Sprint brings back its $25 a month Unlimited Kickstart Plan

Sprint brings back its $25 a month Unlimited Kickstart Plan
Good news for those looking to save some money on unlimited data. For a limited time only, Sprint is bringing back its Unlimited Kickstart Plan. Switch to the nation's fourth largest carrier, and you can pay just $25 a month for unlimited talk, text and data (auto pay is required). The deal requires the purchase of a new line, and is available online only. And wait, there's more. If you switch to Sprint and sign up for Unlimited Kickstart and buy a new phone outright, the carrier will send you a $100 prepaid Mastercard.

With the plan, video streams at 480p (DVD, or standard quality), music streams up to 500Kbps, and games stream up to 2Mbps. Unlimited Kickstart subscribers also have to deal with the possibility of data deprioritization during times of network congestion. While cheaper than Sprint's Unlimited Basic plan (which starts at $60/month for one line), the Unlimited Kickstarter does not allow subscribers to lease phones via the Sprint Flex Lease option, nor does it come with one free Hulu account and a mobile hotspot.

If you need all of those things, the Basic Unlimited Plan is the same $100 a month for four lines, and is actually cheaper than Unlimited Kickstart for five lines since the fifth line is free. Starting on April 30th, pricing for those two plans rises to $140/month and $160/month, respectively.

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18 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I still remember that $125 spending limit at Sprint, with free nights and weekends starting at 7pm Friday thru 7am Monday.

2. cleatglitch

Posts: 165; Member since: May 25, 2013

crazy times back then...my family lived 700 miles away so i always waited to 7 to talk to them

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Those were the days, Sprint always had some crazy deals.

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2252; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

You couldn’t pay me to use Sprint. I had it for 6 months on my 6 Plus back 4 years ago and the call quality and download speeds were dreadful. Has it improved, most likely but I wouldn’t want to chance my Verizon quality of service just to save roughly $50 a month.

4. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

One thing to think about is if the sprint/t-mobile merger goes through $25 unlimited plan on t-mobile sounds appealing

5. libra89

Posts: 2297; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

As someone on an individual plan, I am tempted to try this out. I have never tried Sprint's network before. I have a friend that uses it and in this area, all carriers generally work OK, it just depends on where you go.

6. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

What have you got to loose, if you don't like it port out

8. libra89

Posts: 2297; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

You're right. I think I will.

9. civicsr2cool

Posts: 273; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

Dont they still have the BYOD free year of unlimited deal? Why would anyone choose this over the other plan lol

10. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I think it has to do with the fact that you can keep this plan for more than just the first year. So anyone who is long-term thinking would rather have this than free for a year.

11. libra89

Posts: 2297; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

+1 That's exactly why it's appealing for me. Having a fixed price is great. The more fixed costs I have, the better.

12. seantn4

Posts: 55; Member since: Dec 11, 2018

Alan, This can also be done in store. We have been doing the plan since Feb. 1st.

13. libra89

Posts: 2297; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Nice! How's it been for you so far? I only stream music and podcasts, along with using Maps. Have you noticed any slowness/lag while on this plan?

14. seantn4

Posts: 55; Member since: Dec 11, 2018

I work for sprint and sell the plan. But, my customers I've sold it too have said they do not notice a difference compared to our normal plan. The only thing that's different is the hot spot, and video is SD. but our unlimited basic only has 500mb of hot spot and is SD as well. So worth the price.

15. libra89

Posts: 2297; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Thank you, that's good to know and very helpful! I don't really do video or use hotspot so I'll be trying this out. I'm just waiting for the phone I ordered to come in and I'll sign up instore or online.

16. seantn4

Posts: 55; Member since: Dec 11, 2018

Go in store. They will love you for it. As it counts towards the monthly sales target.

18. QkTreasures

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 09, 2019

Thinking about doing this with the iPhone ,7+ pre-owned 128 gb for $288 with a $100 MIR plus $100 cash back from befrugal. Then after 50 days request unlock code and use on my legacy grandfathered T-Mobile account of 11 year's. After 60-90 days of getting $100 rebate I'll port out.

17. DarthJarJar

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 01, 2018

I used to work for them and I still had a separate plan with Verizon. Having a free line means nothing if you have 0 service. To me having Sprint was the same as having a wifi only device. I'm in the greater Los Angeles area.

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