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.
| |atuarreHere come the drumsPremium
College Station, TX
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.
Re: Useless Then why prognosticate about Sprint's plans?
| |IPPlanManHoly Cable Modem Batman
Not Cheaper for 3GB vs. AT&T? Sprint
300MB for $14.99
3GB for $34.99
6GB for $49.99
12GB for $79.99
DataConnect on LTE for iPad 250MB: $14.99
DataConnect on LTE for iPad 3GB: $30.00
DataConnect on LTE for iPad 5GB: $50.00
Re: Not Cheaper for 3GB vs. AT&T? I can't figure that out either. I would think they would want to undercut the two companies that have bigger, better networks.
LTE connectivity If Sprint LTE was available anywhere this isn't a horrible option. I have gone back and forth about have CDMA/LTE connectivity on a tablet device, from what I've heard people like having the ability without having to tether their phone.
I just don't know if I can really justify the increased cost of the tablet as well as the $10 extra a month on Verizon's plan.
fuhgeddaboudit! nobody.. well, that is very few want to "BUY" data when they could go buffet style on wifi for about $0
| |pnh102Reptiles Are Cuddly And PrettyPremium
Mount Airy, MD
Lame Caps and overages.
If you want Sprint's coverage at a lower price, get an unlimited plan with tethering from Virgin Mobile for $55 a month.
Romney/Ryan 2012 - Put a couple of mature adults in charge.
Slowww No wonder it's cheap because it's only about 300k download. Super glad I ported out all of my phones. Same thing about the unlimited because their pipe is the size of a straw ha ha.
wow my unlimited plan downloadaa anywhere from 650kbps to 400kbps. thats good enough for a mobile data. but these prices are a little bit ridiculous. i do 5-8gb per month.
"Per month" ? Why not pay-as-you-need prepaid plans, such as the Wal-mart hotspot with no expiration featured earlier today?
Most users (including myself) use wi-fi most of the time, with some occasional network use.
Seems like a better deal to get that hotspot and tether as you need (4GB for $45) than this plan, unless you're a heavy user (which is impractical right now, given Sprint's overcrowded 3G network)
My only hope is that Wal-mart strategy takes off, and gets copied. But I'm not holding my breath.