This morning, Sprint unveiled some new prepaid plans for their network. Now they aren't as flexible as some other carriers prepaid plans, but they are still quite good. There's the $45 Smart plan and the $60 Smart Plus plan. Let's start with the $45 Smart plan, which gives you unlimited talk and text, but you are limited to only WiFi. No Sprint data connections at all. Which kind of sucks, but if you're like me and you work from home, the $45 plan is probably a pretty good idea.
Then there's the $60 Smart Plus plan. Which gives you unlimited everything, except you only get 2.5GB of high-speed data then you are throttled. Similar to what T-Mobile does on their $60 postpaid and prepaid plans. So if you're one who doesn't use much data, say 2GB of less per month, the $60 plan is definitely a great option.
The $45 Smart plan, is a $5 drop over the plan they announced last year, so it's great to see prices going down. That's something we can all get behind right? Right now, these two plans are compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Samsung Galaxy S3, Motorola Moto G and the Apple iPhone 4S (Certified Pre-Owned). Sprint also has a few other plans on their site which I believe is for feature phones, which are the Basic and Basic Plus plans. The Basic plan is a $35/month plan with 500 minutes and unlimited text and data, and the Basic Plus $50/month plan is unlimited everything. So you can see why I believe these are for feature phones right? As far as compatible phones, Sprint only lists "Coming Soon…" so we'll have to wait for more on that front.
It's great to see more and better Prepaid plans coming, as I'm a big supporter of Prepaid now. Even though I'm not on Prepaid. But the ability to buy a phone, like the Moto G and be able to use it on a cheaper plan with your carrier and not have the subsidy built into your monthly bill is a great thing.