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Sprint Confirms Plans to Offer Unlimited Data for iPhone


As noted by CNET's Roger Cheng, Phone Scoop, and AllThingsD, Sprint has confirmed that it will indeed be offering unlimited data for the iPhone when it launches on the carrier.
“We will be offering the benefit of our unlimited plans that start at just $69.99,” said spokeswoman Michelle Leff Mermelstein. Sprint’s $69.99 plan includes unlimited data and 450 voice minutes as well as unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling. Unlimited calling and data costs $99 a month.
The new iPhone 4S is scheduled to debut on Sprint, AT&T and Verizon in the United States on Friday, October 14th, with pre-orders beginning this Friday, October 7th. Sprint will also join AT&T and Verizon in offering the low-capacity 8 GB iPhone 4, with information on Apple's site listing Sprint's availability for that device as "coming soon".

Sprint has been surprisingly quiet since yesterday considering that it has reportedly committed to purchase billions of dollars' worth of iPhones from Apple, with no mention of the iPhone yet appearing on the carrier's website. AllThingsD notes that Sprint is in fact "very excited" to begin offering the iPhone, but is making sure all of its plans are in order before beginning its promotional blitz.

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91 months ago



No text in this plan? What happened to the " true unlimited " carrier that always talks about giving all they can. Regardless I'm switching to them from AT&T but I thought it would be 69$ for unlimited data & SMS. Unless data in their eyes means web & SMS? Help anyone?


Their current 69.99 plan is called "Everything Data" and includes unlimited data, unlimited messaging, and 450 anytime minutes. So I'm assuming they're just going to offer the same plans for the iPhone that they do with other phones :)
Rating: 9 Votes
91 months ago

Will Sprint allow unlimited tethering for a fee?


5gb tethering limit then throttled after that. Cost is $30 I believe.

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Given the fact that they knew when the iPhone even was going to be, Sprint should have taken advantage of all the publicity from yesterday and have launched their promotions in the afternoon.

Looks like they dropped the ball on that one.


They spent all their money buying iPhones. Now they can't afford to update their website lol
Rating: 8 Votes
91 months ago

Are we sure the MOBILE TO MOBILE is accross all phone networks and not just mobile to mobile on sprint?


Does anyone know this for sure?


From Sprint's website

Any Mobile, Anytime: Unlimited domestic calls from the Sprint network to and from ANY U.S. mobile phone regardless of carrier. Any network, any time.

Rating: 8 Votes
91 months ago
They should have been ready

Given the fact that they knew when the iPhone even was going to be, Sprint should have taken advantage of all the publicity from yesterday and have launched their promotions in the afternoon.

Looks like they dropped the ball on that one.
Rating: 7 Votes
91 months ago

According to someone i know who works at Sprint, and a friend who uses Sprint, you can talk and use your data at the same time. Even if I don't get an iPhone, I'll probably be getting Sprint. Just saying.


Simultaneous voice and data on sprint requires a 4G/WiMax-enabled device and connection. If you're on the 3G EV-DO network, you can only do one at a time...
Rating: 7 Votes
91 months ago
I hope everyone realizes that this is a win win for all.

The more carriers, the more competition. The more competition, the better the price wars. The better the price wars, the cheaper all our bills become.

So I welcome the now network, and hope they make AT&T and Verizon look like the price fixers they are.

Now, let's just hope Sprint come out firing, and does not stick it to the users who come onboard.
Rating: 7 Votes
91 months ago
New Yorkers with Sprint, how's the service?

also, how much would it be after taxes and fees?
Rating: 6 Votes
91 months ago



http://coverage.sprint.com/IMPACT.jsp?

Look at their 3g map, it's bigger than ATT's


That's because they use VZW for roaming...

/not complaining
//Sprint customer
///very satisfied
Rating: 6 Votes
91 months ago

Are we sure the MOBILE TO MOBILE is accross all phone networks and not just mobile to mobile on sprint?


Does anyone know this for sure?


Yes. I have Sprint and can confirm I am never charged for mobile to mobile calls regardless of network.

$10/month "premium" fee is only for 4G devices. I have two 4G and one 3G phones and I am charged $10 only for 4G. iPhone is not 4G on Sprint so they should not charge extra $10. Will see.

No, not correct. The $10 premium data fee applies to any smartphone (Believe this went into effect in January of 2011), from Sprint:



We require this add-on for phones made to deliver a superior wireless experience including Web, email, video and social networking.


Additional details:
The Premium Data add-on charge is required for smartphones.

Sprint smartphones currently are: Android, BlackBerry, Palm, Instinct and Windows Mobile phones.

On average, smartphone users use 10 times more data than customers with basic or feature phones. With this charge, Smartphone customers will continue to receive unlimited data and experience Sprint’s simplified services and rates, being able to take advantage of a rich data experience while on the Sprint network.

If you would like an unlimited data plan, for a lower rate, and avoid this charge, you may want to check out some of our feature phones which do not require the $10 Premium Data add-on charge.

Rating: 6 Votes
91 months ago
Cant believe how expensive mobile phone contracts are in the States.

I pay £10 a month for uncapped unlimited data, unlimited texts, unlimited free calls to mobiles on the same network and 250 mins of calls to everybody else.
This is on pay as you go (no contract)
Rating: 6 Votes

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