Sprint reduces cost of 4G data services to $59.99

Sprint reduces cost of 4G data services to $59.99
With competition looming down the road, Sprint is gearing up to get a step ahead in the 4G race. Out of all the major wireless providers, Sprint is the only one available offering 4G data services – everyone else is hastily building their foundations for an eventual launch. In a bid to further itself in the race, Sprint Nextel is reducing its monthly price for its CDMA/mobile WiMax service by $10 – now set at $59.99. That’s really impressive when you consider other providers normally offering 3G data services at that exact pricing level. This is actually the second $10 cut in less than five months – the last one occurred back in August. This aggressive price drop will probably garner a lot of attention with consumers who are eager to jump into the 4G foray for a reasonable cost. If news about building WiMax towers at Walmart locations are true, this latest move will help catapult Sprint to a healthy position.

via FierceWireless













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6 Comments

1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

If they make it a strong reliable signal, and bring it to my town long before VZW rolls LTE, i might consider it. if LTE is close priced at all, its LTE all the way though.

2. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

The way vzw's CTO is talking there plans will be more pricey than WiMax and maybe even 3G

3. InstinctDemon

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 09, 2009

At the rate they're talking there will be tiered pricing for 4G on VZW most likely as follows, 5MB for $49.99, 10MB for $99.99, Unlimited* $199.99. *Unlimited as long as you don't go over 5G

5. markemark11

Posts: 47; Member since: Jan 07, 2010

wow...almost seems like a good deal...barf. I will choose true unlimited at 60 bucks I think. Thanks Sprint!

6. jcoberg10

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 30, 2009

Those numbers can't be accurate. 5MB? of LTE? average user can go through that in 1 hour. they offer 250MB now on EVDO? why would it go down? And the $199.99 unlimited* Is way too high the highest they could go would be $99.99 for unlimited otherwise they are crazy.

4. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

If I could get my discount applied to the aircards or MiFi I would be all over it but that isn't the case so waiting on Clearwire

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