Research Carriers & Data Plans
If you're coming off-contract or you're unsatisfied with your current carrier, make sure you set aside some time to research your carrier options.
The iPhone 8 will almost certainly come to the big name carriers in the United States. That list includes AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. It should also come to smaller carriers like U.S. Cellular.
Dig into feedback about customer service. Research network size and coverage in your home area. Investigate data speeds in the areas you frequent the most. And yes, look into the different data plans and pricing. You don't want to spend on data you’re not going to use.
This process can be extremely tricky which is why you'll want to get a big head start. Start looking into your options now, that way you won't be panicking when iPhone 8 pre-orders go live.