Sprint reveals its own unlimited data plan

By , Aug 18, 2016

Sprint Unlimited Freedom

Joining a chorus of carrier updates, U.S. wireless carrier Sprint today revealed an unlimited plan of its own. Called Unlimited Freedom and available starting at $60 per month, it offers unlimited 4G LTE data, talk and text, with the ability to add a second line for an extra $40 per month, or up to eight lines for an additional $30 per month each.

Additionally, Sprint’s prepaid subsidiary Boost Mobile revealed a similar plan of its own. Both plans are available for new and existing customers starting tomorrow.

As you may have suspected, there is some fine print to consider:

  • Video is streamed in DVD-like 480p resolution
  • Music is streamed in up to 500kbps
  • Gaming applications can use up to 2 Mbps data

Unlike T-Mobile’s new $70 per month plan that lets people upgrade video quality to high-definition for an extra $25 per month, Sprint has not said whether it will offer a similar upgrade path for Unlimited Freedom.


It’s also unclear if tethering is included in the plan.

As evidenced by the promotional poster above, Sprint’s prepaid brand Boost Mobile has a matching unlimited plan, called Unlimited Unhook’d. Priced at $50 per month, it offers unlimited 4G LTE data, talk and text with the ability to add up to four additional lines for $30 per month each.

Earlier today, T-Mobile announced a new $70 per month plan, called One, that offers unlimited 4G LTE data, talk and text, without data caps and overage charges. The service comes with the carrier’s usual perks, such as Simple Global, Mobile Without Borders, Wi-Fi Unleashed, Stock Up, T-Mobile Tuesdays and Carrier Freedom.

Yesterday, rival AT&T announced more affordable data plans with no overage charges while Verizon launched pricier data plans with more data earlier in the summer.

Unlimited plans came and went many times in the past. Some of these “unlimited” offerings come with significant caveats, like decreasing your cellular data speed drastically after a certain amount of data is spent.

In the case of T-Mobile, as an example, customers using more than 26GB of 4G LTE data per month may see their data traffic prioritized to 3G or sluggish 2G (EDGE) speeds at specific times and places that the network sees high congestion.

What do you think of Sprint’s latest unlimited offering?

Source: Sprint

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  • RustyShackleford716

    You would have to be brain dead to go on that sinking ship called Sprint….

    • Eliijah Moss

      Guess I’m brain dead. Switched from AT&T to test out sprint. It’s not that bad. Yeah it may not work sometimes, but I don’t use my phone all of the time.

      • Shinonuke

        It will be very frustrating when you do need to use it and it won’t work

      • Eliijah Moss

        I talked to someone at sprint, and they gave me these codes to enter that boosts the signal and resets the radio set. It works all of the time.

  • People still use Sprint? And I knew someone was going to copy T-Mobile today.

    • Javiers

      Sprint has always had unlimited data though

      • Bill

        I had an unlimited data plan with them for nearly a decade. Usually worked well enough for me. They get a bad rep too much sometimes. Sometimes it is deserved though, but essentially all the carriers are that way. It’s just whatever works best for the area you plan to use it, but people seem to think they should all work perfectly in all areas. That’s just not how it is.

      • Shinonuke

        I can safely say that in southern Nevada near Las Vegas, all carriers work without a hiccups. But then, the area is smaller than most cities

  • Javiers

    Sprint has always had unlimited data for the past few years though.

  • Mike M. Powell

    on ip6/+ release they did $50+ unlimited everything as a special promotion, think it still holds up. but i took that deal lol

  • Rowan09

    Why does any company still offer 2G at least 3G. Come on.

  • Digitalfeind

    Was a bit hopefull of this until I read more about it. I would have even sold my AT&T account. I’ll stay on unlimited data with AT&T for $90 a month.

  • Jonas

    Wow. It’s expensive to be mobile customer in the USA

    • Mike M. Powell

      damn thats good!!!1 i pay $50 for unlimited everything. although i dont need tethering (hotspot), would show use if i still had my ipad mini ._.

      • Jonas

        It’s not even a special offer. It’s standard prices in DK. But your price sounds not bad either, compared to the prices being advertised, here in the article

      • Jonas

        What is the normal “speed rate” for your 4G/LTE, over there?

    • Jayy

      I wonder if your plans are so low, how much do the phones cost? Do you guys get subsidized pricing like we do? Our plans are high because most of the time people in the U.S. Are playing the subsidized price for their phones.

      • Jonas

        We only have the opportunity to buy in cash or in installments – but without interest. But usually prices on mobile devices are very expensive here in Denmark, because of our high taxes. An iPhone 6S 64 GB, cost today, without any plan, 5600 DKK ($ 850)

  • Jayy

    Sprint is cool, I’ve been with them for years. Never get any dropped calls or anything, but sometimes the data is just soooo slow. Those people who get 30+ Mbps on LTE I envy them. This is from a speedtest from my bedroom on sprint

    • Jonas

      iPhone SE on 4G in DK

    • kenil bhalodi

      iPhone 6s on 4G India

  • Nathan

    Sprint is a joke. The most ironic name for a company.