It seems T-Mobile isn’t the only wireless provider with smarts enough to make “uncarrier” changes. Sprint announced today the addition of a mobile plan, the Sprint Framily Plan, that will allow new and existing customers to add up to 10 lines to a single bill.
The cost per person starts at $55 a month for unlimited voice service, text messaging, and 1GB of data, although each additional customer added to the plan results in a discount of $5 a month up to a maximum of $30; plans with 7 to 10 users will cost $25 each line per month, for example. 3GB of data for individual lines is available for an extra $10 a month, while unlimited data is an additional $20 per month but also includes eligibility for yearly device upgrades.
The “framily” plan could result in significant cost savings for some subscribers. A comparable plan on AT&T would cost $70 a month per line, while Verizon’s alternative begins at $90. T-Mobile doesn’t have a similar 1GB plan, but the carrier’s 500MB data plan with unlimited voice and text would cost $50 a month.
The plan will be available at Sprint corporate and third-party stores beginning January 10.