The similarities between Sprint and T-Mobile have started. Recently, Sprint announced they would have a special unlimited plan for anyone over the age of 55. If this sounds familiar to you, that’s good because it should. T-Mobile, Sprint’s current prom date, has a plan nearly identical to this one.
If I just bottom line it, anyone that gets this plan will get unlimited talk, text, and data on two lines for $70 per month. If you dig a little deeper you’ll notice a few things. Nothing horrible mind you, just the small print. First of all, you can only get this deal in store. A few years ago that would have been a problem for anyone that lives in my town, as we didn’t have a Sprint store. The closest one was a 45-minute drive away.
Another piece of small print is the fact that you must enroll in ebill. That’s honestly not that big of a deal, it’s just paperless billing. Although if you want to get the lowest price of $70 per month you do have to enroll in auto pay. If you don’t then the bill will be $75.
Data is probably the biggest deal here. Someone like me would be disappointed, although I’m not 55. My Dad on the other hand probably wouldn’t care too much so we have to keep that in mind. Video streams at 480p, music streams at 500kbps (really?), and games stream at 2Mbps. Mobile hotspot data is unlimited, BUT it is at 3G speeds.
The last thing to know is that the price is for 2 lines, but they are technically priced separately. You can get set up on this plan if you are only putting one line on Sprint. The price for that single line is $50, the second line is priced at $20.
Unlimited…Is it worth it?
In short. Yes, it is. I am currently paying for a single line on Sprint with unlimited talk, text, and data and I’m paying $70 per month. There are a few differences though. My plan comes with free Hulu, my hotspot gives me 4G speeds up to 10GB after that I get 3G speeds, video streaming is up to 1080p/music 1.5Mbps, gaming 8Mbps. All that said, yes it is worth it. I think it’s fair to say most people that will be getting this plan don’t care too much about data speeds. I’m thinking Sprint is counting on that.
The biggest thing people will need to consider is whether or not Sprint has decent coverage in their area. I personally have never had an issue with coverage where I go. I don’t have service when I’m out fishing, but that is perfectly ok, i don’t want to be bothered when I’m out there anyway.
Will you sign up for this plan? If you’re not super enough yet, will you try to talk your parents/grandparents into it? Let us know in the comments.