Over the last couple of days we have seen a ton of Press releases, but it looks like we missed something important. Sprint slipped in some information with their Press Release of the Galaxy Nexus, and the LG Viper.
Sprint says they have 15 LTE devices set to launch in 2012, on top of that it looks like they will be keeping unlimited data for their LTE network. Good news right? Now we did not hear anything about throttling, so they could be taking the T-Mobile route and giving you a cap, and once you hit that cap reducing your network speeds.
Lastly, it was also stated that the prices of their LTE devices would not be crazily high like with Verizon – come on $299 for the Galaxy Nexus is a bit much with a 2-year contract. Sprint said that they will keep their upgrade and new line prices about the same as they have always been for smartphones, in the sub-200 dollar range.
Now LTE is a bit far off for most of us “On January 5th, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse announced that customers in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio are expected to be among the first to benefit from 4G LTE and improved 3G coverage in the first half of 2012. Additional areas that will receive 3G enhancements and 4G LTE expansion in 2012 will be announced later in the year.” So Sprint may change their Data plan structure, and pricing for new phones, but so far so good.
Are you excited to see unlimited data on an LTE network? If this continues, Verizon, AT&T and T-mobile are going to have to change so they can keep up with Sprint’s data plans.