- Sprint has announced a new high-end unlimited plan, called Unlimited Premium, for $90 a month.
- It includes a free subscription to Amazon Prime, in addition to free access to Hulu and Tidal.
- The plan also throws in 50GB of LTE mobile hotspot data a month.
Sprint made a surprise late Friday announcement, revealing that it has launched a new unlimited plan. This one is called Unlimited Premium, and it has a few features that might make it very attractive for many customers, even with its high price tag of $90 a month (with auto-pay) for one line. If you bring your own phone or buy a new phone at the full retail price from Sprint, you can get Unlimited Premium for the lower price of $80 a month.
You may remember that a few months ago, Sprint announced it was breaking up its one unlimited plan into two: Unlimited Basic and Unlimited Plus. The new Unlimited Premium plan will have all of the features of the $70 a month Unlimited Plus. That cheaper plan includes free access to the Limited Commercials version of the Hulu video streaming service, free access to the basic Tidal music streaming service, video streaming at up to 1080p resolution, 15GB of LTE mobile hotspot data a month, unlimited talk, text and data when in Mexico and Canada, and global roaming in over 185 countries.
The new Unlimited Premium plan, for $20 more a month, throws in free access to Amazon Prime, which by itself cost $12.99 a month. It also adds Lookout Premium Plus, a mobile security and identity theft service that normally costs $9.99 a month. The LTE mobile hotspot data gets boosted from just 15GB under the Plus plan to 50GB a month for the Premium plan. As if that is not enough, people who sign up for Sprint’s newest unlimited plan will be able to get $20 in free credits per month for Uber rides (for a limited time).
As usual, this new plan does have caveats. The price does not include taxes, surcharges or roaming charges. Also, if there is data congestion where you are located, Sprint says you may experience “data deprioritization.”
Sprint’s sudden launch of this new plan comes even as the carrier is still planning to merge with rival T-Mobile sometime before the end of 2019. How long this new plan will last is, therefore, debatable. What do you think of the new Sprint Unlimited Premium plan?