The unlimited plan offered by AT&T’s prepaid brand, Cricket Wireless, offers better than average coverage, a reliable network, affordable pricing, and pretty adequate connection speeds at 8 mbps. But because it does not come with mobile hotspot tethering, it might have trouble distancing itself from what other competitors are selling.
With all the attention that the Big Four (Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint) has been receiving with regards to their respective unlimited data offerings, not many may have noticed that the fifth biggest wireless carrier in the United States has also joined the club.
The second biggest wireless carrier in America has taken the opportunity to improve a couple of its budget friendly prepaid GoPhone options just recently, but the caveats should not be taken lightly. For the first prepaid plan, unlimited data is made available for $60 a month, and already comes with just 3 mbps of data, plus the connection speeds will slow down even further after the customer goes beyond the 22 gigabyte limit.
Virgin Mobile, a prepaid arm of major US wireless carrier Sprint, is introducing a new option called Data Love Unlimited, which at $60 per month offers customers unlimited 4G LTE voice calls, text messaging, and data. On top of that, this latest plan also comes with mobile optimized video streaming, gaming, and music (video content is in 480p resolution, music is at 500 kbps, and cloud gaming is up to 2 mbps).
According to Tarek Robbiati, the chief financial officer of Sprint, the battle for supremacy in terms of offering the best unlimited data deal will not be sustainable, especially at the price points mobile operators are offering to date. The so-called unlimited wars as we know it may have started back in August of last year when T-Mobile and Sprint launched their respective unlimited data offerings.
The last few months have seen intensifying competition in the world of unlimited data, with Verizon Wirelessre-introducing its unlimited data option (Verizon Unlimited) more than a week ago, while other major mobile operators in America also making their respective countermoves.
Sprint has decided to offer new subscribers 5 lines of service that come with unlimited data, voice calls, and text messaging for $90 a month (taxes not included). The first line of service is offered at $50 a month, the second line is $40 a month, while the third, fourth, and fifth lines are offered free of charge.
Sprint is debuting a new four day promotional deal that decreases the price of the major US wireless carrier’s unlimited plan to $50 per month. At this price, those who avail of the special offer will get to enjoy unlimited data, plus unlimited voice calls and text messaging for ten dollars less than the normal cost. Sprint continues to offer a second line of service for $40 a month more, and any extra line added is $30 each.
Sprint is starting the new year by offering to give $200 to anybody who is switching to an unlimited plan. Specifically, customers who switch from a competitor wireless carrier to Sprint will be given a $200 prepaid card for each new unlimited line of service they add to their plan. This special offer is made available to both existing and new subscribers, as long as they switch at least a single line of service from a rival network. The deal runs through February 2nd.
C Spire Wireless has already gone full holiday mode. The sixth biggest wireless carrier in America has decided to launch a new unlimited data promo, which specifically delivers unlimited voice calls and data for a price of $65 per month. This special offer is only made available to mobile users who activate a new line of service on a smartphone by way of the mobile operator’s equipment installment plan with a two year agreement.
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