The iPhone 5 is coming soon and we break down the plans for AT&T, Sprint and Verizon
Apple officially introduced the iPhone 5 today and the smartphone will be available on Sprint, Verizon and AT&T. Let's take a look at where you can get it and how much your plans will cost.
The Apple iPhone 5 will be available on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless and you can get the entry-level model for $199 on a new contract. That will get you 16GB of storage but you can also get 32GB or 64GB of storage for $299 or $399, respectively. For individuals and families on Verizon Wireless, plans start at $40 per month per iPhone and an additional $70 for 4GB of shared data. Insurance add-ons will obviously increase the price. Verizon has gone all-in on its share everything plans and unfortunately, that is the only option available.
If you buy the iPhone 5 on AT&T and want to use FaceTime over cellular networks, you're probably going to want one of the Mobile Share plans. This is also a good option if you want an iPhone 5 on a family plan or if you need data for more than one device. For those who choose Ma Bell as individuals, however, plans start at $39.99 for 450 minutes per month, plus $35 for 3GB of data. For those who want unlimited minutes, that plan starts at $69.99 per month, plus $35 for 3GB of data.
For families and individuals on Sprint, you're in store for a treat -- unlimited data! Yes, it is still available for the iPhone 5, which is great. Sprint plans for individuals start at $29.99 per month for 200 minutes and top out at $109.99 per month for unlimited everything. Family plans, on the other hand, start at $69.99 for 700 minutes and end at $209.99 for unlimited everything. Sprint probably has the best deal for iPhone users as it truly offers unlimited data, unlike any of its competitors.