Which Carrier Should You Go For?

Now that you finally decided to purchase your own tablet PC with the help of the people that sell Eee Pad Transformer, it is time to decide which carrier to hook it to.  This is the case if you brought one that allows 3G or cellular connectivity and not just Wi-Fi connectivity.  The three carriers, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint each have their own pros and cons when it comes to their services.  So it is best to do some research before deciding where to make your account.

One place you can go to and look for reviews is the Internet.  You will probably be able to find a lot of information about the service levels and customer services of these companies.  Although before believing in everything that you read about them, check the comments first because sometimes it sounds like a black propaganda against a certain carrier.  Another way to check on the kind of service is to ask around.  Those that sell Galaxy Tab 10.1 32GB WiFi would probably know a tidbit or two on how these companies work. You may be able to get helpful insight, which will help you make your decision. Another important thing to do is to check on the coverage of the carrier.  Of course, you want to go with the one with the widest coverage network especially when it comes to 3G connectivity.

Here are some differences regarding the data plans you can attach your tablet PC to:

  • Individual plans: Sprint charges $80 monthly, AT&T charges $90 monthly for 3 GB plus $10 per GB overage, and Verizon charges $100 a month and $15 per GB overage.
  • Sprint does not have any bandwidth caps or overage fees. On the other hand, AT&T and Verizon have bandwidth caps.
  • AT&T edges out Verizon and Sprint when it comes to coverage area and speed. With speed tests, AT&T comes out on top as well, with Verizon coming up second and Sprint, third.
  • AT&T and Verizon both offer shared plans, which means families or groups can share a plan among multiple devices, while Sprint, with its unlimited plans with no data cap, does not offer a shared plan. T-Mobile, the 4th biggest carrier, also does not offer shared data plans.

But at the end of the day, the one thing that will help you decide is to check on the prices of their services and see if it is worth paying for it.  Check out their plans, including, voice, data and messaging prices. If you have a tablet PC, it is best to get one that has an unlimited data plan so that you will be able to use it to its full potential. Compare the offerings of the three companies side by side so that you would be able to see and assess which has the best offer.  If not, you can always ask help from the stores that sell Kindle Fire.  Hopefully, they would be able to help you get the best deal for your tablet PC.


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