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And Now Sprint Caves in to HD Streams and Tethering With “Best Unlimited HD Plan Ever” For 1 Year

In reaction to T-Mobile’s reaction to Verizon’s reaction to the unlimited craze that has once again swept the wireless industry in the US, Sprint has another new unlimited plan to share with you today. This one is dubbed “Best Unlimited HD Plan Ever” and includes the same style of unlimited plan that Verizon introduced on Monday, which T-Mobile already had to match. It includes HD streaming and tethering without the extra up-charge. 

So here’s the deal on this new unlimited (Sprint seriously just announced a $90 unlimited plan last week). You get unlimited talk, text, and data, HD-quality streaming (that’s up to 1080p, so no 4K for you), and 10GB of mobile hotspot per month per line (drops to 2G after 10GB). For a single line, that’s $50 per month. If you want 2 lines, that’s $90 per month. If you want 3 or 4 lines, Sprint says that will still be just $90 – but only for the next year, and with autopay turned on.

That’s right! Like last week’s unlimited plan from Sprint, this one is only good until March 31, 2018. At that time, your price will go up substantially. The first line will jump to $60 per month, second will be $40 per, and lines 3 and 4 will be $30 each. Care to do the math there? In a year, assuming you have 4 lines, your bill will jump from $90 per month to $160. You cool with that?

In other notes, Sprint is still throttling gaming at “up to 8Mbps” speeds and music at “up to 1.5Mbps” speeds. You’ll get high speed data “for most everything else,” though. Whatever that means, I guess?

If interested, you can sign-up here.

Via:  Sprint
  • Me

    They’re also giving you a “free” 32GB iPhone 7 if you trade in & port your number over.

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  • Me

    These companies are goofy. Best practice is to buy unlocked & enjoy your freedom.

  • atc-tech

    LOL… Sprint can f**k right off with this crap. Switching from Sprint to pre-paid plans (I’ve been with T-mobile, Net 10 and Cricket) was the best choice I EVER made (December 2012, when I got my Nexus 4). Plus, back when I had the Nexus S and my wife had the HTC EVO 3D we had THE WORST service I have every seen.

  • Ben

    Wait, can Sprint reliably hit 8Mbps in the first place? Not sure how this affects games.

    • klutch14u

      Sprints network is great, if you can get a signal….

      • Ben

        Heh, that’s always an issue. I haven’t used them since 2011 when I went to T-Mobile, which I had to drop 2 years later because I bought a house and couldn’t get reception. It seems like “getting on the network” is half the battle. 3.5 years in with Verizon and it’s fine, if rather expensive.

  • klutch14u

    All these guys keep battling to look the best but if one of them would come out with one of these plans, asterisk free, they’d win everyone over. T Mobile is nearly there with taxes and fees included.

    Wonder how long before they revert back from trying to get us to lease phones at the tune of $600+ over 2 years. To rent a phone?

  • Cgoss

    $50 for first
    $40 for second
    $0 for 3-5

    You can get 5 lines with J3 Emerges on this unlimited plan for $90/month. So, after next March, lines 3-5 are $30 each, which brings total to $180.

    Still a better deal than anyone else.

  • Francisco Peña

    Look.. Get rid of Wheeler at the FCC and now we get Unlimited from Verizon and everyone stepping up their game!!! Whoo..

    😛

  • Sedp23

    Sprint is desperate

  • Dave Bell

    Sprint: Bringing a new meaning to the word FRAGMENTATION.

  • Cakefish

    I want this kind of competition in the U.K. but the unlimited data mobile market has stagnated as only one network offers that.

  • SpectralRaiden

    This unlimited arms race is getting ridiculous.

    • J_wizzles

      We all win! Well, except for Sprint customers. And ATT.

  • Turb0wned

    How many more days should I give at&t to match Verizon and drop that direct tv crap?

    • Captain Insano

      Idk but I hope SOON!!!!!!!

    • streax1

      Ding ding ding! Good call!

  • coldcc

    Why are they still in business.

    • Fred

      hope they keep holding on , need competition in the wireless market to keep prices down and things unlimited

      • bkosh84

        But they aren’t competition with stuff like this (pricing only good until a certain date, only new customers can take advantage, ect, ect)

  • trixnkix637

    Has there been any info on what the price will be for Verizon after the introductory $80 a month is over or when it will end?

  • soccerburn55

    Sprint feels like the HTC for carriers.

  • Rashad

    Is Verizon throttling music? I can’t find any definitive answer if they are or not.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      They’re not

  • Casey

    Have the carriers really designed their billing systems to be this flexible or are they colluding in the background. Sorry, I wear a tinfoil hat…

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      There’s always colluding… Primarily with At&t and Verizon if you ask me. No reason to collude with Sprint…

      • Drewskee122

        Ouch.

        Sprint seems to have no customer base with all the bashing they’re getting. Might as well rename themselves to MetroPCS and sell Nokia flip phones with worm and charge $30/pMonth for the service they hand out

  • json405

    Sprint’s trying to lease customers with all this 1 year bs. We ain’t cars Sprint!

    • Under the bridge downtown

      Yes, then sell to another carrier. Brilliant.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    I tend to ignore anything Sprint related….

    Where are you AT&T…. Can’t pretend that anyone cares about getting Direct TV to get unlimited….Time to cave.

    • Captain Insano

      I have the plan…I don’t like the DirecTV part…=(

  • D in B

    blahahaha their service is a joke, this move is a joke. knock knock? whos there? no one at Sprints door.

  • BobButtons

    It’s easy for them to offer unlimited since with their (lack of) coverage, not many people can use a ton of data anyway.

    • Francisco Peña

      yup… unlimited date with no coverage isn’t better than limited data with coverage

  • Suicide_Note

    What a joke.

    • And the worst part is, unlike T-Mobile and Verizon, Sprint doesn’t allow these new plans for their existing customers…

      • boisvert00

        Now that is some b.s.

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      • bkosh84

        Wait.. An existing customer can’t switch over to these plans? Who does that?

      • Me

        Correctamundo

      • william harrison

        That tells me they only want new subscribers and don’t care about the current customers. Keep it up Sprint and you’ll dig yourself a hole you won’t be able to get out of.

  • vOc627

    $50 a month is still too much for a service that barely ever works. Someone should sue these clowns. They suck Donkey D.

  • “In other notes, Sprint is still throttling gaming at “up to 8Mbps” speeds and music at “up to 1.5Mbps” speeds.”

    Yup, the best one.

  • DanSan

    So we are back to 2005 with unlimited data plans.

    nice.

    • Suicide_Note

      Except with the caveat of the carrier choosing the resolution of your video content, as well as limiting how quickly you can stream music or do some online gaming.

      • DanSan

        T-Mobile and Verizon dont choose the resolution or limit speeds. Only Sprint.

        i dont even take the “soft caps” for throttling into effect. I don’t have any solid data but i dont think that happens on a day to day basis. It just gives the carrier the option to do it if need be.

        • Averix

          T-Mobile did until Verizon actually outclassed them.

          • Fozzybare

            except tmobile still does unless you toggle it once a month.

          • Turb0wned

            They removed that to fozzy. It’s just 1 time period.

          • Averix

            Supposedly they’re doing away with the toggle as well due to complaints.

          • It’s a one time thing now, you do it once and it’s enabled for good.

        • Suicide_Note

          I thought VZW and TMo only do up to 1080p?

      • That’s only on Sprint.

    • Not exactly, but it’s definitely a good step in the right direction.

      5 steps forward, 20 steps back.