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Saving A Buck: iPhone Plans


The next generation iPhone is scheduled for release soon and even the pre-orders are selling out right now.

But once you get that fancy new gadget, you’ll also need a service provider.

In Oklahoma, you have three main options when it comes to the iPhone, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint.

Each carrier offers a long list of plans.

It can be overwhelming, but what we found is there’s really not much difference when it comes to cost.

With the iPhone 5 coming out this Friday, some customers may be wondering if it’s time for an upgrade.

AT&T and Verizon both claim to have the best options for customers.

AT&T offers talk and surf features along with a growing LTE network, a new feature on the iPhone 5.

AT&T’s Ryan Stafford said, “What it means to customers is you download songs in seconds. If you’re texting and send pictures it’s lightning fast. On videos there’s no buffering. It’s really an extraordinary experience.”

Though Verizon claims their LTE network is superior, covering more of the state than any other carrier.

Verizon Wireless’ Rich Wu said, “We cover over 80-percent of Oklahoma’s population with the LTE network.”

As for cost, AT&T’s newest option is a Mobile Share plan.

Compare that with Verizon’s new Share Everything plan and the price is the same.

Both plans offer four gigs of shared data, plus unlimited talk and text for two smartphones for a total of about $150 a month.

Both companies said this is a great time to review your current plan and decide if you could be saving more.

Stafford said, “I would encourage people to come in and see what’s available because there are so many options.”

Consumer experts said the best thing you can do is go to each company and talk with them about your cell phone needs and then choose the one that is most affordable.

We tried to contact Sprint to be a part of this story; however, they did not return our calls.