Sprint restructures unlimited plans into four options

By | 12th July 2018

In its quest to remain competitive, Sprint is restructuring its unlimited plans into four options. These include Unlimited Basic, Unlimited Plus, Unlimited Military, and Unlimited 55+. Each plan features unique offerings and pricing, so it’s best to dive right in to the details.

Unlimited Basic

  • Unlimited voice/text/data
  • 500MB LTE mobile hotspot data
  • 480p video streaming
  • Canada/Mexico roaming: unlimited talk/text, 5GB of LTE data
  • Global text/data roaming (not unlimited)
  • Hulu Limited Commercials plan included
  • $32/month per line, with five lines
  • $60/mo for line 1, $40/mo for line 2 and $20/mo/line for lines 3 and 5 with AutoPay

Unlimited Plus

  • Unlimited voice/text/data
  • 15GB LTE mobile hotspot data
  • 1080p video streaming
  • Canada/Mexico roaming: unlimited talk/text, 10GB of LTE data
  • Global text/data roaming (not unlimited)
  • Hulu Limited Commercials plan and Tidal music streaming included
  • $42/month per line, with five lines
  • Limited time offer: $22/month per line, with five lines if you bring devices or buy devices from Sprint for all five lines
  • $50/mo for line 1, $30/mo for line 2 and $10/mo/line for lines 3–5. Add’l $20/mo/line without BYOD/Full SRP phone

sprint unlimited plus unlimited basic comparison

Unlimited Military

  • Unlimited voice/text/data
  • 500MB LTE mobile hotspot data
  • 480p video streaming
  • Canada/Mexico roaming: unlimited talk/text, 5GB of LTE data
  • Global text/data roaming (not unlimited)
  • Hulu Limited Commercials plan included
  • $32/month per line, with five lines
  • $60/mo for line 1, $20/mo for line 2 and $10/mo/line for lines 3–5 with AutoPay and savings on Unlimited Basic
  • Available for active military, veterans, and reserves

Unlimited 55+

  • Unlimited talk/text/data
  • $50/mo. for line 1, $20/mo for line 2 with AutoPay

There’s a lot of info here. But essentially Sprint has two unlimited plans, Unlimited Basic and Unlimited Plus, with discounts on the Basic plan for military and 55+ individuals.

If you’re typically connected to WiFi and aren’t concerned with high-quality video and audio streaming while on data, the Unlimited Basic plan is a better option.

If you’re looking for a high-performance data plan, Unlimited Plus is your best option.

Additionally, if you join one of these plans before July 31, Sprint will waive the activation fee for devices 3–5, bringing in a bit more savings.

These plans are great for families, but not so great for individuals and couples. The pricing is heavily geared to push people into having five lines, where they can get the most savings. This is especially true with Unlimited Plus, which becomes less expensive than Unlimited Basic with five lines, at least during the limited time promo.

In any case, you could switch to Sprint now and probably save money if you’re switching from Verizon or AT&T. Or you could wait it out until the Sprint/T-Mobile merger takes place. At that time, we may see better deals or worse deals. It’s hard to say what will happen in regards to plan and pricing structure after the two companies become one.

Do any of these plans catch your eye? What are your thoughts on them?