Sprint is keeping a watchful eye out on tiered pricing trends
posted by John V. / Sep 22, 2010, 1:13 PM
However, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said that they are “watching very closely” about the competition; specifically the trends on their tiered pricing structure. Still, customers don't need to be too concerned right now because the CEO reiterated that there are no immediate plans to change the way they are charging their customers in regards to wireless data.
Furthermore, Hesse said, “We're not ruling out metered pricing. Tiered pricing is something we look at. But customers really do value simplicity.” Regardless, Sprint customers can sleep for now knowing that they still have an unlimited data plan available to them.
source: Wall Street Journal
Better hope there is no tiered pricing... I'm switching to sprint next July... From AT&T that has only 5 gb of data use... Go over 5 gb and it doubles
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:48 AM 0
I live in Southern California and switched from AT&T to Sprint. Maybe it was the iPhone or the cellular service (or combination), but AT&T was terrible from day one. Reception was generally bad and even if you [reportedly] had a good signal, you could bet on dropping calls. With Sprint I no longer have a problem with dropped calls and call quality is much better than that of my friends with AT&T. All wireless providers have signal variances in different areas, but AT&T is much worse anywhere we go. No matter how you look at it in my area, AT&T on an iPhone has serious problems. Also - I have three phones with Sprint, all of which are Android phones with unlimited data and texting. My bill is only $15 per month more than my AT&T plan was (also with three phones), but only one had a data plan and unlimited texting. I'm getting a far better deal and far better service. Leaving AT&T was the best move...
posted on Sep 22, 2010, 3:28 PM 0
Ok, why not switch to sprint from AT&T? I have the lg expo, and the data plan that only allows for 5gb... My phone is used for my job, such as presentations, email, and research... I have gone over 5gb... And they charge me almost 200$ for my entire plan... I switch to sprint, the plan is 120... Or 130 if I get a 4g phone... Plus I had bad service, and in my area, I have sprint coverage, and more reliable service... So what's your problem with sprint?
posted on Sep 22, 2010, 4:32 PM 0
Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009
Nice comment idiot. Sprints coverage is just fine and their network works fine too. Sure if you're in the middle of nowhere Sprint might not have any towers, but with the roaming agreement they have with Verizon I get coverage wherever Sprint doesnt have coverage FOR FREE. I WANT TO PAY MORE FOR AT&T CUS THEY'RE BETTER! Bah, have fun being poor, idiot.
posted on Sep 22, 2010, 6:50 PM 0
I wish people would stop acting so surprised that this is coming to EVERY CARRIER IN THE COMING FUTURE... ISP, both cellular and residential, are going to be tiered. With things like streaming video (in HD), downloading, and online gaming, more bandwidth is required. It's not going to be the all you can eat fest anymore...and if it is, you are going to pay a lot more for it. Cellular internet costs a lot more than residential. LTE and WiMAX makes those costs go down, but as more people start switching over to smartphones and consuming more data, even LTE and WiMAX will be expensive. I really hate that it's going to go this way, but we are going to look back on these days as the good ol' days of the internet. I think what will happen is everyone will have the same high speed internet, but you will pay for how much data you've used. On one side, if you use relatively low data on the web then you'll pay less. But for those who use more will have to pay for it.
posted on Sep 22, 2010, 3:07 PM 0
Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 27, 2009
I also switch n I am a very happy customer, call quality is much better so now I ask my self why were ppl always talking bad about sprint...they're good pricing n good call quality not to mention this evo which soon will also have the 30 fps cap remove
posted on Sep 22, 2010, 6:09 PM 0
Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 27, 2008
My friends ATT phone dropped call with me 5 times with in 20min. My friend said he's switching to Sprint next month and also if ATT didn't have the Iphone they'd be out of business. I love my Sprint service, 11 years of happy service and still going.
posted on Sep 22, 2010, 9:07 PM 0
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