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Update: Sprint has officially announced these new plans as of tonight.

As you may have already heard, Sprint is gearing up to put some new plans called Unlimited, My Way and My All-In in motion. From what we've seen, the new plans likely won't replace the old Everything plans, but they are definitely different in essentially every way. And for some, they may even be cheaper.

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Let's start with the basics: what are these new plans? At first blush, it looks like Sprint is jumping on the "share things" bandwagon of AT&T and Verizon, but since the company is dead set on offering unlimited data, their version of these would-be shared plans work a little bit differently. With Unlimited, My Way, every phone has unlimited talk and text right out of the gate (much like AT&T's and Verizon's shared plans), and you can choose from two data packages – unlimited ($30) or 1GB ($20) – which are charged on a per line basis. You are allowed up to 10 lines depending on credit, and for each one you add, the price per drops. For example: if you have one smartphone with unlimited data, you'll pay $80 per month ($50 for the phone, $30 for the data). If you have two phones, the price per drops to $40, with $30 in data each for unlimited, which is $150 total. You can also add 1GB of tethering for an extra $10, but the existing 2GB ($20) and 6GB ($50) tethering options are also still available.

But, then there's the My All-In plan. It's a pretty straightforward single-line-only plan: $110 monthly gets you unlimited talk, text, data, and 5GB of tethering data. If you often need to use your phone as a hotspot, this is the option for you. The only issue with this plan is that if you have it on more than one line, you're shelling out $110 for each. That can get pricey pretty fast.

With the basics out of the way, let's talk about some new info. We've gotten our hands on several leaked documents that detail essentially everything about these new plans, FAQ-style. Definitely worth a read if you're interested in all the fine print.

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The biggest benefit (or what Sprint is claiming as such) is the "Unlimited Guarantee" on Unlimited, My Way or My All-In plans. Basically, this says that if you're on such plans, you'll never have to give up unlimited data under any circumstances for the lifetime of that line. Even if Sprint changes its policy on unlimited data.

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But there is another catch: none of this applies when you're roaming. While using your device outside of Sprint's coverage area, you are allowed 100MB of data per month. Should you bypass this limit, Sprint "may discontinue service." Ouch.

So, what about throttling? Sprint has an interesting way of dancing around the question in the leaked documents we were giving detailing these new plans:

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So, will Sprint throttle your data? Probably not, but it definitely reserves the right to do so.

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Sprint's "Everything" plans

Overall, these new options seem to take a step away from Sprint's more traditional package-based plans. In most cases, these actually seem to be more affordable; for example, the existing unlimited everything Everything plan is $110 on its own, and that doesn't include any sort of tethering. In that case, the My All-In plan is a much better deal. Similarly, the Everything Data plan is $80 per month for 450 minutes and unlimited data, whereas the Unlimited, My Way offers unlimited talk, text, and data for the same price. Again, it's a better deal. Really, it seems the only time the Everything plans are a better deal than the Unlimited, My Way plans is when unlimited data isn't a feature of the plan. Otherwise, the new plans are the way to go nearly every time.

The word on the street (and in the above docs) is that these plans should go live on July 12th. For those of you who like to keep up with dates and such, that'd be tomorrow, so break out the calculators and get to mathing – maybe you'll save some moneydollars.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • TheRobotCow

    only if Sprint didn't sucks so much...

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Once they blanket everything with LTE, they'll be worth another look. Though at that point, T-Mobile will look pretty lucrative as well. I'm starting to really like what they're up to.

      • ProductFRED

        "Once they blanket everything with LTE"

        The only thing they have going for them is pricing and customer service. I'm saying this as an ex-customer. They barely have LTE in NYC or any other major area. They basically throw a dart onto a map to decide where LTE's going next. Also the fact that T-Mobile is GSM (phone freedom, unlocked phones, Nexus devices) is reason enough to consider them over Sprint. T-Mobile announced LTE in March and has 157 Million people covered, which is 157% compared to the 100 Million goal they had. They say that they'll have the country covered by the end of the year, and I believe them. They're rolling it out as fast or faster than Verizon first did a few years ago.

        The thing about Sprint is that their 3G network hasn't been able to support their customers for the last 2-3 years, and their LTE network is basically non-existent for all intents and purposes. They would continually tell me, "slow speeds are because of a tower outage" for months at a time, even though I was getting the same dial-up like speeds pretty much everywhere. This is besides the fact that EVDO has a speed limit of 3 Mbps.

        I don't know about you, but I couldn't stand this anymore:

        https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-KoaeLWwl0nM/T80ZByGMaZI/AAAAAAAAAXE/4D0RbrlH8iQ/w506-h900-o/Screenshot_2012-06-04-16-18-03%5B1%5D.png

        • Scott

          Dude when I get home I have an even shittier Sprint speedtest to show you.

          • Nathan Nommensen

            See mine posted above.

        • ScottColbert

          I had a "tower outage" for over two years creating the slow speeds before I kicked them to the curb.

        • DirkBelig

          I was a launch day buyer of the EVO 4G and thus in the vanguard of paying the "EVO tax" and in 2-1/2 years of using that and a bought-at-full-price Galaxy S2 I think I was connected to 4G service approximately 1 hour. I paid $300 for something that never came to Detroit in WiMax form and there's no hint as to when LTE is coming. On top of that, 3G speeds were dial-up in slowness; I started calling Sprint "Trudge" because that's what their service was like. People would look at me waiting for data to come up - taking over a minute most of the time - and ask, "What's wrong with your phone."

          The best day ever was when I got a Nexus 4 and switched to Straight Talk (AT&T network) and am getting speeds that blow my hair back. Sure, it's not 50 MB/s LTE, but I'm paying $49/mo. including taxes for unlimited everything, and that's $29 less than I was paying for Trudge with a work discount. The only drawback is no roaming for anything in Canada, but that's one or two times a year.

          • ProductFRED

            I was an Evo 4G launch day owner as well. I went Evo -> Nexus S 4G -> Evo 3D -> Epic 4G Touch -> iPhone 4S (just to resell for more) -> Epic 4G Touch -> Galaxy Nexus. I would trade in the XDA marketplace a lot.

            So when they told me it was my phone, I told straight up told them they were lying because of how many phones I've had. Funny enough, I left Straight Talk (had them after Sprint) because of their permanent throttling. They were fine for a year until they started throttling AT&T SIM users to 256 kbps a month and claiming that I used "excessive data" (I used 300 MB in one month once and was throttled within the first week). They kept telling me to pay my bill and it will be unthrottled, but it went on for 3 months before I said enough.

            Now I'm on T-Mobile's $30 100 minute - Unlimited Text - 5GB before throttle 4G/LTE plan. Pulling up to 25 Mbps so far and loving the price.

          • Barnassey

            Hey Since you are on the 30 walmart plan i wanted to know if you can use google voice for free on that plan?

          • ProductFRED

            For texting, yes. For voicemail, no. And calls still use minutes. However if you connect your Voice account with a VOIP app like GrooveIP, you can make calls over data and not use minutes.

          • Barnassey

            So calling thru google voice uses minutes? Tmobiles prepaid never did that before.

