Prof. William Marquart
Comparison and Contrast Essay Assignment
April 13, 2011
Comparing and Contrasting Cellular Phones
As a consumer, when in the market for a new cell phone and cell phone plan, the first important item to compare and contrast are the benefits and advantages of the major cell phone providers such as AT&T and T- Mobile. In order to find a plan to fit budget needs and coverage requirements it made sense to look at all of the major cell phone providers such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. After careful comparisons narrowing the choices to AT&T and T-Mobile made sense. The first item compared and contrasted between AT&T and T-Mobile’s was their service. All cell phone providers have some type of tool or map, either on the phone or their website, that shows their coverage areas and although T-Mobile’s coverage was exceptional, when compared to AT&T’s Nationwide coverage there was a clear advantage towards AT&T. In closely comparing and contrasting the service area maps between the two cell phone providers there seemed to be a stark contrast and advantage heavily in AT&T’s favor. The second item compared and contrasted between AT&T and T-Mobile was their rate and data internet plans. The ease and capability of accessing everything on the internet and the capability of downloading music, ring tones, and being able to link up to work computers has made selecting the right data plan as popular and important as selecting the correct minute air time package. The popularity and competition, that has evolved in the past few years, between cell phone providers for air time and data plans is hard to overlook as different operating systems like Windows and Google’s Android have flooded the market with thousands of applications. As the popular saying goes “there’s an app for that”. In comparing and contrasting both AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s tiered package plans, both companies offered a certain bundle...