Sprint's new family plan offers four lines with 40GB of shared data for $120 per month

Sprint's new family plan offers four lines with 40GB of shared data for $120 per month
In an attempt to encourage carrier switching at the family level, Sprint has just announced a new Family Share Pack. Unfortunately, although the new family plans are well priced compared to similar plans on any other major carriers, your family will have to port four lines from another carrier in order to take advantage of the offer.

In its basic form, Sprint's new family plan is priced at $100 per month and includes four lines with unlimited talk and text, as well as a bucket of 10GB high-speed data that's to be shared between the four lines. If you need more data, Sprint will upgrade the shared data bucket to 40GB of high-speed data for $120 per month. On top of this, Sprint will also discard the per-line data access charge, but only as long as you continue to pay for your new family plan.

Sprint claims that its new family plan is much more affordable than similar plans from other major carriers in the United States, and it looks like this affirmation actually holds water. Over at Verizon, four lines with unlimited talk and text and a 10GB data bucket costs $140 per month, and the same plan at AT&T will set you back $160 per month. T-Mobile's currently offering four lines with unlimited talk and text and 10GB of data per line for $120 per month.

Like with all of its plans, Sprint is also offering to pay off your contract with your old carrier, as well as your old handset, but only if you're willing to part with your on-contract smartphone, and only if the device is in good working condition.

What do you guys think of Sprint's new family plan? Aren't you a bit pissed that switchers are the ones getting all the really good plans and deals?

source: Sprint

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16 Comments

1. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Plus, the monthly price of the phones. It will be over $200 a month.

6. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

Wouldn't that also apply to the other carriers as well?

2. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Its sprint.. nuff said

7. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

Honestly, it depends on your location. Here in atlanta for example, sprint service is amazing.

14. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

As well as in Las Vegas, its tied for 1st place.

3. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

I've been with Sprint ever since I had my first cell phone (around 15 years now) and they've been good to me, but I want to be on the best network when I get my new phone (probably the Note 5) in the next month so Verizon: here I come!

9. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Before you come over to Verizon, go a head and chop off your left arm and right leg. Doing it now will save you the time and pain of doing it later when you pay your cellular bill....

11. HASHTAG unregistered

Worth every extra dollar. Former Sprint customer.

12. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Agreed.. Im on AT&T and you absolutely pay for what you get. I'll pay more for better service

16. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

All of my family is on Verizon so it's a no-brainer to go with them and get on the same plan. It's always cheaper being on a family plan versus your own like I'm on right now.

4. khul00

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

T-mobile is offering 4 lines for 120 with 10 gb on each line. Plus data stash on top of that so another 10 gbs for a year for free. And a additional 10 gbs permantly is just another 10 dollars per line

5. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 960; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Except while roaming, then you get 200-300MB. Too bad a huge portion of their "network" is roaming.

8. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Sprint service isn't even worth paying for. I had them for 11 years with horrible coverage and data speeds. I finally left them for AT&T and couldn't be happier. I swore I'd never pay for Sprint service again. Then I bought a $25 FreedomPop ZTE Force and get free service with them. So I get to experience the crap for free. There's still huge swaths of areas that are 3G only in Bellevue WA where I work.

13. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Oh hey Dookie, there you are! Your still living in 2010. Sprint's service is significantly improved now.

10. wolverinexmen9

Posts: 112; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

I hate when carriers make customers switch just to get the better price. Sprint isn't helping here. Cox and Centurylink do this game all the time. For example, at Centurylink $30 a month for the fastest speeds offered in your area but after a year or two the price gets jacked up twice or three times as much. So you want to save money and the only way to do that is go to Cox. Then the same thing happens with them. So just to get the best price, you always have to switch. Too much work. They need one set price and that's it. Or charge a lot in the beginning and lower the price over time for their loyal customers.

15. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

10 gb per phone not enough.

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