          • ProductFRED

            Voice is not VOIP. It just intercepts it your calls and sends them through another number behind the scenes that spoofs your caller ID to show your Voice number.

          • DirkBelig

            I was concerned about throttling/caps with ST but haven't had any problems and Jerry Hildenbrand says he uses 4-6GB per month without a problem. I'm usually under 1GB per month, so I don't anticipate any problems. I think some of these people getting capped are those who wanted to use their phone as a hot spot and torrent like fiends, but mileage varies.

            The T-Mobile deal doesn't work for me because my cell is my primary phone and even a misanthrope such as myself can't get by with only 100 minutes per month. If they had a $40 (or even $50) plan with 500 or so minutes, that could do.

          • HopelesslyFaithful

            what is the throttle speed?

          • Mastermind26

            Same here, but I've stuck around. But now that Sprint is bought out, I'm fighting to "opt out" of the contract and might head down to Tmob.

            I wanted to believe sprint.

          • HopelesslyFaithful

            for me it's 50 bucks per line for Sprint so plus i get subsidized phones so straight talk really isn't that interesting. Also i heard they throttle you a lot. If i get good data speeds i'll tether like an ass so wouldn't straight talk give you the boot?

        • Freak4Dell

          Their CS isn't anything to write home about, either. I've had way better CS with T-Mobile than with Sprint. People like to say that CS improved at Sprint, but at least back before all the cost cutting measures, they would bend over backwards for you to keep you as a customer. After Hesse came in, any power that CS had was taken away, and all that was left were rude reps. Before Hesse, 9/10 reps would be willing and able to do something to help me out. After Hesse, 2/10 would know the answer to the problem, 1 of those 2 would be able to fix it, and the other 8/10 would just ramble on about unlimited data in a condescending tone.

  • deltatux

    That's quite expensive compared to what I pay up here in Canada... (albeit I'm on a regional carrier).

  • Scott

    I laughed at the Sprint throttling customers part. Sprint perma-throttles everyone, all the time.

    • ProductFRED

      Yup. My last speed test with them from last year. NYC, with no LTE available in 99% of places on any borough:

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      • http://www.facebook.com/joeyklatzko Joseph Klatzko

        That makes me sad. That's even less than what I see on T-Mobile's Edge network.

        • Freak4Dell

          I was on EDGE for a little bit when I first switched to T-Mobile because of the phone I had. Honestly, it was much less frustrating to use than Sprint's "3G". My connection would often time out on Sprint, requiring me to refresh the page I was trying to load several times. On EDGE, this doesn't happen, so even if it loads the page slow, it still ends up loading it faster than Sprint because I only have to press go once. Now that T-Mobile has refarmed the PCS spectrum, it's no contest.

          • HopelesslyFaithful

            what i wish is i could use GPRS or EDGE on sprint instead of 3g....would actually be faster :/

        • Matthew Fry

          The glory that is edge

      • Nathan Nommensen

        Sprint customer here, unleashing the fury.

        • Scott

          Ha! That's what mine looks like except when I took mine I full signal lmfao.

        • ProductFRED

          Holy sh*t. Almost a 4 and a half second delay. That's unheard of.

          • Nathan Nommensen

            On the Sprint network, it's oh so common. Even when I get LTE I'm only doing about 2.5 M up/down.

          • Evan

            I should feel lucky then. I somehow found a 4G network and can get a amazingly fast 3.2M down.

            But that is what the $10.mo goes to, right? Making sure they can handle all that data these smartphones use...

          • Freak4Dell

            Gotta love that Premium Data. It's so premium.

          • Evan

            The Now Network: You do something now and you'll finally get a connection 45 minutes later.

          • HopelesslyFaithful

            wimax is 8-12Mbps down and 1-3 Mbps up....so fast! but not in my area :/

        • Matthew Fry

          That *is* worse than T-Mobile edge!

          • Nathan Nommensen

            I would hope it is. If those numbers were any smaller they'd be negative.

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        • Cherokee4Life

          Yep you guys are right Sprint LTE sucks.... oh wait that's right nevermind :)

          I understand you guys are on 3G but still.. I'm in Chicago subburbs and Sprint is amazing

          • MayaAyala

            I live in Palo Alto...in the heart of the Silicon Valley. I can't keep a 4G signal long enough to play a game of Words with Friends.

          • Cherokee4Life

            honestly though I know how bad Sprint can be because while they were switching to LTE in the Chicago area it was terrible. But now that it is complete (basically) its amazing.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        I'm so happy that I left Sprint after 13 years last year and went to AT&T. Posts like these just reinforce my unexpected ETF (I am an idiot and thought my contract was over, but it was all worth it anyway). It's like comparing 56K to fast cable - it's amazing how shitty Sprint's 3G network is.

        • HopelesslyFaithful

          ummm more like a BAUD connection :/ even if i bench 200/200 i still can't load a page due to the delay or drop outs in bad neighborhoods. Aurora IL is 100% data dead zone lol.

      • HopelesslyFaithful

        WIMAX though is fast as can be in Chicago...just sucks i live in farm land area 10 miles from WIMAX :/ LTE is barely touching my house so i am hoping I'll have LTE when i get a new phone so i can drop my AT&T internet

      • HopelesslyFaithful

        my question is why are these speeds so bad....congestion? actual throttling? No matter if it is 3 am i get the same service. Is there an actual reason for terrible speeds?

        • Freak4Dell

          Each tower has a hard line (or for most carriers, multiple) going to it feeding it data. This is referred to as backhaul. Each line can handle a certain amount of bandwidth. If only one person is connected to the tower, they can use that full bandwidth. When you have thousands connecting, you have to split the bandwidth between them all. It's like how cable internet gets slow once all your neighbors sign up for it too. The other carriers upgraded their backhaul as needed, and all of them have long-term projects to go to replace the copper lines with fiber. Sprint, on the other hand, neglected this for years and years. Rather than upgrading a piece here and there as needed, they just let it all decay to a point where they now need to do a massive network-wide project to upgrade it all at once. As you can imagine, with a network that stretches across the US, this can't be done overnight. They're upgrading to fiber and whatnot, too, but they waited way too long to do it, and they can't keep to the schedule now that they are doing it. I suspect they also might not even be adding enough, because I've heard multiple people from areas where Network Vision (Sprint's name for the project) is completed say that they don't see any improvements. Sprint's management seems to be one that doesn't learn from their mistakes, and honestly, I have no clue when the network will finally be back in good shape. I got tired of waiting around to find out. It's funny, T-Mobile kind of waited to do some network upgrades, too, but unlike Sprint, they actually did them. T-Mobile may not have great rural coverage, but when they say they're going to upgrade, they do it, and they do it fast. I don't think anybody was expecting them to launch 109 LTE markets just 3 months after they launched the first 7. They kept on top of their 1900MHz refarm, too, doing the markets they said they would do in 2012. If T-Mobile does ever launch a project to expand rural coverage, I'm pretty confident they'll be fast about it.

          • HopelesslyFaithful

            ok so it is a backbone issue and not signal receivers? I thought the issue wasn't backbone but lack of tower nodes or whatever the device is that transmits information

            EDIT: isn't backbone fairly easy? Minus the hardware. The wire should be the easiest to due since everyone has those fancy cables that they can pull out and shoot a new one through right?

