Leak shows Sprint may soon change unlimited plans to take on T-Mobile
0. phoneArena 10 Jul 2013, 11:08 posted on
An anonymous tipster just sent us what looks to be a leaked Sprint document that outlines a new set of unlimited plan options that will go under the heading of "Unlimited, My Way" rather than the traditional "Unlimited Everything" plans that Sprint had before. The new set of plans won't necessarily replace the old, but will bring a new set of options to choose from...
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1. ajac09 (Posts: 1480; 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: 851; 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: 10409; 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: 752; 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: 3991; 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: 891; 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: 765; 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: 69; 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: 69; 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: 1284; 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: 819; 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: 48; 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.