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Sprint throws in a Hulu subscription with its Unlimited Freedom plan
With T-Mobile and AT&T offering at least some of its customers free Netflix and HBO subscriptions, respectively, it was only a matter of time until Sprint joined the fray. Today, the Now Network did just that by announcing that, starting November 17, its Unlimited Freedom plan will include a free subscription to Hulu‘s Limited Commercials option.
Existing customers need not worry – the perk applies to them as well. As for newcomers, Sprint’s Unlimited Freedom costs $60 each month, with a maximum of five lines going for $100 each month until January 31, 2019. After that date, the plan charges $60 for one line, $40 for the second, and $30 each month for lines three through five.
Along with unlimited talk, text, and data, Unlimited Freedom also includes 10 GB of mobile hotspot. Finally, video streaming is capped at 1080p, music streaming tapers off at 1.5 Mbps, and gaming is capped up to 8 Mbps.
As for the promotion itself, keep in mind that Hulu’s Limited Commercials option, as the name implies, does not completely eradicate ads from your video watching – that’s a job for Hulu’s $12-a-month No Commercial plan. Even so, Hulu senior vice president and head of distribution and partnerships Tim Connolly says that Sprint customers will still enjoy the free membership:
We know people will love watching TV on their mobile devices, so we’re making it easier than ever for Sprint customers to enjoy their favorite shows and movies on Hulu. This exciting partnership with Sprint gives TV fans nationwide a powerful, seamless entertainment experience that they can take with them, whenever and wherever they want.
For Sprint, a partnership with Hulu helps the carrier keep up with T-Mobile’s and AT&T’s similar offerings. Hulu’s benefits are more financial, since the service, according to TechCrunch, gets a piece of the revenue that Sprint gets from subscribers each month.
If a Hulu subscription is not enough for you, Sprint says that it will offer subscribers an upgrade to Hulu’s live TV service, though the carrier gave no further details. For now, you can go here to sign up for the offer starting November 17.