Sprint getting the iPhone 5 could lead to the best mobile Apple experience in the United States
Sprint fans should be jumping for joy-as a fairly-credible report from The Wall Street Journal reports that the next iPhone will be available on Sprint this October. I truly believe that the iPhone 5 on Sprint could be the best of the bunch due to the network's unlimited data plans.
Everyone knows that the iPhone is a great device to surf the web, update your social networks, and download new apps on the go-but on the downside that tiered data plans can really cramp your style. Who really wants to count every megabyte they're downloading? Not me.
If you're new to the iPhone on AT&T and Verizon, you have no choice but to get a "usage-based pricing model" (execuspeak for "data caps"). This can really mess with your iPhone's mojo. Instead of being able to run Pandora or Spotify all day while you're out-and-about, you have to micromanage your data and run for WiFi hotspots wherever you can find it.
Data caps aren't the end of the world: the majority of users don't even come close to their limits-and WiFi is pretty ubiquitous. The problem is that having to worry about: this takes away from the iPhone's smooth-as-butter experience. That's where Sprint, and its unlimited plans, could be an amazing experience.
Sprint has quietly been offering the best smartphone plans for a few years-at about $70 a month gets you unlimited data and texts with some voice restrictions while $100 a month gives you unlimited everything. This is one simple bill that doesn't try to nickel and dime you.
I don't believe the iPhone 5 on Sprint will support WiMax, as the technology just doesn't fit into what Apple likes to do. For those of you who have grown accustomed to Sprint 4G on devices-like the EVO 3D, dropping back down to 3G may be painful but it will be worth it. I've been using the Verizon iPhone 4 for a few months now and the 3G speeds are more than adequate for what I need.
Of course, some have argued that it may be inevitable for Sprint to go to tiered data after the iPhone 5 lands. If that's the case, then you'd better try and get in early because the carriers tend to give unlimited users a grandfather clause once data caps are rolled out. You better hurry.