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Sprint this afternoon announced the ‘Sprint Family Share Pack,’ a new shared-data plan that offers double the high-speed data of its two largest competitors, at a cheaper price. The plan, which will become available later this week, will enable customers to have as many as 10 mobile phone lines share 20 gigabytes of data for just $100 a month. More details below…

Here’s an excerpt from the press release:

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), August 18, 2014 – It’s a new day for data in the wireless industry as Sprint (NYSE: S) announces the Sprint Family Share Pack – a new shared-data plan that offers double the high-speed data at a lower price than AT&T and Verizon Wireless.

The Sprint Family Share Pack, offering double the high-speed shareable data for smartphones, basic phones, tablets and mobile broadband devices, will be available starting Aug. 22. For example you can get four lines and 20GB of data for $160 compared to 10GB of data for the same price from AT&T or Verizon.

But wait, there’s more. To kick off Sprint’s “new day for data” campaign, Sprint is offering a limited-time promotion for the Sprint Family Share Pack: For a family with up to 10 lines, get 20GB of Shared Data and Unlimited Talk & Text for only $100 a month through 2015 – and, as an added bonus, customers will get an additional 2GB per line for up to 10 lines. For a family of four, that’s a savings of $60 per month better than AT&T’s and Verizon’s current pricing through 2015; double the data of Verizon; and more than double the high-speed data of AT&T and T-Mobile.

And here’s an example of a plan breakdown:

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Additionally, Sprint says for a limited time, customers who bring their number over to Sprint and activate one of these new Family Share Pack plans will receive a Visa Prepaid Card worth up to $350 to cancel out their previous carrier contracts. It’s also offering to waive data access charges for handsets, tablets and mobile broadband devices through next year.

I found a few interesting things with this announcement. For one, the term ‘Framily‘ wasn’t mentioned once in the press release, so here’s hoping they decided to kill that brand. Two, the new plan sounds very enticing, but it seems like Sprint intentionally buried important details—the prices listed are available for a limited time only, and very conditional.

Anyway, it’s a noteworthy move by Sprint—who just pulled out of its bid for T-Mobile and fired its long-time CEO Dan Hesse earlier this month—and comes at a time when high-speed wireless data allowance is a hot topic. It’s probably worth looking into for those trying to save money, just make sure that Sprint offers decent high-speed coverage in your area.

The new Sprint Family Share Pack plan launches this Friday.

  • Nathan

    With Sprint’s speeds, I doubt a month is enough time to use all of that data.

    • Tim Farris

      the issue is that sprint sucks the coverage isn’t what you pay for, just because you can rome on verizon docent mean that its got all the benefits of it the issue is that if you use to much data on verizons network your contract will be terminated and your plan void so i try to avoid sprint i do a lot of stuff on my phone and if i was to get sprint then i would be terminated before i get to use it and i need to make calls not keep an eye on my data hoping that i don’t get cut off during a call

      • Nathan

        Even with 5 bars of LTE, Sprint’s name is still ironic.

      • RuddyN

        Sprint stands for “Southern Pacific Railroad Internal Networking Telephony.” And Sprint works great in my area.

      • Nathan

        5 bars here. My friends complain about their slow service with Sprint. AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile are amazing.

      • Matt Smith

        Define amazing.

      • Nathan

        Having decent data speeds.

        Sprint is terrible..like what, 3 mbps LTE? Ridiculous.

      • Matt Smith

        Not even on one bar.

      • Matt Smith

        And of course it shows two on the results screen.

      • Keir Dicus

        Mine is horrible too! here in Kansas City

      • Keir Dicus

        Tsk tsk

      • RuddyN

        I’d be glad to show you a screenshot of my speed, as well, however that’s not possible at the moment. But again, it works perfectly amazing for me.

      • Tamahome5555

        It’s not so bad..