Sprint announces two new plans with unlimited talk, text and data for as low as $80 monthly

Sprint announces two new plans with unlimited talk, text and data for as low as $80 monthly
Battling with T-Mobile for customers who want unlimited data plans, Sprint on Thursday introduced The Sprint Unlimited Guarantee. This guarantees that customers on the Sprint network will be allowed to have a plan offering unlimited talk, text and data for the life of the current phone line, as long as that line remains on Sprint. The guarantee covers new and existing Sprint customers who sign up for Sprint’s new My Way plan or My All-in plan. Those two plans and the Unlimited Guarantee debut on Friday.

Both unlimited plans start as low as $80 a month. With the Unlimited, My Way plan the Sprint customer can mix smartphones and basic phones and choose the amount of data that the whole family will need for a month. This plan can accommodate as many as 10 lines on one account. As customers add more lines to the account, the less expensive these additional lines become. With this plan, lines 4 to 10 can get unlimited talk, text and data for just $50 a month. Compared to a comparable Verizon plan, which gives users just 2GB of data each month, the Sprint plan is $20 a month cheaper.

The Sprint customer selecting the Unlimited, My Way plan first selects the number of lines he needs. The next choice is the amount of data that the customer requires on each line. Unlimited data is $30 a month for a smartphone, or $20 a month for 1GB of  additional data. Those with a basic phone can get unlimited data for $10 per month. The My All-in plan also offers unlimited talk, text and data but includes 5GB of monthly data from a Sprint mobile hot spot for $110 a month.

Sprint now has 4G LTE coverage in 110 markets in the U.S. Some Sprint customers in markets like Washington D.C., New York and San Francisco are reporting seeing LTE speeds on their devices even though the service has not officially started in those locations. By the end of the year, Sprint expects its 4G signal to cover 200 million people.

As we already mentioned, the new plans start on Friday and save Verizon customers with a comparable plan as much as $240 a year. Those using a similar T-Mobile or AT&T plan can save $120 annually by switching to the new Sprint plans.

source: Sprint



34. mike2959

Posts: 700; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I can again only speak to Northeast Ohio, from Toledo to Erie PA with obviously Cleveland in the middle. And as far south as Columbus. Sprint is just horrible. No LTE, and their 3G on a good day may crack 1mbps. Another thing is Stop saying they're building a new network from the ground up.. Nobody is doing that. Stop saying that those not in a good service area will have LTE service, THEY ARE NOT PUTTING UP ADDITIONAL TOWERS! It just the new LTE hardware getting put up on existing towers. Sprint wasted 6 billion on Wimax just 3 years ago when TMO AT&T and Verizon were planning LTE like the majority of the world.

28. benzb

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

This plan really sounded great until I went into the Sprint website and I read the fine print. I guess, unlimited data is not exactly truly unlimited anymore. Sprint will be limiting video streams to 1Mbps and will give network priority to those on other plans. Read below: " Usage Limitations: Other plans may receive prioritized bandwidth availability. Streaming video speeds may be limited to 1 Mbps. Sprint may terminate service if off-network roaming usage in a month exceeds: (1) 800 min. or a majority of min.; or (2) 100 MB or a majority of KB. Prohibited network use rules apply. See sprint.com/termsandconditions. "

29. benzb

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

I got this info from here: http(s)://shop.sprint.com/mysprint/shop_landing.js​p?pagename=whysprint&plan=unlimited&ECID=vanity:un​limited Remove the parenthesis...

26. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Not bad, still doesn't beat SEROP, but nothing will. I'll stay with what I have.

22. Getulio

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 29, 2011

Vorsayo $210-150=$60/month savings x 24= $1,440 when you add the cost of a comparable phone which per phone you are looking to pay about $199.99 at sprint times 3. that is $1,440+600=$2,040. numbers don't lie.

21. rdaex

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

new plans are WAY more expensive than the current offerings, and sometimes even HIGHER than Verizon with a reasonable amount of data. New plans are in NO WAY a better option for nearly ANY customers. Not to mention the work discount now comes off of ONLY the data portion of the plan.. Current customers with 2 lines get the discount off of $110, the new plan would give discount off of only $60... terrible changes.

24. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I agree, the math isn't working out for my 5 line 1500 minute family plan. It'll be significantly more expensive with these new plans. Especially once you factor in employee discounts not working. The only tempting new offering is a 1 GB tethering for $10. I'd take that in a heartbeat. I'm tired of having to root to get occasional tethering. I didn't even bother with my current Sprint phone. My Note 2 is large enough that I don't have to root my phone just to create a hotspot for a tablet.

27. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Your not calculating correctly... None of you are. Your forgetting you have to add $10 per line if you wanted prem data. However, it appears these new plans do away with them, which in effect make these new plans a better deal. The price of the plans you have now with $10 added is the same, but your getting truly unlimited minutes and hotspot in some choices. Plus, the more lines you add, it actually can become cheaper and now you can have up to 10 lines instead of 5, which eliminates of having a second account of one more expensive main line.