            The crap level 3 always trys to pawn off as being unique

          • Freak4Dell

            I think they're also putting new transmitters up, too (or maybe just reconfiguring existing ones), but the major issue that's causing slow speeds is the lack of backhaul. If you're in a thick walled building, this problem may be doubly noticeable, because the spectrum they use at the moment isn't too great at penetrating walls. The 800MHz they're recycling from Nextel will help with this a bit, but as I said elsewhere, if they don't have the backhaul, nothing will get better.

            All of the components of a tower are fairly easy to do in a sense, but with thousands and thousands of towers, it still takes time. More importantly, it takes money, which is something Sprint has pretty much none of. Softbank should be able to help in that area, at least.

          • HopelesslyFaithful

            oh i see my comment below and it reminded me....how is 3G slow but WIMAX is super fast? Don't they use the same backbone? I get 10/2 Mbps give or take on wimax in Chicago.

          • Freak4Dell

            Different backhaul. The WiMax network was done by Clear, and Sprint was just allowed to use it. Clear also sold their own services separately.

    • http://www.veritablevirgo.net Veritable Virgo

      Good point. I never thought of it that way. Sprint DOES permanently throttle us all with these craptastic data speeds. #brilliant

    • Cory_S

      I can't help but feel I'm going to look back in 3-4 years and kick myself for not having the foresight to jump on a plan like this before Softbank pumps billions into their network, and have grandfathered plan.

    • Robbie Rob

      To be fair Sprint has spent the last 5 years digging itself out of the mistakes of the former CEO..

      Only 1.5 years ago Sprit had ZERO cities with LTE - now they have 110 Cities - not too shabby from just over a year ago.

      Softbank bought 78% of Sprint and that deal went through 100% last week. Softbank will infuse $16 BILLION into Sprint over the next two years ( and another 4 Billion after that ) - and MOST of that massive cash mountain (Softbank ) says, "will be for LTE upgrades because (Softbank) wants to turn Sprint into a real competitor to Verizon and ATT.. Some will still scoff - but -The problem Sprint had before was its lack of capital to do these massive upgrades that have kept Verizon and ATT out of reach. Now Sprint finally has the substantially large amount of money needed to do this. Figure in that Sprint has bought Clearwire they can use Clearwires bandwidth along with their own to roll out a tri-band LTE which will use 3 bands - all good at different things.. Just like lower Mhz LTE is better at going through brick walls.. higher frequency LTE will be great outside in heavily populated areas..

      Sprint has a long ways to go.. but over a year ago they had nearly no LTE cities at all.. In another single year they will look much different because they will likely have nearly 300 markets on LTE. To make matters more complicated Sprint is simulatenously upgrading it's 3G as well - Changing out older Motorola towers for newer higher capacity Samsung 3G towers. This is causing service to suffer in areas where they are doing upgrades - but soon those areas will be better as well..

      I always liked ATT... Verzon is the most expensive.. but if Softbank makes Sprint into a different company that can compete the other carriers may be forced to change their plan prices. Data plans were implemented mainly because 10% of data hogs were using 90% of bandwidth. As bandwidth pipes get wider there will less reason to "ration" data with plans like Verizon and ATT do now. Sprint will get better and they could force the other carriers to offer more.

      In my area they are beginning to roll out LTE, although it has not been announced they are testing it. My download speeds have been around 15-19 down and around 6 up... I don't care if Sprint's LTE isn't the 'fastest'... A streamed HD video avg's about 400 MB/ hour.. A 'mere' 5 Megabit/ (per second) download speed yields 2,200 Megabytes per hour. So you see you really don't need to be anywhere near the fastest speed - as long as it's LTE and you're getting at least about 3 Megabits down you're just fine. Sprint's unlimited LTE- pretty good idea.. In another year they'll be way better..

      • Freak4Dell

        To be fair, we should compare LTE deployment timelines for everybody else. Verizon had 143 cities in 8 months, and 500 cities in 2.5 years. AT&T had 103 in 14 months, and now has 326, 22 months later. T-Mobile launched 116 markets in less than 4 months. Sprint's 110 in 11 months (I'm counting from the dates of launches, not from when they first started working on it) isn't shabby compared to AT&T's first year, but the other two left Sprint in the dust. Verizon had a huge head start, and AT&T's head start was pretty big, too, but T-Mobile didn't start deploying until 9 months after Sprint, and they've already surpassed Sprint. Last I heard, Sprint claims to want to complete the rollout this year, and being generous by giving them only 400 markets rather than Verizon's 500 still means they have to speed up their work by almost a factor of 6. Somehow, I don't think it will happen.

        • Robbie Rob

          4 months... haha...It doesn't ( and didn't ) work that way..

          First of all T-mobile DIDN'T launch 116 markets in 'just' 4 months. They APPEARED to do this. They began PREPPING for 4G LTE in 2010 by making sure their towers would be ready for an easy transition over to LTE from HSPA+.... T-mobile did the majority of actual LTE upgrades in 2012 !! ... They have been working on upgrading for over a year and half .. BUT WISELY held off on making wide spread noise about it until it was near completion and all they had to do was turn the towers on! This gave the appearance of an "instant upgrade" because people didn't have to wait...and honestly weren't expecting little old T-Mobile to roll out a nice network as they have.
          Realistically and logistically it would be impossible to TRULY begin an upgrade TODAY ( with no prep work, no re-negotiated tower contracts and no permits ) and finish all those cities SIMULTANEOUSLY mind you ( as you said above "4 months" )
          If we kept our current towers in the same areas we'd have to do in RE-NEGOTIATE current towers contracts with new equipment - and that alone my friend can take months to over a year .. You might have to negotiate with a land owner.. You might be negotiating with CHASE bank in NYC ( which whom your equipment in on their roof ). Sometimes people don't want to "AGREE" feeling they should get more money and instead a cellular company will then have to find someone very close by and negotiate a brand new deal with and this can take months too.. and that's just the negotiating... The paper work alone takes months.. then deployment of contractors is another story.. NO ONE can begin today and finish in 16 weeks.. HAHA good one..

          IMHO, going by time lines means nothing BY ITSELF. Spring did its upgrades on a MUCH MUCH smaller budget then ATT and Verizon. Although ( as I said above ) upgrading involves ALOT of legal paper work such as permits and contracts the other BIG FACTOR is cash budget.. You can't out up more towers then someone else with less cash, huh ?

          Certainly not: It cost 50k to 60k to put up a single 4g LTE tower and 30k to 50k to upgrade one single 'old site' to LTE.. So money is a big factor.. Sprint has not had anywhere near the kind of money Verizon or ATT have for upgrading for nearly a decade..

          Now Sprint's budget just got bolstered by Softbanks huge cash infusion.. Now Sprint will have the ability to put up thousands of LTE towers more then Sprint planned for under their old budget..

        • Robbie Rob

          It didn't and doesn't work that way..

          T-Mobile began prepping all their towers back in 2010 for HPSA+ and 4G LTE... that was 2010..

