If you’re looking to sell your iPhone or switch cell phone providers, there’s never been a better time than now to make the leap. As companies contend for customers, they’re providing more competitive rates, better plans, and more comprehensive offerings.
Yet, knowing which to choose can sometimes be a difficult decision. With so many options on the market today, finding a provider and plan that fit your budget, usage requirements, and lifestyle is often tricky.
Today, we’re helping to make it easier on you. We’re breaking down the top seven service providers of 2017, so you’ll have a solid place to start when you decide to make the switch.
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Verizon continues to reign in this space, chiefly for its massive network size. Coverage is widespread, connections are fast, and it’s proven itself reliable time and again. These are some of the reasons why RoboMetrics has voted it the #1 Overall Network in the U.S. seven times in a row.
One more reason to consider Verizon? It now offers an Unlimited Plan, which includes a 10B mobile hotspot and HD video streaming for no extra charge.
Two words: Unlimited data.
T-Mobile allows some of the most comprehensive and impressive data options in the game. It’s One Plan also runs between $10 and $20 less than Verizon’s similar offerings and is available in more than 140 countries, making it a great option for international travelers.
The recent addition of its Binge On feature, which allows users to stream Netflix, Hulu, HBO and more data-free, take it over the top in terms of value.
AT&T remains in the top three and is increasingly adding value to its offerings to stay there. For example, it recently added an unlimited data plan with mobile hotspot and unlimited texting to 120 countries.
It’s support services are still some of the best in the industry, as is its network coverage, making it a reliable choice.
Though one of the industry’s top powerhouses, Sprint’s performance, and popularity has lagged in recent years compared to the top three providers. Yet, it’s seeking to turn these tables around with highly competitive pricing and more flexible plans.
As a result, 38% of current customers say the Sprint brand image is improving, and 32% of overall consumers agree.
Operated under T-Mobile’s network, this prepaid Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MNVO) provider is an excellent choice for those on a budget or looking to cut cell phone costs. It boasts T-Mobile’s quick speeds, provides a variety of plans, and even offers an unlimited data option with free mobile hotspot.
6. Boost Mobile
In the same vein as MetroPCS, Boost Mobile is another MNVO provider. It operates on the Sprint network versus T-Mobile, which puts it at a slight disadvantage in terms of speed and performance compared to MetroPCS.
Yet, it does offer flexible data options (including an unlimited plan), and mobile-optimized streaming services, which keep it near the top.
The third and final MNVO on our list, Cricket is operated under the AT&T network. It has been awarded for its customer service and innovation, yet is limited in terms of speed and performance (one example: its download speed only reaches 8 Mbps). Yet, if you’re looking for a prepaid carrier with a quality mix of fairly-priced plan options, it remains a solid choice.
Your Next Steps: Sell Your iPhone and Switch
If any of the above plans pique your interest, you might be ready to sell your iPhone and invest in a new device, plan, and carrier. With so many companies clamoring for your attention and dollar, now is a great time to make the jump.
If you decide to go this route, we’d love to help. We buy and sell pre-owned consumer goods, from cell phones to laptops, and almost everything in between.