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Apple iPhone 4S plans overview: Sprint gives you the most value for your money, Verizon most expensive

0. phoneArena posted on 07 Oct 2011, 04:05

Even though the iPhone 4S is the same device across carriers, starting at the same $199 price for the basic 16GB version, its cost still varies. How’s that, you might wonder…

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posted on 07 Oct 2011, 04:31 1

1. Phullofphil (Posts: 805; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

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

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 19:24

48. natedogg (unregistered)

looking for a bionic? i got one!!!

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 05:21 1

2. warlockz (unregistered)

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

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 07:38 1

6. J-Lo (unregistered)

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.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 06:23 4

3. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

switch to sprint.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 10:16 2

30. tuminatr (Posts: 862; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)

I read they will slow down only on the 3g network, so buy a 4g

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 13:44 1

35. NeXoS (Posts: 292; Member since: 03 May 2011)

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?

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 14:45

36. Debbie (unregistered)

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.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 07:13 1

4. bigdawg23 (Posts: 462; Member since: 25 May 2011)

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.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 07:37 2

5. J-Lo (unregistered)

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?

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 18:09

37. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

You must not be using the AT&T I used to use then.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 18:28

42. diana23 (unregistered)

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.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:09 5

7. KickRocks (Posts: 181; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)

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.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 18:10

38. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

I wish that person well too.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 21:59

46. stealthd (unregistered)

Worst carrier? Hardly. Just because it sucks where you live doesn't mean it sucks everywhere.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:12 4

8. swift (unregistered)

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!!!

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:34 2

17. KickRocks (Posts: 181; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)

Maybe true but for where I need my phone, Sprint rocks and the plans are the best in the industry.Period

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:38 1

19. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

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?

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:58

22. swift (unregistered)

lol that made me laugh!!!

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 12:29

34. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)

Classic response "period".

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 19:58

44. WHAT?!?! (unregistered)

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!!!

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:16 1

10. swift (unregistered)

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....

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:46 2

20. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

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.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:19 1

11. mg713 (unregistered)

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

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:30

14. bluechrism (Posts: 99; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

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).

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 10:02

28. Victor.H (Posts: 790; Member since: 27 May 2011)

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.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:29 3

12. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Why switch to Sprint when their calling signal is bad?

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:29 2

13. swift (unregistered)

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!!!

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 08:33 1

16. bluechrism (Posts: 99; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

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.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 09:35

26. mg713 (unregistered)

Thanx buddy

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