Pre iPhone 5 keynote: Carrier choices

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Many countries in Europe have had a good choice of networks for their iPhone for sometime, but the same cannot be said for the United States. The choice was limited to just AT&T for a long time in the U.S. and then expanded to include Verizon Wireless, which is how it has stayed to this point.

Everything will change this year as it’s expected that the carrier choices will also include Sprint, and maybe other networks in the coming weeks. We heard some rumors for the iPhone 5 keynote in an earlier announcement this week, which points towards either September 19th or 26th.

These dates should be taken with a grain of salt, although it is very likely the Apple keynote will be this month or early in October. Before that event comes we thought it would be a good idea to look at the carrier choices those in the U.S. have for iPhone 5, with the three main carriers looking to be Sprint, Verizon and AT&T.

The rate plans for T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon may have changed since February this year, Sprint we already hear is planning an unlimited data plan, but one article that looks at how these plans stack up a couple of months ago can be found here on CNN Fortune. They give a little insight into the value for money for each of these carrier options.

If you’ve already decided that you want an iPhone 5, even if the specs haven’t been confirmed yet, you may be wondering what the best carrier is for each of 26 American cities and more importantly your area of the U.S.

This article looks at ratings for each of these cities with the aim to find out which is the best carrier by city, and this could also help you when choosing a network for the iPhone 5. You can have the best phone in the world, but if the carrier is weak in your city then many of the iPhone’s features go to waste.

What is the best wireless carrier in your opinion, and what area are you from?

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