Written by: Loso of Houston TREND
So in case you have been living under a technological rock and have no idea who HTC is or what the One Series is here is a little and brief history lesson. HTC was the first ones to manufacturer the first ever smart phone for HP back in 2001. It was a breach into a new era, an era that now almost every one has either an iPhone, an Android or what ever their preference is. HTC not only opened the door for others, HTC continues to be one of the top smart phone manufacturers.
HTC has been capturing a lot of eye with their latest release of their One Series™, The HTC One S (T-Mobile US), The One X (AT&T), The Incredible 4G LTE (Verizon) and the EVO 4G LTE (Sprint). All share Android 4.0 ICS, HTC Sense 4 and have amazing camera features.
All of these phones are amazing in their own right. The consumer must now decide his or her preferance in carrier. That’s where it gets hectic. You have to find the one that gives you the most bang for your buck. After all you are going to be locked into a two year contract so its only appropriate that we give you the skinny on each carriers top of the line rate plan for these phones.
Sprint offers what they call “Simply Everything” for a monthly charge on $99 you get unlimited minuets as well as data usage and for an extra $49.99 per month you can add a 6 GB tethering & Hotspot Service for you device.
UNLIMITED DATA!!! that means no cut offs because of data caps on your phone.
Now even though the plan states unlimited data, thats not the case when you are using your Tethering & Wi-Fi Hotspot service. You are capped at 6GB’s and are charges for any overage. (Thats a big ouch for those whom use that service often)
T-Mobile’s Unlimited Ultra with Smartphone Mobile HotSpot Service is well, what it says. Unlimited calls with their Ultra Data Package and 10GB of 4G like speeds on their HSPA+ network for $124.99 per month. If the Tethering & Wifi Hotspot service is needed for you you can add it for an extra $15 bucks a month.
Pros: With T-Mobile you are getting some serious coverage of there HSPA+ network. So you won’t have to worry about slow speeds in the unknown spots.. YES YOUTUBE ON THE CAMPING TRIP!!
Cons: Being that the plans are quite expensive and the questionable future of T-Mobile it makes one wonder weather on not this is will be the home for them. Also, after you pass up the maximum data for the month you are reduced down to EDGE/2G speeds which feel like a 56k dial up modem.. AHHHHHH!!!!!! THE HORROR!!
AT&T’s top of the line minuet plan is $69.99 for Unlimited minuets. Plan, simple, cut & dry. The top data rate plan is their DataPro 5GB for Smartphone 4G LTE for a flat $50 per month.
Pros: Whats great about At&t is if you have other services from them then you can bundle your cell phone bill in. The rate plans are fair and inexpensive.
Cons: For that 50 bucks your are only getting 5GB. Now if you go over, that’s an automatic $10 per gig, even if you didn’t use the entire 1GB. OUCH!
With Verizon fro $69.99 you get their unlimited minuet plan, for unlimited text & mms its $10.00 and for your data, you get up to 12GB for $100.
Pros: its a nice phone