20. crysiswarmonger

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Unlimited everything, I always had unlimited slow data and voice with unlimited dropped calls all the time with Sprint.

18. Getulio

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 29, 2011

Based on the article above family plan 3 lines Sprint 1st line $50+30(unlimited data), 2nd $40+30 and 3rd $30+30= $210.00 T-Mobile family plan 3 lines 1st line $50+20(unlimited data), 2nd $30+20 and 3rd 1 $10+20= $150.00

19. Vorsayo

Posts: 21; Member since: Jan 29, 2012

plus 60/mo for EIP. unless you want to add $1,800 upfront for 3 modern phones.

16. kika530

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I dont see this saving money for family plans Sprint already offers unlimited mobile to mobile on their everything data plan Everything data 2 lines $150 / New plan 2 lines $150 Everything data 3 lines $180 / New plan 3 lines $200 Everything data 4 lines $210 / New plan 4 lines $230 Everything data 5 lines $240 / New plan 5 lines $280 The only benefit in the new plans is unl minutes but if you only call cell phones its pointless you already get 1500 minutes for landlines or roaming. ????????????????? Doesnt make sense

17. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Believe it or not some people actually call landlines for business. Not to mention the price for 2 lines on this plan is $10 a month cheaper than before. Before you complain, do some reading friend! These are positive changes for the consumer.

30. freakinsweetdude

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

You make a valid point but some families aren't just limited to 5 people which is the official max on the everything data plans which means people used to have to start a second family plan (unless you could convince customer care to allow additional lines on the plan). Now customers have the freedom for many more lines and they don't have to worry about going over landline minutes. Not to mention some people don't need unlimited data and constantly go no where near 1GB in a month, which also leaves room for some savings.

11. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Sounds disingenuous. When I have more time I'll investigate more. Also, the "unlimited data for the life of your current phone" line sounds scary, as if Sprint's going to axe unlimited data sometime down the road.

12. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Lol just research it man :(

13. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

I meant to put a smiley lol :)

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

What's there to investigate? It says what the plan is in the article. There's nothing at all saying they're going to axe unlimited data.

9. Getulio

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 29, 2011

T-Mobile charges the same $20.00 for all types of phones. the single line would cost $80 for Sprint regardless of whether you bring your own phone or not compared to $70 for T-Mobile and you would have no contract with T-Mobile while Sprint locks you in for 2 years.

15. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Ah but if you want the latest and greatest devices Sprint will save you from T-Mo's terrible $90 a month. Not to mention Tmobile locks you in for 20 months!! Not to mention T-Mobiles horrible coverage.. Makes Sprint look fantastic.

8. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

are they going to charge $10 extra for smartphones?

31. DonkeySauce

Posts: 194; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

No, the charges are all built in to the data fees. That's why data for a smart phone is $30 vs $10 for a feature phone.

7. Getulio

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 29, 2011

The trend in the wireless industry is going towards an almost complete overtaking of smartphones compare to basic phones. The diferentiator for Sprint is in the basic phones which is $10.00 for unlimited compared to T-Mobiles' $20.00 for unlimited. When was the last time any of the readers in this forum can remember seeing somebody using a basic phone to browse the web?

5. sun0066

Posts: 289; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

In sprint for some reason that they just know you end up paying more than in other carriers and also the data is almost useless , so you could be really lucky if you get the patience to use 2-3gb in soooo slow and spotty network

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Well, great deals and a smooth lte rollout good job sprint :)

2. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

This may just crush T-Mobile and all hopes of a comeback for them! Awesome prices/plans Sprint. Keep it up! Your LTE rollout is going smooth :-D

4. PeaceB

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

FYI unlimited everything on T-mo is $70, just cause a company says you will save money dont actually mean your saving money. You should actually compare for yourself before falling for these corporate ads, btw their LTE network is crap compared to T-mo HSDPA and nowhere close to T-mo LTE.

6. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

You have to count EIP price as a part of the rate plan for T-Mo to be fair. Which would make it $90/month for unlimited data.

10. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

The $20 EIP fee isn't required if you bring your own phone. Lets see Sprint compete with Tmobiles $30 plan: 100 min of talk unlimited text 5gb 4g Data Unlimited 2g data No contract That plan is the best bang/buck in the US.

14. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Chances are if you bring your own phone it's probably either out dated or you paid too much for it outright. Virgin Mobile for $35 has 300 mins, unlimited text and unlimited data so... Regardless to get the best device Sprint will save you a lot vs T-Mobile, not to mention Sprints coverage crushes T-Mo. I'm super excited to see what SoftBank will bring to the table. I just hope s**tty Dish Network doesn't buy T-Mo.

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