Sprint's new Framily plan now official

Sprint's new Framily plan now official
Earlier Tuesday, we told you about a rumored new plan that Sprint was going to announce. Designed for a group of friends, the Sprint Framily plan allows up to 10 lines to be connected under the same plan. The plan is available for new and existing Sprint customers and each person covered can be billed separately. Who can be in your group? Anyone that you want. The service starts on January 10th.

The plan offers one line of service for $55 which includes unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data. For each person that joins the group, the price drops by $5 a month with a maximum discount of $30 a line. That means a group of 7 can get unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data for just $25 a month. Want unlimited data? Add $20 per line for unlimited talk, text and data, and Sprint will also let you update to a new phone once a year.

To participate in the plan, the members must each purchase an eligible phone and pay it off in 24 monthly payments, or reactivate a previously purchased Sprint phone. Those existing customers with a subsidized phone must pay an additional $15 a month per line until they are eligible for an upgrade. For a limited time, Sprint is waiving this fee. Existing accounts cannot be merged into a new Framily plan unless the accounts are both owned by the same person. New customers using the plan will be given a Framily ID, which they can use to invite new members.

According to Sprint, its Framily plan with a single member ($55 per month) or at maximum savings ($25 per month), offers a great discount compared to the other carriers. While T-Mobile's Simple Choice plan is $50 a month, it includes just 500MB of data or half of what Sprint's plan offer. AT&T's Mobile Share Value with a similar 1GB of data is $70 each month while a Verizon Share Everything customer with 1GB of data is paying $90 monthly.

source: Sprint



35. Derek32880

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

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34. Nittany

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

If you are looking to join Sprint as a new customer, take my Framily ID#L00259377Ya to your local Sprint store and sign up to join our Framily group. You will save $10/month immediately and more if others join our group as well. Instant savings!

32. neutralned1

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 09, 2014

there good because u dont have to share a contract with the cousin or friend who never pays their part of the bill and still get family plan pricing and the upgrade every year


Posts: 110; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

What I have Sprint & this makes no sense at all LOL. The add is false. A single subscriber is $55 period if it's on that plan + the monthly installment of the phone by itself. That is the comparrison they give with T-Mobile, AT&T & Verizon. If 2 people are on it how much is the plan? They need to compare it equally to the other carriers & they are not. Because if that is the case then Verizon EDGE I believe is also $55 + the phone installment. They are comparing it to their Share plan as well as the others. Which is false advertising. Sprint get it together please & just be honest. Or they will have a bad yr with customer.

31. cfprelude

Posts: 140; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

i dont think u understand... if u have "friends" on Sprint you can easily get the max discount per month ($30) and see a bill of $25 per line no matter if u personally have 2 lines or 5 etc.... just have to have a total of 7 "framily" using the same code and they will all see the discount. I have 3 lines with vzw but if i went to this i'd easily have the "7".... my neighbor has sprint, couple co workers, and some extended family would get me well past the 7lines max discount.

23. cfprelude

Posts: 140; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

is no one picking up on the reason fro the comparison above? this allows everyoen to share their ID with 6 people and have the highest level of discount. for those of us with 3 or 4 lines on vzw for instance, the savings wouldnt be as huge but if you are a single person not sharing your plan with your family you could see a savings from $90 to $25 by switching to Sprint... posting your framily ID to your facebook page and letting the first 6 people to comment gain a discount on their plan as well.... I dont like Sprint but this is a much better deal than any of these comments are pointing out. AT&T, tmobile, and vzw dont allow you to get a discount for "friends" or acquaintances" you may have unless you are going to take over the liability of their lines on "your" cell phone plan. and as someone above pointed out, this is not tiered... everyone receives the discount.

25. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

With Tmobile, 5 lines would be $110 and still cheaper than sprint. For the type of 3g service Sprint offers, you are still getting ripped off and they started focusing on Sprint Spark while people were promised LTE last year.

