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Sprint rolls out pre-paid tablet data plans

Posted: , by Victor H.

Sprint rolls out pre-paid tablet data plans
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

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.

source: Sprint via Electronista

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posted on 23 Aug 2011, 03:33

1. Miles R. (unregistered)

The Prices Are Too Much Compared To Their "Unlimited Phone Plans" But Ehh Cant Help It.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 03:47 1

2. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)

Why only 1,5 / 1 Gb of data ?
that is too litlle, they should at least have 2-3 GB.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 06:43

3. Dujai R. (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Oct 2009)

Love how sprints pricing is the same as AT&T and Verizon .. But they try to fool the Rtards with $14.99 $29.99 and $49.99 ...


posted on 23 Aug 2011, 08:47

5. Billybob (unregistered)

Umm sprint offers a bit more data for the same prices 50MB, 500MB and .5GB respectively compared to the competitors.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 09:24 1

6. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Guy learn to read!

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 08:41

4. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

You can get unlimited data on the VirginMobile plan for $35 a month as a reference point. Granted that Sprint will throttle usage over 2.5 GB starting in October, but still means 2.5GB at 3G speeds for $35 a month.

If I knew this, why would I pay $50 a month for 1.5 GB? Keep in month that both plans are pay as you go in theory.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 17:09

8. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

Proof that Android is data hogs the network

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 17:24

9. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)

and what about the iphone is shut down att and turned them in to crap so i know you not talking

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