Sprint Debuts Exclusive Unlimited Data Plan For Tablets

Sprint has been doing quite well this year as the company managed to significantly lower its user defection rate and increase the number of postpaid customers by quite a margin. It's still lagging behind T-Mobile in terms of subscribers but a new fight for the title of the third largest wireless carrier in the United States may once again be on the horizon. That probably wouldn't be possible if it wasn't for numerous promotions that Sprint has been running in the last 12 months. The company's half-off promo which promised to cut your phone bill in half if you're willing to switch from Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile has been particularly successful and while it won't be available forever, Sprint already confirmed that it's sticking around for a bit longer.

So, what happens after that? More plans and promotions, of course. In fact, Sprint just announced one of the former earlier today. The company is now offering an unlimited data plan for tablet owners which promises unlimited data to all existing Sprint customers. Existing as in they're already paying for a phone plan with the carrier. In that case, they can get unlimited mobile data on their tablets for $20 per month. Not unexpectedly, there's a catch or five. For starters, the basic plan has various caps for your activities. While 2Mbps for gaming streams and 500Kbps for music streams is serviceable, the fact that this plan only allows for 480p video streams is a bit more problematic. In case you want your caps to go up to 8Mbps for games streaming, 1.5Mbps for music streaming, and 1080p for video streaming, that's going to cost you $40 per month.

You'll also incur additional charges if you decide to activate this plan on a tablet purchased at a discount together with the service. More specifically, that will set you back an extra $10 a month. That's pretty much it if you don't have a problem with AutoPay, i.e. automatically footing your bill at the beginning of each payment cycle. Namely, that's currently the only way of paying for this service. It's worth noting that Sprint is also offering the Unlimited Data plan for tablet owners who aren't its existing customers. However, the price is much less attractive in that scenario as you'll be required to pay an additional $50 per month in addition to the basic charge with all of the conditions and limitations listed above still applying.

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