Previously this page told you everything you needed to know about Sprint’s plans. Now the Sprint and T-Mobile merger is complete. What does this mean for Sprint? The brand is now officially retired. Sprint customers are automatically being rolled into T-Mobile and there’s no way to sign up for Sprint service anymore.
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If you were considering one of the now-retired Sprint plans, your best option is to simply sign up to T-Mobile. The new T-Mobile will have the same coverage as the old Sprint, in addition to all of T-Mobile’s existing coverage map.
Best T-Mobile plans
Decided to move on to Tmo? Here are some of the best post-paid plans from the carrier:
|Cost||Prices per line:|
$60 for one line
$45 for two lines
$35 for three lines
$30 for four lines
$27 for five lines
|Prices per line:|
$70 for one line
$60 for two lines
$40 for three lines
$35 for four lines
$32 for five lines
|Prices per line:|
$85 for one line
$70 for two lines
$47 for three lines
$43 for four lines
$40 for five lines
|Unlimited Talk & Text||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Unlimited 4G Data||Might slow down during congestion.||Yes||Yes|
|5G data included||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Mobile Hotspot||Unlimited 3G||3GB of 4G LTE, then unlimited 3G||20GB of 4G LTE, then unlimited 3G|
|Netflix perk?||No||Netflix Basic, one SD screen||Netflix Standard, two HD screens|
|55 Plus Plan||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|First Responder Plan||No||Yes||Yes|
We recommend the T-Mobile Magenta Plus plan for most users. The plan gets you unlimited talk, text, and data. There’s also 20GB of 4G LTE hotspot data and unlimited 3G. You even get international texting and 2G data. Not to mention great perks like Netflix. You can learn more about T-Mobile’s plans here.
Who owns T-Mobile now, and how does the merger affect Sprint customers?
Deutsche Telekom is the majority owner of the new T-Mobile, with controlling interest of around 43 percent. Sprint’s former owner, Softbank, owns around 24 percent. The rest of the company’s shares are controlled by outside shareholders.
As for what the merger means for Sprint customers, they are being slowly rolled over and CDMA phone support will be completely phased out over time.
Not interested in switching to T-Mobile?
There are still plenty of options if you were considering Sprint previously or are a former Sprint customer that doesn’t wish to stick with T-Mobile. First, there’s the prepaid carrier Boost, which previously was owned by Sprint. It offers a similar service to what Sprint would have given you.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to your options. Here are a few other guides that will help you with your journey to find the right carrier in the wake of the Sprint merger: