iPhone 5 costs compared across T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint and AT&T

Following the announcement that the iPhone 5 is coming to T-Mobile on April 12, Zagg has compiled a cost comparison to help you establish the most financially viable option when it comes to owning an iPhone on one of the U.S’s 4 major carriers.

The AT&T and Verizon pricing is taken from their Share Everything/Mobile share plans, based on only having one line on the account. Obviously, Sprint doesn’t offer tiered data, so the only plan available is unlimited.

T-Mobile’s data.. ermm… data assumes you’ll go for the unlimited option, but it does also note that choosing the 2GB option will save you $240 over the two year span. As you can see, even if you did opt for T-Mobile’s unlimited data plan, then it is still significantly cheaper than its rivals. Granted, this isn’t the only thing you should consider if you’re lining up to buy an iPhone 5, however, it’s definitely worth noting that financially, T-Mobile will certainly give you the best deal.

Are you planning to switch to T-Mobile? Or are you already with T-Mobile and hoping to buy an iPhone 5? Leave your comments below, and be sure to follow me on Twitter @TiP_Stephen

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  • NickyLanzz

    I would never switch to T-Mobile just because it sucks over here in the NJ/NY area.

  • NickyLanzz

    I would never switch just becuase T-Mobile is horrible over here in the NJ/NY area.

  • MaeganBabcock

    I still wouldn’t switch.  I like Verizon’s customer service.

  • Tuliomesa82

    @NickyLanzz where do you live? i live in NYC and Tmobile has wonderful service

  • Tuliomesa82

    @NickyLanzz Verizon on the other hand has NO SERVICE as appeared on all phones within my building and i live in a city with “LTE” Coverage

  • Trapper

    I already have an iphone 5 that works great on TMobile. Love my iphone, love TMobile. :)

  • CyrusTaylor

    I think I would switch to T-Mobile for it if they actually had a tower in the town where I live lol coverage is my problem in Brewton, AL

  • TechT

    @Tuliomesa82  @NickyLanzz I agree Tulio, Being in New York, T-Mobile service has definitely been great to me. 4G pretty much everywhere.

  • MikeCooper

    Two year cost of an iPhone on T-Mobile on the prepaid $30 plan:  $1299.  Contracts are for fools.

  • munch

    Sprint isnt 110.00 – Thats the competely unlimited plan.  You can do the 89.99 month option that gives you unlimited data and text and unlimited mobile to mobile on ANY CARRIER!! Then you have 450 landline minutes.  Now adays I dont know anyone who calls that many landlines where they would go over their minutes

  • pseagraves

    Yeah I was looking at that.  Sprints total if I did my math right is monthly $89.99, Yearly $1079.99, 2 years $2159.76 + $199.99 (iPhone 5 16GB) = $2359.75

  • Matt

    Flat out wrong. I’ve had AT&T unlimited data plan for over four years and pay $30 a month, not $70! Take out that huge error and the monthly bill is the same.

  • nenes78

    were are not talking grandfathered rates. AT&T no longer offers unlimited data to new customers.

  • Sam

    LOL are you serious, I pay 198.99 a month 4 lines unlimited 4g data unlimited text 1400 shared minutes on VERIZON. GRANDFATHERED 10 DOLLAR UNLIMITED DATA YA HURR. all ya’ll can eat it.

  • jabombardier

    I am an existing customer and I will upgrade to the new family plan. I also have an unlocked iPhone 5 and will still buy the new version because of the HSPA+42 AWS bands on board. I will give this one to my sister.