Sprint Outs New Data Options for Mobile Broadband and Tablet Devices, Hits You Heavily for Huge Overages
Sprint has posted some new data options for tablet owners and mobile broadband/hotspot customers. For tablet users, you can get either 1GB, 3GB, 6GB or 12GB of data for $20, $35, $50 and $80 per month. Mobile broadband/hotspot users can get 6GB f0r $50, as well.
All plans include 4G and 3G data and will run you 25 cents per MB if you go over ($50 if you somehow hit 1GB, hardly an affordable accident).
If you’re going off Sprint’s network, you’ll get up to 100MB on the 1GB and 3GB plans and 300MB on the rest of them.You’ll incur even more charges at 25 cents per MB if going over, $250 if you end up creeping toward 1GB.
This makes them cheaper than the competition if you stay within boundaries but with no option to add additional bandwidth for a small fee will make you keep your best eye on usage from month to month. Read on for full press details
Sprint Launches New 3G/4G Mobile Broadband Plans, Delivering More Data at a Lower Price Than Competitors
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), November 14, 2011 – Sprint (NYSE: S) today launched new 3G/4G mobile broadband plans that deliver more data at lower prices than similar plans from national competitors. The new plans are available in all Sprint sales channels.
Customers can choose from 6GB of combined on-network 3G/4G data usage for $49.99 per month or 12GB of 3G/4G data usage for $79.99 per month. The new plans deliver 20 percent more data for the same price as similar plans from Verizon and AT&T.
Sprint Verizon AT&T
$49.99 per month/6GB $50 per month/5GB $50 per month/5GB
$79.99 per month/12GB $80 per month/10GB NA
With an extra 1GB of data vs. Verizon and AT&T’s $50/5GB plans, Sprint customers subscribing to the new $49.99/6GB plan will be able to view approximately 6,667 additional Web pages, 2,000 more photos or 67 extra YouTube videos each month.1
“Sprint is committed to delivering exceptional value to its customers, and our new 3G/4G Mobile Broadband plans are the latest example of that,” said Will Souder, vice president of pricing for Sprint. “Sprint gives customers more data at lower prices than competitors, so they can do more with their mobile broadband devices on Sprint’s 3G and 4G networks.”
The $49.99/6GB and $79.99/12GB plans are compatible with all Mobile Broadband devices sold by Sprint, including tablets, dedicated mobile hotspot devices, USB modems, netbooks and notebooks.
In addition, Sprint is also launching a new plan available for tablets2 and dedicated mobile hotspot devices3 priced at $34.99 per month for 3GB of 3G/4G data usage, along with a new plan for tablets priced at $19.99 per month for 1GB of 3G/4G data usage.
The new plans replace all previously available Mobile Broadband plans and are available to new and existing customers.
Sprint provides to customers tools to monitor and manage their mobile broadband data usage and avoid overages:
Customers who have opted-in for notifications will receive email and/or SMS notifications when their 3G/4G data usage has reached 75 percent of their plan limit or higher.
Customers are also able to view their data usage by logging into My Sprint at www.sprint.com.
Customers with devices featuring the SmartView application can use the app to view data usage.
Tablet users can text “usage” to 1311 to receive a text with their current 3G/4G usage.
Via: Android Phone Fans