It has been almost three months since Apple launched the iPhone 5S and with Christmas around the corner, consumers can expect incredible offers for the device.
As the iPhone 5s is available with all the telecom carriers in the US, let us look at a full comparison of the schemes being offered by various telecoms.
If you want to pay the least amount possible for the iPhone then you will have to settle with a contract. However, if you want an unlocked version, it is going to cost you a lot more.
The telecoms play an important part in influencing the decision of a customer. There is no doubt that Verizon has the best coverage among all the carriers. But if we are talking about network speed, then AT&T’s LTE has proven to be the fastest. Even though Sprint is unable to match the two biggest carriers in terms of speed and coverage, it covers up by providing unlimited data plans.
During certain festivals and even sometimes at random, due to high traffic the network jams and fails to accommodate the high traffic. AT&T subscribers often encounter such a problem even though the company is improving. Call quality is a very important factor in choosing a carrier and it can be checked by logging onto the websites of various customers.
If you are using the 4G LTE network, there is a high chance that you will eventually exhaust your data. Smaller telecoms like Sprint, Cricket and Virgin offer unlimited data plans. However, avoiding the pay-per-use data plans you could end up spending much more for your data plan. You will have to compromise a little on speed as well.
But before you decide to jump to another plan, check the termination conditions of your present plan, as it may cause you a penalty fee. If you like better speed you should choose AT&T or Verizon. Sprint is you carrier if you need unlimited data plans. However, T-Mobile offers the best unlocked iPhones.