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AT&T
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Service levelMonthly service - 2-year contractiPhone 6 - subsidized upfront priceTotal cost - 2 yearsmid-range phone - subsidized upfront priceTotal cost - 2 yearsNotesColors: green = cheapest; blue= second-cheapest; red = most expensive
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1 GB$70.00$199.99$1,879.99$49.99$1,729.99
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3 GB$90.00$199.99$2,359.99$49.99$2,209.99
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5 GB$90.00$199.99$2,359.99$49.99$2,209.99
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Service levelMonthly service - NextiPhone 6 - unsubsidized total costTotal cost - 2 yearsmid-range phone - unsubsidized total costTotal cost - 2 yearsNotes
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1 GB$55.00$649.99$1,969.99$399.99$1,719.99
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3 GB$75.00$649.99$2,449.99$399.99$2,199.99
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5 GB$75.00$649.99$2,449.99$399.99$2,199.99
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Sprint
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Service levelMonthly service - 2-year contractiPhone 6 - subsidized upfront priceTotal cost - 2 yearsmid-range phone - subsidized upfront priceTotal cost - 2 yearsNotes
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1 GB$60.00$199.99$1,639.99$49.99$1,489.99Family Data Share pricing; tethering included.
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3 GB$80.00$199.99$2,119.99$49.99$1,969.99Family Data Share pricing; tethering included.
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5 GB$85.00$199.99$2,239.99$49.99$2,089.99Unlimited rate. Tethering starts at $10/month for 1 GB of use
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Service levelMonthly service - Easy PayiPhone 6 - unsubsidized total costTotal cost - 2 yearsmid-range phone - unsubsidized total costTotal cost - 2 yearsNotes
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1 GB$45.00$649.99$1,729.99$399.99$1,479.99Family Data Share pricing; tethering included.
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3 GB$60.00$649.99$2,089.99$399.99$1,839.99
Unlimited rate. Tethering starts at $10/month for 1 GB of use
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5 GB$60.00$649.99$2,089.99$399.99$1,839.99
Unlimited rate. Tethering starts at $10/month for 1 GB of use
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Service levelMonthly service - lease iPhone 6 - two years of $20/month lease costTotal cost - 2 years
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1 GB$45.00$480.00$1,560.00
Family Data Share pricing; tethering included.
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3 GB$60.00$480.00$1,920.00
Unlimited rate. Tethering starts at $10/month for 1 GB of use
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5 GB$60.00$480.00$1,920.00
Unlimited rate. Tethering starts at $10/month for 1 GB of use
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T-Mobile
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Service levelMonthly serviceiPhone 6 - unsubsidized total costTotal cost - 2 yearsmid-range phone - unsubsidized total costTotal cost - 2 yearsNotes
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1 GB$50.00$649.99$1,849.99$399.99$1,599.99
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3 GB$60.00$649.99$2,089.99$399.99$1,839.99
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5 GB$70.00$649.99$2,329.99$399.99$2,079.99
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Verizon
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Service levelMonthly serviceiPhone 6 - unsubsidized total costTotal cost - 2 yearsmid-range phone - unsubsidized total costTotal cost - 2 yearsNotes
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1 GB$50.00$649.99$1,849.99$399.99$1,599.99
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3 GB$65.00$649.99$2,209.99$399.99$1,959.99
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5 GB$80.00$649.99$2,569.99$399.99$2,319.99
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