l Best Sprint Plans: What's Right for You?
itMYti.com < New IT WebNews
Category: review    |    Added: 2017-07-10 17:42:03    |    View: 157

Sprint may find itself looking up at the other major carriers when it comes to subscribers. But Sprint's eagerness to play catch-up could pay off for you in the form of an unlimited data plan at an appealing price.

Which Sprint plans will fit your needs? We've looked at what the carrier offers family, individual and prepaid subscribers — including the latest discounts — to find your best options with Sprint.

Best Family Plan

Sprint’s Unlimited Freedom plan makes unlimited data too appealing to pass up. Normally, you pay $60 for the first line of unlimited data, $40 for the second and $30 for each additional line. That brings the total cost to $160 for a family of four. These prices reflect a discount for enrolling in Sprint's autopay program.

But again, the key word in all that is "normally." As of this writing, Sprint continues to offer a promotional rate on its unlimited plan in which it charges $50 for the first line and the usual $40 for the second before waiving fees on the third, fourth, and fifth line. That means a family of four pays $90.

There's some fine print, though. That discounted pricing lasts only through June 30, 2018. After that, your plan reverts to its regular pricing ($60 a month for the first line, $40 for the second and $30 for each line after that). So you'll be back up to paying $160 a month. Still, more than $600 in savings between now and June 2018 is nothing to sneeze at. (Another offer promises even bigger savings — you won't have to pay anything for unlimited data if you switch over to Sprint from another carrier, assuming you have a qualifying phone. Originally that deal was going to expire on June 30, but Sprint quietly extended the offer through the end of July.)




Pressured by other carriers, Sprint has eased one of the biggest restrictions to its unlimited plan. You can now stream HD video, matching what those other two carriers now offer. Previously, Sprint limited video streams to 480p resolution. It also upped speeds for music and game streaming to 1.5 Mbps and 8 Mbps, respectively. (Previously, those speeds were capped at 500 Kbps for music and 2 Mbps for games.) Sprint also offers 10GB of LTE hotspot data, up from 5GB in a previous iteration of its unlimited plan.


Other Options: Sprint’s pricing is particularly appealing for two people. An unlimited plan costs just $100 for two lines (or $90 for the next year if you take advantage of Sprint's current discount). Sprint has pulled the plug on its tiered data plans for families, so if you don't want unlimited data, you're either looking at one of Sprint's prepaid options or turning to another carrier.

Best Individual Unlimited Plan

Speaking of unlimited data, individuals can sign onto Unlimited Freedom for $60 a month, though that fee is $50 as of this writing. (Again, after June 30, 2018, you'll go back to paying $60 per month for unlimited data.) The same changes to video, music and game streaming also apply here. As with other carriers offering unlimited data, Sprint reserves the right to throttle your data speed if you exceed a certain amount — 23GB of data in a billing cycle in this case.




Other Options: Scroll down on Sprint's page, and you'll find one option outside of unlimited data if you only want a single line with Sprint. The carrier will give you 2GB of LTE data for $40 a month. (That price includes a $5 monthly autopay discount.) It's not a very compelling option, considering that Sprint's prepaid service offers double the data at the same rate. And Verizon's lone tiered plan for single lines features 5GB of data, but though it costs $15 more each month than what Sprint charges.

Best Prepaid Plan

With Sprint doing away with all but one tiered data plan for its postpaid customers, prepaid is where to turn if you have little use for unlimited data. And Sprint has made it very simple to pick a plan, since it offers just one option.

The Sprint Forward plan costs $40 a month with autopay and includes 4GB of LTE data. (As we noted, that's double the data available in Sprint's lone tiered plan option for postpaid customers.) You get unlimited international texting, along with the ability to turn your phone into a mobile hotspot, though you'll be drawing from that 4GB pool of data. Go over your monthly data limit, and your speeds are throttled to 2G — pretty standard practice among carriers these days.

You can enjoy discounts if you add on extra lines. This, too, has been simplified from Sprint's old formula, since Sprint Forward customers pay $40 for the first line and $30 for each subsequent line of 4GB of data. A family of four, then, would pay $130 a month.


What You Need to Know About Sprint

You've got a few other things to consider when mulling over Sprint's plans.

Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesCredit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images* Sprint is dangling free data to get you to switch carriers. Sprint no longer runs the Cut Your Bill in Half promotion to lure customers from other carriers, but it's trying out other methods to get you to give its service another look. Through June 31, Sprint is running a promotion where customers who switch from Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile will get free unlimited data for the next year. (After July 31, 2018, Sprint's normal rate for its unlimited plan kicks in.) You'll need to bring over an eligible phone, and you will have to pay taxes and fees on your otherwise free plan, but this is a pretty solid offer. The deal was supposed to end on June 30, but Sprint has a habit of extending promotions like these.