30. cfprelude

Posts: 140; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

IF (big "if"....) you have 5 lines. i dont like sprint (speed is horrendous compared to my vzw) but if u switch to these new plans you can easily have your plan be $25 each if you have 3 lines (much more common than 5 lines) or any amount as long as you have a friend or two.... or go the route of networking on FB etc. this is huge for the people who have 2-3 lines or even more... the single line people out there!

20. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

This is misleading. Tmobile offers unlimited service. After 500mb it becomes throttled. Im sure you knew this. Throttled data is still unlimited data.

19. PhonePhazer47

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Who the freak is making these plans up?? Sprint has a way of finding complicated ways of saying NOTHING!!!

18. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Sprint is and always has been a horrible disaster.

16. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Still good for nothing with their bad service. It's really pretty sad that in 2014 now they are the only the carrier that at least in the major areas does not have useable 3g service! Yes I said 3g lol. I remember being in Disneyland even & my Tmobile worked no problem whereas Sprint had no service. Not even for voice. This is still a struggle for them & their network vision excuse most are tired of. They should have gone about things differently. I read one of their responses on FB eluding to the fact that Tmobile simply put patches on older technology to give us the HSPA+ & Sprint said they were building from scratch. Well their taking to long & ill take that added on to old towers method Tmobile used as long as it works.

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

So in other words, it's still more expensive than T-Mobile. Cool.

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Sprint --- $75 + $70 + $65 + $60 = $270 for unlimited data for four lines. T-Mobile --- $70 + $50 + $30+ $30 = $180 for unlimited data for four lines Sprint's a joke lol.

14. Killertech2099

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

That's a horrible plan thank God for T-mobile getting the z1s

17. Guti986

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

Actually as per usual the news concerning sprint is incomplete. Its not a tiered price range. the discount applies to all the lines in the plan; so it would be $60 each line for unlimited data if there are 4 lines ($240), $55 each line if there are 5 ($275), $50 each if there are 6 ($300) and so on. Mind you its still a bit more expensive than T-Mobile, but just get all the facts. ;-) I'm only assuming that the cost of the phone would be a separate charge as is on tmobile, haven't done my research on that matter.

24. cfprelude

Posts: 140; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

no. not true. for a person with one line its significantly cheaper.... the more lines you have the less the discount is but no matter how many lines you have, this would be cheaper unless you really couldnt find 6 people in the world to share your framily id with.

26. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

It can actually be $110 for unlimited data on Tmobile. Throttled data is better than limited data on Sprint.

9. hurrycanger

Posts: 1778; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Haha. Sprint is comparing its framily plan with SEVEN LINES to single subscriber plans of other carriers. What the actual heck is that??? T-mobile family plan with unlimited talk and text and 2.5 GB data (each) for FIVE costs $32 per person. What will this Sprint 1gb plan cost for a framily of FIVE? This whole framily thing is not bad though, but it's not a bit as good as it Sprint wants you to think it is. xD

11. hurrycanger

Posts: 1778; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

* at the end, it should be "but it's not a bit as good as Sprint wants you to think it is."

8. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Um...my question is if the 1Gb of data is full speed then those get throttled or is it 1Gb of data then you're out of data? With T-Mobile, the 500Mb is at full speed, then the speeds drop but remain unlimited. I guess that I could look up the answer if I wanted to, but I don't so I'm not.

7. ari5501

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 16, 2013

So pretty much this is the exactly the same as the T- Mobile plan except significantly more expensive. Sounds good!

6. Yankchef

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

This would be 100$ a month more than my current plan

33. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013


5. Killertech2099

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Framily plan and T-mobile family plan hmmm...

4. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

wont get good service so whats the point

3. ez31k

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 10, 2012


10. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Friends and family, apparently. Sounds like a good idea. Waiting for T-Mobile's response.

15. hurrycanger

Posts: 1778; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

T-mobile's response: our family plans that have been in existence for a while are still cheaper! ;)

27. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

But those are just family plans, not framily plans. Obviously.

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