Apple iPhone 4S plans overview: Sprint gives you the most value for your money, Verizon most expensive
1. Phullofphil posted on 07 Oct 2011, 04:31 1 0
Wow I am so happy I am grandfathered into true unlimited data for? 30 a month on Verizon. I really hoped this iPhone supported LTE and I was so bothered with the timers that made me have hope than have them dashed away. Looking to get a bionic if anybody wants to sell it to me otherwise I am saving my upgrade for a samsung nexus droid prime. If the specs with the exynos chiprumning at 1.5 ghz are true with the really good gpu than I do believe I found thevphone I want. It is by the paper and hearsay the best phone thatscoming out this year. If it lives up to the hype and does not turn out like how the iPhone4s and have the spec rumers not be true it would compound my disappointment and I guess I just will get the best LTE phone I can get. Probity bionic
48. natedogg (unregistered) posted on 08 Oct 2011, 19:24 0 0
looking for a bionic? i got one!!!
2. warlockz (unregistered) posted on 07 Oct 2011, 05:21 1 2
I have the unlimited vwz data as well but they start to still data cap you if you are 2gb and start to slow you down? Unless I'm mistaken
6. J-Lo (unregistered) posted on 07 Oct 2011, 07:38 1 0
They won't slow you down after 2 GB unless you are in the top 5% of data users. At least that is what I have read. And that won't start until next year sometime.
30. tuminatr posted on 07 Oct 2011, 10:16 2 1
I read they will slow down only on the 3g network, so buy a 4g
35. NeXoS posted on 07 Oct 2011, 13:44 1 0
If everyone is paying the same for mobile internet, I don't see the point of buying a 3G phone when you can buy a 4G phone for the same price?
36. Debbie (unregistered) posted on 07 Oct 2011, 14:45 0 0
That is what I say to my friends Nex, buy a 4g phone so that you can have both 3g/4g access. If you use 4g or are in an area with 4g great and if not well at least you have it when you get to an area, vise not having 4g access at all.
4. bigdawg23 posted on 07 Oct 2011, 07:13 1 1
I have grandfathered Unlimited on AT&T. They are only throttling abusers. Not sure how you can get over 5GB on Sprint or VZW on CDMA 3G. On AT&T its easier to see. I typically hit 2-3 GB's and not in AT&T top 5% abusers.
5. J-Lo (unregistered) posted on 07 Oct 2011, 07:37 2 3
Sprint 's Network will STILL SUCK even with the iPhone, I'd rather spend the extra 30.00 on AT&T to know I won't have dropped calls, etc. And I am grandfathered in with unlimited data. Uh so whats the question again?
37. corporateJP posted on 07 Oct 2011, 18:09 0 0
You must not be using the AT&T I used to use then.
42. diana23 (unregistered) posted on 07 Oct 2011, 18:28 0 0
Well that will always depend were u live. I had at&t and sprint they both sucked in my area of los angeles. But still at&t was a lil bit better believe it or not I had less dropped calls on at&t. I now have verizon so yeaa. But if I had to choose between them too I would go back to at&t.
7. KickRocks posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:09 5 4
You would rather pay $30.00 a month on At&t to know you won't have dropped calls, etc............Hahaha, what a crock At&t is the worst carrier period. Sprint may not be the greatest but it is way better than At&t. Keep getting raped by them. Good luck with that.
46. stealthd posted on 07 Oct 2011, 21:59 0 0
Worst carrier? Hardly. Just because it sucks where you live doesn't mean it sucks everywhere.
8. swift (unregistered) posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:12 4 2
Sprint Network Sucks no matter what phone they have and ATT network is ok but Verizon has the BEST NETWORK hands down Verizon puts more money back into thier Network than ATT and Sprint. yeah plans may be a little more but they put the money back into the network and make sure your phone will work when u need it!!!
17. KickRocks posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:34 2 0
Maybe true but for where I need my phone, Sprint rocks and the plans are the best in the industry.Period
19. vette21man posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:38 1 1
Never understood why people say "Period" at the end of the sentence when there is a "." right in front of it. Maybe you used a faulty voice-dictation tool? Did you say period twice?
22. swift (unregistered) posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:58 0 1
lol that made me laugh!!!
34. Tre-Nitty posted on 07 Oct 2011, 12:29 0 0
Classic response "period".
44. WHAT?!?! (unregistered) posted on 07 Oct 2011, 19:58 0 0
Sprint's Voice Network isn't that bad, their data network is horrible!!! Pandora and youtube on other carriers like ATT and Verizon works much better, even on some of their older android and Iphones!! You get what you pay for with Verizon... And yes it also depends on your area coverage, some places are better than others!!!
10. swift (unregistered) posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:16 1 1
and who cares the Iphone is just catching up Androids Been DUAL CORE...DROID BEEN having 1080p and 8meg cameras BEEN had talk to text and voice search....APPLE just makes it look thier way and put a price on it but PHONES HAVE BEEN doing what this NEW Iphone has anyways so nothing new....
