Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Which service should you choose for your iPhone 5?
Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T all have different advantages.
We’re days away from the iPhone 5 launch.
You probably want one. I think I want one, too. But which service should I go with?
The peril of purchasing a new phone is that you likely are stuck with a particular service for two years. A 16GB iPhone 5 costs just $199 with a two-year contract under Sprint, Verizon, or AT&T.
I’m going to be contract-free shortly. Currently, I have AT&T, but the coverage is spotty at times. I do have dropped calls, though not as many since I moved to Dallas from the Northeast.
Verizon was rock solid in the Northeast, but will likely be the most expensive on a monthly plan, especially when it announced new data-unfriendly prices. But what about Sprint? It offers unlimited data. AT&T seems all over the cost board, depending on data usage, and it also won’t let you use Facetime in certain circumstances.
Verizon’s service is No. 1, according to Consumer Reports. Another survey put Verizon and Sprint at about the same.
What do you think is the best service and why? Vote in our poll and share your comments below: