With T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon all revising their postpaid offerings in recent months, Sprint has decided to rethink its plans, as well. According to leaked documents obtained by Phone Arena and Engadget, Sprint will offer the following plans that seem to follow in T-Mobile’s footsteps:
- First line of unlimited talk and text: $50
- Second line of unlimited talk and text: $40
- Third line of unlimited talk and text: $30
- Lines 4-10 of unlimited talk and text: $20 each
As for data, Sprint will offer two plans for smartphones:
- $30 for unlimited data
- $20 for 1GB of data
Smartphones will also be able to add 1GB of mobile hotspot data for $10/month. Feature phones will be able to add unlimited data for $10/month, or block data services for free. Sprint will also offer a “My All-In” plan for $110/month, which includes unlimited talk, text, and data, along with 5GB of mobile hotspot usage.
When considering whether or not it’s worth it to switch from one of Sprint’s existing Everything plans with Any Mobile, Any Time, here are some additional things to consider:
- Existing customers can switch to the new plans without a contract extension. New customers are required to sign a two-year contract.
- The “My All-In” plan cannot be discounted (i.e. no employee discounts).
- If you don’t chose unlimited data, overages cost $0.15/MB.
- Sprint says that other plans might receive prioritized bandwidth, and that streaming video speeds might be limited to 1Mbps.
In many cases, it’s a wash between the older Everything plans and the new “Unlimited, My Way” plans. For an individual, $79.99/month gives you 450 landline minutes; unlimited nights, weekends, and any mobile minutes; unlimited messaging; and unlimited unthrottled data usage on a smartphone. On the new plans, an individual would have to pay $80 for unlimited talk, text, and web.
For a family of two, the old plans will give you 1500 landline minutes, along with all the rest, for $149.99. The new plans provide unlimited everything for $150. However, you have to keep in mind that the new plans reserve the right to throttle data speeds if Sprint believes you are streaming video.
According to these documents, the plans will launch on July 12. What do you think – will you be switching, or will you hang on to your unlimited Everything plan for as long as you can?[Phone Arena via Engadget] Thanks, Chris!
Updated 7/11/2013: Sprint came clean and announced the new plans this afternoon.