Sprint has seen better days. Now existing as the distant fourth wireless carrier in America, it needs a win to score customers back.
Sprint’s recently announced new “Framily” plans might just be that win. They not only let you feel like you have a speech impediment everytime you say the word ‘Framily’, but they offer twice as much data as the likes of AT&T and Verizon, for about the same price.
Here’s how it works. For a family up to 10 lines, 20GB of shared data and unlimited talk and texting can be had for only $100 a month. On AT&T or Verizon, that would cost you around $160 per month, four lines maximum, where as on T-Mobile, you’d pay about the same price for only 10GB.
Don’t have ten lines? No problem. The new Spring Family Share Pack allows you to pay less if you want less data. Data plans start at just $20 per month.
There’s a catch here, though. The prices Sprint are quoting are just for data, and don’t include the hefty data access fee that makes up a sizable chunk of most monthly bills. In Sprint’s case, that fee is $25 per phone you bring to the network, and $40 for any subsidized phone you’re paying off.
So if you have ten lines, sure, you might only spend $100 for 20GB of data… but you’ll spend a minimum of $250 more per month for phones to actually access that data. Worth considering before you jump ship.