* Sprint has the weakest network among the four major carriers. In our latest round of 4G speed tests, Sprint had the worst download and upload speeds among the Big Four. (It even finished behind T-Mobile-owned MetroPCS in our tests.) That said, we did notice an improvement in Sprint's performance over our previous testing, particularly in our tests in Houston, Chicago and Seattle. Sprint fares slightly better in other testing conducted by third-party researchers, but not much. In fact, in OpenSignal's most recent tests, Sprint's 4G speeds actually slowed down, though the carrier can boast greater 4G availability than before. Sprint has made improving its network a major focus in recent years, and it seems to be paying off — in recent J.D. Power rankings of network performance, Sprint finished second behind only Verizon in five of six regions measured in the survey, for example. But there's still work to be done.

* Sprint has a strong tie-in with Amazon Prime. Any Sprint subscriber can get Amazon Prime for $10.99 a month, enjoying expedited shipping and access to extras like Prime Video and Prime Music. That’s not necessarily a good value if you hold on to your Amazon Prime subscription for a year — the regular $99 subscription fee is less than what you’d pay through Sprint. But Sprint allows you to go month-to-month with Amazon Prime, so that’s helpful if you only need to use the service for a limited time.

* Sprint's making music a selling point. Last year, Sprint bought 33 percent of Tidal, the streaming music service founded by Jay-Z. Tidal offers a catalog of 42.5 million songs and 140,000 videos, including exclusives, and Sprint customers can finally benefit from that. New and existing customers can sign up for Tidal HiFi for free for six months. That service tier, which promises lossless high fidelity sound quality, normally costs $20 a month. Sprint customers recently got early access to Jay-Z's 4:44 album, which the carrier billed as the first in a series of exclusives it plans to offer to subscribers through the Tidal partnership.

* Sprint is stepping up its exclusives game. For our money, Verizon and AT&T tend to score the biggest high-profile phone exclusives, but Sprint seems to be doing more in this area. It's already teamed up with HTC to offer exclusives like the HTC Bolt in recent months, and it also gets good budget exclusives like ZTE's Max XL. Now, Sprint has struck a deal to be the exclusive carrier for the Essential Phone, when that device developed by Android co-founder Andy Rubin ships later this year.

* Sprint's international offering has a pan-American focus. Sprint's free Open World program lets you make free calls and texts to Mexico and Canada; you can call other countries in North and South America at discounted rates. What's more, when you travel in North and South America, you get unlimited talk and text plus 1GB of high-speed data. Travel in other parts of the world, and Sprint offers free texting, 20-cent-per-minute calling, and $30/GB data in more than 100 countries.


source: Tomsguide

Category: news    |    2 hours ago    |    View: 18

Capcom revealed a new trailer for its upcoming Devil May Cry 5 at the Tokyo Game Show today. If you watch the trailer to the end, you will see new weapon-arm for Nero that looks familiar.

Category: news    |    4 hours ago    |    View: 8

After angering Congress by conspicuously not showing up for scheduled tech hearings earlier this month, Alphabet CEO Larry Page and Google CEO Sundar Pichai have agreed to attend a separate inquiry planned for next week.

Category: news    |    5 hours ago    |    View: 4

Game streaming has picked up quite a bit of steam as of late, with some industry leaders claiming it will be the future of gaming.

Category: news    |    5 hours ago    |    View: 0

The companies tried pressuring CDN and DDoS protection provider Cloudflare into releasing information on the operators of some of these platforms. However, Cloudflare told them if they wanted such information they would have to get it the right way —&hellip;

Category: news    |    6 hours ago    |    View: 4

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is coming to automobiles, but not through one of the previously announced high-profile partners like Audi, BMW or Lexus. On Thursday as part of Amazon’s mass product unveiling, the company announced Echo Auto – a dongle&hellip;

Category: news    |    7 hours ago    |    View: 54

Amazon on Thursday unveiled a smattering of new hardware including an Alexa-enabled microwave, a wall clock and a smart plug. Perhaps the intriguing of all, however, is the new Amazon Echo Sub as it signifies Amazon’s intent to take on&hellip;

Category: news    |    8 hours ago    |    View: 28

If you're a fan of Capcom's long-running Mega Man series and have been a bit disappointed by the lack of recent franchise entries, it may be time to go back to the basics; specifically, the first few Mega Man games&hellip;

Category: news    |    8 hours ago    |    View: 0

Amazon's popular Echo smart speaker line-up is getting an upgrade today, this time on the low end. At the company's Alexa event today, it unveiled an updated version of the small, cost-efficient Echo Dot device.

