Which Company Has the Best Monthly iPhone Plans?

iPhone XS and XR introduction
The iPhone XS and XR aren't as similar as they may seem.

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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 major 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.

The plans detailed here are the most standard, mainstream plans available from these phone companies. There are countless other, more specialized plans (for senior citizens, pay-as-you-go, corporate, and much more) not detailed here. If you're interested in those, see each company's website for more information.

  AT&T Sprint T-Mobile Verizon
Data        
300 MB $20 n/a n/a n/a
1 GB n/a n/a $50 $30
2 GB $30 n/a n/a n/a
3 GB n/a n/a $60 $45
5 GB $50 n/a $70 n/a
15 GB $100 n/a n/a n/a
20 GB $140 n/a n/a $120
25 GB $175 n/a n/a $175
30 GB $225 n/a n/a $225
40 GB $300 n/a n/a $300
50 GB $375 n/a n/a $375
Unlimited $90 Included $80 $80
         
Overages        
300 / 500 MB plans $20/
300 MB
n/a n/a $15/
500 MB
1 GB plan $20/
500 MB
n/a n/a $15/
1 GB
All other plans n/a n/a n/a n/a
         
Tethering/
Personal Hotspot
       
Included for all plans Yes Yes
(500 MB)
Yes
(7 GB on
unlimited
plan)
n/a
15 GB/month Included
with
unlimited
$10 n/a Included
50 GB/month n/a $20 n/a Included
         
Minutes        
Unlimited Included Included Included Included
         
Text Messaging        
Unlimited Included Included Included Included
         
Rollover Data For Mobile
Share
Value
Plans
n/a For 3 GB
and
5 GB
plans
n/a
         
Other Features        
Share Data Between
Devices
Up to
10
devices
n/a n/a Up to
10
devices
Unlimited
Mobile-to-Mobile on
Same Network
Included Included Included Included
Unlimited
Mobile-to-Mobile on
Any Network
Included Included Included Included
Wi-Fi Calling n/a Included Included n/a
Free Music Streaming
From Select Services
n/a n/a Included n/a
Early Termination Fee
(ETF)
$325 $350 $200 $350
         
Device Access Fee $40 $0 $0 $20
         

Price for
1 device +

Unlimited Calling +
Unlimited Texts +
5 or 6 GB Data

(before taxes and fees)

$90.00 $60.00 $70.00 $80.00

A Note About 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.