The affordability of prepaid plans has attracted a growing number of consumers recently, with nearly one-third of all smartphones sold in the US last year as prepaid. It’s no surprise, then, that major wireless carriers are looking to cash in on the trend with rebranded and relaunched services. Verizon unveiled its ALLSET program earlier this month, while AT&T and T-Mobile have both acquired prepaid carriers. That left Sprint the odd one out, but today the company’s aiming to compete with revamped offerings under the Sprint Prepaid moniker.
Sprint Prepaid consists of two plans: a $40 a month option that includes unlimited talk and text but no data, and a higher-end $60 a month plan that includes unlimited talk and text messages and 2.5GB of 3G and Spark data. The data comes with a catch, though: Sprint reserves the right to throttle 3G for video streaming.
On the device front, customers have a limited choice of mid-range phones, including the Spark-compatible Galaxy S4 Mini, the Galaxy S3, and the Moto G. The iPhone 4S is also an option, but requires the $60 plan.
For folks looking to make the jump to prepaid, do Sprint’s new plans appeal to you?