The dust has settled in the Unlimited Data wars where the big four carriers have been seeking to out-unlimit-each-other. The numbers are in and Sprint is definitely interested in retaining customers who don't care or need unlimited data.
To keep everyone happy, Sprint brought back a bit of a tiered plan that includes 2GB of data for $40 a month (with AutoPay).
Sure, more people gravitate towards the Unlimited Data plan options because they are simply easier to understand. There's little fuss in figuring out how much data you get, caps, and deprioritization. Still, so many people understand how much data they need and don't need, leaving the "unlimited data" unused.
This is a no contract autopay / no autopay plan
- $45 without autopay
- $40 with autopay
- Unlimited Minutes
- Unlimited Text
- 2GB full speed data (no overages, only slowed after)
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What's the catch?
This is a hush-hush kind of plan. Sprint wants to stay on top with their Unlimited Data. This is their main focus. It's nice of them to consider their other customers, however.
While they might try to up sell you on Unlimited Data plans, which in truth could save you a few bucks based on the number of lines you're looking for, it is important to be a savvy consumer and to say, "Nope. Thanks. I want 2GB for $40."
Imagine that. Getting exactly what you want from your cell phone carrier.
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Let's recap. Sprint got rid of pretty much all tiered plans a while ago and dove head first into their Unlimited Data plan with the other big carriers.
90% of their customers want Unlimited Data so Sprint is on target with their desire to push this plan. Still, there is that small group that doesn't want Unlimited Data so here are the three alternatives:
- 2 GB of data for $40/$45 (autopay / no autopay)
- 3 GB of data for $40 Affordable Choice
- Sprint Prepaid
Sprint is definitely not backing down from Unlimited Data plans but they want to make all of their customers happy. Want to know more about Sprint? Go here.
Don't forget to always check and compare coverage for your cell phone carrier before you sign up with any plan.
Sprint is considered one of the "big four" carriers in the United States. Sprint's many retail locations are scattered throughout the country, and the company is headquartered in Overland Park, KS.
- Network Sprint operates a nationwide 3G/4G CDMA network on the 1900 MHz PCS band. Sprint's LTE band frequency will support bands 25 and 41.
- Coverage: Sprint consistently ranks #4 in national network coverage tests.
- Where to Buy: Sprint sells their plans and phones online and at their over 4,500 stores.
- Bring Your Own Phone to Sprint: To bring your phone to Sprint, it must be unlocked and have previously run on CDMA technology. Find out more about bringing your own phone here.
- Tethering: Customers who purchase Sprint's Unlimited Freedom Plan will get 10 GB/month for tethering purposes. Customers without the Unlimited Freedom Plan can purchase network data for $15/1GB.
- Prepaid: Sprint's prepaid arm is called Sprint Forward.
- Taxes & Fees: Sprint will charge state taxes and fees on top of your monthly cell phone plan cost.
Fact: Sprint's origins stretch all the way back to 1899 (!) with the founding of Brown Telephone Company in rural Kansas. Learn more about Sprint via our carrier review.