Category: news    |    8 hours ago    |    View: 9

The new Amazon Echo Plus features local voice control, which means you can control other smart home devices even without an Internet connection.

Category: review    |    8 hours ago    |    View: 0

We take a deep dive into Nintendo Switch Online and investigate whether it's worth it.




Download Latest PC Softwares

Category: fonts    |    Added: 18 hours ago    |    View: 13
FontLab VI 6 Free Download - downloadwise.com

FontLab VI 6 Free Download Latest Version for Windows. It is full offline installer standalone setup of FontLab VI 6 for 32/64.

FontLab VI 6 is a professional font editor that will support all of the major outline font formats which includes Type 1, TrueType, OpenType and Multiple Master. This application has been developed for the professional users like designers and typographers. It provides you a user friendly environment for customizing the way every symbol in a font look like. You can also download FontCreator Professional 11.5.0.2421.

Category: utilities    |    Added: 2 days ago    |    View: 16
Acronis Disk Director Advanced 11.0.12077 + Boot CD Download - downloadwise.com

Acronis Disk Director Advanced 11.0.12077 + Boot CD Download. Full offline installer standalone setup of Acronis Disk Director Advanced.

Acronis Disk Director Advanced 11.0.12077 is a very handy application which can be used for managing hard disks as well as volumes on your local as well as remote computers. With this application you can easily resize, merge as well as split the drives and change their cluster type. You can also download Acronis Disk Director 12.0.96 + Boot CD.

Category: drivers-softwares    |    Added: 3 days ago    |    View: 16
Driver Talent Pro 7.1.1.16 Free Download - downloadwise.com

Driver Talent Pro 7.1.1.16 Free Download Latest Version. It is full offline installer standalone setup of Driver Talent Pro 7.1.1.16.

Driver Talent Pro 7.1.1.16 is a very handy application which will identify all the drivers and then find the most recent updates online and install them in order to keep your computer up and running. It has got a simple and quick installation process. Once the installation process is completed you will be welcomed with an intuitive interface where all the main components are organized very neatly in different areas. You can also download Driver Talent Pro 6.5.60.172 Portable.

Category: system-tuning    |    Added: 3 days ago    |    View: 3
Ashampoo WinOptimizer 16 Free Download - downloadwise.com

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 16 Free Download Latest Version for Windows. It is full offline installer standalone setup of Ashampoo WinOptimizer 16.

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 16 is a very handy application which can be used for maintaining your system and enhancing your performance. This application has been equipped with a user friendly interface. The interface has got Overview section where you can take a look at the details of the system, maintenance, hibernation files and activate Live-Tuner. You can also download Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15.

Category: utilities    |    Added: 3 days ago    |    View: 3
Acronis Disk Director 12.0.96 + Boot CD Free Download - downloadwise.com

Acronis Disk Director 12.0.96 + Boot CD Free Download Latest Setup. Full offline installer standalone setup of Acronis Disk Director 12.0.96.

Acronis Disk Director 12.0.96 is a very handy toolkit for performing various hard disk operations which has got its main emphasis on the partition management as well as recovery. You can easily resize, copy, move, split and join the partitions. You can also view the structure of your hard disk in a very detailed manner. You can also download EASEUS Partition Master 11.9 Portable.

Category: design    |    Added: 3 days ago    |    View: 10
CYPE Professional 2017 Free Download - downloadwise.com

CYPE Professional 2017 Free Download Latest Version for Windows. It is full offline installer standalone setup of CYPE Professional 2017.

CYPE Professional 2017 is an impressive application that has got all the necessary national and international codes for analyzing, designing and inspecting concrete structure, steel, composite and wood resistant structures and earthquake. It has also got codes for analyzing as well as designing sewage water and energy storage systems for hot water piping, lighting protection, electricity and telecommunications facilities. You can also download LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition 18.

Category: authoring    |    Added: 3 days ago    |    View: 2
3DVista Virtual Tour Suite 2018 Free Download - downloadwise.com

3DVista Virtual Tour Suite 2018 Free Download Latest Version. Full offline installer standalone setup of 3DVista Virtual Tour Suite 2018.

3DVista Virtual Tour Suite 2018 is an impressive application which can be used for creating interactive and impressive 3D virtual tours easily and efficiently. With this application you can create 360° (Panoramas), 360° videos, floorplans and customizable frames. You can also download Easypano Tourweaver Professional 7.98.