Sprint has taken the wraps off its new Sprint-branded prepaid options (not to be confused with Virgin or Boost). There are now just two smartphone plans to pick from: unlimited talk and text for $45/month, or unlimited talk, text, and data for $60/month.
However, the phone selection is rather slim: customers can choose between a prepaid Apple iPhone 4S for $199.99, a Samsung Galaxy S III for $299.99, a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini for $349.99, or a Motorola Moto G for $99.99. It does not currently look like customers can bring their own devices at this time – even if their device is a Sprint-branded phone. (Sorry, EVO fans.)
Sprint says that cheaper plans for basic feature phones are on the way soon, but specific devices haven’t been announced yet. Those rates will include 500 minutes of talk with unlimited texting and data for $35/month, or unlimited everything for $50/month.
Honestly, these new offerings don’t really have much to offer that distinguishes them from the other prepaid brands, and in many cases, it won’t take much looking for a potential customer to find a better deal elsewhere. What do you think of Sprint’s new plans?[Sprint]