This Cross-Platform comparison looks at the needs of a typical user who only uses minute when her mom calls so she needs few minutes. She texts a lot and needs 1 GB+ a month for movies, streaming music, internet, photos, videos, GPS, etc. She wants a fast, free smartphone. Here is an examples for her individual and for her family of 4. Analysis includes Androids and iPhones.

**24 Month Contract Summary**

Individual

*• Sprint is $407.52 less than Verizon and $287.76 less than AT&T.*

Family of 4

*• Sprint is $1,140.00 less than Verizon and $660.96 less than AT&T.*
Code:

Monthly Sprint Verizon AT&T
Individual $73.00 $89.98 $84.99
+ $16.98 + $11.99
Family (4) $192.43 $239.93 $219.97
+ $47.50 + $27.54
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24 Months Sprint Verizon AT&T
Individual $1,752.00 $2,159.52 $2,039.76
+ $407.52 + $287.76
Family (4) $4,618.32 $5,758.32 $5,279.80
+ $1,140.00 + $660.96

Details of Analysis

__Sprint__
**Individual**
"Free" Smartphone (like an LG Optimus) with fewest talk minutes. Cost per month:

$69.99 450 Monthly Anytime Minutes (smallest package)

**-$6.99** Minimum 10%

Sprint EVP Discount
$10.00 Unlimited data

$0.00 Unlimited messaging

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**$73.00 per month** x 24 =

**$1,752.00** for a "free" phones over 24 months

$1,952.00 for an EVO, Epic, etc. that cost $200

*Note: GPS & Visual Voicemail are free.*
**Family of 4**
4 "free" smartphones (like an LG Optimus) with fewest talk minutes. Cost per month:

$129.99 Everything Data Family - with Any Mobile, Anytime 1500

$39.38 2 added lines

**-$16.94** Minimum 10%

Sprint EVP Discount
$40.00 Unlimited data (4 x $10)

$0.00 Unlimited messaging

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**$192.43 per month** x 24 =

**$4,618.32** for 4 "free" phones over 24 months

$5,418.32 for 4 EVO, Epic, etc. ($200 x 4)

GPS & Visual Voicemail are free.

Note: A 10% - 28%

Sprint EVP Discount is available to everyone. All you need is a credit union membership for at least 10%.

__Verizon__
**Individual**
"Free" Smartphone with fewest talk minutes. Cost per month:

$39.99 450 Monthly Anytime Minutes (smallest package)

$29.99 Unlimited data

$20.00 Unlimited messaging

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$89.98 x 24 =

**$2,159.52** for a "free" phones over 24 months

$2,359.51 with a $200 a Droid X, iPhone 4, etc.

*Note: VZ Navigator GPS is $10 & Visual Voicemail is $3 = $13 x 24 = $313.*
**Family of 4**
4 "free" smartphones with fewest talk minutes. Cost per month:

$99.99 Nationwide Talk & Text Family SharePlan® 700 (smallest package)

$19.98 2 added lines

$119.96 Unlimited data = $29.99 x 4

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$239.93 x 24 =

**$5,758.32** for 4 "free" phones over 24 months

$6,558.28 with 4 Droid X, iPhone 4, etc. (4 x $199.99)

*Note: VZ Navigator GPS is $10 & Visual Voicemail is $3 = $13 x 24 x 4= $1252.*
__AT&T__
**Individual**
Free Smartphone (Android or refurb iPhone 3) and the fewest talk minutes. Cost per month:

$39.99 Nation 450 w/Rollover® Minutes (smallest package)

$25.00 DataPro 2 GB for Smartphone

$20.00 Messaging Unlimited

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$84.99 x 24 =

**$2,039.76** for a "free" phones over 24 months

$2,239.76 for the latest Android or iPhone

*Note: AT&T Navigator GPS is $10 x 24 = $240.*
**Family of 4**
Free Smartphone and the fewest talk minutes. Cost per month:

$69.99 Nation 700 FamilyTalk w/Rollover® Minutes (smallest package)

$100.00 DataPro 2 GB for Smartphone (4 x $25.00)

$30.00 Messaging Unlimited for Families

$19.98 2 added lines

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$219.97 x 24 =

**$5,279.80** for 4 "free" phones over 24 months

$6,079.80 for 4 of the latest Androids or iPhones at $200 each

*Note: AT&T Navigator GPS is $10 x 24 x 4= $960.*
Note that if the user does want GPS Navigation from Verizon or AT&T, that would be $240 more for an individual or $960 more for a family of 4. Verizon also charges $3 per month for Visual Voicemail.

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