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Get together with your friends and family to save some cash on your monthly bill

That's not a typo. Sprint has started a new "Framily Plan" where a single subscriber pays $55 per month, but for each new person who gets on the plan, the price drops $5 monthly for everyone on that plan. This caps at seven people, so with the maximum number of "framily" together, each person is paying just $25 per month. 

That fee gets you unlimited talk, unlimited text, and 1GB of data. An extra $20 per month will get you unlimited data. 

Things kick off January 10 at both Sprint stores and third-party dealers. To get the ball rolling, show up at the Sprint store with your own unsubsidized compatible phone, or buy one outright, or use Sprint's One Up program to get one. Activate it on the Framily plan, and you'll get an ID to share with folks you want on your plan. Visit Sprint for more info and fancy charts if you need a little bit more 'splainin. 

Yeah, it has a silly name, and it's a little complicated, but for some people this plan will work well. Anyone out there considering it?

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Sprint introduces new 'Framily Plan'

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Yeah, but I am getting really tired of all these complex and crazy "plans". It is almost impossible for anyone to understand all the rules and implications of these things. For example, a huge majority of "pre-pay" customers on most networks have no idea they can't roam. Just as many have no idea the difference between various "cap" behaviors and what they really mean.

Google "Unlimited, My Way Plan", issued back in July.

This is no different.

That older plan plan costed $50 bucks per line for unlimited everything for 7 lines.
This new improved plan is $50 bucks per line for unlimited everything for 7 lines.

So, thank you Sprint. Very Clever. Add $5 to the line fee, Subtract $5 from the unlimited data fee. Such slight of hand! One really has to marvel!

Nope. $25 per line, plus $25 for unlimited data.

Follow the last link in Jerry's post to see Sprint's official announcement.

Quote:
"Build a group of at least seven people and everyone gets unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data for $25 per month per line (pricing excludes taxes and surcharges).

For only $20 per month per line, Framily members can buy up to unlimited data"

--end-quote.

Nope *wannabe no it all* it's $25 unlimited talk text & 1 gig data after 7 members, then it's $20 for unlimited data for a total of $45 unlimited everything which is crazy & then there's the $10 for just 3 gigs of data for a total of just $35 for unlimited talk text & 3 gigs of data... With rumors of the free 1 gig still included. & if your a preferred customer you can get lucky like I did with the choice of not having to return my sprint phone & getting any phone I want at a prorated price aka contact price :) thanks for that sprint! Anyway HTC one 2 I'm waiting on you HURRY.

That's with 1gb of data. with unlimited and an option to upgrade every year is an additional 20 so total price becomes 45/mo with unlimited everything and seven people

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I paid my ETF and ran away from sprint because I was paying over $90 a month and my data almost never worked, and when it worked, it would average 10-30Kbps.

If sprint makes available a plan for $10/month with unlimited data, I would not switch to them.

Me too. Sprint is just beyond awful in Chicago. Unlimited data means nothing if it takes fifteen seconds to buffer a YouTube video. The T-Mobile 30 dollar plan with 5 GB is perfect. My $180 ETF fee is paying for itself already. Don't change T-Mobile!

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The word "troll" is being used so much it's loosing any meaningful use!!!

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This!! Down with the word "troll!!"

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Nice idea. They can make service cheap by adopting a plan most like T-Mobile. Now they just have to talk people into paying full price for the phone. At least they broke away the cost of the phone from service.

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Yeah, and I'd consider signing up, if I move to a great service area and could get some friends to buy in with.

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I agree, that it can be a concern, for some people. But, like TheMimic12, I am near wifi, a good portion of the day. And, I have an LTE iPad Mini to supplement my phone data. So, my only obstacle would be coverage.

Per person but you can also get 3gb for $10 dollars on top of the $55 for a total of $65 between the included 1gb and the unlimited $20 dollar option for $75 total...

I think you get a flagship smartphone free with another 2 year lock in or at s severely reduced price.

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I think you get a flagship smartphone free with another 2 year lock in or at s severely reduced price.

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It works by having good credit, paying your bill on our before the due date for 13 months, and no gaps in the contract you were previously on (no seasonal hold).
This was finally broken down to me by a Sprint supervisor two months ago because they could only tell me that I didn't qualify for the program.

