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Monthly iPhone Voice and Data Rate Plans

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Last Updated: May 23, 2014

When there was just a single iPhone carrier in the U.S. (it was AT&T, back in the day), it was pretty easy to figure out what the rate plans for the iPhone were and to choose the right one for you. Now that there are four carriers, each with their own special features, prices, and minor differences, the task is a bit harder.

The chart below is designed to make comparing the iPhone rates offered by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon a bit easier. With a good idea of what an iPhone will cost you each month with each company, the decision of whether to choose AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon as your iPhone carrier will become a bit easier.

These rates apply to all current iPhone models, the 5S, 5C, and 4S.

Regional Carriers

If you live in some regions of the U.S., you may also have the choice of a small regional carrier for your iPhone. Find out which of those carriers offer the iPhone and what they charge.

 

  AT&T Sprint T-Mobile Verizon
Data        
300 MB $60 n/a n/a n/a
1 GB $65 n/a $50 $40
2 GB $80 n/a n/a $50
3 GB $30 n/a $60 $60
4 GB $110 n/a n/a $70
5 GB $50
(includes
tethering)
n/a $70 $50
6 GB $120 n/a n/a $80
8 GB n/a n/a n/a $90
10 GB $140 n/a n/a $100
12 GB n/a n/a n/a $110
14 GB n/a n/a n/a $120
15 GB $170 n/a n/a n/a
16 GB n/a n/a n/a $130
18 GB n/a n/a n/a $140
20 GB $190 n/a n/a $150
30 GB $265 n/a n/a $225
40 GB $340 n/a n/a $300
50 GB $415 n/a n/a $375
Unlimited n/a Included $80 n/a
Overages - 1 GB $10 n/a n/a $15
         
Tethering/
Personal Hotspot
       
2 GB/month
(requires 3 GB data plan;
totals 5 GB monthly data)
Included n/a n/a Included
5 GB/month
(requires $10 data plan)
Included Included Included Included
         
Minutes        
Unlimited Included Included Included Included
         
Text Messaging        
Unlimited Included Included Included Included
         
Other Features        
Share Data Between Devices Included
up to
10 devices
n/a n/a Included
up to
10 devices
Unlimited
Mobile-to-Mobile on
Same Network
Included n/a Included Included
Unlimited
Mobile-to-Mobile on
Any Network
n/a Included n/a n/a
         
Price for
Unlimited + Unlimited Texts
+ 4 GB Data

(before taxes and fees)
$110.00 $110.00 $80.00 $110.00
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