Carrier’s rivalry for new subscribers seems to be endless. Just two days ago the Magenta network revamped its offer by getting rid of all its plans except T-Mobile One with truly unlimited data. Today, following the T-Mobile’s policy Sprint announced its own alternative to One. Called Unlimited Freedom the new plan offers unlimited everything, but its slightly cheaper than the T-Mobile’s option and comes with a package of different restrictions.
Sprint kicked off with its own alternative to T-Mobile’s One plan. For just $60 per month you can sign up for truly unlimited talks, text and 4G LTE data.
Sprint’s new plan was introduced to compete with the freshly released T-Mobile One plan, giving its subscribers a chance to benefit from unlimited talk, text and data for $60 per month for one line or for $100 for two lines. When compared to T-Mobile’s deal in both cases Sprint’s offer is a bit more lucrative when it comes to money, as One offers one line for $70 and two lines for $120. Those in need for more lines can add a third and more lines (one plans allows for 10 lines) to the plan at an extra costs of $30 per month. It’s also worth mentioning that the Sprint’s new plan includes 5GB of hotspot data for which T-Mobile charges additional $15.
Switching to the restrictions, as usual unlimited data isn’t just as unlimited as the name suggest. Just as in the case of T-Mobile there is data throttling. Video streams are “optimized” at 480p resolution, whereas music stream may reach extreme quality of 500kbps. However, although the Magenta carrier allows you to enjoy stream HD video as long as you have nothing against paying extra fees, Sprint doesn’t seem to provide its subscribers with such an options within Unlimited Freedom plan. As for gaming stream speed, it is promised to be 2Mbps. Everything else is said to be covered by unlimited speedy 4G LTE data.
Who’s eligible for the plan? Just as in the T-Mobile’s One plan, Unlimited Freedom applies to both existing and new customers. Starting August 19th the Unlimited Freedom is available at Sprint’s stores nationwide. Prepaid customers will be surely glad to know that Boost Mobile offers a similar plan, giving unlimited talk, text and data with optimized streaming for $50 per month for one line. Every additional line will cost another $30, but here you can have no more than 5 lines on one plan.