Sprint's new Framily plan now official
The plan offers one line of service for $55 which includes unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data. For each person that joins the group, the price drops by $5 a month with a maximum discount of $30 a line. That means a group of 7 can get unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data for just $25 a month. Want unlimited data? Add $20 per line for unlimited talk, text and data, and Sprint will also let you update to a new phone once a year.
To participate in the plan, the members must each purchase an eligible phone and pay it off in 24 monthly payments, or reactivate a previously purchased Sprint phone. Those existing customers with a subsidized phone must pay an additional $15 a month per line until they are eligible for an upgrade. For a limited time, Sprint is waiving this fee. Existing accounts cannot be merged into a new Framily plan unless the accounts are both owned by the same person. New customers using the plan will be given a Framily ID, which they can use to invite new members.
According to Sprint, its Framily plan with a single member ($55 per month) or at maximum savings ($25 per month), offers a great discount compared to the other carriers. While T-Mobile's Simple Choice plan is $50 a month, it includes just 500MB of data or half of what Sprint's plan offer. AT&T's Mobile Share Value with a similar 1GB of data is $70 each month while a Verizon Share Everything customer with 1GB of data is paying $90 monthly.
Sprint announces new Framily plan
1. Birds (Posts: 972; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
This is is a complicated but lovable puzzle...
2. jaychildz (Posts: 104; Member since: 31 May 2013)
Framily lol c'mon with the SouthPark Asian accent lmao. BRACK FRIDAY BUNDURU
28. rwolf1984 (Posts: 518; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)
Haro please. I take a da framily pan today
10. Zero0 (Posts: 583; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Friends and family, apparently.
Sounds like a good idea. Waiting for T-Mobile's response.
15. hurrycanger (Posts: 984; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
T-mobile's response: our family plans that have been in existence for a while are still cheaper! ;)
27. Zero0 (Posts: 583; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
But those are just family plans, not framily plans. Obviously.
5. Killertech2099 (Posts: 138; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
Framily plan and T-mobile family plan hmmm...
6. Yankchef (Posts: 76; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)
This would be 100$ a month more than my current plan
7. ari5501 (Posts: 5; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)
So pretty much this is the exactly the same as the T- Mobile plan except significantly more expensive. Sounds good!
8. skymitch89 (Posts: 1044; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Um...my question is if the 1Gb of data is full speed then those get throttled or is it 1Gb of data then you're out of data? With T-Mobile, the 500Mb is at full speed, then the speeds drop but remain unlimited. I guess that I could look up the answer if I wanted to, but I don't so I'm not.
9. hurrycanger (Posts: 984; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
Haha. Sprint is comparing its framily plan with SEVEN LINES to single subscriber plans of other carriers. What the actual heck is that???
T-mobile family plan with unlimited talk and text and 2.5 GB data (each) for FIVE costs $32 per person. What will this Sprint 1gb plan cost for a framily of FIVE?
This whole framily thing is not bad though, but it's not a bit as good as it Sprint wants you to think it is. xD
11. hurrycanger (Posts: 984; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
* at the end, it should be "but it's not a bit as good as Sprint wants you to think it is."
12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7729; Member since: 14 May 2012)
So in other words, it's still more expensive than T-Mobile. Cool.
13. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7729; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Sprint --- $75 + $70 + $65 + $60 = $270 for unlimited data for four lines.
T-Mobile --- $70 + $50 + $30+ $30 = $180 for unlimited data for four lines
Sprint's a joke lol.
14. Killertech2099 (Posts: 138; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
That's a horrible plan thank God for T-mobile getting the z1s
17. Guti986 (Posts: 34; Member since: 26 Dec 2013)
Actually as per usual the news concerning sprint is incomplete. Its not a tiered price range. the discount applies to all the lines in the plan; so it would be $60 each line for unlimited data if there are 4 lines ($240), $55 each line if there are 5 ($275), $50 each if there are 6 ($300) and so on. Mind you its still a bit more expensive than T-Mobile, but just get all the facts. ;-) I'm only assuming that the cost of the phone would be a separate charge as is on tmobile, haven't done my research on that matter.
24. cfprelude (Posts: 115; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
no. not true. for a person with one line its significantly cheaper.... the more lines you have the less the discount is but no matter how many lines you have, this would be cheaper unless you really couldnt find 6 people in the world to share your framily id with.
