Sprint launches new unlimited plans tomorrow, what you need to know

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Not to be outdone by T-Mobile new One plan which was also announced today, Sprint has unveiled a new plan too. Starting tomorrow (Friday, August 19th, 2016), Sprint will be offering two new plans that they are calling the Unlimited Freedom plan and the Unlimited Unhook’d plan. Click through for the details and a nice hearty helping of “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t true”.

Beginning tomorrow, Sprint will offer Unlimited Freedom:

  • Unlimited talk, text and optimized streaming video, gaming and music
  • Unlimited nationwide 4G LTE data for most everything else
  • Just $60 a month for one line
  • $40 a month for a second line
  • $30 a month each for lines 3-10

Also, beginning tomorrow, Sprint’s prepaid brand, Boost Mobile has a new simplified unlimited offer, Unlimited Unhook’d:

  • Unlimited talk, text and optimized streaming videos and music
  • Unlimited nationwide 4G LTE data for everything else
  • $50 a month for one line
  • $30 a month for a second line up to five total lines

$60 for unlimited data sounds pretty good, right? Just make sure you know all the details and read the fine print before you switch. Details like… the fact that Sprint restricts the quality of streaming video to 480p resolution and unlike T-mobile, there appears to be no way to upgrade to HD resolution by paying extra. Gamers might also have an issue with Sprint’s cap of 2mbps. Some people have also spotted that Sprint’s music streaming is capped at 500kbps. That really shouldn’t freak you out though because Apple and Spotify’s streaming is less than that with Spotify at 320kbps and Apple 256kbps.

The biggest problem with Sprint’s new Unlimited Freedom plan is that it’s not really unlimited at all. There’s a monthly billing cycle cap of 23GB. If you go past that, there’s a possibility that you will be throttled. Like I said above, if it sounds too good to be true, there’s a really strong chance that it’s not true.

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  • Jackie Cheng August 19, 2016, 4:23 pm

    I use RingPlus for one of my lines. Got 8GB data, 8000 minutes, 8000 sms + 200 mms per month…all for FREE. Well not totally free. Just no monthly fees. Initial one time member+ fee is $120 plus an overage deposit for $20. So total of $140+tax total so far and have been using since January.

    • Julie Strietelmeier August 19, 2016, 5:03 pm

      Interesting… what carrier do they use and are there any yearly fees?

      • Jackie Cheng August 19, 2016, 5:08 pm

        They use the Sprint carrier service which is pretty good in the NJ/NY area. No additional fees unless you go over your monthly limits. Data speeds are always on LTE with occasional 3G in the same spots where AT&T has problems too. Only thing different is when you make a call they play ads when the phone is ringing. Other people won’t hear them. They also have paid monthly services if you want to choose that. But in general they are definitely cheaper than the major 3 providers.

        • Julie Strietelmeier August 19, 2016, 5:10 pm

          How long does the $140 last?

          • Jackie Cheng August 20, 2016, 11:21 am

            Forever…as long as the company doesn’t go bankrupt…lol. The service I used before was Virgin Mobile for that line which is $30 per month. So it was all worth it after using it for 5 months. Plus I get more data as well. Great deal.

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