Sprint says they're going to continue offering unlimited data with the iPhone 4S

Sprint says they're going to continue offering unlimited data with the iPhone 4S
Although there was little doubt that the number three wireless carrier would change its current data plan offering for the iPhone 4S, Sprint customers can pop open the champagne bottles now that the good news is confirmed-confirmed.

Speaking to AllThingsD, Sprint spokeswoman Michelle Leff Mermelstein let out the good news that customers have been eager to hear – that is, Sprint will continue to offer its unlimited data plan with the iPhone 4S. That’s wonderful news to everyone, especially those who are planning to pick up the new phone come launch day, but it’s just sweet for them to know that they’re not going to be limited in any way with the handset. Easily its biggest differentiating feature against the competition, Sprint is the only major wireless carrier that continues to offer truly unlimited data with its devices – thus, it may potentially be enough to lure new customers who are left with other limits with the competition.

However, let’s just hope that it doesn’t compromise the capacity of the network seeing that iPhone users tend to chomp a good amount of data. Easing some of the worries, Mermelstein said, “We have every confidence in the ability of our 3G network to handle the influx of devices we expect to get. It certainly hasn’t been an issue to date.”

Of course, it’s fine and dandy that Sprint is absolutely confident about its network, but we’ll know for sure at how things pan out in a couple of months as the new handset starts to permeate the network traffic. Still, you really have to say that it’s a win on Sprint’s part as they’re able have one contributing factor to separate them.

source: AllThingsD

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42 Comments

1. tlang1064

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 21, 2010

Awesome news! Sprint is winning!

14. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

Verizon said the same thing too and oh wait...

32. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

i suppose… i just dont see very many people actually reaching whatver the limit is for att and verizon…

2. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

" iPhone users tend to chomp a good amount of data." That's because they have no removable Micro-SD card and can't side load anything! There goes the neighborhood. :(

3. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

a neighborhood that you are part of...as well

9. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

So, the big question is, since the 4S is not a 4G phone, will Sprint still charge the $10 4G fee to iPhone owners? I hope not, that would keep them on the 3G network and outside of my neighborhood!

12. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

the 10$ fee is not just for 4g, its a premium data fee for all smartphones so they will get charged ... sprints 4g network is already conjested with clearwire customers in your neighborhood!!

13. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

@nexus....good one... only because is true.... lol...the last part... hmmm dont know...

24. Rob unregistered

Dude the fee is on every smartphone on sprint not just the 4g ones.

33. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

haha ur basically saying piracy is good? nice… cause sideloading…

35. choupino

Posts: 69; Member since: May 28, 2011

@NeXoS: I'm sorry to inform you that having the ability to side load & having a removable Micro-SD have no bearing whatsoever on data consumption... Micro-SD is a storage device... Sorry to bust your bubble... Lol... But since you're cute you get a pass... :-)

4. tech.world unregistered

I'm so glad that Sprint got the iPhone. Their truly unlimited plan goes hand-in-hand with the iPhone. An unlimited plan is a must for any smartphone especially an iPhone.

5. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

How much is an unlimited data plan on smartphones?

20. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Sprint is releasing that information Friday. There is suppose to be a special iphone charge.

42. 87168 unregistered

There will be no "special" iPhone plans. they will remain the same. So in other words 69.99 or 89.99 with the 10 data fee.

6. britneyj unregistered

Well I agree its a good deal I like iphone and android I don't hate on noone of them. As I had an evo 3D on sprint which I loved. But canceled it and got at&t a galaxy s2. Because I found sprint service to be not so good over here in the LA area. I noticed a lot of people always talked bad about at&t, this is my first time with them and I honestly had no problems with there service like dropped calls or slow internet I'm constantly getting 4-9 mbps then again i dont have an iphone. I like iphones and all but i would never get one cuz i like making calls,. I been all over los angeles even to the ghetto side of LA east LA and I always had 3-4 bars on at&t my galaxy s2. And now I finally have full bars on the 5th floor on my loft in downtown LA and I'm able to make calls, WERE with sprint I had no service. That's the reason I cancelled sprint cuz I had absolutely no service in the place I am the most my room.

7. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

So, the big question is, since the 4S is not a 4G phone, will Sprint still charge the $10 4G fee to iPhone owners?

11. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

the 10$ fee is not just for 4g, its a premium data fee for all smartphones

21. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

That's twice you told the same person that.

23. lolwut unregistered

you sir are incorrect the $10 is for 4G data only and they will not charge it for the iPhone 4S

27. the one unregistered

You sure are incorrect. It is for all smartphones. It used to be for 4G phones only, they changed it in the spring I believe. Look it up.

40. lolwut unregistered

you believe? sorry but you're wrong I confirmed with my Sprint rep with our Business account...sorry

41. 87168 unregistered

Ok "lolwut" I work for Sprint and I can assure you that the 10 fee is for ALL smartphones EXCEPT the Samsung Replenish. I can also confirm they they will be charging the 10 fee for the iPhone as well. The Price plans will remain the same. So basically 69.99 or 89.99 plus the 10 data fee

44. lolwut unregistered

sure dude...sure, i can say i work for sprint too and spew lies gg loser

28. TOdoubleD

Posts: 114; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

Actually you are incorrect. It's a smartphone fee. The only time it's a 4g fee is on the discounted Sero plan. Blackberries aren't 4g and they have the fee as do the other smartphones without 4g.

39. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Are you not with the program of paying attention to life. Leave now.

43. yeah yeah yeah unregistered

i work for sprint. the $10 charge is for all smart phones and just 4G. and sprint will not add a extra charge for the iphone!

8. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

Yawns.

10. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

Im glad sprint is keeping the unlimited data plans!! i hope the sprint iphones have very good antennas because sprint service is not to good inside, and whats good about unlimited planes if you cant use the service...

17. heyitzme

Posts: 87; Member since: Jan 03, 2011

Sprint works just fine for me indoors. Coverage isn't perfect everywhere with any carrier. Maybe you heard people talking about Sprint's Wimax not working well indoors? This is true Wimax doesn't have much building penetration power Sprint is moving to LTE so that will change but all this 4g talk is unrelated to the Iphone.

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