          T-Mobile did the majority of LTE upgrades during the 2012 year..

          Don't believe me ?

          Google: "T-Mobile forges ahead with network upgrade, begins LTE-Advanced trials" ... and You'll find an article posted in June 2012..
          which covers the basics my friend..

          If you really thought ANY COMPANY could upgrade in 16 weeks its laughable. The PAPERWORK alone of upgrading to 4G LTE can take months.. you have to get you need permits, you need zoning, you have to re-negotiate contracts with land owners or companies like Chase ( on which your tower might be on their roof in a big city )... Then contractors need to be hired and deployed.. then those towers will be tested for months..

          T-Mobile was already testing in 2012.. They didn't simply roll out LTE.. they appeared to roll out LTE because they didn't actually ADVERTISE it the way most companies have so everyone was nuts waiting on it.. T-mobiles network was also already much better then Sprints so they didn't have anxious customers waiting on LTE deployment like Sprint's customers are now..

          • Freak4Dell

            Weird, your other comment got deleted. I went by the same timeline criteria for all the carriers, because first launch market and most recent launch market stats are easily found online. The time they actually started the work is based on estimates, because they don't put the real information out there for the public to see. Each of the carriers had loads of work to do before their first launch market. Regardless of the timeline you use, Sprint's pace of deployment is still slower than the others, except for AT&T's first year of deployment. Softbank cash isn't going to magically make it happen overnight, either.

          • Robbie Rob

            Softbank wont make it magically happen overnight, but it will make Sprint able to afford 34,000 more LTE towers then they could afford previously ( within the allotted time frame they originally planned under the smaller budget ) ... Also Sprint bought Clearwire and will be able to upgrade and use their bandwidth.. those towers are already in place.
            No one is saying it'll make Sprint king of the hill.. but they get much closer to ATT Verizon quality in a much shorter time then most would've ever thought. In fact.. Sprint will actually have a respectable network in another year.. If you're a fanboy you can find a reason to hate any of them... Ive had most of those networks at one time or another.. I had ATT and loved them.. but my calls dropped more then Sprint calls.. Sprints 3g was much slower then ATT's....I tried Verizon for 2 years.. and they cost me alittle more then ATT.. My employer gets a discount of 12% through ATT or Sprint so I left Verizon..

          • Robbie Rob

            And when I say 34,000 more LTE towers that's just using the cash from year one.. Softbank is giving 8 Billion year one.. 8 Billion year two.. and 4 Billion year after..

          • Freak4Dell

            Source? 34,000 new towers means nearly doubling their number of towers, which is weird, because they had over 60,000 and are cutting it down to 38,000, since a lot of those are redundant. Googling for that information only produces results that say Sprint is going to upgrade 34,000 towers, not put that many new ones up. Adding Clearwire towers to the mix is going to be redundant, too, considering the majority of Clearwire's coverage area is composed of urban areas where Sprint already has coverage. With the 800MHz spectrum being free for use now, Sprint would be wasting a lot of money and effort by putting up more towers, unless they're planning on lighting up a bunch of rural areas, some of which they just recently shut down (cross-network contracts expired and weren't renewed).

          • Robbie Rob

            Sprint may not have to quite double the towers, but they will have to upgrade almost that many after the aquistion of Clearwire ( which already has some 20x20 TD-LTE.

            The new Sprint owners have said MOST of the 16 Billion will be used to upgrade Sprint's network to make a real competitor. Sprint's current LTE upgrade ( which was based off only 5 Billion ) was based of Sprint's budget from books beginning 2 years ago - The main limiting factor was cash flow. Softbank is throwing in $16B the first 2 years and $4B more the 3rd year for upgrades. It doesn't take a genius to surmise ( after reading why Softbank bought Sprint: To expand it and make it a powerhouse ) that Sprint therefore MUST at least double towers across the USA to cover areas that were covered ( planned ) in the original Sprint LTE New Vision Plan. It's the only way they can offer coverage in areas that Verizon and ATT cover.. PERIOD.

            I've been reading now that Sprint was only able to aquire Clearwire from Softbanks capital ( which Sprint alone couldn't match the Dish Network's bids for Clearwire) .. Now with Clearwire.. Sprint WILL HAVE DOUBLE the bandwidth of what ATT AND VERIZON Currently have. Sprint has 800Mhz ( IDEN Netxtel just shutdown weeks ago to be retooled for LTE ), 1900 MHZ ( being used right now for current LTE rollout ), and 2500MHZ ( from clearwire )... Making Sprint tri-band LTE.. The nice thing about Clearwire's TD is its already in place in some cities..and download speeds are hitting 70's down .. and TD is nice because it is both cheaper to deploy and self-adjusting. TD-LTE will move some bandwidth up upload if download gets congested from peak usage times. It won't matter if other networks roll out something "more advanced" because Sprint will be right there and NO ONE needs anywhere near the speeds on smart devices to begin with. In essence Sprint will have a network with more spectrum, and unlimited data. In another year Sprint will be where it's at..

        • wampdog29

          To be completely fair, however, you would have to take into account what Sprint is going through in order to deploy LTE. Since they decided to go with 4G WiMax (and they were actually first with 4G by the way) due to believing it was the future (and being dead wrong), they have to convert a lot of that to LTE. They have a little extra work than most of the other companies did. Just food for thought.

  • leavingSprintASAP

    costs me $210 for 4 lines currently. 1500 mins unlimited data/text. ($150 for first 2 lines + $30 each additional line)

    New plan would cost for phone/text: $50 + $40 + $30 + $20 = $140 and for data: 4 x $30 = $120. Total $260. Tell me again how it's cheaper? These options are shit compared to existing.

    • DanSan

      i dont think you're doing the math right.

      its $50 for the first line but if you had a total of 2 lines its an extra $40 each line after the first. if you had a total of 3 lines its $30 each line after the first line

      its not $50 + $40 + $30 + $20 if you had 4 lines, should be $50 + $20 + $20 + $20 + $20. if i am reading this correctly and understanding it the right way

      • leavingSprintASAP

        Ok so the talk/text part costs $110 data is still $120 = still totals higher plus less % off. Still more expensive.

        • DanSan

          oh definitely. just wanted to make sure we were understanding the plan correctly and trying to help you out :)

          being on verizon i have no idea how sprint plans work

      • Ismael Rodriguez

        I think you're right about the actual line fees, but the data fees are still (for unlimited) $30 per line. I want to know what happens to the Everything Plus plans (formerly S.E.R.O) like mine. My current service (4 lines, 3 with premium data and one regular smartphone) under this plan (without insurance) would cost a little more than we pay now.

        If they're right, I'll guess we'll see tomorrow.

        • HopelesslyFaithful

          SERO/EREP plans are great if you have 4-5 lines but beyond that meh.

          • Ismael Rodriguez

            I think I might agree, but we have 4 lines on ours and these new plans without the insurance would cost me more than our current plans WITH insurance. I just checked the Everything Plus site...they got rid of all the plans. Only shows the Unlimited, My Way plan (shared). I JUST ordered an upgrade the night before the change, too. I hope they honor it by order date and let us just add the premium data like they would have at the time. I guess I'll find out when the phone arrives tomorrow.

