Sprint Doubles the Data For Low-End Data Users
Offers 1GB data for $20 a month – 3 times the data offered by AT&T and double the data offered by Verizon
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 22, 2014 - Sprint (NYSE: S) remains committed to providing the best value in wireless by giving customers the 1GB shared data allowance for $20 with the Sprint Family Share Pack. That’s double the data offered by Verizon and more than 3 times the data offered by AT&T at the same price point1.
“This entry-level sharable data allowance reinforces Sprint’s commitment to offering customers the best value in wireless,” said Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO. “We’re offering customers a choice – whether they need a small amount of data or are a high-end data user.”
Sprint Family Share Pack – How it Works
Sprint is changing the wireless industry with this plan that provides consumers value and flexibility, plus unlimited talk and text.
Customers can build their own plan in three easy steps. First, choose the shared data allowance. For 1GB, it’s $20 per month for up to 10 lines. Second, add data access for phones with unlimited talk and text while on the Sprint Network. The data access charge for non-discounted phones is $25 per month per line for 1GB through 16GB. Third, add your tablet devices for $10 per month per line and mobile broadband devices for $20 per month per line. There is no early termination fee and no annual service contract with non-discounted phones.
In addition, when customers switch their number to Sprint, a family with up to 10 lines can get 20GB of shared data and unlimited talk and text for only $100 a month through 20152. For a family of four, that’s a savings of $60 per month versus AT&T’s and Verizon’s current pricing through 2015; double the data of AT&T and Verizon; and double the high-speed data of T-Mobile.
Best Value in Wireless – For Individuals and Families
Sprint is committed to offering U.S. consumers the best value in wireless and double the data on nationally available plans compared to AT&T and Verizon Wireless at the same or lower monthly price. With the Sprint Family Share Pack, Sprint offers double the sharable data for smartphones, basic phones, tablets and mobile broadband devices. Sprint also offers customers unlimited talk, text and data for $60 per month with the Sprint $60 Unlimited Plan – a $20 savings per month compared to T-Mobile’s $80 unlimited plan3.
For more information, customers can go to www.sprint.com/newday for information on Sprint Family Share Pack.
Sprint’s 4G LTE network serving more than 255 million people, with more on the way, makes it easy for customers to enjoy data on their devices.
In addition to the new Sprint 3G network and its 4G LTE network, Sprint is deploying Sprint Spark™, a technology designed to greatly improve the performance of video and other bandwidth-intensive applications, including new generations of online gaming, virtual reality and advanced cloud services. It enables stutter-free video chat on-the-go and mobile gaming that leaves lag behind.
Available today in 27 markets across the country, Sprint Spark is an enhanced LTE service that’s built for data and designed to deliver average wireless speeds of 6-15Mbps and peak wireless speeds of 50-60Mbps today on capable devices, with increasing speed potential over time. Sprint plans to reach 100 million Americans by year-end with the service.4
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 54 million customers as of June 30, 2014 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved U.S. company in customer satisfaction, across all 43 industries, over the last six years. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America in 2011, 2012 and 2013. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
1Compared to shared data allowances for 500MB Verizon More Everything Plan and 300MB AT&T Mobile Share Value plan.
2Valid when customers ports number to Sprint. It includes $10, $15 or $20 /mo./line access charges waived through 2015 depending on device. Valid only on 20GB or higher data allowance. Data allowance charges still apply.
3Compared to T-Mobile’s $80 Simple Choice Plan with unlimited high-speed data, unlimited International text and data features, Rhapsody unRadio and 5GB of tethering per mo. See carrier website for additional details.
4Sprint Spark (enhanced LTE) is available in limited markets. Sprint Spark actual deployment plans and speeds will be determined over time based on many factors, including build economics and the availability of equipment, devices and applications.
Kristin Wallace, 404-649-8222