San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2013
Today, wireless industry analysts from MyRatePlan.com, a leading wireless plan comparison website, announced its updated annual ranking of the best wireless plans of the year. To create their list of the best cell phone plans, the analysts considered several factors including price, data limits, data speed, voice minutes, texting, coverage, cell service quality, consumer reviews, and expert opinions. Thus far, 2013 has seen a whole host of new and advanced smartphones, as well as some innovative new payment structures by some of the major carriers. With all of the new feature-rich smartphones now on the market, data limits and data speed weighed heavily into the rankings.
Here are the top three best wireless plans of 2013:
1) T-Mobile Simple Choice Unlimited – Last week, T-Mobile unveiled an all-new wireless plan payment structure that essentially eliminated cell phone contracts for its customers. The T-Mobile Simple Choice Unlimited Plan is the plan in T-Mobile new payment structure that offers the most minutes, data, and texting. With the Simple Choice Unlimited Plan, customers get unlimited voice minutes, text messages, and data for $70 per month. The data may be throttled after a certain point, but T-Mobile insists that there is not a set data throttling threshold, rather that the data throttles when it needs to when the customer is over his or her limit and there is stress on the network. Customers also receive 500 MB of free wireless hotspot data. T-Mobile now also allows its customers to pay for the iPhone 5 using a payment plan where they put $99 down, and then pay $20 per month for 24 months. With this plan, T-Mobile became the first of the 4 major US cell phone carriers to not require any contracts whatsoever.
2) Sprint Simply Everything – The Sprint Simply Everything Plan also makes this year’s list of the best wireless plans. With the Sprint Simply Everything Plan, customers receive unlimited voice minutes, text messages, and data for $109.99 per month. The Sprint Simply Everything Plan does not come with included mobile hotspot usage, but it is available separately for $19.99 per month for 2 GB of data usage. In Sprint’s favor, however, is the fact that its data plan is truly unlimited, and is not throttled after a customer reaches a certain threshold. With its Simply Everything Plan, Sprint requires its customers to sign a 2-year contract.
3) Verizon Wireless Share Everything – The Verizon Share Everything Plan rounds out this year’s list of the best wireless plans. With the Verizon Share Everything Plan, customers receive unlimited voice minutes, text messages, and 4 GB of data for $110 per month. In addition, customers also receive mobile hotspot capability at no extra cost. The Verizon Share Everything Plan is unique because it allows members of a family plan to pool their minutes and data in order to use their wireless plans cost effectively. Like the Sprint Simply Everything Plan, the Verizon Share Everything Plan requires customers to sign a 2-year contract.
“T-Mobile has thrown down the gauntlet with the other major cell carriers by scrapping their 2-year contract requirements,” explains Logan Abbott, President of MyRatePlan.com. “Verizon has already announced an iPhone 5 payment plan in order to match T-Mobile’s new payment plan, so expect the other major carriers to also try and keep pace by eventually getting rid of contracts as well. With all of the developments in the wireless arena this year, consumers are in a great position to benefit.”
People interested in comparing the above wireless plans as well as all other wireless plans can compare cell phone plans using the comprehensive wireless plan comparison tool offered by MyRatePlan here: http://www.myrateplan.com/wireless_plans/.
MyRatePlan.com is an authority wireless plan comparison website that allows consumers to compare mobile phones, and find the best wireless plans available using its proprietary technology and cell phone comparison tools.