      • Freak4Dell

        I'm pretty sure you're reading it wrong. For line 3, it doesn't say "each" or anything along those lines, so I take that to mean line 3 itself is $30, while line 2 would be $40 and line 1 would be $50. Lines 4-10 says $20 each, which means lines 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 are $20 each. The math in leavingSprintASAP's post appears to be right.

      • HopelesslyFaithful

        oh i thought it was 20+20+20+20 than 30 per line for data so 200 total.

        • fzammetti

          That's how I understood it too... for my family's four lines, it'd be:

          * $20 each line for unlimited text/talk ($80 total)
          * $30 each line for unlimited data ($120 total)

          Grand total of $200. Is that not the case?

          What I'm unclear on: is the $10/month for "premium data" still present? Or is that rolled into the $30/line now? If it's rolled in then my bill would be nearly $50 less... well, not quite, because TEP of course isn't include I assume... so really it'd be about the same as I pay now in the end, I would just have unlimited minutes now instead of 1500 shared (of which we regularly use < 20 a month, so who cares either way).

          I'd love to hear if I'm not understanding correctly, or if the premium data IS NOT included in the $30/line, because that would change things.

          • HopelesslyFaithful

            10 dollar premium data i gone now. BTW looking at the add again i think the others are right it is 50, 40, 30, 20, 20, 20...which is a total rip

          • fzammetti

            I just had it explained to me over at XDA by a Sprint employee:

            http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2361334

            Unfortunately, it makes sense now: It's 50 for the first line, 40 for the second, 30 for the third and 20 for each line after that... so 50+40+30+20=140 for four lines like I have. In my mind I was not getting what the plus sign before those numbers on that page scan meant (I was ignoring them really), I was thinking it meant your cost PER LINE goes down with each line you add, but no, it means your cost PER ADDITIONAL LINE goes down with each line you add. Subtle but critical difference.

            So yeah, for me, my bill would go up around $50, and all I really get for it, in my eyes, is unlimited minutes that mean jack shit to me. Fortunately, sounds like most people will be able to stay with their current plan until upgrade time, but gonna be a tough decision when that time rolls around a year from now :(

    • J_Grouchy

      Yeah. I currently pay roughly $140/month (with taxes/fees) for two lines on the Everything Data Family Plan. When I went throught the "change plan" option on Sprint's site, it told my I would be paying $190/month.
      And what's with these sites always only showing the single phone plan pricing? You guys never show family plan pricing!

  • xsirxx

    So I have Sprint currently and I am roaming the majority of the time on Verizons network. So tell me if I switch over to this I will be charged extra for the 90% of the time I use my phone? I dont get that because right now roaming is free.

    • ProductFRED

      If you're mostly roaming on Verizon's network, prepare to get a warning letter in the mail about excessive roaming, and then to be cut off completely (with a heads up to port out) because of it. At least you'll get out of paying the ETF.

      • xsirxx

        I have talked with them and they said because my area is guaranteed coverage that wont happen. They also sent me a free fem to cell to put in my house. So overall i am doing just fine and I suspect that wont happen. That being said, there is no way I will be able to move over to this plan until I know the specifics about roaming.

  • xcomp

    I'm paying $110 to T-Mobile right now for 2 lines, one with unlimited data and the other with 2.5GB. Both unlimited talk/text. This is supposed to be "value"?

    • ProductFRED

      Are you still on of the older contract plans?

      • Lucas Laws

        No, thats the new plan. 1st line $50 + Unlimited Data $20 = $70
        Add 2nd line $30 = $100
        Add 2GB Data to 2nd line $10 = $110

        • solbin

          The new T-Mobile plans are insane. I am still on the $30 5gb data/100 minutes talk/unlimited text plan. I am only staying on that because I only have to pay for one phone. If I had to get extra phones, I would gladly switch to their new plans.

          I am not impressed at all with Sprint's new plans.

    • Freak4Dell

      $105 with 4 lines for me. :) I'm on one of the old Value plans, though, and I don't have data on all 4 lines (don't need it). I think I'm going to switch to the new plans soon, because hey, it will run me $5 more, and everyone will have unlimited minutes and at least a little bit of data.

  • http://silverfang77.tumblr.com/ Silver Fang

    Too bad Sprint's network is garbage compared to VZW's or I might consider switching.

    • earth

      Check back later this year or next when they turn on 800Mhz. Sprint will have much much better coverage.

      • ScottColbert

        Been hearing that bullshit for years, and their network is still garbage,

        • earth

          That's not possible. Nextel 800 just shut down in June. 800mhz voice is testing in Chicago now, huge improvements. Many say comparable to VZW in coverage. All LTE sites will turn on 800Mhz starting end of this year.

          • ScottColbert

            I meant better coverage and speed in general. Sprint and its fanboys keep saying wait and see but nothing ever happens.

          • HopelesslyFaithful

            now they have money to actually improve so let time be the judge

          • Bleeew+Shaikh=PrettyBabies

            Who is saying its comparable to VZW? Did you make this up? Do you have test? coverage map? Proof?

          • earth

            It is tracked over on s4gru forums. It's well known Sprint is testing 800Mhz in Chicago (voice only for now). Many users are reporting that it fills in the gaps. Makes sense given that Sprint has a high density of sites and 800Mhz would fill in remaining gaps. Why is that surprising? It would be more surprising if it didn't.

          • HopelesslyFaithful

            my question is how do you know LTE 800mhz has better coverage....there isn't any phones that support it right now...correct?

        • xHabeasCorpusx

          I think you are confusing WiMaXx and LTE. Sprint ditched WiMax early on and restarted their 4g rollout so they are far behind.

          I use Verizon. Not a huge Sprint supporter.

      • Freak4Dell

        Coverage isn't going to change. The towers are still in the same spots. They'll just be putting out an LTE signal instead of an IDEN signal. That's not going to magically help them light up all the holes in their coverage map. The most that will happen is that indoor LTE penetration improves, since 800MHz penetrates walls better than PCS and 2.5GHz. Also, without the backhaul, the speeds aren't going to improve, either. They claim they're doing Network Vision which adds more backhaul, but people in NV completed areas are still reporting terribly slow 3G, so I don't buy it.

  • techlte

    With these new plans we'll be paying slightly more. They effectively reduced my corporate discounts effectiveness even more.. The discount never applied to the 4G data fee, now it effects even less as they've re-arranged the brunt of fees off the line itself.

    What concerns me the most is the unnecessary emphasis on this "Unlimited Guarantee"..

    • techlte

      Looks like we're finally leaving Sprint/Nextel after 15 years of loyalty.

      Currently paying $149.54 for 2x unlimited lines after 18% corp discount and all surcharges, fees, and taxes.

      With the new plans we'll bee seeing an increase of $108.12 a year/$9.01 a month.. No thanks.. We were patient and paid your Wimax fee, which we never saw.. You changed the rules and we paid you new premium data fee.. while never receiving it. We finally got 4G LTE but we're seeing speeds of 1-3Mbps at best on off hours.

