Sprint's Unlimited Freedom aims to take on T-Mobile One

Sprint's Unlimited Freedom aims to take on T-Mobile One
Yesterday, T-Mobile announced T-Mobile One - the 12th iteration of the company's Un-carrier movement.T-Mobile One is the company's push to get away from the traditional use of data plans, and One will be the single plan T-Mobile will offer to their customers starting on September 6th. T-Mobile One includes unlimited talk, text, and data for just $70, with the second line going down to $50. So, for just $120/month, two people are able to get unlimited everything from Big Magenta.

This certainly caused for a bit of commotion, and Sprint was right on the heels of T-Mobile to counter with a similar plan of their own - Unlimited Freedom.

Unlimited Freedom will be available to customers beginning today (August 19th), and also includes unlimited talk, text, and data. Sprint does mention that Unlimited Freedom includes "optimized streaming video, gaming and music". Although the company didn't go into too many details as to what this actually consists of, we're assuming that it's similar to the way T-Mobile throttles video streaming content to a resolution of 480p with T-Mobile One. 


While all of this sounds incredibly similar, here's where Sprint tries to differentiate themselves. Unlimited Freedom starts out at $60/line, and the second line goes down to just $40. So, for those of you keeping track at home, that's $10 less per month for one line and $20 less per month for two lines.

With price being the only real difference between the two, the final decision will ultimately come down to which network performs better in your area. And, if you happen to be a spot that gets solid coverage from both Sprint and T-Mobile, Unlimited Freedom might just convince you to hold off from signing up with T-Mobile One.

We certainly don't expect T-Mobile to take this new move on Sprint's end without any sort of reaction, so we're excited to see what happens next. The US carrier landscape seems to be changing non-stop, and these radical shifts don't seem to be stopping any time soon.

source: Sprint

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11 Comments

1. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

SMH, these carriers are something else. Everyone went away from unlimited data to tiered data only to make their way right back to it. For all those that stuck with their grandfathered unlimited plans from whatever carrier, here, hold this W.

9. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

can you call it unlimited it when you are restricting speeds and quality for content?

11. Acdc1a

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Pretty sure you can as long as you're not limiting the amount of reduced quality content that's provided.

2. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

I had T-mobile and dropped them in less than a week due to lousy data coverage (I was fooled by their insanely optimistic coverage maps), and I'm happy to be back with AT&T. However I must give T-mobile credit, they have shaken up AT&T to the benefit of us customers. Now AT&T will stop the data overage madness. That never would of happened without T-mobile breathing down their neck, so T-mobile, congrats on making wireless a better place.

3. Acdc1a

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

How long ago was this?

6. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I did exactly that because of the same reasons 3 months ago, I even got a band 12 capable phone to be able to get better service, but you can't get better service when there's none to begin with. T mobile is great, but hopefully their coverage increases better, will try them again next year.

5. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

They stopped the overages, but they hiked prices across the board. People could get better deals with them just a week ago. Same goes for T-Mobile. Their new plan sucks.

4. stevetherican

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 10, 2015

Also includes 5GB of tethering for sprint

8. fyah_king unregistered

I have 14GB of tethering with mine on T-Mobile.:)

7. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

What about all the hidden fees?

10. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

claims to unlimited yet restricting speeds and quality for content? That was acceptable with TM with data plans as it was an option to that could be disabled/enabled but not no more

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