How much does a GB cost?
A gigabyte (GB) is the basic measure for wireless data, like a gallon of gas or a kilowatt of electricity. The difference with wireless GBs is that they can vanish after 30 days.
Use your gigs wisely and understand that the price you pay per GB – unlike gasoline – varies substantially between carriers and even between all of the rate plans within each carrier.
Here’s the average cost per GB for each of the Big 4:
- AT&T GB = $15.54
- T-Mobile GB = $15
- Verizon GB = $9.60
- Sprint GB = $8
Here’s a basic look at the range of per GB costs within each carrier:
AT&TAT&T’s Mobile Share plans – Ranges from $6.67 – $68, Average cost per GB: $15.54
SprintSprint’s Better Choice – Ranges from $2.50 – $20, Average cost per GB: $8Sprints 50% Off – AT&T: $7.58, Verizon: $5.14, T-Mobile: $7
T-MobileT-Mobile ranges from $10.83 – $25, Average: $15
VerizonThe Verizon Plan ranges from $5.56 – $30, Average: $9.63