Infographic: The Ultimate Cell Phone Plan Picker

Choosing a cell phone just a handful of years ago was fairly easy: Find out which carrier in your area provided the most voice minutes for your phone and see which handset suited you. But now that smartphone adoption is on the rise, consumers have to consider a wider range of alternatives including available software applications, handset platforms, and the cost of a data connection.

To help guide you through some of these variables, such as consumer satisfaction, rate plans and dropped call data, Wilson Electronics, the folks that make cell phone signal boosters, created this chart of current plan options from the four largest cellular operators in the U.S. There’s always more to consider, especially now that handsets do so much more than they used to, but this infographic is a solid place to start.

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