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Sprint's unlimited data plan getting a price hike to $70 per month on October 16

Sprint has announced that it will soon raise the cost of its unlimited data plan. Currently available for $60 per month, Sprint's plan for unlimited talk, text, and data will have its price raised to $70 per month for new customers on October 16.

Current customers, or those that sign up by October 15, will continue to pay $60 for the foreseeable future. Additionally, these customers will be able to activate a new phone and remain on the $60 plan as long as they continue to meet the plan requirements.

In order to qualify for the plan, you'll need to purchase your device upfront, or through a qualifying Sprint payment plan, such as Sprint Lease or Sprint Easy Pay.

Source: Sprint

69 Comments
  • Oh Sprint...nice to see someone still offering unlimited data.
  • Even if it is really crappy service in most places that arnt a few miles from a bigger city
  • I have great service and I"m 35 miles from a major city. Sprint has improved DRASTICALLY over the last few years,
  • Sure but it's still horrible in comparison to Verizon in most areas and At&t/Tmobile in larger cities. Posted via the Android Central App
  • That's t-mobile +++ Insert witty signature, watch as others not get it, profit +++
  • I dunno man that's changing. Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • I haven't see band 12 effects yet but still right now tmo is the one that us crap once you get outside a city. That being said, I did see some improvements around the edges of Baltimore for the first time in a long while... Maybe I just got lucky that day but I hope it is a sign of things to come +++ Insert witty signature, watch as others not get it, profit +++
  • I've never had trouble with my Sprint service. In fact, i spend several hours on a support call while in the middle of rural Mississippi and never dropped signal once. The AT&T and Verizon phones in the area couldn't find signal. (To be fair, though, that was several years ago.) I've never understood the vitriol toward Sprint.
  • A lot of people jumped ship while Sprint was overhauling their network 3-4 years ago. It was pretty bad for a good 10 months. Now I have to say it's pretty decent. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I stayed during that time period, now I've got a sprint site 100 ft away from me. Sprint has improved drastically here as well. I can't wait till ill be getting 70 in my home :). Posted via the Android Central App
  • 10 months? That's the most generous comment I've seen on this site in a long, long time. Posted via the Android Central App
  • did you forget T-Mobile? Nexus 5 | T-Mobile $30 Plan
  • Everyone forgets them Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • why though lol Nexus 5 | T-Mobile $30 Plan
  • Idk lol Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • seriously though they've like changed the mobile industry and their network as of today is larger than Sprint's by a large margin. I seriously don't understand. Nexus 5 | T-Mobile $30 Plan
  • More customers not larger network. Posted via the Android Central App
  • This Posted via the Android Central App
  • No but it shows they are doing something right. Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • they cover more POPs than Sprint. What are you smoking? Nexus 5 | T-Mobile $30 Plan
  • The map is a lie lmao. But tmo is trash here. Top speed of 20(from tmo store lol) and 120 on sprint(at sprint store) Posted via the Android Central App
  • but sensorly, opensignal and rootmetrics aren't. Nexus 5 | T-Mobile $30 Plan
  • This is why I have 4 devices on Sprint. 1. My wife and daughter are standing in 2 different rooms 20 feet apart on Tmobile. Constant dropped calls.
    2. This is Sprint LTE on my free Tab 4 - Check out my Ookla Speedtest result. What's your speed? http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/1483647827 Sprint Galaxy Tab 4, because I don't need a Super High-End tablet.
  • what's 5 MHz LTE like? I know that's Spark but what about their primary layer of LTE or 800? T-mobile's LTE where I live is only 5 MHz but still faster than the other 3 (Which is quite sad) Check out my Ookla Speedtest result. What's your speed? http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/1483578723 Nexus 5 | T-Mobile $30 Plan
  • Had T-Mobile some years ago, but switched because of too many dropped calls. I love Sprint. The 4G is great in my area.
    My Speed test result:
    http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/1474594261
  • Check out my Ookla Speedtest result. What's your speed? http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/1483801166
    this is at -101 dB lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • not on Band 25/26. Nexus 5 | T-Mobile $30 Plan
  • What does it matter which band I'm on? It's a 4G connection lol..
    Here's another for you Sprint haters lel
    Check out my Ookla Speedtest result. What's your speed? http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/1470217342
  • Whatever they are smoking i want some. But for real sprint is way better than tmobile. I tried tmobile for a couple minths and ended right back on the sprint network even though im on the boost mobile prepaid brand sprint owns. Sprint sent boost mibile their 60 dollar unlimited 4glte data plan thats why i think they are upping there unlimited plan.
  • So that's where they gonna make up for their loss. To improve data experience for the majority of users, throughput may be limited, varied or reduced on the network. Streaming video speeds will be limited to 600Kbps at all times, which may impact quality. Sprint may terminate service if off-network roaming usage in a month exceeds: (1) 800 min. or a majority of min.; or (2) 100MB or a majority of KB. Prohibited network use rules apply—see sprint.com/termsandconditions. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Come to Canada 70$ buys you 500MB... :( FEEL OUR PAIN Posted via the Android Central App
  • What a joke. I am a Sprint Customer and I I'm here to say that Sprint service isn't bad but it's not great by a long shot. This price hike is a joke. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Only for new customers Posted via the Android Central App
