Monthly iPhone Voice and Data Rate Plans

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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. They include just the monthly cost of the service, not the per-device fee that's also charged.

There are countless other, more specialized plans (for senior citizens, pay-as-you-go, early-upgrade plans, and much more) not detailed here. If you're interested in those, see each company's website for more information.

These rates apply to all current iPhone models: the 6 Plus, 6, 5S, and 5C.

 AT&TSprintT-MobileVerizon
Data    
300 MB$20n/an/an/a
500 MBn/an/an/an/a
1 GBn/an/a$50$30
2 GB$30n/an/an/a
3 GBn/an/a$60$45
4 GBn/an/an/an/a
5 GB$50n/a$70n/a
6 GBn/an/an/a$60
12 GBn/an/an/a$80
15 GB$100n/an/an/a
20 GB$140n/an/a$120
25 GB$175n/an/a$175
30 GB$225n/an/a$225
40 GB$300n/an/a$300
50 GB$375n/an/a$375
60 GBn/an/an/a$450
80 GBn/an/an/a$600
100 GBn/an/an/a$750
Unlimitedn/aIncluded$80n/a
     
Overages    
300 / 500 MB plans$20/
300 MB
n/an/a$15/ 
500 MB
1 GB plan$20/
500 MB
n/an/a$15/
1 GB
All other plans$15/
1 GB
n/an/an/a
     
Tethering/
Personal Hotspot
    
Included for all plansYesn/aYes
(7 GB on
unlimited
plan)
n/a
1 GB/monthn/a$10n/aIncluded
2 GB/monthn/a$20n/aIncluded
6 GB/monthn/a$50n/aIncluded
     
Minutes    
UnlimitedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
     
Text Messaging    
UnlimitedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
     
Rollover DataFor Mobile
Share
Value
Plans
n/aFor 3 GB
and
5 GB
plans
n/a
     
Other Features    
Share Data Between
Devices
Up to
10
devices
n/an/aUp to
10
devices
Unlimited
Mobile-to-Mobile on
Same Network
IncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Unlimited
Mobile-to-Mobile on
Any Network
IncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Wi-Fi Callingn/aIncludedIncludedn/a
Free Music Streaming
From Select Services
n/an/aIncludedn/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$80.00$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.

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