Sprint's 'Unlimited Freedom Premium' Doesn't Throttle Video

Last week, both Sprint and T-Mobile announced that they were going all in on unlimited data. With T-Mobile announcing it as part of their Un-carrier 12 plan and just a few minutes later, Sprint announced their own Unlimited Freedom plan which undercut what T-Mobile was offering. However, both plans throttled video, with Sprint also throttling streaming games and music. Now, the company has announced Unlimited Freedom Premium, which doesn't throttle video, streaming games or music. Sprint is touting that this plan is $80, and that's $15 cheaper than what T-Mobile is charging for their unlimited plan without the throttle on video.

Now you have two options from Sprint, that are available today. Unlimited Freedom gets you unlimited talk, text and data on Sprint's network for just $60 per month. That includes video at 480p, streaming games at 2MB, and music at 500Kbps. Then there's the Sprint Unlimited Freedom Premium plan which also offers unlimited talk, text and data, but there is no cap on video, streaming games or music. You can get two lines of Unlimited Freedom for $100, and Unlimited Freedom Premium is $140 for two lines. Additional lines are $20/month on each plan.

Sprint does now have the cheapest plans in the industry, with the most data. Considering Verizon doesn't offer unlimited data, AT&T only offers it if you sign up for U-Verse or DIRECTV (effectively making the cost much more than $100/month), and Sprint is cheaper than T-Mobile's new unlimited plan. It's definitely a win/win for Sprint customers, especially if they enjoy having unlimited data and not needing to keep count of how much data they've used this month. Keep in mind that Sprint is still a CDMA network, so if you were looking to jump ship over to Sprint, you will likely need to buy one of their own smartphones. The Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Moto X Pure Edition and a few others do work on their network however.

It appears that Sprint is really bringing the fight on over to T-Mobile with this new unlimited data plan. Effectively offering the same thing as T-Mobile but at a pretty big difference.

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