Sprint makes its unlimited LTE data plans more affordable for families

Sprint has announced some affordable plans for those who are seeking unlimited data. From February 12, for a limited time only, customers will be able to get unlimited call time, SMS and high-speed data for $37.50 per line (when selecting two or more), saving a family of four up to $360 each year. Prior to the discount, each line would set you back $45. This will enable each of the four family members to take full advantage of Sprint's LTE Plus network without spending a fortune for a high allowance.

Here's how the pricing works. A single line costs $75, while two and three lines will set you back $120 and $150, respectively. Adding a fourth line is free and all extra lines (up to 10 total) are $30 each. As well as unlimited allowances across the board, Sprint will also offer 3GB of mobile hotspot access each month and unlimited 2G data in select countries as part of Sprint Global Roaming.

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62 Comments
  • So I could technically get an unlimited plan that's cheaper than my 2 lines for $100 from T-Mobile? Interesting.
  • Nvm... I get it now. Hitting the edit button on this site ******* sucks.
  • Lol Blackberry Priv
    Nvidia Shield "Portable"
    Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
  • Essentially matching T-Mobile pricing right now. They are doing 4 lines with unlimited data for $150. Posted via the Android Central App
  • They are, it's interesting. Too bad their BYOD sucks...oh that's right, you can't with them! To me, that's a big turnoff. :( Also, don't they have this thing where you can only "lease" a phone and you can't own it outright?
  • I buy my phone from Google and use it on Sprint. Been doing that for the last 3 or 4 years. So yea you can byod
  • :o Really? And everything works just fine? Do you have to register the IMEI with them in order for things to work?
    I'm assuming that this only works with Nexus and iphone.
  • It takes 2 seconds to do online, and it works right away. Been doing it for awhile now. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Hey! Stop simplifying his argument with all this ease of use stuff. The tip is not included! So tip your Uber driver.
  • Yeah, Nexus and maybe some others. It's a PITA though trying to get Sprint to understand you need the correct SIM card and getting them to send you one.
  • Yea def this! The workaround I find is use Int'l chat support, they are a tad bit smarter than their counterparts in regular cust service. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nexus, Moto X Pure Edition, IPhone Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes, you have to register your IMEI number with Sprint.  That's how CDMA works and is part of the activation process.  CDMA devices only recently started having SIM cards at all, because of LTE.  And that's only because LTE is really a GSM-based technology. So long as you have a device that supports CDMA (which is what Verizon and Sprint use.  TMo and AT&T use GSM) you can BYOD to Sprint.
  • And the Moto X Pure Edition (2015).
  • No, you can lease a phone, or you can get it on installments and at the end of the installments you will own it outright. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yup.  Got a Note 3 sitting on my end table at home that is now a "Smart IR Remote" that was paid off when I got the Note 5.
  • That sucks if the BYOD is correct, but I thought there were phones that would work. You can buy a phone or lease one.
  • You can BYOD.  It just has to support CDMA.
  • You can bring your own device with them. I brought over my Moto Nexus 6 also I was looking in there store and they do what they call easy pay where you pay on the device and it becomes yours. They do leasing as well but I would never lease a phone lol I want to own the damn thing!
  • Cheaper unlimited is always good.
    So 3 out of the big 4 have unlimited
    your move verizon
  • Doesn't AT&T require you to bundle with DirecTV though? Kinda shady.... Posted via the Android Central App
  • If this offered separate billing like Framily, I would probably take this.
  • What if I don't have LTE Plus in my area? Would I be stuck with 3G or 2G data? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes. Note 4 {Sprint 5.1.1}, with nothing enticing to upgrade too.
  • You would have band 25 LTE
  • ...and probably B26 (800Mhz) Posted via the Android Central App
  • Depends on the location
  • Hence "probably" Posted via the Android Central App
  • Keep in mind that sprint's terms only allow for non-continuous video. So you won't get continuous video... I am assuming streaming hours of Netflix would be against the terms. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Granted, I'm still on an older unlimited data plan on Sprint, but I've never had problems streaming video.  I looked up the clause in their terms and services, and I suspect they mean like "days".  I've done 6+ hours of streaming Netflix on multiple occasions without issue.  I also stream podcasts and Play Music all the time.  I put about 18gigs through my phone every month. That may just be a clause so that they can go after people who abuse the system.  I've never heard of anyone having problems streaming on Sprint, so I wouldn't worry about that too much.
  • Could I bring own phone with this promotion or do Ineed to finance one with Sprint?? Posted via the Android Central App
  • That's my question also. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You can bring a device as long as it is able to be activated on the Sprint network. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Absolutely positive? If so, I might reevaluate them in my area code 30028 Posted via the Android Central App
  • The problem is that most phones are CDMA variants so you are locked to Sprint or Verizon. The only phones I know of that are truly universal are the iphone, Nexus 5x and 6p, and the Moto X Pure.
  • I would buy off swappa or CL if I did this. I am happy with Verizon though. Posted via the Android Central App
  • My Verizon Note 5 is unlocked. The caveat there is I can't get LTE on say, ATT or Tmobile. Sprint isn't even on my radar.
