While there is no guarantee that they will spread nationwide, Sprint is reportedly running a trial plan in a handful of markets that offers unlimited data at significantly lower prices than what they're currently offering for unlimited data. According to the report, Sprint's costs for the plan are starting at $60 a month for the first line, and $40 a month for the second line, while all following lines after the first two end up costing $25 for each line per month. Naturally, like Sprint's other unlimited data plans which start at $75 a month for the first line, $45 for the second, and $30 a month for additional lines, these test plans all come with unlimited talk, text, and data for each line, which makes them quite a steal for any Sprint customers who live in the test areas.
Right now it appears that the test markets for these new unlimited plans is Milwaukee and Boston, although there is a second test plan being run in parts of Arizona and Oklahoma that is set at $50 per month for the first line and $50 per month for the second line, while additional lines are $25 each. This is essentially the same plan as mentioned above, the cost per line for the first two is just set at $50 each instead of $60 and $40. Having said that, the end cost still comes out the same – $100 for two lines with unlimited talk, text, and data, and an additional $25 per month for any other lines added on.
The new test plans, which Sprint is calling "Unlimited Freedom," are also downgrading the streaming quality of videos and music to help optimize the network during heavy customer use, similar to the way T-Mobile does with its Music Freedom and Binge On services. While it may have already been obvious, it's also worth mentioning that since these are test plans, they're only around for a limited time, so any customers that are in the four areas mentioned may want to snag their chance at getting on one of them. At the moment there is no word on whether or not Sprint will roll these out to other markets, as Sprint's VP of Corporate Communications, David Tovar, states that the carrier does trials all the time but that they don't comment on them, which could suggest they aren't certain of whether or not they'll make these a permanent thing for all Sprint customers.