Dan Hesse responds by saying that Sprint has no current plans to change data pricing

Dan Hesse responds by saying that Sprint has no current plans to change data pricing
AT&T has rocked the boat in the US market as they announced that they will no longer be offering unlimited data plans that have become ingrained into the minds of consumers. One would have to assume that Verizon would soon follow in the same footsteps as we've seen them also making some changes that were soon followed by rival AT&T. However, Sprint remains to maintain its current focus on being a value brand provider that essentially offers customers the most bang for their buck. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse was asked a question in an email regarding the company's policy stance about keeping its unlimited data plans unlimited. Customers can let out a sigh of a relief, somewhat, as Hesse says that “one can never say 'never,' but we have no current plans to change our pricing.” Sprint has gone opposite when it comes to plan offerings as we've seen them offer unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling to any carrier to their arsenal and the fact that they will continue to keep its data unlimited. However, the mention of 'never' does make some people wonder whether or not Sprint will increase or possibly decrease its rates – there is always that slight chance, but it could be for the best with the consumer in mind.

source: Engadget


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9 Comments

1. boriqua2000

Posts: 259; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

hahaha...dan hesse also said that 4g would be absolutely free for the EVO.this guy is a liar.he tells you what you want to hear when you want to hear it.he reminds me of that guy on Survivor,i think his name was Russel or something.lied through his teeth all the time.

2. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

That's the business world though, things change.

5. lovebuzz

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 21, 2009

They change, of course, but that doesn't mean they have to lie about it.

3. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Of course he not gonna change the data plan he can't afford to, all the customers sprint loss, 4g is the only thing that put them back in the game,if any other company would have brought out 4g 1st sprint would be over. Verizon and ATT can afford to take there time for bringing out 4g they are on top of the game right now.....but don't be surpise if they do change it though company copy one other if they see it being successful hence everyone trying to make a tablet since the ipad

4. explainthefee

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 04, 2010

I'm assuming the blog mentioned is mine:http://explainthefee.com but I never called Dan a liar. I'm just asking for them to explain why we're paying $10 for hardware features.

6. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Sprint muddied their name years ago, but I respect this guy more than the last jackass in charge, because he only tells half-truths part of the time. More power to him, though, on this deal. Everyone really looks better than AT&T now.

7. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

Sprint is just going slower at increasing cell bills. what happed to compeating and giving customer more choices? i am starting to think all the cell phone companys all sat down toghter to talk about how much more money they can make by all having the same price plans then some one standing up and going no lets fight for better not just for the bottom line but for the customers.

8. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Never known...from what I can tell (no contract extensions on price plan changes, prorated ETF's, etc.) to follow AT&T's lead on anything. Don't see unlimited plans goin away...may just be diff. price/tier options. Unlike AT&T, Verizon has the infrastructure to support the heavy data usage. Everyone doesn't want a smartphone so don't think they are in danger of bein on bandwidth overload.

9. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

My prediction for Sprint's new price plan options: $19.99/month gets you...unlimited data, unlimited mins, pick 70 friends, unlimited text, unlimited tethering, free nights/weekends at 4:30p, unlimited global roaming mins for global devices, free mobile hotspot...let's see, what else can they give away...no contracts, every phone $49.99, upgrade whenever, free sprint to sprint calls, free sprint to us cellular calls...hell, free to any carrier calls, c'mon...what else can these fools gonna give away...what else, what am i leavin out?

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