So when I finish my contract I'm going to take my bad credit to T-Mobile. I'll still have the same down payment as if I was re-contracting with Sprint, but I could pay off my device early (something that you can't do with the Sprint program) and I could upgrade every 6 months.

Basically I'm saying if I pay the same thing to T-Mobile that I'm paying to Sprint, T-Mobile will give me triple the bang for my buck.
(Insurance, 1/2 year upgrades, early pay off on devices, and no CONTRACT!)

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ALL customers will qualify as of the 10th. Regardless of credit history. A down payment will now be required whereas it wasn't before.

Just to clarify it actually caps at 10 people. And the $20 buy up also gives you annual upgrades in addition to unlimited data.

Assuming you get at least 7 people under your "Framily", 7 people who don't have to be on the same account as you mind you, this is a great deal!

Or maybe they realized that the way T-Mobile does things could get them since better publicity in terms of consumers.
Where I live, T-Mobile has the worst coverage (even Cricket and Sprint have better service here). That means there's a pretty big tradeoff in switching from Verizon for my family. They're not as willing to switch like I did.
Sprint has admirable coverage here, and since they allow more than five lines, plus individual data plans, It's a better deal compared to T-Mobile. They might pay a little more, but it's worth it with better coverage.

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Yeah, with that being the case, I'd definitely try to get them on board. Have you done the math yet of how much you can potentially save?

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It's certainly not as much as Ting. It's still $205/month for everyone I would probably put on my plan. It's just under $100 less than that with Ting.

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Oh ok. Thanks!

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Never mind. I did the pricing incorrectly. I thought each line cost 5 less, but it actually the cost per line decreases by 5 dollars for every line.
It's $180. It's pretty close, so really it depends if you have fluctuating usage or not.

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Unfortunately, Ting sucks if you want more than 1GB of data. Costs three times as much as my current T-Mobile plan.

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Are you sure? I'm almost certain that postpaid customers have voice roaming in their service agreement.

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So your family all follow the cubs?

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This is true, lol.

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Wow, so if you had 6 lines, it would actually save you money to get the 7th, even if you didn't need/use it.

1 = 1x55 = 55
2 = 2x50 = 100
3 = 3x45 = 135
4 = 4x40 = 160
5 = 5x35 = 175
6 = 6x30 = 180
7 = 7x25 = 175

Wow, that's nice to know! Thanks!

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As long as you have 1GB of data. If you go up to 3GB or unlimited, it becomes more expensive.

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Is that the way it is read? I don't see it that way.

1 = 1@55 = 55
2 = 1@55 + 1@50 = 105
3 = 1@55 + 1@50 + 1@45 = 150
4 = 1@55 + 1@50 + 1@45 + 1@40 = 190
5 = 1@55 + 1@50 + 1@45 + 1@40 + 1@35 = 225
6 = 1@55 + 1@50 + 1@45 + 1@40 + 1@35 + 1@30 = 255
7 = 1@55 + 1@50 + 1@45 + 1@40 + 1@35 + 1@30 + 1@25 = 280

I have no use for it because with my Nexus 4 I have a prepaid plan on a carrier with better coverage. However, I can see where it might be a win for a small business located in an area where Sprint has good coverage. Assuming that Sprint doesn't block that customer segment. Or maybe a group of college buddies who don't need a lot of data. My big question is what happens if one of the frenemy/framily members doesn't pay their bill. (Which is why I see small business as a good target audience with all the bills going to the same place.)

I don't think businesses would be able to apply for this plan. More than likely, though, Sprint's business agreements (pending size of business) would be a better fit and deal than this.

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The only problem with this is sprint service that will leave you and your family stranded....

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Maybe in YOUR AREA, lol.

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Sprint has almost as much total coverage as Verizon AND that is WITHOUT counting the full voice roaming across the entire Verizon network that is also included. Go home, troll...

Ones milage definitely varies. And enough with this overly abused "troll" word. Let's grow up shall we?

As much as Verizon? Pretty sure it's less than both VZW and AT&T.

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Is it billed as one bill though. It's a risk for someone to take on for a group of friends. Could be a great option for large families or even mom,dad, grown kids and spouses.

So if you have more than 1phone with sprint you would actually need to leave and then come back under this new plan. If you have more than 1 line you should just get the discount. I also have 3 other friends with sprint. All of us are off contract or will be soon. That is a lot of savings if we do that.

How much savings exactly? If you don't mind me asking...

