Sprint outs unlimited data on new LTE in LG Viper announcement

Sprint outs unlimited data on new LTE in LG Viper announcement
Sprint hasn't even begun rolling out its LTE network yet, but we've already seen the plans for the network coverage, a few LTE-enabled devices, and now we're finding out that Sprint is planning to continue its unlimited data plans even once its LTE network lights up. 

This probably shouldn't be much of a surprise, because Sprint has been living and dying on its unlimited plans, and has been offering unlimited data on its pseudo-4G WiMAX network. So, changing that strategy would put the carrier at an even bigger disadvantage than being so far behind in building an LTE network.

Earlier today, Sprint announced the LG Viper would be going on preorder on April 12th, and that will also be one of the first LTE devices for the carrier. The lower-mid-range Android phone will be offered for just $99, and right in the opening of the announcement of the device, Sprint says that the phone will combine "the Sprint 4G LTE network and unlimited data plans". 

Interesting that the confirmation of unlimited data plans on LTE was announced in such a muted way. We'd expect that Sprint would want to make a bigger deal of it, but maybe the carrier wants to actually have an LTE network before touting its features. 

source: Sprint via The Verge

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16. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Does anyone here actually get more than 800k download Speed on Sprint? I"m in denver and i travel for my job, i can't get 800k anywhere. Network Vision is rolling out too slowly. ATT and Verizon get 2-3mb on a regular basis. Who really needs 4g when you have those speeds? Most do not. You don't need 10mb+ download speeds on a phone. I can't think of ONE reason why you would.

12. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

only makes sense. Its cheaper and more efficient to serve up LTE data than 3G. Dont let Verizon and AT&T fool you, they are ripping you off if you have a smartphone through them.

10. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Hurray for unlimited .10 mbps 3G

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

lol, yeah, that is true....they do a comparison of SPRINT 3G and dial up 56k.

3. IHatePhones

Posts: 99; Member since: Aug 12, 2009

Shouldn't the title be "touts"? But anyway, that's good news. Sprint needs to keep up the unlimited thing for a long time to come. If it can be done...

2. threeline

Posts: 325; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

So is this going to be Sprint's first LTE device?

6. threeline

Posts: 325; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

I was under the impression that the Galaxy Nexus was when Sprint said " Introducing the Galaxy Nexus, Sprint's first LTE device". Maybe they meant our first LTE phone after the LG LTE Viper. Sprint is a clown show.

7. CommentBoxEnforcer

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Sprint is a clown show lol...good one

8. denney

Posts: 98; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Kind of a harsh condemnation?


Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 23, 2012


1. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Doesn't the title suggest that Sprint is getting rid of Unlimited Data. They aren't. I'm confused...

4. deadma44

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It says "outs", as in "reveals". You are thinking of the word "ousts"

15. miles16852

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

either way, its a POOR choice of word,

5. agentoj

Posts: 105; Member since: Oct 29, 2009

I agree, "Sprint outs unlimited data on new LTE" seems like sprint is not continuing with unlimited data. It is just bad phrasing. Use unveils, reveals etc.

9. spanky

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

man i read that headline and I was a little worried. I feel much better after reading the article...

13. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I fifth it....poorly written headline...perhaps iPHONEARENA outsources too much of their work....

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