The Sprint and T-Mobile merger is now complete, giving the new entity an imposing market share against its main rivals, Verizon Wireless and AT&T. Sprint’s FAQ page about the merger with T-Mobile states that those customers won’t see anything change in the near future. They can still keep their smartphone or tablet, and they can still keep their same Sprint wireless plans. The brand itself is also not going away anytime soon, it seems. The Sprint stores and customer support are also sticking around.
In this article, we will show you the best Sprint plans that the carrier currently has available for its new customers. The truth is that the price of Sprint’s unlimited plans are actually great for everyone, and some include some nice perks. It’s clear that the company wants to sign up as many people as possible, but if that means a great plan for you then who cares?
Best Sprint plans
1. Sprint Unlimited Basic Plan
The carrier’s Unlimited Basic is the cheapest unlimited Sprint plan that’s currently being offered. At the moment, one line on the plan costs $60 a month. Adding a second line will cost an additional $40 a month, and adding a third, fourth, and fifth line will cost just $100 total right now. That means you could have five lines for the price of two. While the plan does offer “unlimited” 4G LTE data, your speeds might get throttled if you exceed 50GB of data before your monthly billing period ends.
In addition to unlimited data, talk, and texting in the US, the Sprint Unlimited Basic offers support for streaming video at up to 480p resolution, along with streaming music at up to 500kbps, and streaming data for games at up to 2Mbps. Each line on the plan can also offer 500MB of 4G LTE mobile hotspot downloads. After that limit is reached before the billing month closes, mobile hotspot streaming goes back down to 3G speeds. The plan also offers unlimited talk, text, and 5GB of LTE data per month for people in the US who travel to Mexico and Canada, along with text and data (likely not LTE data) for over 200 other countries.
Sprint is also offering free access to the Hulu video streaming service for Unlimited Basic Plan customers. New and current Hulu subscribers who sign up for Unlimited Basic can get the standard Hulu Limited Commercials tier package for free, which normally costs $5.99 a month.
2. Sprint Unlimited Plus Plan
Sprint also offers an upgraded version of its Unlimited Basic Plan. The Unlimited Plus plan costs $70 a month for the first line or a total of $120 a month for two lines. Adding a third, fourth, or fifth line will increase your bill by just $10 for each line right now. That means you’ll pay just $130 for three, $140 for four, or $150 for five lines. You no longer get a monthly discount for bringing your phone or buying one upfront from Sprint, either on this plan or the Unlimited basic. However, you will get a small consolation in the form of a one-off $35 in bill credit. The throttling if you exceed 50GB of data before your monthly billing period ends also applies.
This Sprint plan increases your video streaming to 1080p resolution, and you get 50GB of LTE data for mobile hotspots. Music streaming goes up as well to 1.5Mbps. The plan also offers unlimited talk, text, and 10GB of LTE data a month for people in the US who travel to Mexico and Canada, along with text and data (likely not LTE data) for over 200 other countries. Finally, in addition to the free access to Hulu, Sprint Unlimited Plus plan uses can also access the Tidal Premium music streaming service, which normally costs $9.99 a month.
3. Sprint Unlimited Kickstart Plan
Sprint has added a brand-new no contract plan called the Unlimited Kickstart Plan. It costs just $35 a month for unlimited talk, text, and data if you either bring your current phone or buy a new one. The Unlimited Kickstart plan does not offer shareable data or bundled extras, but the savings for an individual user are tough to beat.
4. Sprint Military Unlimited Plan
Sprint also offers what it calls its Unlimited Military Plan for veterans, active duty and reserves of the US armed forces. It offers the same features as the Sprint Unlimited Basic Plan, but prices for lines two to six are 50% less.
5. Sprint Unlimited Premium Plan
Sprint also has the Unlimited Premium plan, which costs $80 a month for the first line. Again, while the plan does offer “unlimited” 4G LTE data, your speeds might get throttled if you exceed 50GB of data before your monthly billing period ends.
This Sprint plan supports video streaming to 1080p resolution, and you also get 100GB of LTE data for your mobile hotspot. The plan also offers unlimited talk, text, and even unlimited LTE data a month for people in the US who travel to Mexico and Canada, along with text and data (likely not LTE data) for over 200 other countries. Finally, in addition to the free access to Hulu and Tidal, it has added support for a free subscription to Amazon Prime, along with a subscription to Lookout Premium Plus, which is a mobile security and identity theft service.
6. Sprint Unlimited 55+ Plan
For couples who are 55 years of age or older, the Sprint Unlimited 55+ Plan offers a plan that costs just $70 a month for two lines. You can only have up to two lines per plan on Unlimited 55+ but you get the added benefit of Global Roaming. mobile hotspot is restricted to 3G speeds, video streaming to 480p, music to 500kbps, and gaming streaming up to 2Mbps.
7. Unlimited plans for tablets and smartwatches
If you sign up one smartphone to one of Sprint’s unlimited plans, you can add a tablet to the account for just $25. The plan offers 10GB of LTE mobile hotspot data for tablets in addition to unlimited talk and text. If you own a smartwatch, you can add it to your unlimited plan account for just $10 a month, with unlimited talk, text, and data.
9. Mobile hotspot plans
If you purchase a stand-alone mobile hotspot device from Sprint, you have your choice of data plans. You can get 10GB of LTE data a month for $30, 50GB of data a month for $50 or 100GB of data for just $60 a month.
As you can see, Sprint really, really wants new customers to sign up for its unlimited plan, and for the price, it certainly can’t be beaten by its main competitors. For folks who just don’t want to deal with an unlimited plan, there aren’t really many options when it comes to Sprint plans. It will be interesting to see how long Sprint keeps this current business plan, or if it will alter it to include more post-paid non-unlimited plans.