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Lol, sad, so sad for Sprint customers! Is this Sprint Spark not making any difference in their data network at all???

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So this could be a potential savings for me as I have 4 lines with sprint and have 3 other family members with sprint. However, all 4 of my lines recently had upgrades and contact renewals. I'm thinking I'm out of luck at this time?

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It sounds like an appealing deal the way it's marketed, but T-Mobile's family plan is still a better deal. Doing the math:

Sprint 1 GB lines would be 55, 100, 135, 160, 175 for 1-5 lines.

T-Mobile 500MB lines would be just 50, 80, 90, 100, 110

The savings are greater for all unlimited as well.

75, 140, 195, 240, 275 for Sprint
70, 120, 150, 180, 210 for T-Mobile

You can also mix and match data plans for each line for both carriers.

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How is comparing twice the data allocation on Sprint vs. half on T-Mobile resulting in your statement that T-Mobile is a "better deal"?

It being a better deal would certainly come down to the data usage patterns of those people on each plan.

If you're not a heavy data user, then you wouldn't be getting your money's worth with the Sprint Framily Plan.

On the other hand, if you use more than 500 MB, then you wouldn't be getting your money's worth with T-Mobile's plan.

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You must have missed the unlimited part. And even T-Mobile with 2.5GB per phone is less than Sprint with 1GB.

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I don't understand this new plan crap.

5 lines on sprint before was 150 lines 1&2, $30 for lines 3-5... that comes out to $240, which is $35 less than sprint wants on this new plan...

It really only makes sense for people who don't use much data(1 gb option).

Yes! Sprints LTE footprint sucks! Man its so annoying! Im about to jump ship! To T-Mobile!

Nexus 5...enough said

Hey T-Mobile guys, Study up

I have to call on this. I do not that it will save us anything over the family plan that we currently have. Especially with the discounts that we get.

Fair enough, brother.

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Depending on how it all comes out, this could pry a lot of customers off of sero that still have it.

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Anybody else see the typo and wanted to be the first to comment about it until reading the first sentence? Lol

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Sorry I'll pass I'll stick to paying $96 for 2 phones on straight talk att. Yeah the data isn't unlimited high speed, but I still get lte and actual reception inside of a building. Don't miss paying $180 a month for non premium data on a phone that can't get it anyways.

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Seems pretty creative and sensible for the consumer. Let will these unsuspecting "framilies" know that at present, Sprint data network is pretty much useless during waking hours in any large city and is VERY spotty in small cities. I only use Sprint for rooted data tethering now and I want to cancel it pretty much every day, but keep hoping that in future it will be up to par.

No, it's just you. Losers who can't think of anything original to say just get worse service than the rest of us!

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Funny, Sprint service in my large city works for me. It also worked pretty well when I went to Los Angeles and I believe that's a fairly large city.

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Does the $10 premium data fee still apply in addition to the line fees shown? 3 smartphones that are "premium" would cost $165 if that was the case.

And if there is no Sprint corporate store in the state? can we sign up online?

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Phone call should do the trick. When I was gonna do the one up plan for my son, they would have switched me there

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So let me get this straight you still have to sign up for the one up program which will cost you an extra $15 a month. So this plan is actually more expensive. looks to me like your paying subsidized plan prices for an unsubsidized phone plan. Assuming you have 7 people that's 25+20+15 so that's $60 per line per month. Worse case scenario is 55+20+15, $90 a month for unlimited everything. That's $10 more a month than unlimited my way with one up plan (65+15). Curious on how they handle employer discounts.

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Many people are looking past the fact that you still have to either supply your own phone, buy a phone at manufacturer price or finance the phone for 24 months with a down payment and paying taxes for the phone up front. To get annual upgrades you have to turn in your current phone with no damage at the time of the upgrade and continue financing the new phone. The gs4 is $25/month on top of your monthly service. This is only a good option if you know 7 to 10 people to go into it with.

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THIS. I think I noticed only the Forbes article mentioning that phones won't be subsidized anymore. I compared 5-line plans from Sprint and T-Mobile (5 is the max for T-Mobile) and they turn out to be very comparable BUT that's if all the lines on T-Mobile have the 2.5 GB option and all the line on Sprint stick with 1 GB. Go for the 3GB with Sprint and T-Mobile is better.