      $50 Line1 + $40 Line2 + $60 UnlData - $10.80 18% Corp Discount + $19.35 Surcharges, Fees, and Taxes = $158.55

      A T-Mobile MVNO is looking real good to us right now.

      • Akeldama

        I had a family plan with Sprint for over ten years, and my story mirrors your own, including the Wimax that never appeared. I finally got tired of the Sprint bait and switch and went with an AT&T MVNO. We bought unlocked international GSM phones, went pre-paid over a year ago and couldn't be happier. We save roughly $60 a month now.

        I suggest you jump ship when you're able.

  • Matthew Fleisher

    That "Unlimited Data" guarantee tells me that tiered data will be standard within 2-3 years. Better grandfather in before it's too late.

    • Bert

      I agree. I think they are hinting to let you know whats to come...Then again I do believe we could find a way out of our contract with a loophole somehow.

      • HopelesslyFaithful

        way out of contract is to download a lot on other network for them to kick you off ^^

  • Matt Hodson

    I'll still take my Straight Talk plan over this.

  • modplan

    I'll be switching from Everything Data 450 to the new $80 plan tomorrow to lock in guaranteed unlimited and get unlimited voice (which I dont need at all, but meh)

    Raleigh, Charlotte, and much of eastern NC is now blanketed in Sprint LTE goodness. I get 15-30mbps down and 4-10mbps up. I was the biggest Spring hater a year ago, but I'm loving it these days.

    ALL of eastern NC is still T-Mobile EDGE. Tmo is great if you are in a major city and stay there like a caged animal, otherwise they are a complete joke. I researched their coverage heavily back when I REALLLYYY wanted to get a Nexus 4.

  • Charles Sweeney

    These new plans are a joke. You really only save if you have multiple lines of at least 7+, of course that all depends on the plan you have now. I have read down in the comments and some one has the math all wrong. The plans work like this: If you have multiple lines, the 1st line is $50, 2nd line $40, 3rd line $30 and 4th-10th lines are $20 per. It does not work like some have guessed: if you have multiple lines, the 1st line is $50, 2nd line is $40, if you have 3 total lines then lines 2 and 3 are both $30, if you have 4 lines, lines 2, 3, and 4 are $20...no, Sprint isn't that gracious and I have been with them since 2001. So, add that up and compare to what you're already paying. I have a family unlimited plan with 1500 shared minutes that costs me $180 base price (not including insurance I have on all 3 lines). With the new plan, we'd be paying $210 (1st line $50 + 2nd line $40 + 3rd line $30 PLUS $30 each line for unlimited data) base price (again, not including insurance). Oh and before someone says I'm reading it wrong, I left nothing to chance and I called Sprint to ask about getting the new plans and I was quoted the $210 price and when I asked for the breakdown, well, I've explained it they way it was explained to me.

    *I make no apologies in the case the Sprint operator explained things wrong to me as I asked twice to confirm.

    • Todd

      However, if two of your three lines don't need unlimited data, like on my plan, you'd come out just about the same. However, you would be getting unlimited calling, instead of the 1500 minutes. But, when was the last time you actually used all your minutes?

      • HopelesslyFaithful

        especially with free nights and weekends and unlimited phone to phone. The 1300/1500 mins is only for landlines and most people don't call landlines very much ^^

    • Freak4Dell

      It's also beneficial if you only have 2 lines, as it's the same price as the EDS plan, but you get true unlimited minutes. However, if you have a corporate discount, your discount amount goes down, so you still end up paying more.

  • Brandon Bradley

    Their LTE is kicking ass in Atlanta and surrounding areas. I'm definitely a much happier camper since they got the LTE running. I'll switch to the $80 my way plan for the guarantee.

    • Freak4Dell

      Meanwhile, on T-Mobile LTE...

      • fixxmyhead

        Haha burn

      • HopelesslyFaithful

        and how much data do you get before you get capped or charged extra? I thought t-mobile did away with unlimited data a year ago?

        • Freak4Dell

          No overages. You get throttled after a cap on some plans. I'm on the 2GB plan, so I'd get throttled after that. I'm a few days away from the end of my cycle, and I've used 1.5GB, so I have nothing to worry about.

          They did away with unlimited for a bit, but they brought it back. Their unlimited plan is just like Sprint's. No throttling, no hidden caps. The only difference is that their network actually works.

          • HopelesslyFaithful

            what is the throttling speed though? 50kbps?

          • Freak4Dell

            I hear it's EDGE speeds, which were around 50-100Kbps for me back when I was stuck on EDGE, but I've never been throttled so I can't be sure. If I were to ever get throttled, I'd just call in and bump up to the unlimited plan for the month.

          • HopelesslyFaithful

            yea that doesn't really work for me....if i had a phone with a decent connection i'll max it in a couple days which would put me back to Sprint speeds Some places i get 50-300KBps other i have nothing and i still use a good bit with crap connection. If i had a good one it would be useless to me. Glad it works for you

      • Maverick

        That's great. This is what I get on Sprint's LTE....

        • Freak4Dell

          See, now, that's actually worth posting about.

        • staulkor

          Gentlemen, please. T-Mobile LTE.

          • Robbie Rob

            Very nice, but don't forget T-Mobile's LTE is newest- this means there are far less subscribers using it. As more people sign up for T-Mobile this awesome download number will be seen less and less.. It might take 6 months or a year, but more people means less bandwidth per person..

    • fixxmyhead

      That's still a joke for lte speeds. Even tmobiles hspa + is faster than that.

      • HopelesslyFaithful

        well it beat my home internet with a 150GB data cap so i will not complain. AT&T DSL=crappier than phone internet. AT&T throttles my line like an ass. I had 500KBps now i am at 250KBps wtf. Plus their internet does not work with USAA, Sprint, Amazon, Chase, Amex, or nearly any site that is used for banking or an HTTPS site. So it takes me 30-120s to load each page on those and have to reload several times. I go anywhere else and the pages reload instantly AT&T= total utter shit

    • Bert

      Lucky you....

  • kitbaty

    I just called Sprint and talked to three different folks - none of whom "knew about" the new pricing plans. I am just curious how my company discount would effect my plan - if I switch. I currently have the Everything Data (+ wife) that costs $110 - 22% corp discount ($24.20) + wife $20 + 4G tax x 2 - $20, taxes and fees = roughly $140.

    Looking at the new plans, I would pay $39 for me ($50, then 22% discount) + $40 for wife + $23.40 for unlimited data (me w/ discount) + $30 data for wife + $14 fees = 146.40. Or about 6 bucks over what I pay now. And the difference? Unlimited talk? Combined we use 500 minutes a month, tops.

    Now, if they apply the discount to my wife as well - then we would save $9 from what I pay now. I would do that to lock in the unlimited data.

    • Evan

      Nope. If you read through the FAQ images, you'll see that Discount plans now only apply to the Data charges.

      So now you would pay $50+$40+$43.20 for data ($60-22%) or ~$147.20.

      I'm in the same boat (except I only get 20%) and I used to be $127.99 before fees and taxes, and now I would be $138 before fees and taxes.

      • kitbaty

        147 plus approx. $14 in taxes and fees. So it's closer to $161. $21 more that I am paying now. No thanks!

