Sprint Mobile Broadband Passes: no-contract LTE plans starting at $15 for 300MB

by: J. Angelo RacomaOctober 26, 2012

In line with recent tablet computer launches — particularly the latest iPad and iPad Mini — Sprint has announced new data-only no-contract plans. These data plans give 20% more value than comparable plans from Sprint’s competition.

Sprint’s new LTE plans come in the following packages:

  • $14.99 – 300MB per month
  • $34.99 – 3GB per month
  • $49.99 – 6GB per month
  • $79.99 – 12GB per month

The company says these new plans will not be tied to any particular device. This means you can get any compatible tablet or smartphone on a Sprint data plan without any long-term obligation. This includes iOS, Android, and any other supported platform.

Sprint’s plans are relatively more affordable than, say AT&T’s or Verizon’s. For example, Verizon offers 2GB for $30 and 5GB for $50. Meanwhile, AT&T does offer a lower price for its 3GB plan, at $30. But the $50 plan only gets you 50GB and you get charged excess fees beyond this allocation.

Additionally, you can get these data plans both on a monthly, recurring basis or as one-off plans bought by the bucket. With Sprint Mobile Broadband Passes, you get the same data buckets for basically the same prices:

  • $14.99 – 300MB
  • $34.99 – 3GB
  • $49.99 – 6GB
  • $79.99 – 12GB

These buckets can be charged directly to your credit card, and are ideal for tablet users who are averse to monthly pricing. Existing smartphone subscribers can opt for a special promotion: an additional $10 on top of your monthly plan gets you 100MB of 3G or LTE data connectivity, and a $15 add-on gets you 1 GB. The promo is currently on limited-run, and could expire anytime.

No activation fee will be charged for new tablet subscriptions, which will be in effect by November 11.

  • miguel martinez

    Oh Sprint how are you still alive, I had Sprint for the past 8 years with really bad service, yes maybe they charge less but its not worth it because you’ll never get to using anything close to what they offer you because you can barely get a reliable service. If you can’t get service how are you going to use all that data they offer you as such a decent price compared to others BUT really bad pricing when you can’t even access half of it half the time. They never try to work with you even after they acknowledge problems with their network. For example I have had bad service for 2 years being under contract. I live in a really good area where I am supposed to get good signal. I can’t make a call inside my house I’m not talking being in a basement or a underground layer. Everything time I wanted to make a call I had to go outside or take a walk. well after a while I was fed up and I called them repeatedly. While I was on the phone with them the customer care rep could barely hear a word of what I was saying…literally. After talking to 2 other supervisors I was told that the only thing they could do is credit me $80 for my bill BUT ALSO extend my contract for another year. I was SO SO SO mad. I swear I got bills that were $202.85, $185.00, $179.95 or so for 6 months straight. Patient is of virtue but enough is enough. This is a company that I was loyal to after all the wrong of over charging me for so long, still I wanted it to prosper and do better than it was. Its a shame. That was the only carrier that I had since 6 years ago. I liked that Sprint help stop the merger between AT&T and T-Mobile. I now have AT&T, and I used to hate AT&T. I can honestly say that I am much happier now because in the bill I am getting charged for the service that I am actually able to use. But I still bitter about Sprint’s lack of customer service and network overall because I still want it to do better but I see every day them losing customers by the thousands. What a shame.