With the iPhone 4S now available on AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, many consumers are wondering which carrier offers the best deal. New customers have lots of options on the table for selecting an iPhone 4S. There are also customers considering moving to a new carrier once their current contract expires.
AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint all offer competing voice and data plans for the iPhone 4S that make it difficult to decide on which carrier to choose. Let’s try and figure out which carrier offers the cheapest plans for US iPhone 4S customers.
AT&T pretty much offers the cheapest plans with the fastest possible connectivity speeds across the board. Verizon has consistently been seen as superior when it comes to coverage, call quality, and overall customer satisfaction. Sprint also offers good coverage with the only unlimited data plan for the iPhone you can get.
Things get tricky when you consider how much data and voice you want.
As CNN notes, AT&T has the cheapest plan combination out of all three carriers. For 200MB of data, 450 minutes, and no texting, an iPhone 4S will only cost you $55 on AT&T. That’s as bare bones as it gets, but cheap is cheap.
On the opposite end of the data spectrum, Sprint offers unlimited data and texting with 450 minutes for $80 — which is a pretty good deal. If you aren’t one of the lucky few to have been grandfathered into the AT&T unlimited data plan, Sprint is your only option for all-you-can-eat data.
If you only send a few texts and want a little more data, Verizon is the cheapest option. You can get 250 texts, 2GB of data, and 450 minutes for $75 a month. AT&T’s similar plan costs $85 and Sprint’s costs $80.
Comparing carrier plans can be a nightmare, so let us know what you decided to go with for your iPhone 4S. Did you switch carriers for a certain offer?