        • Evan

          The $147 for you was with the ~$14 in fees you mentioned, but yeah for two lines you wind up paying more with the new pricing since you get less of a discount.

          My fear is they'll quickly remove the Unlimited option we currently have leaving us to either pay more or pay more.

      • Freak4Dell

        Wow...I thought they were clever by reducing the base price of the first line to $50 to reduce the amount discounted, but doing discounts only on the data service is straight up shrewd.

        • HopelesslyFaithful

          that can be better if you have multiply lines right?

          • Freak4Dell

            It may be, but I really don't think Sprint is going to go back to discounting on all lines, even if it is just data on all lines. I think they'll say discounts only apply to data on the first line. Hopefully we can get some clarification about this soon.

          • HopelesslyFaithful

            also how does this guarantee work. How is the other lines not guaranteed? If i switch to the SERO plan...err the EREP plan. Am I safe with that? I plan on getting that since it only costs $210 fir 4 line compared to $215 for EP with 25% BK discount.

            I would love AP to do a write up on how the other plans are not guaranteed or how Sprint is lying to get you to pay more.

          • Freak4Dell

            The guarantee is per line, so if you were to get the $30 unlimited data pack on all your lines, all your lines would be guaranteed to have unlimited data for the life of the line. Knowing Sprint, they'll probably sneak in some clause into the contract about being able to change it anyway, but who knows?

            To me, the guarantee indicates either of 2 things. Either Sprint is going to introduce tiered data sometime in the future, or they're putting out an empty perceived threat just to get people to switch to the new plans. If people don't switch to the new plans now, and Sprint does end up introducing tiered plans, customers will likely be forced to switch to those tiered plans at that time.

          • HopelesslyFaithful

            i have heard people on brighthand have been on the original SERO plans for the last 10 years without being forced to switch. what does that mean? Can they actually force you to switch because those people have been sitting on a single phone line with unlimited data for $35 a month lol...lucky's.

            Also did you see the guy's comment about the 800mhz LTE being tested. I was questioning that since no phone supports that freq so how do they know it works?

          • Freak4Dell

            Technically, they never force you to switch, but they encourage it heavily. This is how Sprint has always done it in the past, and how I see them doing it in the future. When you're eligible for an upgrade, they'll refuse to activate a new phone on the old plan. For instance, before I had an Everything Data Share plan, I had a Free & Clear plan. On that plan, I was using a Treo. Then Android phones came out, and I wanted one. Sprint wouldn't activate an Android phone on the FC plan. If I wanted an Android phone, I had to get the EDS plan. If I wanted to keep the FC plan, I had to keep using my Treo or buy one of the phones that were compatible with the FC plan from eBay or something. All those phones were older phones, and my Treo was one of the newest phones that could be activated on the FC plan. I imagine they'll do something pretty similar to that when it comes time for them to migrate people from ED to either UMW or whatever they call the tiered plan, if it comes out.

            Sprint sort of did that with SERO, too. First they made SERO Premium at $40 a month instead of $30, so when people wanted to upgrade phones, they were required to move to SP. Now, the SERO plan is $50. I forget what the actual extra $10 is for, but whatever. I'm not sure if they'll create a new SERO plan to go with this new UMW plan or not.

          • HopelesslyFaithful

            interesting the person on brighthand is using a Note II i think on the super old SERO and another is using another android type phone. Can they legally not let you activate a new phone? I understanding not giving you a subsidized phone but not a new one? Even if you bought it separately?

          • Freak4Dell

            Their network, their rules. It's not illegal to refuse service. If you know an employee in the proper position, you can get exemptions (though if your account was ever audited, the error would be fixed immediately), but otherwise, it's their way or the highway.

            T-Mobile's unlimited plan is exactly that...unlimited. No throttling, no overages, no caps. They provide the 500MB and 2GB plans for people who don't need unlimited (which is awesome, because that's where I save a ton of money).

            SERO is a killer deal, and T-Mobile definitely can't match it. I didn't have SERO, and I was never going to have SERO because I need a family plan, so switching to T-Mobile saved me $80 a month. I chose to just buy my phones from other places, but even if I had bought them from T-Mobile and done the monthly payment plan, I'd be paying the same price as Sprint but getting data that actually works, so the switch still would have made sense.

          • HopelesslyFaithful

            true i see the advantage of tmobile for single lines and what not but sprint has much better voice coverage will roaming. It is like being on verizon lol. Also there LTE network by chicago looks really good at least compared to their map. It even reaches dekalb rockford and to Wisconsin :) I just have a feeling i am going to be pissed that i am going to miss the new LTE phones with multi freqs :/ I just wish i saw when they were about to release them but no word.

            Also if they actually have an unlimited plan with no caps or throttling you cna pull 200GB with no issue? I was in NC for a while and when they did the network vision i went from 50KBps to 200-300KBps than dropped back to 150KBps but i was doing 150-250GB a month and no complaints. T-mobile would be the same?

            Also i wonder if everyone will have unlimited plans in 3-5 years anyways. I find the switch to tiered kinda pointless. With the added spectrum and advances in wireless connections i wonder if they might just have unlimited be the common thing in a few years even for verizon and AT&T

          • http://the-jade-domain.com Jaime J. Denizard

            Actually the TMo 2GB of data is 2GB+the original 500MB. So the data starts throttling after 2.5GBs. :)
            http://i.imgur.com/9irfb9C.png
            Source: http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/plans/individual-plans.aspx

          • yankeesusa

            The only thing they could do to sero is leave it the same. What other fee could they add to it? I guess they could take the $10 premium away and make it $30 data addon. But the point of sero is that it included unlimited data at the same price. I think sprint is going to leave sero plans as is. I think after the last wave of plans a lot of people on sero left it. Including me! My wife still has sero but I switched since I am on another plan with 5 lines that is cheaper per line than sero was plus I get to buy my phone at places like best buy and radio shack.

          • yankeesusa

            Ive been with sprint for close to 15 years. They never force a plan change. What they do is force data features that are added to increase your current plans. For example, my wife has the $30 sero plan. After the new plans were introduced they didn't allow any smartphone on the plan after the htc touc pro unless you paid an extra $10. That made the plan $40. Then after they introduced the premium add on charge of $10 it added that to the $40 making it $50. So now my wife has an s3 on her sero plan and pays $50 a month. Add taxes and it goes up to $58. Taxes are a lot lower on the sero since it is considered part of an employee plan.

          • HopelesslyFaithful

            thanks for the great info

      • HopelesslyFaithful

        so if i went with 4 lines with unlimited data with BK discount. I could get 25% off the 120 bucks? That is not too bad better than 25% off the 110 i get right now. I complained when they tried to take the second line out of the base price and i wouldn't give in until they refunded my $85. Still screwed with the extra charge after the 2 year contract but i kept my money for the 2 year agreement. Told them to suck it they are equally responsible for the contract and if they broke it i would walk free of any EBT charge because they broke terms. The manager quickly offered me the difference so i was happy. Got to stick up for yourself you know?

    • Charles Sweeney

      Yep, like I said, the new plans are a joke.

