PC Mag put together a comparison for the voice and data service plans available for the iPhone 4S on the three carrieres that it will be available on in the U.S. which are AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon.
The chart shows the prices of the three standard voice calls used by the carries (450 minutes, 900 minutes, and unlimited), all having unlimited texting with them. The second part of the chart compares the pricing of various buckets of data usage for us. Although every carried has a specific cutoff point, the chart lets the user compare between the usage levels. Sprint of course is the cheapest in this sense as it offered unlimited data for the iPhone with only a $10 fee. This is so that it can offer the $99.99 per month service.
Some users would like to know the hotspot coverage so they know how wide they will be able to use their iPhone access point to 3G data for Wi-Fi enabled devices. This is included in the chart in the higher-level data packages from AT&T and Verizon, and it is a $29.99 per month add on for Sprint.
If you are looking for the best deal for your iPhone 4S, you will need to gauge your data needs ahead of time, as each carrier is strong in different areas. If you use the interenet a lot on your iPhone 4S then Sprint might be the best deal for you as they offer this service free, however if your internet usage is on the low-end then some might argue that AT&T’s $15/month data package offering 200 MB of data as a cheaper option.
PC Mag reports that users will need to think of the pros and cons of each carrier’s network before they make their decisions. Users also are adviced that they should be aware that Apple’s new iCloud service may lead them to need to use more data than they do normally.
Do not forget that pre-orders for the iPhone 4S will start in a few hours.