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iPhone Rates--Voice and Data--for Individuals

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Updated April 01, 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 5, 4S, and 4.

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
Minutes        
200 (Senior Nation) $29.99 n/a n/a n/a
450 $39.99 $69.99 n/a n/a
900 $59.99 $89.99 n/a n/a
Unlimited $69.99 $99.99 $50.00 $40.00
         
Data        
300 MB $20 n/a n/a n/a
500 MB n/a n/a Included in
$50 plan
n/a
1 GB n/a n/a n/a $50
2 GB n/a n/a n/a $60
2.5 GB n/a n/a $10 n/a
3 GB $30 n/a n/a n/a
4 GB n/a n/a n/a $70
5 GB $50
(includes
tethering)
n/a n/a $50
6 GB n/a n/a n/a $80
8 GB n/a n/a n/a $90
10 GB n/a n/a n/a $100
Unlimited n/a $10 $20 n/a
Overages - 1 GB $10/$20 n/a n/a $15
         
Tethering/
Personal Hotspot
       
500 MB/month
n/a n/a Included n/a
2 GB/month
(requires 3 GB data plan;
totals 5 GB monthly data)
Included n/a $10 Included
4 GB/month n/a n/a $20 n/a
5 GB/month
(requires $10 data plan)
Included $29.99 n/a Included
         
Text Messaging        
1,500/month $15 n/a n/a n/a
Unlimited $20 n/a Included Included
         
Other Features        
Share Data Between Devices n/a n/a n/a Included
up to
10 devices
Rollover Minutes Included n/a n/a n/a
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
+ 3 GB Data
(before taxes and fees)
$104.99 $109.99 $70.00 $110.00

Nights and Weekends are defined as:

  • AT&T: Nights and weekends are 9 p.m. to 5:59 a.m., Monday-Thursday, and Friday night at 9 p.m. to 5:59 a.m. Monday morning.
  • T-Mobile: Nights are 9:00 p.m. to 6:59 a.m., Monday-Friday, and weekends as starting Saturday morning at 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Sunday night.
  • Verizon: Nights are 9:01 p.m. to 5:59 a.m., Monday-Friday, and weekends as starting Saturday morning at 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Sunday night.
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