Mobile Phones iPhone & iOS Which Company Has the Best Monthly iPhone Plans? by Sam Costello Writer Sam Costello has been writing about tech since 2000. His writing has appeared in publications such as CNN.com, PC World, InfoWord, and many others. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Sam Costello Updated on November 04, 2019 The iPhone XS and XR aren't as similar as they may seem. Justin Sullivan / Staff / Getty Images News iPhone & iOS Switching from Android Tweet Share Email 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 onunlimitedplan) n/a 15 GB/month Includedwithunlimited $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 MobileShareValuePlans n/a For 3 GBand5 GBplans n/a Other Features Share Data BetweenDevices Up to10devices n/a n/a Up to10devices UnlimitedMobile-to-Mobile onSame Network Included Included Included Included UnlimitedMobile-to-Mobile onAny Network Included Included Included Included Wi-Fi Calling n/a Included Included n/a Free Music StreamingFrom 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 for1 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. More from Lifewire Which Company Has the Best iPad Data Plans? What Is an Unlocked Phone? iPhone 4 Hardware and Software Features Where to Buy an iPhone Which Company Has the Best iPhone Family Plan? All the U.S. Phone Companies That Offer the iPhone What Phone Company Is Best for the iPhone? What You Need to Know About the True Cost of an iPhone 7 Things to Do When Switching iPhone Carriers Best Prepaid Wireless, Pay-as-You-Go Plans What Are Cell Phone Plans? Everything You Need to Know About the Unlocked Iphone Can I Keep Unlimited Data with iPhone Personal Hotspot? How to Set Up and Use Personal Hotspot on iPhone Compare Every iPad Model Ever Made Should You Switch Your iPhone to Verizon?