Sprint, on Thursday announced that they were extending their 50% off promo for those on T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon to hop on over to Sprint’s network. The company also announced that they are revamping their family plans, and you can get them for just $37.50 per line, as long as you do four lines. Otherwise two lines will cost you $120 per month, 3 lines at $150, 4 lines also at $150 and lines 5-10 are going to be an additional $30/month. Making it a pretty cheap plan for those that have quite a few users on their plan.
At this price, you get unlimited talk and text as well as 3GB of mobile hotspot and 2G data in select countries with their new roaming add-on. These changes bring Sprint’s pricing in line with T-Mobile’s and pretty similar to AT&T’s. At the bottom of this post, there is a chart made by Sprint which shows you the prices for lines 1-5 from each of the four carriers – with Verizon not offering Unlimited, they didn’t add much for them. AT&T is offering unlimited data, but only for those that subscribe to DirecTV, so there is a bit of a catch there. Sprint also notes in their chart that T-Mobile’s prices are part of their promo. Sprint also maintains the cheapest single line plan in all of wireless that offers unlimited data, coming in at $75. With T-Mobile at $95 and AT&T at $100 per month.
Sprint has been looking to add some more customers to their network, while also working on their network and improving it. Sprint has begun adding customers (instead of losing tons of them) each quarter. But are still looking to get out of the red. These new plans should entice some switchers, especially with the 50% off promo being extended, which was also announced today. Sprint, last year, dropped to the third largest carrier in the US after seeing T-Mobile gain momentum and continue gaining momentum. Analysts don’t believe that Sprint and T-Mobile are in the midst of a price war, but it appears to be more about a feature or perk war. As carriers are adding more and more perks as well as data, for the same price, hoping to win over customers.