Sprint responds to AT&T's promotion with its own double the data plan

Sprint responds to AT&T's promotion with its own double the data plan
Last week, we told you how AT&T had doubled the amount of data for existing and new customers with a Mobile Share Value plan splitting 15GB to 50GB of data. Beginning today, Sprint is doubling the data on its 32GB, 40GB and 60GB Family Share Pack plans. Those who sign up for one of these plans on or before October 31st, will end up with 60GB, 80GB or 120GB of monthly data, respectively. Monthly access charges have been waived through 2015. Current subscribers that want to take advantage of this offer need to call Sprint, or go to a Sprint retail store to request the extra data. Or, from your Sprint phone, dial *2 for customer care.

Starting Friday, Sprint business customers receiving a monthly allowance of 40GB, 60GB, 80GB or 100GB of data, will instead receive 80GB, 120GB, 160GB or 200GB of data at the same price they are paying now. Current business customers must contact Sprint to take advantage of the deal. Both the family and business plans that double their data will keep the new data cap until they switch plans, or change their monthly data allowance.

The nation's third largest carrier is also waiving the access fee it usually charges subscribers moving to Sprint from another carrier. To take advantage of this, customers must sign up to share 20GB of data a month, or more, for up to 10 lines. Phones involved must have been purchased using Sprint Easy Pay, or using the Sprint iPhone for Life Plan.


source: Sprint

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22 Comments

1. DAMONORIBELLO

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Didn't Sprint offer unlimited Data just two weeks ago?

4. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

They do for individual plans, but not family/business plans.

17. DAMONORIBELLO

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

They "do" or they "did"?

19. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Enterprise, government and business customers can still get unlimited data on Sprint.

2. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Clearly network congestion must be a real thing since they're willing to double everyone's data.

10. av911 unregistered

Exactly. Magically, "congestion" doesn't seem to exist anymore. Yet, AT&T are still throttling grandfathered unlimited plan users after 5GB.

12. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

I had Grandfather Unlimited and never got throttled and went over 5 GB frequently. I since went to Family Share 10 GB and save $60 per month.

20. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Spark , specifically band 41, is being deployed wideband in 20MHz chunks which greatly increases capacity and speeds, not taking into account what carrier aggregation will add once it's deployed next year.

3. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Nothing from nothing leaves nothing. :)

5. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

So much for "Shared Data", why not go back to offering unlimited data for family/business accounts? 80Gb of data for up to 10 lines equals 8GB of data per line. At the highest I've ever used data, I used just over 10GB of data in a month, and my average was just over 6GB of data; and I was using my phone for damn near everything I did because it was also my home internet.

6. fjftokyo

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

Even if Sprint doubled or even trippled the data, what's the point if you can't even use the service. Living in Los Angeles there should no excuse on why Sprint's coverage is terrible and yet everyone that I know who had Sprint including myself, either switched to T-mobile, At&t or Verizon since thanks to T-mobile both At&t and verizon became more affordable.

13. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

That is BS. Los Angeles is an ALU market and consistently has great download speeds and solid voice coverage. Maybe 2 years ago your point would be valid, but not today. The Ericcson markets are the ones with the worst service and even those are becoming solid these days.

21. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

The Spark network in LA is great. The best experience is now with a triband device but coverage is solid.

7. atlvideoguy

Posts: 74; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

So is it safe to say Sprint is moving away from being an unlimited data company?

14. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Individual plans have unlimited data. Don't trip skip.

8. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

9. BUFFQREWBBQ

Posts: 46; Member since: May 11, 2014

I left sprints grandfathered unlimited data plan after 5 years of the worst goddamn network ever. You can't really call it unlimited if I've barely ever been able to use 1 gigabyte a month. I downloaded a movie once in one spot where I actually found LTE signal. That was a wild month of unlimited data. Eat a bag of penises sprint.

11. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

You know every time I see a post about Sprint & them offering more data & lowering prices etc. It's very hard to resist coming on & trashing them. I just recently tried them again through Boost in Vegas, As I about had a heart attack when I saw all their coverage maps changed to 4G LTE. BUT while there is yes some improvement. It is still way to spotty & erratic indoors especially! My house is difficult with all the carriers at signal strength in general, But Sprint network is still the only one that its garbled and choppy etc, Even over wifi. Their maps are very deceitful when it's not at 100 percent. They consider like 70% plus I guess ready to launch, Even lower in some areas. Anyway biggest waste of my time and money. Very sad still in 2014 when even now metroPCS & Cricket Wireless blow away Sprint's postpaid garbage network.

15. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Every tower in Las Vegas was switched to 2.5ghz. Las vegas is smashing now! Go in to a corporate store and do a speed test on one of their phones.

16. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Lol. I did thorough tests on it already trust me & WHEN it works yes it is blazing. But again especially indoors back to unusesabe dial up 3g. I have a few friends here also who have been on Sprint & still have the same complaints. Most have tired of their excuses too. They even know they are moving at a snails pace im sure by trying to swap up Tmobile, But we know what happened there. Sprint is the only carrier that still I cannot make a phone call on with. If it works for you great. But they are still rated the worst overall & will be passed up soon as the number 3 player. And if you are saying that EVERY tower has been switched here & that this is the best it's going to get..? (Ya I know they are working on "Spark") Then that makes it all the more sad!

18. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Yeah, I was just in Vegas and the only time I had 3g was when I was in the middle of a casino. Even out in the outskirts I had fast 4g. All of my calls worked as well. In March the service was pure s**t for me though.

22. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

I hear ya. As I said though, They are still not good enough as the other three networks & I don't trust them after trying them to many times! Looks like you are indeed a fan of them. They need all they can get haha. :)

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