Leak shows Sprint may soon change unlimited plans to take on T-Mobile
posted by Michael H. / Jul 10, 2013, 11:08 AM
To start, the basic setup is "the more you add, the more you save". So, one line of unlimited talk and text is $50 per month, two lines are $40 each, three lines are $30 each, etc. Adding on unlimited data will set you back $30, or just $20 for 1GB. Or, there is a package plan called "My All-In Plan", which would include unlimited talk, text, and data, plus 5GB of hotspot data for $110 per month.
The new set of plans seems to be needlessly complex, and has a chart that supposedly shows more benefits compared to an "Everything Data" plan, but that seems like a comparison designed to make the new plans look good while being vague. For example, the new plans offer something called the "Sprint Unlimited Guarantee" which the old plans didn't, and that's something you need, right?
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hmmm interesting Id take the 4 lines with unllimted talk text and data come with hot spot interesting for sure
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 11:10 AM 2
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Awesome .... too bad you won't get service on those 4 lines. But, go ahead, give it a whirl.
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 7:42 PM 1
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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
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 11:17 AM 2
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Sprint sucks. Why waste your money on crap service and slow data?
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 11:22 AM 9
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Haha exactly. What's the point of unlimited data when Sprint's 3G is slower than T-Mobile's 2G?
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 12:50 PM 4
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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
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 11:24 AM 0
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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.
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 3:58 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jul 11, 2013, 4:56 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 12:14 PM 0
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more complicated like Japanese letters/alphabets....
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 12:27 PM 2
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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
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 12:38 PM 0
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"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.
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 1:53 PM 0
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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
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 2:25 PM 0
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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.".
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 3:01 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 2:56 PM 0
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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).
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 2:38 PM 0
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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).
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 2:40 PM 0
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Don't forget the $10 + dollars they charge in taxes..
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 2:45 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 5:11 PM 1
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