There's a $15 fee for people that want annual upgrades if the device is purchased after January 10th. The fee needs to be paid for 12 months in addition to the unlimited data charge to get the "upgrade". I'd rather just get 2 year upgrades and pay less for the phone but I guess its good to have options.

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I don't trust them at all. I had been with them for many years before switching to T-Mobile. First $10 per 4G device without the actual 4G network. Joggling plans (initially, I paid $75 for 2 lines (plus tax), they switched me to about $140 for the same plan). What got me finally leave them is their "upgrade" from wimax to LTE, where I had virtually no data (DC metro area) for several months. Oh, and complete and utter customer service incompetence lately.
So thanks but no Sprint.

Robbzilla- First you should stay off the board if you don't have anything useful to say.

Second, people aren't "butthurt" about this but more upset that they are nickle and dimed on their bill for a service that they feel is below average. Most people work hard for their money and don't appreciate it being taken for something that isn't received.

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Hmmm... ironic that you're telling me to stay off with nothing useful, as your entire post is useless.

Yes, people are butthurt. You included. They've been whining about the $10 fee since the day it was introduced. It's time to get over it. Even with the $10 fee, at the time, Sprint was still the cheapest plan available with unlimited data. They needed the extra cash to expand their service. That isn't free you know. At their budget pricing, that was probably the only way to be able to afford future expansion.

Nickel and diming? Not only are you ironic, you're ignorant. Have you seen Sprint post a profit in the last 5 years? Not without an operating loss you haven't. Why is that? Because they're sinking money into infrastructure so that whiners like you and the dude you're defending can be less butthurt.

I'm not even a huge Sprint defender these days. I just happen to understand that expansion costs, and that they had to move over from a flawed WiMax technology to LTE, which by the way, also wasn't cheap. Today they're still going along, and slowly getting better. In my home town, for the most part, they're no worse than AT&T or T-Mo in most areas on average. (I had a work T-Mo phone and a home Sprint phone for awhile in late 2013, so I was able to test them side by side, and I have friends with AT&T who work with me, so am able to verify that as well in areas around town).

So to sum it up: Grow up son. Your pathetic attempt to "put me in my place" was sad, and your knowledge is so absolutely limited that I don't even know why I bothered to post this. Guess I'm bored enough to slap you down. So please, never stop posting. Unlike you, I don't try to shut people down. Especially when they're as vapid and ridiculous as people like you. It's far too entertaining to see the tiny gerbils in their brains schlump along at half speed.

You're deluded, Sprint is at fault for its poor decisions so sympathizing with them over a customer means you probably work for sprint. Grow a pair would ya?

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Did anyone happen to see the fine print... " Usage Limitations: Other plans may receive prioritized bandwidth availability. Streaming video speeds may be limited to 1 Mbps. " I wonder what other plans say this? Maybe this is why our data sucks sometimes as they are prioritizing data to certain customers...

hi. i switched my sprint billing to this new thing called "framily" its like friends and family, but its totally separate billing. so for everybody that joins sprint with my id the bill for EACH LINE goes down by $5 (all the way down to $25 each) but you and I have our own plan and billing. I already have two lines on my plan so thats an instant $10 off a line. if you want to switch carriers and use my id code for free, check it out. THANKS! we will never share billing, i have my bill, you have your bill. You get unlimited data for $20 more. you can take my framily ID into a store M00103869lh or call customer service.

hi. i switched my sprint billing to this new thing called "framily" its like friends and family, but its totally separate billing. so for everybody that joins sprint with my id the bill for EACH LINE goes down by $5 (all the way down to $25 each) but you and I have our own plan and billing. I already have two lines on my plan so thats an instant $10 off a line. if you want to switch carriers and use my id code for free, check it out. THANKS! we will never share billing, i have my bill, you have your bill. You get unlimited data for $20 more. you can take my framily ID into a store M00103869lh or call customer service.

Wade, and anyone who has a Sprint Framily Plan or who wants to join a Framily and get that sweet sweet savingsonce you get 7+ framily members should use the HOTLIST at www.framilylist.com to join or promote your framily plan to 7-10 framily members the easy way!

Forgot to mention, we have over 7k facebook fans in March alone and you can see testimonials from real customers who hit 7-10 framily members fast because they paid the small fee to www.framilylist.com to promote their framily plan on their behalf to find the 7+ members... see the testimonials or post your framily plan id for free at www.facebook.com/framilyplans

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