Sprint is getting aggressive with its new rate plans and simplifying shopping, especially for those who want to take advantage of family or shared minutes options. Sprint is saying it is as simple as 1–2–3. After shaking the market up a bit earlier this year with the Unlimited Everything Plan, they’ve now made it easier and quite a bit less expensive for those wishing to share plans. If you need to add a line to your plan it will now only cost $9.99 for talk and messaging or $19.99 for talk, messaging and data. The big departure here is that the rates are much lower for those additional lines.
As an example, on a shared plan between two lines rates for 1500 minutes and unlimited data and messaging are now $129.99.
Sprint has published a comparative rate sheet in their press release so you can see gauge the differences between carriers yourself. Check it out here. The new plans go into effect on June 15 and existing customers can take advantage of this without extending their current contract.
There is no word on Sprint’s efforts at capping data service on smartphones here, and we had heard previously that phone as modem plans would be capped at 5GB, as well as data cards. No word on if the same is true or not with these “unlimited” plans.