Don’t you just love the rules of competition? One carrier gets a great idea and announces a new promotion. Not even a week passes by and other service provider does exactly the same thing and adds a little extra surprise. On Sunday AT&T increased the amount of data to twice the allowance for the same price. Not to be left behind, Sprint follows the market trend and doubles data buckets on Family Share Pack plans.
Sprint increases amount of data on family shared plans.
Starting today, Sprint subscribers will receive increased amount of data for the same price. Good news is that the promotion is available for both, existing and new customers. There is a little catch, though, as data is not exactly doubled. Users with 32GB, 40GB, and 80GB plans will receive 60GB, 80GB, and 120GB, respectively. Our guess is that Sprint did that to match AT&T’s deal, but the fact remains that some GB got lost somewhere along the way.
Pricing remains the same it used to be and is much more budget-friendly than AT&T’s. The new 60GB, 80GB, and 120GB plans cost $130, $150 and $225, respectively. Moreover, in order to attract more customers Sprint is waiving the access charge for smartphones, tablets and mobile broadband devices on 20GB or higher data allowances for up to 10 lines through 2015. The only condition is that the devices must be purchased through Sprint Easy Pay or the Sprint iPhone for Life Plan. Anyone interested in porting the number to Sprint?
The double data promotion requires activation and you can do so at Sprint retail stores, Sprint.com or Sprint Telesales. Soon it will be available also in additional retail outlets. Existing Sprint customers have it even easier as they can dial *2 for Customer Care from their wireless device. One last (and pretty important) thing to remember is that the promotion expires on October 31st.
Sprint’s promotion is a huge step towards customers who rely heavily on data. It’s great to see that carriers notice customers’ needs and respond accordingly. Well done Sprint and keep up the good work.