purchase a phone online, but not the ability to purchase a plan online.


Customer Support types They have email and phone customer support available. When I contacted customer support through email and phone, they were unable to get to me.



Coverage is shown at the above link. There is coverage at Manhatten, Belgrade, Four Corners, Bozeman, Butte, and Livingston in Montana. There is planned coverage throughout Four Corners.


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Company contact information (Address, phone number, email)

Contact Big Sky Mobile at the email below:


Big Sky Mobile1530 W. Main St.Bozeman, MT 59715


(406) 312-1000


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