How to get an iPhone 5 with Unlimited Data

Posted by Mayank on September 22, 2012 in How To,iPhone

Gone are the days when you used to get unlimited data plans when you used to buy an iPhone. Limited data plans have been ruling since 2010, when Apple introduced iPhone 4. Unlimited data plans have not completely become extinct. It is still possible to buy an iPhone and enjoy unlimited data plan!

If you do not want to track every MB of data downloaded on your new iPhone, use any of the options below when you buy the new iPhone – iPhone 5. These options to get an iPhone 5 with unlimited data are listed in no particular order:

How to get an iPhone 5 with unlimited data

How to get an iPhone 5 with unlimited data

1. Keep the AT&T legacy plan

AT&T no longer gives you an option to buy unlimited data plans when you buy an iPhone. However, if you’re an old AT&T iPhone customer, you still have the option to upgrade to iPhone 5 and keep your legacy plan of unlimited data. If you’re not, you’re out of luck – there is no way that AT&T will give you an unlimited plan. However, you have the option of choosing the Mobile Share plan, which allows the customers to share data amongst multiple devices. On the downside, those you opt for iPhone 5 with unlimited data do not have the option to do Facetime over cellular network. It’s only available to the company’s Mobile Share customers.

2. Get Sprint

Sprint knocks out it’s competitors when it comes to value for money. For $80 per month, you get unlimited data, calls and messaging when you buy an iPhone 5 from Sprint. However, when it comes to the the prime feature of iPhone 5 – LTE, Sprint has a lot of catchup to do when compared with Verizon and AT&T.

3. Buy an iPhone 5 at full price and get unlimited data from Verizon

Verizon has also killed the unlimited data plan for new customers. Verizon does offer a lot of confusing plans, amongst those is: If you still have an unlimited plan with Verizon, it will let you keep your unlimited plan if you pay full retail price for your iPhone 5. Minimum price of iPhone 5 is $650.

That is a steep jump over the regular subsidized price of $199. Verizon’s new “Share Everything” plans are generally cheaper than its legacy unlimited plans for heavier data users who also use voice and texts. Light users should also do a cost comparison: Verizon maintains that most of its customers use less than 2 GB of data per month.

4. Buy an iPhone 5 at full price and get T-Mobile. T-Mobile doesn’t offer the iPhone itself, but it allows customers to bring their own phones to its network.

The iPhone 5 is the first to introduce the “Nano SIM” card, which T-Mobile doesn’t currently sell. A spokeswoman for the carrier said it will begin offering Nano SIMs “later this year.” So you’ll have to wait a bit before your iPhone 5 will work on T-Mobile’s network

Also, there’s a catch. The iPhone 5’s wireless chip only supports T-Mobile’s 2G network in most areas, so downloading any data to the phone will be a painfully slow experience. As of now, T-Mobile also trails behind all it’s competitors when it comes to 4G LTE networks.

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