Ever since T-Mobile began its UnCarrier initiative last year, it managed to stay ahead of the competition in almost every aspect. In most cases it was T-Mobile that pioneered a certain area of cellular service while others took weeks, or sometimes months, to follow. It seems, however, that those times are coming to an end, at least when it comes to data allowance. Recently, Sprint unveiled new family plans that double the amount of data without raising prices. Cool, isn’t it?
New Family Share Pack from Sprint
The new Family Share Pack costs $100 per month and in addition to 20 GB of shared data also adds 2 GB of data per line. That would mean as much as 28 GB of data for just $100 per month for a 4-line plan. For comparison, T-Mobile’s family plan for 4 lines, which also costs $100, offers only 10 GB of data, or 2.5 GB per line.
Of course, unlimited talk and text are included in the new plan as well. Moreover, Sprint allows up to 10 lines on a plan at the same price. Naturally, each of the 10 lines gets 2 GB of data which together with 20 GB of shared data works out to a whopping 40 GB per month. If it’s not enough to get you to switch to Sprint, the carrier is willing to cover up to $350 worth of early termination fees per line.
So far the new plan sounds great; however, there is one drawback – the offer seems to be temporary. Sprint says that the deals expires with the last day of 2015. Come 2016, users will have to pay $15 per line access fee which will bump up the price to $160 in the case of a 4-line plan, or even higher if the plan includes more phones.
The availability of Sprint’s new family plans is a great news for users who need a generous amount of data each month. At the moment it appears to be the best deal that any of the largest US carriers have to offer. Better yet, Sprint promises more surprises. What that could be? We don’t know yet, but we certainly will keep our eyes open and as soon as we learn anything, we will let you know.
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