  • Don't write Sprint off, just because somebody on the internet told you "it sucks".  Like most carriers, it is greatly dependent on where you live and the coverage you need, but I get great speeds on my Sprint Note 5. http://imgur.com/AVyItiN
  • Who's Faster, Sprint or T-Mobile?
    One benefit to T-Mobile is the international roaming included. Posted via my Nexus 5X & T-Mobile Unlimited
  • T-Mobile is faster and it's a well accepted fact. Sprint does have some very good speeds where LTE+ is available, but not much anywhere else. AT&T Galaxy Note 3
  • Depends on where you live. Some areas T-Mobile is faster, some areas Sprint is.. Posted via the Android Central App
  • My speed on Sprint LTE+ http://imgur.com/AVyItiN
  • Interesting!
    My estimate is I could save $25 by converting my current plan to this new one.
    On top of that, I just realized I get 27% discount because of my employer
  • Unlimited LTE data plans on a very limited LTE service provider. I LOL'd! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Don't assume everything you read on the net is true.  Some people just love to hate on Sprint. http://imgur.com/AVyItiN
  • Sprint is offering some good deals, i would love to switch and will probably do so when the galaxy s7 hits. if only samsung could do duel sim cdma- gsm,
  • Anyone else notice that it said $37.50 per line when 2 or more are purchased... That's not right according to the next line that says 2 lines are $120, 3 lines are $150 and the 4th is free... I was almost excited for a second at $75 for two lines... nope, not the real prices!
  • And just a heads up... watch the fine print... it doesn't say "per line" on this one. Unlimited customers who use more than 23GB of data during a billing cycle will be de-prioritized during times and places where the Sprint network is constrained. See sprint.com/networkmanagement for details.
  • Just went on sprint.com,
    4 phones, pay cash,
    Unlimited on all 4 phones
    $250.
    some special way to get different pricing? Posted via the Android Central App
  • The article does say "from February 12..." So im guessing sprints website will reflect new pricing tomorrow possibly? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Is there a promo code or something for this? Is it for new customers only? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Find a sales rep that can still get you the Best Buy One plan from Summer of last year. Two lines, for $100, unlimited. Add a lines are $40 per line. Never let a rep tell you a plan is unavailable. Plans going as far back as 2007 are still in their system.
  • Limited time...ask yourself, why don't carriers just have one price for a service? Unlocked Marshmallow Nexus 6 on Verizon. I'm a happy guy.
  • So here's some fine print I didn't see anywhere, told to me after being on the phone an hour with a rep trying to change my plan (could not do it online as this plan wasn't an option to be selected). If you're already in contract because you have a phone that was purchased at a discount, i.e. the $200 instead of $700, they charge you $25 per month per phone until your contract ends! So in my case, 3 of the 4 phones we have are still in contract, therefore $75 a month for the next 1-1/2 years!!! That is insane, will end up being more expensive than my current unlimited plan, so I will not be switching. If you have a phone out of contact, are already leasing a phone, or are a new customer, then this plan seems legit.
  • All their plans are like that, now.  All the carriers have done away with the subsidies and gone to a financing model.  The $25/month is to pay for the hardware.  Before, they just "hid" the hardware cost inside the monthly rate plan, which meant that you were *always* paying for the hardware.  At least this way, once you've paid the full price, you stop paying.
  • Sprint has pretty good coverage in my area. Except where my wife and I work and live. Oh well... FYI, we do not work together.
  • Any Sprint customers able to switch to this plan? I just called customer service and they were clueless as to when this came out and i had to point them to the website. They told me that this is only for new customers and not existing customers. Bummer =\ I do not see any verbiage on the restrictions on their website.
  • Same here, could not switch online, rep was clueless. After pointing her where to go and waiting on hold forever, she was able to do the switch (although I cancelled out of it).
  • I went in a store today, and was told this is available for existing customers. However, there are some caveats. I currently have 5 lines with a grandfathered unlimited data plan, paying $250/mo. To switch would drop my price with new plan to $180 (plus taxes) sounds like a good deal. My employee discount (currently 27%) would no longer apply. Also, there would no longer be opportunity for subsidized phones. The biggest concern is that there's no longer unlimited roaming. In fact, if you go over a certain percentage of roaming, you could lose it. We roam way more in this area than we'd like. Afraid this would all be deal breaker for us. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Not being able to use a corporate discount anymore is huge, which is even more of a deal breaker for me. I did the math, and this new plan with leasing 4 phones for $25 a month each would cost me $30 more per month over the course of 2 years (a typical contract), or $720 total. And that is comparing if i buy a subsidized phone at $200, which I haven't done in years. My current HTC One I got the day it came out for $100 trading in my old phone, so I've spread that cost over 3 years. Using what we actually paid for all 4 phones, it's $45 more expensive per month on this new, "cheaper", leasing/installment option. Maybe I'm making the wrong decision, but no thanks. I'll stay grandfathered in my current unlimited plan as well.
  • How about annual upgrade options. I can upgrade annually with my framily unlimited. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Ten dollars extra per line on top of the lease or monthly installment amount, or do an iPhone Forever lease and get the newest iPhone every 12 months.