Revolution in prepaid services was initiated last year by T-Mobile’s UnCarrier project. It seems that since then the Magenta network is the one who is setting the tone forcing other carriers to refresh their offers. In an attempt to reinforce its position in the prepaid market, Sprint introduced on Friday a few changes to its service. First of all, the name under which you knew the service, Sprint As You Go, was replaced by straight forward Sprint Prepaid. Moreover, the carrier launched new plans.
New Sprint Prepaid Phones and Plans
The new $45 per month plan includes unlimited talk and text, however, there is no cellular data and in order to browse the web or check your email you will have to relay on Wi-Fi connection. A $60 per month plan adds 2.5 GB of data in addition to unlimited talk and text. Unsurprisingly, when you hit the data cap, Sprint will throttle the speed. The carrier also offers basic plans which start at $35 per month and include 500 minutes of talk in addition to unlimited text and data. For $50 per month you will get unlimited everything.
Currently, Sprint is offering three smartphones to go with its Prepaid service, the Sprint Spark-enabled Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, the 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy S3 and the 3G Moto G by Motorola. You can also choose a refurbished iPhone 4S, however, it is available only with the $60 plan. Sprint promises to expand the smartphone portfolio in the near future. First feature phones compatible with the new Prepaid service will be available as soon as next month.
Sprint Prepaid is aimed at customers who don’t feel like getting tied to one service provider for two years by means of lengthy contracts but still want the assurance of a large national carrier. The Sprint Prepaid service doesn’t require credit checks and was launched to complement Sprint’s own prepaid brands, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. The service is available starting today in Sprint stores.
Sprint Prepaid customers can also take advantage of the carrier’s Buyback program which allows then to trade in old phones in return for account credits toward a new phone or service.
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