  • My service is great but with this hike they would be 5$ more than Verizon if I was signing up for a new service +++ Insert witty signature, watch as others not get it, profit +++
  • Guess where I would go. I think I'm done with Sprint when contract is up in November. Going prepaid, I never use more than 3gb a month. Probably not feasible for you since you are probably on a family plan Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah I have to do the math on the shared plan thing before i commit to anything. Right now I am out of anything with Sprint and with the way plans are changing it may make sense to move us. Has yet to be seen and is tough to predict the future. As you said, I have the whole family thing to think of. I use the most data (I beat teenagers...lol) by far but they do not get out of "contracts" until April, may and june...tough to predict.
  • Go to Boost mobile we got the 60 dollar unlimited data plan. And depending on the sprint phone you have you can migrate your number and phone over like i said just depending on your phone model most iphones and galaxy that are on sprint can be put on boost mobile
  • Plus $10 "premium data" charge I am guessing unless you plan on using a flip phone or something.
  • Premium data charge went away when the Everything Data plans were ended. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I pay $80 for tmobile unlimited data and regularly get 70 down, 40 up. My friend with sprint is lucky if he gets 5 mb down on his unlimited plan Posted via the Android Central App
  • I can see 70 down, but not 40 up. 30 at most. do you have a speedtest? Nexus 5 | T-Mobile $30 Plan
  • Lol 40 up? Your comment is now nulled Posted via the Android Central App
  • Still waiting for speed test results! Posted via Android Central App
  • SPEEDTEST OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN. Galaxy Note 4 {Sprint 5.1.1}
    3-day Power with a 9600mAh Extended Battery.
  • Been a Sprint customer for a long time and got in on the horribly named Framily plan when they offered it. $45 for unlimited everything. Can't complain.
  • Same here, 4 lines =120+ gbs every month (service so good, we dont need wifi at all lol). Posted via the Android Central App
  • $60 for unlimited 4G at MetroPCS, or $30 for 1GB of data at 4G speeds then throttled (probably to Sprint's normal unlimited data speeds), there are better options, why hike prices when most companies lower.... seriously Sprint are you even trying?
  • Except that MetroPCS just re-sells T-Mobile service and if a T-Mobile customer and you are contending for bandwidth the T-Mobile customer gets priority.
  • Metro is 100% owned by T-Mobile. They have the same priority concerning bandwidth, as metro is NOT an mvno Posted via the Android Central App
  • kinda funny since it was a reverse merger and technically Metro bought T-Mo. That of course is not the reality, but on paper...
  • Actually, Metro PCS does not have the same priority as T-Mobile postpaid. T-Mobile's priority goes as follows: T-Mobile postpaid
    T-Mobile prepaid (including Metro PCS)
    MVNOs
    Other applications (big rigs, vending machines, etc.) Posted via the Android Central App
  • Having had both Verizon & Sprint recently, I can say that Sprint is actually the better one. Verizon would have tons of dropped/not completed calls while Sprint has none. It took my wife 14 tries to call my mom one day from her Verizon phone. Never had an issue even close to that with Sprint.
  • Sprint had to raise their prices to pay the fines they recently got for charging hearing impaired people and the government for a 911 service for hearing impaired people even though it wasn't functional for 6 months. Posted via the Android Central App
  • If you think that had anything to do with this you are nuts.
  • Lmaoo , because coming up with this plan happens that fast Posted via the Android Central App
  • I was being sarcastic the real reason is probably they are feeling the burden from that dumb idea of buying all those radio shacks which aren't doing so hot. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I read that and figured they were going to raise their prices. Lol! Devil Dog
  • Still holding onto my Verizon unlimited data for dear life.. Back! Back! I tell you! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Sprint had to increase prices because their losing customers. Posted via Android Central App
  • Eh its not as bad. People aren't leaving. I've convinced about 8 people to switch to sprint :) Posted via the Android Central App
  • They probably aren't your friends anymore. Posted via the Android Central App
  • When you have to start your sentence off with Eh, that pretty much explains the service isn't good at all. Posted via The Next Big Thing. My Samsung Galaxy Note 5!
  • Well considering I can go downtown where we have a small hometown baseball team and hit 30 down with 12k people in the area.. Not really and I can get 25 in my house?.. Or 80 at the mall? lol I mean My coverage and speeds with Sprint in the past 8 months have increased a lot.
    Also:
    Check out my Ookla Speedtest result. What's your speed? http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/1470217342
  • This summer I drove from Chicago to Knoxville, then down to Atl, and Florida and back, compare to past times I did not had any issues with the data 4g all the way thru and stream The hell out of my unlimited. So this was a good road test. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Sprint rediculous with reception but data is no issue plus use wifi 80% of the tine. but thank the lord im an existing customer. Posted via the Android Central App
  • That's your experience lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • We already pay 70. 60 for the plan and 10 for premium data that many of us never get. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Are you stupid? Sprint does not even have a premium charge anymore. Don't you just hate when people bad mouth your carrier, but they are on another carrier because they can't get phone financing or afford to pay the bill for higher quality service. Galaxy Note 4 {Sprint 5.1.1}
    3-day Power with a 9600mAh Extended Battery.
  • Onixblack.... You are not worthy of being an AC-Member. Galaxy Note 4 {Sprint 5.1.1}
    3-day Power with a 9600mAh Extended Battery.