Sprint Unveils No-Contract Tablet Data Plans
From $15 for 300MB to $80 for 12 GB
On the heels of Apple's launch of the LTE-ready iPad Mini, Sprint has unveiled new prepaid data plans for tablet customers. According to Sprint, the new tablet plans will launch on November 11 and will range from $15 for 300MB of data per month, to 12GB of data for $80 per month. The plans appear to be prices roughly the same as competitors' plans, though the caps are slightly higher. Last fall, Sprint killed off unlimited data
for everyone but smartphone users. The new plans:
•300MB for $14.99
•3GB for $34.99
•6GB for $49.99
•12GB for $79.99
If you've already got a smartphone and Sprint data plan, you can add a tablet to your existing bill and get 1GB of data for $15 per month or 100MB of data for $10 extra a month. The majority of users continue to simply use tablets over Wi-Fi, preferring the simplicity of just tethering to their smartphone should they need tablet data on the go.
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said by elefante72:And you can get that Verizon tablet plan too!
300 MB, then 3Gb.. Of course ignore the most likely scenario 500-1000MB, and jump all the way to 3 GB.
It would be nice for once to have these data plans priced for average consumption, not the actuary.
My tab, I use typically 500MB/month so I would have fall in that big chasm of useless (300MB) to 3 GB.
If they made it $15 for 1 GB, then we would be talking. I might even buy one, but alas they wonder why nobody wants these plans. So my corp picks up the tab. So be it.
Also, in Sprint you aren't getting LTE most likely. 3G in my hood hovers around 128kbps, so maybe 300MB would work
The $15 is decent if you are a Sprint customer, but I'm not. They should offer the same price if they want to bring in new blood. No way I'm putting my smartphone on Sprint. Verizon all the way.