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Rumor: new plans from Sprint will save you money for each friend you team up with

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Rumor: new plans from Sprint will save you money for each friend you team up with
According to an anonymous insider familiar with the carrier's plans, Sprint is to launch a new "Framily" plan in the near future. Yup, that's exactly how the service is going to be called, according to the source. What makes this new plan interesting is that it will let a subscriber share their account ID with their buddies – up to ten of them, to be more specific. And the more friends who are on Sprint are added to the group, the more money the subscriber will save from their monthly bill. Each of the people one shares an ID with will be billed individually, the source notes. In other words, it looks like only the ID's original owner will be getting the discount.

The Sprint Framily plans will cost as low as $55 per month for each line. That would get you 1GB of data along with unlimited texts and minutes. 3GB per month would cost $10 more and unlimited data will cost $75. Add a buddy, however, and you'll be paying $5 less. Share your account ID with 10 other people and you'll be getting unlimited data for $25 monthly. Not bad, huh?

Interestingly, there will be no two-year contracts and no device subsidies offered with Sprint's Framily plans. Therefore, anyone wanting to take advantage of the deal will have to pay a phone's full retail price.

Of course, we should not forget that all of the above exists in the realm of rumors – the details leaked by the tipster may be inaccurate or incomplete. But if this Framily plan does go live one day, would anyone of you, guys, be interested in signing up? Let us know in the comments!

source: The Verge

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posted on 07 Jan 2014, 16:15 3

1. JEverettnow (Posts: 187; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


As an employee of sprint I think we need to move away from confusing plans that have an incredible amount of fine print and details. I have to say, we need to take a queue from t-mobile and simplify, work on network improvements greatly, and make it easier for people to get service.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 16:18 1

2. Dante216 (Posts: 25; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


It's not really a rumor. I'm an employee and can also vouch for this post. It IS a good deal for 7-10 people, but the plan terms are SO confusing.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 17:26

7. djcody (Posts: 45; Member since: 17 Apr 2013)


for adults like me almost 40 ;) who gonna deal with 7-10 people to organize, talk about how great its going be a deal etc etc. i want simple plan just like tmobile. Specially with they great network cover in my area, Minneapolis-St.Paul, no way sprint you going to convince me to switch!!!

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 16:23 4

3. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


No thanks, not interested in some pyramid scheme phone plan.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 17:18 4

6. Jommick (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


Would you care to elaborate how the plan resembles your job?

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 20:38

13. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Wow are you a Sprint Fanboy? Im so excited; they're so rare! You probably wont be able to read this comment for a while- we can't all have good service.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 21:11 1

15. Jommick (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


Yup, I love Sprint so much I decided to work for AT&T and actually get decent service in my area - I was more asking how it resembled a pyramid scheme.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 16:40 1

4. MartyK (Posts: 706; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


Sprint,Sprint,Sprint....you're not understanding nor are you listening..it is not your plans or your phones nor your employees..

IT'S YOUR CRAPPY NETWORK.... even if you get connect to the so-call 4G in your home town area (KC's)..the most you would get is 7-10 down and maybe 3 up!!...we will not talk about inside your home or work!!...forget about!...gosh get a clue!!

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 19:04 1

12. downphoenix (Posts: 2301; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


They are working on the network, but they are trying to get new customers also. New customers = more revenue = more money they can spend for doing network improvements.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 20:52 1

14. a_merryman (Posts: 663; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


It's like people don't understand this. Not to mention 7-10 is good for anything you can do on a phone unless you are torrenting or downloading entire movies or massive games from the play store or itunes/app store. And even then it will do it at a brisk pace. That speed easily handles streaming netflix or spotify or whichever services, pull up webpages quickly, games that need internet access. Anything more and it really just becomes an e-penis measuring contest currently.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 00:16

16. lsutigers (Posts: 713; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


Seriously man, Sprint IS working on the network, more than any other carrier, but the scope of work Sprint is undertaking is much greater than their rivals. They are rebuilding their entire network from the ground up, not just adding LTE. It takes time. Many markets now have LTE but there is still work going on, so by no means is that the final speed/capacity you will see as Sprint Spark is coming to all major markets. Not to mention 7-10mbps is plenty on a mobile phone. I can stream Netflix, Youtube and Pandora on 3G. Indoor coverage is being addressed with the 800mhz refarmed Nextel spectrum for 3G/voice and LTE. But yes, it takes time.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 17:05

5. wolverinexmen9 (Posts: 78; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


So if I go this right, I'll pay $25 a month for unlimited everything while my 10 friends pay $75 for the same thing? Sure it saves me money but what about my pissed off friends? Haha I also I agree with MartyK from above.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 17:42

8. d_roc81 (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


No. It is basically a Group Purchasing Agreement. Everyone will be paying the same rate at the group level. 1 line = 55 for Unlimited talk and text and 1gb data. $10 more gets you 2gb more data and $20 more gets you unlimited data and annual upgrade options. Every line added drops the line charge $5 until the 7-10 line plateau is reached at $25 for all subscribers. Remember that if you want unlimited data its $20 more.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 17:47 1

9. mike2959 (Posts: 222; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Just fix the network.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 18:35

10. downphoenix (Posts: 2301; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Seems a lot of people have misconceptions about the plan. So I will break it down for you.
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1 phone line: $55 per month
2 phone lines: $50 per line (100)
3 phone lines: $45 per line (135)
4 phone lines: $40 per line (160)
5 phone lines: $35 per line (175)
6 phone lines: $30 per line (180)
7-10 phone lines: $25 per line (175-250)
All rates are with 1gb/line. You can upgrade data to 3gb for $10/mo per line more, or Unlimited for $20/mo per line. The unlimited option also bumps up upgrades to once a year with this instead of the normal every 20 months. Options can be mixed and matched per line as well, so if you want some with 1gb and some with unlimited, you can.

Lines can also have their own separate account numbers and still be eligible for these rates when they are grouped with others, due to a seaprate value called a Framily ID that will track the lines. Existing lines can switch, but are subject to a $15/mo/line charge if they had an equipment subsidy and are also still subject to their contracts. The new plan doesnt do contracts, it either uses full price purchases for phones and/or One Up activations with approved credit, so basically like how T-mobile does it sorta.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 18:39

11. downphoenix (Posts: 2301; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


and the plan is no longer a rumor. It is on sprint.com. Signups start on 1/10.

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 04:57

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