26. cripton805 (Posts: 913; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
It can actually be $110 for unlimited data on Tmobile. Throttled data is better than limited data on Sprint.
16. Landmarkcm (Posts: 420; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)
Still good for nothing with their bad service. It's really pretty sad that in 2014 now they are the only the carrier that at least in the major areas does not have useable 3g service! Yes I said 3g lol. I remember being in Disneyland even & my Tmobile worked no problem whereas Sprint had no service. Not even for voice. This is still a struggle for them & their network vision excuse most are tired of. They should have gone about things differently. I read one of their responses on FB eluding to the fact that Tmobile simply put patches on older technology to give us the HSPA+ & Sprint said they were building from scratch. Well their taking to long & ill take that added on to old towers method Tmobile used as long as it works.
18. corporateJP (Posts: 1548; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
Sprint is and always has been a horrible disaster.
19. PhonePhazer47 (Posts: 30; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
Who the freak is making these plans up?? Sprint has a way of finding complicated ways of saying NOTHING!!!
20. cripton805 (Posts: 913; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
This is misleading. Tmobile offers unlimited service. After 500mb it becomes throttled. Im sure you knew this. Throttled data is still unlimited data.
23. cfprelude (Posts: 115; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
is no one picking up on the reason fro the comparison above? this allows everyoen to share their ID with 6 people and have the highest level of discount. for those of us with 3 or 4 lines on vzw for instance, the savings wouldnt be as huge but if you are a single person not sharing your plan with your family you could see a savings from $90 to $25 by switching to Sprint... posting your framily ID to your facebook page and letting the first 6 people to comment gain a discount on their plan as well.... I dont like Sprint but this is a much better deal than any of these comments are pointing out. AT&T, tmobile, and vzw dont allow you to get a discount for "friends" or acquaintances" you may have unless you are going to take over the liability of their lines on "your" cell phone plan. and as someone above pointed out, this is not tiered... everyone receives the discount.
25. cripton805 (Posts: 913; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
With Tmobile, 5 lines would be $110 and still cheaper than sprint.
For the type of 3g service Sprint offers, you are still getting ripped off and they started focusing on Sprint Spark while people were promised LTE last year.
30. cfprelude (Posts: 115; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
IF (big "if"....) you have 5 lines. i dont like sprint (speed is horrendous compared to my vzw) but if u switch to these new plans you can easily have your plan be $25 each if you have 3 lines (much more common than 5 lines) or any amount as long as you have a friend or two.... or go the route of networking on FB etc. this is huge for the people who have 2-3 lines or even more... the single line people out there!
29. CEMIII (Posts: 110; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)
What I have Sprint & this makes no sense at all LOL. The add is false. A single subscriber is $55 period if it's on that plan + the monthly installment of the phone by itself. That is the comparrison they give with T-Mobile, AT&T & Verizon.
If 2 people are on it how much is the plan?
They need to compare it equally to the other carriers & they are not. Because if that is the case then Verizon EDGE I believe is also $55 + the phone installment. They are comparing it to their Share plan as well as the others. Which is false advertising.
Sprint get it together please & just be honest. Or they will have a bad yr with customer.
31. cfprelude (Posts: 115; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
i dont think u understand... if u have "friends" on Sprint you can easily get the max discount per month ($30) and see a bill of $25 per line no matter if u personally have 2 lines or 5 etc.... just have to have a total of 7 "framily" using the same code and they will all see the discount. I have 3 lines with vzw but if i went to this i'd easily have the "7".... my neighbor has sprint, couple co workers, and some extended family would get me well past the 7lines max discount.
32. neutralned1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Jan 2014)
there good because u dont have to share a contract with the cousin or friend who never pays their part of the bill and still get family plan pricing and the upgrade every year
34. Nittany (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)
If you are looking to join Sprint as a new customer, take my Framily ID#L00259377Ya to your local Sprint store and sign up to join our Framily group. You will save $10/month immediately and more if others join our group as well. Instant savings!
35. Derek32880 (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)
my ID# is B00690276kM that is capital B zero zero 69 zero 276 lower case k capital M (case sensitive) last 4 digits of phone number if needed is 0192 have 9 spaces available