Sprint doubles data on their low-end shared data plans
We’ve seen major carriers compete on double data for large family plans, but today Sprint announced a new competitive offer for customers who don’t need quite so much data. The new plan offers 1 GB of data for $20 a month, which is almost double from the old 600 MB plan and considerably more than what you’ll get from AT&T or Verizon for the same price.
The rest of the plan stays the same, so each non-subsidized smartphone would cost $25 for data access, while tablets run $10 per month and mobile broadband devices run $20. A 1 GB plan probably won’t work for larger families, but if just one or two users just need cheap smartphone plans and don’t use much data, it could save quite a bit of cash each month.
While Sprint may be eager to pursue smaller families and individual customers, it’s pretty unlikely that Verizon and AT&T will try to match these cheap plans. They seem more concerned with going after larger families that are okay with paying a slightly higher premium for the extra data and network speeds.
What are your thoughts on Sprint’s new data plans? Could you make a 1 GB plan work for that price?
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