For the first time ever, Apple's newest iPhones, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, will launch on all four major U.S. carriers: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint. If your contract is up and you're eyeing one of Apple's new LTE iPhones, it's time to weigh your options.
To help you choose the iPhone carrier that's right for you, check out the infographic comparing every carrier's offerings.
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Across all carriers, iPhone hardware will be uniform, but things get interesting when you compare each network's quirks. For instance, Verizon supports LTE in nearly four times as many markets as T-Mobile, while AT&T wears the crown for fastest average nationwide downloads (according to RootMetrics).
For some, what it comes down to is pricing.
The new kid on the iPhone block, T-Mobile, offers one of the more interesting pricing packages, giving iPhone owners unlimited talk, text, and data for $70/month with no contract. To get that low monthly pricing, however, you'll have to purchase the iPhone outright ($649 for the 16GB iPhone 5S and $549 for the 16GB iPhone 5C). Otherwise, a $20/month for 24 months payment plan is also available when you put a "down payment" on the device.
AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, however, continue to offer subsidized contract options where the iPhone 5C... [Read more]