Earlier this morning Sprint’s new CEO Marcelo Claure sent out his first tweets pertaining to what Sprint would be doing to shake things up with their plans. Last week, we had learned that Sprint would be attacking the wireless industry with new lower price plans to compete with industry big timers AT&T and Verizon, which would be their first step in reforming the carrier, following up with changes to their network as well as their operations. Claure had mentioned that they would be speaking about these new lower plans starting this week, and as promised they have introduced new data focused packages for subscribers.
Claure’s tweet this morning came along with the message that it was a new day for data, and what he apparently meant by that was in reference to this new Framily plan. The plan package supports up to 10 lines on one plan, and comes along with 20GB of shared data for the whole entire Framily, all for just $100 a month. Sprint is calling this new plan the “Sprint Framily Share Pack,” which seems like a fitting title considering all the people on the plan it allows to share all of that data that comes along with it. Now, power users like myself can push through 20GB of data in a heavy use month single handed, but for plenty of families out there(or is that Framilies?)20GB is going to be plenty and $100 is a hard price to beat for all that internet consumption.
To make things even better, Sprint is waiving the initial per-line access cost per month that subscribers would normally have to pay, which you can see from the image below showing the cost break up. Essentially, it’ll cost you just $100 a month for up to 10 lines on a Framily shared plan, all of those lines coming with unlimited talk and text, and a shared bucket of 20GB between all lines. Once the promotion is over however, monthly cost will certainly rise and you want to be prepared for that. When that time comes, just like Sprint details, each line will cost an initial access fee of $15 a month on a non-contracted plan with a non-discounted phone, or $40 per line if you’re on a contracted plan with a discounted device. The promotion runs through 2015 it seems, and if you’re on the fence about switching Sprint seems keen on doing whatever they can to entice customers, even if that means giving each line an extra 2GB of data per month, which is how one plan could end up with 40GB of shared data. That of course, requires that your plan carries all 10 lines. The plans will be available starting August 22nd, which is just a few days away. Does this catch your interest or are you sticking to the carrier you have currently?