Top iPhone 4S Price Plans
With the iPhone 4S available from AT&T, Sprint and Verizon, you would expect them to be offering very competitive deals to entice as many customers as possible. Let’s take a look at what each provider has on offer for this new Apple phone.
For 450 minutes and 200 MB of data use with text messages billed per item, you would be looking at a lowest price of $54.99 with a free iPhone 4S. Meanwhile, 900 minutes are also available for $59.99 or you might opt for unlimited phone call minutes for $69.99. Add on $25.00 for 2 GB of data or 4 GB to take advantage of the mobile hotspot option for $45.00 and you’ll be looking at a monthly fee of as much as $134.99 (which includes the $20.00 fee for unlimited text messages). These fees include nights and weekend minutes, while additional data charges are also applicable.
With Sprint, meanwhile, the options are a little more rigid. The 450 minute option is $79.99 and gives you unlimited data and messages; the 900 minute option is $99.99, and the completely unlimited Sprint iPhone 4S tariff is $109.99. For the mobile hotspot option, you would be looking at $29.99 for a 5 GB limit, and 5 cents for every additional MB that is used.
The third of the big hitters is of course Verizon, and their prices are probably the most expensive. Starting with the 450 minute option, you can get this for $39.99 and pay an additional $30.00 for 2 GB of data. This is of course a more flexible option than Sprint and while more expensive than AT&T, it is more realistic than their 200 MB for $15.00!
Verizon also offers 900 minutes at $59.99 with unlimited minutes available for $69.99, and these can be used with the 2 GB data, the $50.00 5 GB data or the $80.00 10 GB data plan. Text messages are available on a pay per use basis or you might select from the 250 for $5.00, 500 for $10.00 or unlimited for $20.00 options. You could be paying as little as $69.99 with Verizon, or as much as $169.99, and that is before you take the wireless hotspot option of $20.00 for 2 GB, with each additional GB charged at a reasonable $10.00.
Note that contract-free devices are not expected to be available until the end of November 2011. Remember also that these are single user prices for non-business use -- you should check the business departments for each network to find out what is on offer for such purposes.