Sprint Joins Fray By Upgrading Unlimited Plan, Also Offering Free iPhone 7
The Carrier Wars continue to heat up as another major player joins the fray. Sprint has upgraded its unlimited plan in an effort to keep up with the other networks.
Sprint has an existing unlimited family plan which was introduced earlier in the month which was before Verizon and T-Mobile started marketing their own versions. With the two network carriers offering impressive unlimited plans, Sprint decided that it needed to sweeten up its deal a bit more. According to reports, Sprint will add HD video streaming as well as 10GB of hotspot data which is basically the same with the others. The difference is that Sprint will offer the updated unlimited plan, which includes unlimited talk, text and data, for only $50 each month. Those who wish to get two lines will only need to cough out $90 per month while additional lines up to a fourth member will be free. All these will be possible only if the user/s sign up for Sprint AutoPay. The icing on the cake is probably the free iPhone 7 that consumers can avail if they trade in their existing smartphones. The iPhone will be free for 18 months.
Before the upgrade, Sprint unlimited plan subscribers only had access to 480p resolution on its video streams. Business Insider noted that those who prefer real HD video streaming had to pay another $75 per month. Additionally, the cap for mobile hotspot use on Sprint's original unlimited plan was only 5GB of LTE each month. With the upgrades, unlimited data plan holders can now enjoy streaming videos, music and playing games much better.
The new Carrier Wars started when Verizon brought back its unlimited data plan now called as Verizon Unlimited. T-Mobile quickly fired some shots at its rival by upgrading its unlimited One plan to match Verizon's while lowering the price. The other major network carrier, AT&T, is also reportedly altering its unlimited data plans to provide the same features as the others and give customers another alternative. The problem with AT&T's Unlimited plan, however, is that it costs $100 for the first line making it the most expensive among the four carriers.
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