Sprint's new unlimited talk, text and data plan starts Friday, priced at $60

Sprint's new unlimited talk, text and data plan starts Friday, priced at $60
As rumored, Sprint has introduced a new unlimited talk, text and data plan that costs $60. The single-line offering is available for new and existing customers of the nation's third largest carrier. It also trumps Verizon's new $60 single-line plan. Big Red is offering unlimited talk, text and 2GB of  data for the same price. T-Mobile also has an unlimited talk, text and data plan, but at $80 a month. The announcement comes on the heels of new family shared data plans announced by Sprint on Wednesday.

Sprint is limiting its new plan to those with a smartphone purchased off contract. That means that you must have purchased your current smartphone using the monthly installment plan offered by Sprint Easy Pay, or you paid the full retail price for the handset. Another option is to bring your own compatible device to the plan. And keep in mind that just because Sprint is promising you unlimited data, the carrier isn't promising you a specific data speed. In the fine print, Sprint says that it has the right to limit, vary or reduce the speed of a customer's data to "improve the data experience of other customers."

Sprint notes that according to the CTIA, 3.23 trillion MB of data was consumed in the U.S.last year. That is equivalent to 153 billion 5 minute cat videos on YouTube, or almost 54 billion hours of streaming music from Spotify. No matter what you use data for, it is somewhat comforting to know that no matter how many YouTube videos you watch, or seasons of Breaking Bad you revisit, you won't have to pay an overage charge for the consumption of data.

Sprint has lost quite a few customers thanks to problems it has had with its network service while building out its LTE pipeline. Will this plan help bring any of them back?


source: Sprint

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48 Comments

1. Guti986

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

Awesome

11. engineer-1701d unregistered

i still think 50 should be it i dont think you can do a 60 plan like this and hold it against verizons 60 plan because you know you will always have service and good data with them on sprint you may have great service signal but may take you 5 min to open a web page. happens alot to me i would need to read the fine print like this pay for the device first stuff and read the data part saying they can change it at any time and other things, dont know should i change my out of contract 450 anything plan its more money but i know its unlimited. no new contract crap.

15. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Verizon gives two gb of data on that plan, two gb is nothing

16. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Coverage is king and that's the bottom line with cell phones period. I will never go sprint or tmobile in their current state due to this. I love the low prices but I'll gladly pay more for better coverage

21. Marienx

Posts: 115; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Sprint's talk is awesome.... Internet not so much.. but must of the time ppl are on WiFi so.. the deal is awesome.

24. durag1

Posts: 35; Member since: May 29, 2012

If your on wifi, your not using sprint's data so your paying for something your not using. I have had sprint for years and data has always been good in few spots and bad in alot more. They always tell me they are working on it over and over. Just a line to shut you up I think. Hate to give up unlimited but it's getting about time to change

29. tuminatr

Posts: 1120; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I am just curious what city do you live in?

35. max9777

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 11, 2011

I live in NYC and I get service everywhere, I have 4G almost everywhere. Even in the subway underground I get 4G LTE signal. Even in slow connection I never wait 5 mins for anything to load. Idk what rock a lot of people live under. Sure cannot compete with Verizon but does what I need, and I never get drop calls.

28. tuminatr

Posts: 1120; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

it is for some but look at t-mobile putting up big numbers they have less coverage than sprint

37. tempdogg74

Posts: 136; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

Thats what they want. Stay on ur 450 its unlimited data 4g and 3g. the new plans will be throttled. but the old plans wont be affected by these new plans crap

40. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

not true. No plans are throttled. Only the top 5% of data users will be throttled on sprint.

2. Technobri

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Would be nice if they had unlimited data with 450 minutes.that would be less than 60 a month.. I don't need 1500 minutes or unlimited talk time..

6. tempdogg74

Posts: 136; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

Whats up Tech im on the 450 everything data plan. its 450 minutes unlimited mobile to mobile and unlimited 4g and 3g data. its 69.99 plus the 10 premium data charge. Its a catch to that 60 dollar plan im stayin on my everything data plan 4ever. I pay 81 bucks a month with insurance and my 25% employee discount.

8. Guti986

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

Yea I loved that plan when i was alone. They no longer offer it though

9. Technobri

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Yea thanks. I pay around that amount too. I'm on sprint easy pay paying off my phone monthly.. I thought they did away with 450 minutes and thought it was cheaper

36. tempdogg74

Posts: 136; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

They still offer it u just got to ask for it. everytime i upgraded they tried to get me to change it to one of there new plans and i aways say keep me on my 450 everything data

41. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

You keep telling lies dude. Sprint does not currently offer the plan you are talking about. No store can give you that plan. There is no catch to the $60 unlimited. Pretty much buy a phone on easy pay or bring your own device and it is $60/mo. With easy pay you can find phones from $10-27 a month. $11 for insurance. So if you bring your own phone or buy the sharp aquas it comes to either $71 with insurance for bringing it or $81 if you buy the Sharp phone.

12. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

I am on the 900 Everything data plan (same as yours but with 900 minutes talk). With insurance and company discount and taxes, it comes to $98/month, but my company pays for the bill. Supposedly this plan is unlimited data with NO THROTTLING. I wonder if I can drop it down to the 450 minute plan to save $20, but like I said, my company pays for it so it's not a biggie. I plan on staying on this plan as well since I like unthrottled data. Does anyone know if you can drop it down to the 450 minute plan (I know they don't offer it anymore but if you already have it they grandfather you into it).

18. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Because the Everything Data 450 plan is done, they wouldn't be able to move you no matter what you do. A better plan would be the My Way for $80, unlimited everything and no throttling. No requirement to pay for your phone monthly with installment billing either, 2yr contact pricing is still available

20. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

I believe there could be throttling on the My Way $80 plan. I just read the fine print of that plan: "Usage Limitations: Other plans may receive prioritized bandwidth availability. Streaming video speeds may be limited to 1 Mbps." http://www.sprint.com/landings/unlimitedplans/?INTNAV=ATG:HE:UnlimitedMyWay

42. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Throttling is only for the top 5% of data users. So for even heavy users you wont be throttled. If you sit on youtube all day and use more data than 95% of sprint users then you will be throttled.

38. tempdogg74

Posts: 136; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

Im grandfathered into the 450 everything plan everytime i upgrade they try to get me to change it but i dont.

3. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

Better Sprint to the store tomorrow...

4. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

Is this 4G LTE unlimited? Or is it one of those gimmicks that throttles your speed once you hit a limit?

7. tempdogg74

Posts: 136; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

Yes they will throttle your speeds on these new plans. if u got a good plan now keep it

43. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

dont listen to this guy because your plan has nothing to do with you getting throttled. You will be throttled if you use more data than 95% of the rest of sprint users.

13. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

not to menton is this $60 + $10 for "Premium Data" or is that included...

17. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

that only applies on the Everything Data plans, no other plans have that charge.

22. thunder18

Posts: 154; Member since: Aug 06, 2009

No specified limit, it's more a quality of service throttling.

5. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3122; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Okay, so you either buy a phone from Sprint at full retail, use the subsidy plan or BYOD. Did I miss something? Is there another option available?

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