The new iPhone has finally been released. While it wasn’t the iPhone 5 everybody wanted, the new iPhone 4S still boasts some cool qualities. One being that it’s now going to be offered by Sprint. If you’ve been wanting to leave your other carriers now’s a good time to head over to Sprint. You can score the new Apple iPhone 4S and some more great deals!
5. Google Voice
Sprint is a Google Voice partner, which means a number of things. First, your number can ring on up to six phones, there’s transcribed voicemail and even online voicemail that can be accessed via Gmail, cheap international calls, and you can screen callers so that you can listen in on a voicemail and join the call at any time. Users don’t have to port their number, either, so they can use their existing one without the transfer! It’s now free to all Sprint customers and used to cost $20.
Since Sprint is trying to up its place among the rankings, new customers who switch over for the iPhone will probably be treated to top-tier. We all know what a pain it can be tying to deal with service or phone problems, so Sprint’s customer service might be super great since they’re going to want to work harder for your business…in the beginning anyways.
3. Threaten your Current Carrier About Switching
Since Sprint entered the game, you can threaten your current carrier that you’ll be switching over to Sprint and see what discounts they give you to stay and keep you as a customer. You might even want to bring some negotiations to the table like a discount on your next handset or a discounted rate on your monthly bill for a few months. Hey, it’s worth a try and you never know what you might be able to get away with!
2. Cheaper Introductory Packages
Sprint’s intro plan is just $69.99 with 450 minutes and unlimited data, with the Simply Everything unlimited calling and data running you $99.99. AT&T offers a $15/month plan that Verizon doesn’t, Sprint charges just $10 for unlimited data, and AT&T’s 2GB/month plan is $5 less than Verizon’s identical option.
1. Unlimited Data Plan
Newcomer Sprint has a major advantage over AT&T and Verizon since they’re the only ones that will offer an unlimited data plan to new iPhone 4S customers. So that means you’ll be able to tether, stream and download as much as you want without having to worry about how much you’ll be charged, going over your limits or having to upgrade in data plans because one month you’ve decided to go crazy in your streaming. With the other two carries, fees start kicking in for overage at 2GB.
AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint iPhones Compared
|16 GB – US$199 32 GB – $299 64 GB – $399||16 GB – US$199
32 GB – $299
64 GB – $399
|16 GB – US$199
32 GB – $299
64 GB – $399
|Plan Costs||Voice: $39.99-$69.99/month
|Contract Length||Two years||Two years||Two years|
|Service Coverage||Advantage Verizon|
|Network Quality||Advantage Verizon|
|3G Speed||Advantage AT&T|
|Tethering||$20 for 2 GB||$29.99 for 5 GB||$20 for 2 GB|
|Push to Talk||No||Yes||No|
|Data & Voice Use Simultaneously||Yes||No||No|
|Early Termination Fee||$325, reduces by $10/month under contract||$350, reduces by $10/month under contract||$350, reduces by $10/month under contract|
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.