If you are going to purchase an iPhone 4, one of the more recent stories over at Forbes says that Sprint is probably not the best network to be tied down to if you are about to pick up Apple’s smartphone. It seems as though the iPhone’s top data speed is actually achievable on AT&T’s network, which is actually double the top speed that it peaked on over at Verizon and Sprint – this study was performed by Apple Insider. Apart from that, Verizon has its own saving grace though – it has proved itself to deliver the best overall coverage on the device, where Verizon has you covered with their service in most areas.
Sprint was discovered to deliver the slowest data speeds and in a double whammy piece of news, the worst overall coverage “by far” in the areas tested in the study. This certainly jives with what analysts have been talking about for a long, long time, where AT&T’s iPhone has been touted to be the device with the fastest data, while Verizon’s strength lies in its coverage area. As for Sprint, they might have an unlimited data plan, but would that be worth signing up for in exchange for the advantages that are offered by AT&T and Verizon? It really boils down to your personal choice, actually.