Sprint's Existing Unlimited Data Plans to Include LTE

While Sprint is behind other major U.S. carriers Verizon and AT&T in its buildout of next-generation LTE networks, the carrier does appear to preparing to maintain one advantage of its offerings as it makes the transition by continuing to offer unlimited data even for LTE devices.


The initial confirmation was picked up by TechHog, which noticed that the carrier was promoting LTE and unlimited data for the LG Viper, which is likely to be the first LTE device to launch on Sprint's network. From Sprint's LG Viper press release:

“LG Viper pairs perfectly with our unlimited data plans to bring customers the benefit of new technology, including our upcoming 4G LTE capabilities at a great price,” said David Owens, vice president-Product Development, Sprint.

Sprint representatives later confirmed to TechHog and Engadget that the carrier indeed plans to include LTE data in its unlimited "Everything" plans.

Sprint reported last week that its deal with Apple will allow it to launch an LTE iPhone at the same time as other carriers, with its likely smaller LTE coverage footprint not being a factor in its ability to offer such a device. Apple, which debuted LTE in the new iPad last month, is expected to bring the faster technology standard to the iPhone later this year.

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109 months ago
I'll stick it out with sprint and move to LTE iPhone from 4s. Sprint may not e as fast as others on LTE, but it's a damn phone. Who needs 20Mbps down? I'd be happy with a consistent 5.
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109 months ago
Assuming Sprint can get the coverage to be decent, this may entice me to switch to them when the new iPhone comes out.

LTE has increased available bandwidth so much, yet the other carriers are being really greedy with it, setting low caps with ridiculously high overages. This would be an awesome way to compete.
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109 months ago
Oh SWEET! Now I'll have an unlimited 2 mbps instead of 0.37!!
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109 months ago
I moved from ATT to Sprint with the 4S and even though the speeds are slightly slower where I am... streaming still works.. and I have everything unlimited.

I'm happy with Sprint at the moment. And if LTE comes unlimited I'd be even happier.
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109 months ago
It is good to see a network operator keeping unlimited data in the move to LTE. Carriers worldwide are reducing limits on data use at the time customers would benefit from an enlarging of the data allowance.
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109 months ago
It's really unfortunate that Sprint decided to back WiMAX instead of LTE initially. They'd likely be on par with Verizon and Sprint in terms of LTE coverage if they hadn't. One has to wonder what they were thinking.
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