Yesterday, Sprint rolled out its brand new pre-paid data plans
for tablets in a step towards the user who doesn’t necessarily need an additional yearly subscription. The new pre-paid data plans are currently only good for the HTC EVO View 4G, but the carrier plans to extend them to other devices soon. They differ in their expiry dates, capacity and - of course - pricing. The cheapest option will set you back $15 for 150MB expiring withing 24 hours (including 50MB off-network roaming use). A weekly pass will cost you $30 for 500MB (including 100MB roaming), while a 30-day expiry date runs at $50 for 1.5GB (150MB of roaming data).
Both corporate customers and the casual users can get the new plans via the Sprint Zone icon on their devices. After tapping on the icon, you’d have to activate your device, select a new customer service and pick the “No Commitment” option. You can also test the service for free for a day by typing down the promo code Free Day when selecting your choice.Overage fees
are also conveniently avoided as the carrier simply cuts the service when you reach your limit.
Tablet data plans compared
Sprint’s two biggest rivals, AT&T and Verizon, offer tablet data plans running at nearly the same prices. Sprint however offers larger data allowance as $30 plans only include 300MB on AT&T and Verizon, while the $50 ones come with only 1GB of data.