    • Charles Sweeney

      So it looks like Sprint is basically charging for the benefit of having a guarantee (should you opt to switch over to one of the new plans) which would maybe explain why the new plans are more expensive compared to the current ones. Even if the new plan would cost a customer only $5 more per month, it's still more expensive, that's just plain simple math. For me to switch, I'd be paying $30 more per month ($360 a year just to say I have a lifetime guarantee, which does not lock in the price of the plan for life, only the unlimited portion of the plan.)

    • yankeesusa

      I think the discount like someone mentioned already are going to only apply to data which is news to me. I don't know why they wouldn't just apply it to the main line like the old plan. Sprint is really trying to trick people into paying more. If by end of my contract they don't let me keep my everything plan and force me onto the new plans or a new tiered plan I will just go with tmobile.

  • yankeesusa

    My question is, currently I have the everything share and I get a discount on the main amount of $110. Will the discount again apply only on the main line? If so then my discount will actually go down unless they now take it off data again. So far its not worth it to change. I have 5 lines all with smartphones and the so called premium charge. So its 110 plus 10/data for first line. Then other 4 lines are $20 plus the $10. So thats 120 for 4 lines and 120 for the main line. Thats 240 amonth not including my20% discount. With this new plan if I wanted to keep unlimited data on all the lines after adding the extra lines with $30 data on each one its $290 before any discounts are applied. That's an extra 50 a month. Not worth it. Even if 3 lines go down to 1gb data its still $260. I hope the everything plan is grandfathered in. If it is not I will most likely choose tmobile or verizon which I do not like price wise but you gotta do what you gotta do.

    • HopelesslyFaithful

      i doubt your discount applies at all for these plans. You got the 25% BK discount?

      • yankeesusa

        No. I just get a 20% work discount using my work email. I would assume they would apply somehow since they took away all the everything data plans. Question is, do they still only apply for the main line or how does it work. So far no response from sprint on twitter. They used to respond within the hour. I guess they know this new price plan sucks and people are already venting.

        • HopelesslyFaithful

          BTW i am not sure if anyone didn't notice this but the ad says all in plans are not discountable.

          • yankeesusa

            I just contacted Sprint and you can use the work discount. It's just now the discount only applies towards data costs. So if you have 3 lines all with $30 unlimited addon your discount will apply on $90.

  • taffmaff

    OK wow man thats some serious skinny, for sure!

    Privacy-Planet.com

  • Magman86

    I'm on the 1500 share plan, and I pay 180 bucks for 3 lines. No value here for me.

  • Bert

    Im on the 1500 plan with two lines and get a corp discount... Dont see how these would help me. We never go over the 1500. Anyone else see any GREAT reason to switch?

    • Maverick_YDrB87NOkD

      I have the same everything family data plan and the reason to switch would only be to take advantage of The One Up program and be able to upgrade on a yearly basis with no money up front. The $150 bill is without adding tep or financing a new device, however when financing a new smartphone Sprint credits each line upgrade $15

      *The stinker about this new plans is unlimited guaranteed for life is the only thing covered. Price, devices, etc are subject to change without notice and or adverse material change then on top of that any discount is applied to each data charge and not the line itself.

  • jeffrey beck

    I would love to see a poll of what carriers AP readers are on, and what network they would switch to if they could.

  • HopelesslyFaithful

    is there still $10 premium data charge hidden in there? Anyways for 4 phones it is still $200 bucks unlimited everything :/ If you have 5 phones on an unlimited plan it is $225 for SERO/ employee referral or whatever. So this really is not very good unless it works out better for individuals or people who don't want unlimited data.

    • Maverick_YDrB87NOkD

      No premium data fee.....

  • HopelesslyFaithful

    BTW if no one noticed it says you will always be able to upgrade your phone WHILE the plan is offered. If the plan goes away they will still offer a phone for the plan but no idea what phone they would offer....so as the story goes....it is exactly the same as the current plan. You still can always keep your current plan and they still will give you a phone but they may not offer the newest phone -_- Just a big marketing ruse to trick people to hope onto the more expensive plans...pretty damn shady.

    EDIT: i love how they claim this stuff and leave so much room for interpretation. When will they just cut the bullshit huh?

  • yankeesusa

    They officially killed the everything data plans. I thought they were going to keep them on there. Maybe you can still get them by calling on the phone. Either way I will stay on my everything family share plan. With the new plans If I chose unlimited for every line like I have now all with smartphones I would pay around $310 a month. Right now for the same thing I'm paying $260, of course including my 20% corp discount which I still don't know if it will work with these plans.

  • Nick99EXB

    There is also some fine print about discounts. Old plans had the discount taken on the whole plan. New plans have the discount on the data only portion. So basically the discount gets cut by more than half.

    • yankeesusa

      The old discount wasn't on the whole plan. It is only on the base price of the first line. So on the everything data if you paid $149.99 for lines 1 and 2 it would be off the 150. On my everything data they actually separated the lines. They made the first line $110 and every other line after that $19.99. The discount only applies on the $110. So my 110 goes down to 88 with my discount.
      Does the new data discount get taken off every line or just the first one?

  • billykent1972

    wow, if I change my plan to this new one...i will almost double what i pay them for unlimited now. 5 phones...phuck that

  • KingRando

    Unlimited data*!!!

    *At 40kbps

  • KingRando

    Sounds like Sprint is hinting at data caps with this advertising. "Lock in"

  • Jim

    I just switched from the everything data 1500 plan to the Unlimited My Way plan and it's going to save me $18.99, plus getting unlimited voice and 5gb of Hotspot

  • Jim

    You should be aware: Unlimited my way also restricts you to 800 minutes of roaming per month.
    There goes the "I'll just roam like crazy and they'll cancel my contract" loophole...

  • wampdog29

    Switched to this today and I wanted to warn everyone about the mistake in this article. "If you have two phones, the price per drops to $40, with $30 in data each for unlimited, which is $150 total" is actually wrong and it even shows the correct price in the image above. The price is actually 50 for the first line no matter what and then the second line is $40 making this $160 (including $30 each for unlimited data). Also, this is hurting those of us with employer discounts as before I was getting 23% off of the $110 family plan. Now, it's only going to be 23% off of the first line ($50). At least, that's what I believe will happen since it only applies to the first line... this will now only save me $11.50 as opposed to the $25.30 I was saving before...

    • Maverick_YDrB87NOkD

      HuH?!

      1st line is $50 + 2nd line is $40 = 90 + $60 (30 ea line) for unlimited data = $150

      * The discount applies to each data charge only and not the line itself.

  • ALAN

    Doesn't really matter especially when I almost never have internet service ANYWHERE

  • Daniel Buchanan

    Sprint is the.best service provider and has the best customer service I am in Ohio and was getting 19 mbps quicker than my home internet (twc) just be patient I went through months with crappy 3g service there 4g is amazing

  • kevin

    This is sprint lte in tampa

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  • j2

    According to the coverage map my little town of 25,000 people are covered by lte I'm thinking about really trying sprint out because i have verizon now with amazing coverage but its expensive and they are trying everything to take my unlimited data. The sad part is a i actually work at an indirect verizon store so i hope i'm not getting myself fired by thinking about making this move

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