All this while, we know that AT&T is the sole iPhone provider of Apple and U.S iphone 4 fans has no choice to switch to other carrier provider. Now the situation has changed after Verizon Communications get the deal from Apple to offer an Apple iPhone 4 on CDMA network on February 10. Now U.S iPhone 4 buyers have choice to switch to Verizon carrier instead of AT&T in February.
Verizon iPhone Costs for 16GB and 32GB iPhone models
If you are an existing Verizon customer, then you are able to pre-order the Verizon iPhone 4 on Feb 3 while new Verizon customers can only to do so on Feb 10. The price of iPhone 4 is the same as AT&T iPhone price. Verizon offers 16GB iPhone for $199.99 or a 32GB iPhone for $299.99.
Comparison Data and Plan Costs of Verizon and AT&T
|Data Plans||AT&T (charge per month)||Verizon (charge per month)|
|Voice||$39.99 for 450 minutes, $69.99 for unlimited usages||$39.99 for 450 minutes, $49.99 for 900 minutes, $69.99 for unlimited usages|
|Family Plan (voice)||$59.99 for 550 minutes to $119.99 for unlimited with 2 lines||$69.99 for 700 minutes and $119.99 for unlimited with 2 lines|
|Data||$15 for 200MB data and $25 for 2GB of data for smartphones||$15 for 150 MB data and $29.99 for unlimited data|
|Texts||$5 for 200 texts, $20 for unlimited texts||$5 for 250 texts, $20 for 5,000 texts|
|Hotspot||Not Applicable||$20 with 2GB of data|
So, which iPhone 4 carrier provider that you want to choose? Based on the above comparison, if you decide to take the cheapest data plans; Verizon iPhone might be suitable for you as you pay around $60 a month and get extra 50 more texts compares to AT&T package. However, it’s wise to estimate your data usage before buying the data plan. Another thing that you need to know is the costs of canceling the AT&T contract if you have decided to move to Verizon.
Other Differences between Verizon iPhone and AT&T iPhone:
1) AT&T is using GSM as their network technology while Verizon is using CDMA. GSM is a global network which able to receive data and talk on the phone at the same time. CDMA is widely used in US and some Asian countries. CDMA does not allow receive data and talk on the phone at the same time. It means that you are not able to talk and looking at webpage at the same time but still you are able to run multiple apps.
2) Verizon iPhone can be your portable Wi-Fi hotspot or Wi-Fi router which allowing connection to five devices.
Frequently Ask Questions for AT&T and Verizon iPhone 4
Be sure to read both AT&T and Verizon iPhone 4 faq to know more details about their iPhone 4 terms and conditions.
Read AT&T iPhone 4 faq
Read Verizon iPhone 4 faq
There are some advantages and disadvantages of both Verizon iPhone and AT&T iPhone. As a smart iPhone user, I believe you have done some research on both iPhone carriers before signing up the data plan.