Leak shows Sprint may soon change unlimited plans to take on T-Mobile
1. ajac09 (Posts: 1477; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
hmmm interesting Id take the 4 lines with unllimted talk text and data come with hot spot interesting for sure
23. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Awesome .... too bad you won't get service on those 4 lines. But, go ahead, give it a whirl.
2. tigermcm (Posts: 841; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)
I was thinking bout going back to sprint(left because of no wp8 last year) this makes me want to come back for sure.....as long as I can still use my company discount with the plans
21. SprintGuy22 (Posts: 13; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
You can still use your corporate discounts, the only thing is it now only discounts the data of each line ($30/line)
3. VictorP (Posts: 24; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Sprint sucks. Why waste your money on crap service and slow data?
8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10223; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Haha exactly. What's the point of unlimited data when Sprint's 3G is slower than T-Mobile's 2G?
24. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Actually, Sprint's 3G is slower than Trans-Atlantic carrier pigeons.
4. MartyK (Posts: 733; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)
No good, for $69 you get unlimited m&m,unlimited data & text and 450 minutes to land line.. I guess this should be call the new family plan.. Smh
19. homineyhominey (Posts: 29; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)
Plus the $10 premium data. For the same service on the current plans it would cost $100 month plus $10 for premium data. This is a great price.
29. jdubtrye (Posts: 20; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)
If you have a discount, the price for a single line goes up.
eg: $69.99 * .75 + $10 prem data = 63.50 plus taxes govt fees(.75 is a 25% discount)
now: $50 * .75 + $30 = $67.50 plus taxes govt fees
It is even worse if the discount applies to the $30 instead of the $50.
30. jdubtrye (Posts: 20; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)
of course, if you need more minutes than 450 + M2M, this is indeed a better deal
5. -box- (Posts: 3984; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
If sprint wants to stay relevant, they need an all-in-one plan for smartphones for T-Mobile prices and a better selection of phones; there are oodles of MVNOs that offer unlimited for around and under $50 per month, so sprint isn't going to have all that compelling an option without decent hardware. Personally, while I think Softbank has some larger plans for them, I don't really see them being all that successful.
6. kanagadeepan (Posts: 823; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
more complicated like Japanese letters/alphabets....
32. SprintGuy22 (Posts: 13; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
yea cuz what does japan know about innovation?.......
7. dok2005 (Posts: 55; Member since: 18 Apr 2012)
ok the good things about this that its allow for more than 5 peoeple on the family plan. which use to be a limit. bad thing u actually paying more for this. i know i did the math.
5 lines on the everything data equal 230 without insurance and taxes
5 lines under the new plan equals 250 without insurance and taxes
9. ZeroCide (Posts: 751; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
So basically I 'm gonna pay the same!!!! Awesome rewording sprint!
10. mcshank (Posts: 47; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)
How does one give more info on this article? I want to add leaks to this leak!
11. burneraccount (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
"So, one line of unlimited talk and text is $50 per month, two lines are $40 each, three lines are $30 each, etc."
I originally thought that, too. BUT, the inclusion of the + in front of each line after the first now leads me to believe line 1 is $50, line 2 is $40, line 3 is $30 and then $20 for lines 4 - 10. Am I missing something that clarifires this, because otherwise these plans just don't seem to provide much value to the consumer.
12. Libra1985 (Posts: 47; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
1 line plan would be 50.00 + 30 for unlimited data
2 line plan would be 40.00 per line + 30 per line for unlimited data
3 line plan would be 30.00 per line + 30 per line for unlimited data
4 - 10 line plan would be 20.00 per line
17. burneraccount (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
I really think that with the inclusion of the + and the lack of the ea. in the pricing boxes it means that you start with a base of $50 for line 1, add $40 to that for line 2, add $30 to THAT for line 3 and then $20 a pop for 4-10.
Otherwise in the lines 4-10 box it would just say "$20 ea." not "+$20 ea.".
16. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Yes, you're correct that there really is no savings unless you were on the old $99 unlimited everything plan as you would now get 5GB of mobile hotspot for no additional charge. Two smartphones will run you $150 ($50+$40+30+$30) a month before any insurance, taxes, and other fees. They just make it seem like it's a better deal. Also not listed in this screen shot is that people that receive a monthly discount for the company they work for will only get the discount applied to the data for each phone and not the entire MRC.
13. Kelley71 (Posts: 65; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
The permanent-unlimited clause is a clear shot at Verizon and the grandfathered Unlimited Data plans--I'm surprised it's taken Sprint this long to take it.
I do suppose there is a modest savings to be had for 2-line accounts. 2 lines Simply Everything is $210, 2 lines "Unlimited My Way" is $80 (50+30) + $70 (40+30) = $150. Realistically, though, a 2 line plan would probably be hard-pressed to consume 1,500 min to land-lines, so the better comparison is 2 line Unlimited Data @ $150.
Once you add the 3rd phone, it's $100/per for Simply Everything (cheaper My Way) and $30/per for Everything Data. The cheapest 3rd smartphone added my way is $50.
If anything, I'm catching on that talk is cheap (if not cliche).
18. Kelley71 (Posts: 65; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
This is all fine and well, but as a Sprint subscriber I'd rather them just swap out the WiMax for LTE, get 800/1900/2500 MHz LTE live and finish the build-out. This is nothing but a distraction.
14. skymitch89 (Posts: 1244; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
So $50 for unlimited talk & text plus $30 for unlimited data. That equals $80 a month which is what I already pay for my Everything Data plan, but I only get 450 anytime minutes (of which I've never used more than 50 of).
15. VictorP (Posts: 24; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Don't forget the $10 + dollars they charge in taxes..
28. SolidGold69 (Posts: 5; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
There also used to be a Smart Phone fee. Now you get $10 off if you get a feature phone instead...who knew?!!
20. lsutigers (Posts: 817; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
I don't get how this is a savings for family plans. Five phones sharing 1,500 minutes on a current Everything Data Family Plan with unlimited text and data currently runs $129 for the first 2 lines + $20 for each additional line so that's $190 + $50 for premium data fee on each line makes it $240.
On the new My Way plan it would run you $50+$40+$30+$20+$20 = $160 just for unlimited talk and text, add $30 per line for data is an additional $150 for 5 lines which makes the plan $310. Granted you do get unlimited voice but with Any Mobile, Anytime on the Everything Data Family plans its a moot point.
22. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
just wish for once AT&T/VERIZON would keep their unlimited plans then i wouldn't have cancel my contract :( at least i have a SIM prepaid with my unlocked xperia go
25. Landline (Posts: 6; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)
who got rid of the thumbs down option? seriously.
26. benzb (Posts: 41; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)
It's definitely nice that they are finally changing their plans. If I didn't have unlimited data with Verizon, I would definitely switch to Sprint - pretty good coverage in Los Angeles and the price is good considering it includes unlimited data and the coverage area is larger than T-Mobile. However, although I have to pay full retail when I upgrade with Verizon (which sucks), I need the even better coverage and huge LTE coverage area which Verizon offers.