20. vette21man posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:46 2 0
Call it catch-up if you want...this has been Android's and Apple's strategy for the last 2 years. Android will be first, which is great, but it may contain bugs or subtle inconsistencies. Apple will be second, but they will make the feature more mature and refined. With Apple, you know when it's released that it will work well.
11. mg713 (unregistered) posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:19 1 0
Phonearena ur wrong again! T-mobile value plan starts at 54.95 with 200mb to 100 wit 10gb T-Mobile best value 74.95 unlimited talk txt and 5gb web
14. bluechrism posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:30 0 0
Agreed - As t-mo won't be selling the phone, you would get a value plan rather than classic which are typically around $15/month cheaper.
However, unless the unlocked version has a pentaband GSM radio (or at least supports 3g on 1700/2100, you will only get 2G data speen on T-Mobile and MVNO's like Simple Mobile ($40/month for unlimited talk, text and data up to 3G speed).
28. Victor.H posted on 07 Oct 2011, 10:02 0 0
Thanks for your comment, mg. The T-Mo Classic plan we've included seems like the most common option. It's also true that the Value plans come a bit cheaper, and I've included those for a fuller picture, but I still don't see how are we wrong exactly.
12. InspectorGadget80 posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:29 3 2
Why switch to Sprint when their calling signal is bad?
13. swift (unregistered) posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:29 2 1
mg713 ur an idoit, ur wrong!!! read the damn heading its comparing prices for the carriers that will be selling the Iphone dumbass!!! Tmobile sucks as a WHOLE and that why Tmobile does not have the Iphone!!!
16. bluechrism posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:33 1 0
He is right to comment - Phone Arena mentioned T-mobile users being able to get an unlocked version and the relative plan price of T-Mobile's classic plans that could be used with the phone.
Read the article (including the 4th paragraph) before being needlessly insulting to other users.
26. mg713 (unregistered) posted on 07 Oct 2011, 09:35 0 0
25. mg713 (unregistered) posted on 07 Oct 2011, 09:34 3 0
Swift why are you getting aggresive calm down guy lol its the internet don't take it personal and that's why they have comment boxes so people can comment and leave their opinions. And before you needlessly start insulting maybe u should read ur comment and think it through before posting. Read paragraph 4 guy.
15. Chicago2011 (unregistered) posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:32 1 0
They are only talking about carriers with an iPhone.
18. KickRocks posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:36 2 0
Sprint all day in the DC area! Stellar service and data speeds.
21. swift (unregistered) posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:50 1 1
yea see Sprint Rocks in ur area lets Talk coverage accross the US...Verizon has the BEST Coverage ALL OVER!!! and why unlock an Iphone on a s**tty network anyways!! if it aint on ATT or Verizon it will lack the power of a network phones can be great but it still needs a great network..either way iphone is still behind what other Androids have had for awhile now!!!
24. pyrothrax (unregistered) posted on 07 Oct 2011, 09:27 1 1
...... Thats because Verizon users use Sprints towers... thats why sprint cust who supposed to get thier signals gets Vampired by Verizon users.... Verizon uses Sprints towers.... Talk about best ... HA... yeah... Best Burglurs is what I say....
27. ElonSasson posted on 07 Oct 2011, 09:39 0 0
um yea one quick ting...."ridiculous 139.99" is a shared plan of 2100 minutes for 2 phones with unlimited texting....i dont see how that wud compare as far as prices go since u are not posting sprints shared plans....
29. Victor.H posted on 07 Oct 2011, 10:04 1 0
I wish you read the article first. The "ridiculous" statement applies to the $169.99 Verizon is charging for unlimited minutes and 10GB of data, and last time I checked it was for a single line.
31. remixfa posted on 07 Oct 2011, 10:20 1 0
you need to adjust your calculations. you missed the boat on Tmobile completely
noone would buy an unlocked phone and go on a CLASSIC plan. Hell, noone goes on a classic plan now. They would go on the VALUE plan which starts at 59.99 for unlimited talk, text, and 2gigs of data. 5 gigs of data for 75.00 or 10 gigs for 100. Most people never need more than the 2 gig plan unless they are heavy netflix/tether people.
come on man.. geesh. I work at tmobile.. 1 in 20 new lines might go classic and only because they dont understand how much better the value plans are. NOONE that has their own phone would go classic.. ever.
32. bbchick posted on 07 Oct 2011, 10:43 0 2
Radioshack will be doing pre-orders for the i4s starting today friday october the 7th!!!! Att and Verizon versions will be available!! Sprints is still in the works for us!! and dont forget we give u credit towards the i4s with the trade of the 3gs and the 4!! in the Houstone area visit the Radioshack on Fuqua and i-45s, we're here to help you!! ;D
33. Redroc (unregistered) posted on 07 Oct 2011, 12:12 0 0
Since when did Phonearena become one big advertisement for Sprint? I wonder how much they are getting paid.
41. corporateJP posted on 07 Oct 2011, 18:17 0 0
For those fretting about paying an arm and a leg, get an unlocked version and put it on Straight Talk.
You'll save yourself all kinds of money in the long run.
45. johkly (unregistered) posted on 07 Oct 2011, 20:01 0 0
why buy a great phone on sprint there network is slow and spotty.go verizon