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Posted September 14, 2013 by Bret urgamy in Technology
 
 

iPhone 5S – Find Out Which Carrier is Offering the Best Deal in US




The iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are going to arrive on the leading carriers of US. Within this month, both the iPhones will be available on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, US Cellular and T-Mobile. However, these carriers are not going to release iPhones on the official release date but on a day chosen by each one of them respectively.

Most of the leading cellular service providers in US are offering 4G LTE connectivity. The iPhone 5S will be made available at $199 on carriers like AT&T, Sprint and Verizon through a two-year contract.  T-Mobile will be only the carrier as of now that will offer an unlocked version of iPhone without a contract. The price of the unlocked iPhone 5S will be somewhere between $650 and $850. T-Mobile will be offering the pricey iPhone 5S with a cheaper down payment scheme and monthly payments on the same day when the iPhone 5S is released officially.

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Verizon iPhone 5S
Verizon has got couple of iPhone 5S plans. The cheapest one is $70 per month for a period of two years. You get 450 minutes of talk time, 2GB data and pay per text with it. The average plan needs you to $100 per month for a period of two years. You get unlimited talk time and text and 2GB of data. The most expensive plan requires you to pay $415 per month for a period of two years. You get unlimited talk time and text and 50GB of data. Except the cheapest plan, both the other plans include free hotspot service.

Verizon offers the best 4G LTE connectivity. So, if you are for LTE, then Verizon will be the best choice. Verizon does not offer unlimited data.

AT&T iPhone 5S
AT&T exclusively offers roll over minutes features on all its three plans. This feat is not offered by another leading carrier. The cheapest plan requires you to spend $60 per month over a period of two years. You get 450 minutes of talk time, 300MB of data and pay per text. The average plan will make you spend $95 per month over a period of two years. You get unlimited talk time and text along with 2GB data. The highest plan is priced at $530 per month over a period of two years. You get unlimited talk time and text with 50 GB of data. AT&T offers free hotspot service on all its plans.

AT&T’s network is not that great in major areas like New York and San Francisco. Also, it is yet to offer nationwide 4G LTE connectivity.

Sprint iPhone 5S
Sprint has got two plans on board for iPhone 5S. The cheapest plan is priced at $70 per month for over a period of two years. You get unlimited talk time, text and 1GB of data with it. The average plan is priced at $110 per month over a period of two years. You get unlimited talk time and text along with 5GB hotspot service.

As of now, Sprint is not offering 4G LTE connectivity in major places. Even the 3G speeds are not that impressive. If you do not use much internet on your handset then you can go with better plans from AT&T and T-Mobile.

T-Mobile iPhone 5S
T-Mobile is selling the iPhone 5S on the same day when Apple will be officially releasing the handset. The lowest plan from T-Mobile costs $50 per month for a period of two years. You get unlimited talk time and text along with 500MB of data. The average plan costs $60 per month for a period of two years. You get unlimited talk time and text along with 2.5GB of data. The highest plan costs $70 per month for a period of two years. You get unlimited talk time and text along with unlimited data.

T-Mobile’s 4G LTE coverage is still below par. There is no carrier contract involved but there is a device contract that you need to clear to buy iPhone 5S over a period of two years. The unlimited data plan only offers a meager 2.5GB of hotspot service.

 

 




Bret urgamy

 
Bret Urgamy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, with a bachelor's degree in history and has received graduate degrees from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and School of International and Public Affairs. Bret is our Senior Assignment Reporter. The National Association of Journalists honored Bret with the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award for his excellent service to the community.