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Apple iPhone Family Plans

These days, it seems like everyone has an Apple iPhone. What once was standard only for "techies" has now spread like wildfire to grandmothers, grandfathers, and parents. Phone companies that provide service to Apple products have had to alter their approach significantly to adjust to an influx of iPhone customers. The biggest change has been the switch from companies charging customers on a "per minute" and "per text" rate. Most companies use a data usage model, which can include emails, downloads, and pretty much anything done over the internet.

AT&T

AT&T was the first national carrier of the Apple iPhone. Since then, their plans have changed slightly to accommodate the rising popularity of the Apple iPhone. AT&T has began a program called Mobile Share. Mobile Share allows up to ten lines to share a designated data plan and enjoy unlimited talk and text features. Data begins at 1GB followed by 4GB, 6GB, 10GB, 15GB, 20GB, 30GB, 40GB, 50GB. The data pricing increases by an average of $20-30 dollars on data plans between 1GB and 15GB and then $100 dollars for data plans between 20GB and 50GB. These plans are the most reasonable plans for Apple iPhone users on AT&T. AT&T?s iPhones also have 4G/LTE capabilities which give you excellent coverage most places in the nation.

Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is another national carrier of Apple iPhones and they have plans to help you maximize your iPhone?s potential. Like AT&T, Verizon?s plans are designed around data usage instead of concentrating on minutes used or texts sent and received. Up to ten iPhones can share unlimited talk and text and a data limit monthly. Plans begin at $40 per month for two smartphones and you can add 4 GB of data for an additional $70 dollars. The data plans range from 4GB to 50GB of usage per month. Verizon Wireless is one of the more expensive networks if you?re new to smartphones. However, Verizon boasts 4G/LTE capabilities, which helps you get reception almost everywhere. Great coverage is Verizon?s long-standing claim to fame.

Sprint

Sprint was the second to last of the major cellular networks (AT&T, Verizon WIreless, Sprint, T-Mobile) to get the iPhone. The Sprint network may be among the most popular with their Unlimited Everything plans. If you?re concerned with saving money than quality of service, then Sprint is the network for you. For roughly $209 dollars, you can have unlimited data, talk and text for two lines. You can also add lines three to five for $99 dollars each. Unfortunately, Sprint doesn?t have 4G/LTE so their service isn?t up to par with AT&T and Verizon Wireless.

T-Mobile

T-Mobile was the last of the major cellular networks to adopt the iPhone. Waiting until well after the release of the newest Apple device, the sleek and powerful iPhone 5, T-Mobile has finally offered plans for the device to its customers. Accompanying the new arrival, T-Mobile has also set a new standard in monthly rates. To get unlimited talk, text and web for two lines, customers pay $80 dollars per month. To add unlimited data, each line would tack on an additional $20 dollars a month to the bill. Customers can add more lines for $10 dollars each. T-Mobile, like Verizon Wireless and AT&T, boasts super-fast 4G/LTE capabilities. To entice more customers, T-Mobile has even gotten rid of the annual service contract that the major wireless networks employ.

Other Carriers

Across the nation, there are smaller phone companies that can provide service to jailbroken iPhones. Jailbroken iPhones are phones that aren't linked to a specific cellular company. Companies like U.S Cellular, Metro PCS and Cricket have hinted at being iPhone capable. Unlocked iPhones may work on their network but there doesn?t seem to be any certainty. Its seems as though Apple has chosen to stick to providing the major networks with their product. If you currently have service on these cellular networks you will have to ask for additional information at your local retail location. They very well may be able to set you up with iPhone family plans.

The rising popularity of Steve Jobs? brainchild has changed the smartphone world forever. Not so long ago, phones were used for simply talking and texting. Now your standard smartphone is used to schedule lives, map directions, provide vital information, and kill evil pigs from outer space. Families are more involved and keep in touch better than ever before. Our lives are literally in the palm of our hands.

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