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Sprint's reworked Framily plans bring more data for less through 2015

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By Chuong H Nguyen on 18 Aug 2014 06:40 pm EDT
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Sprint has announced its new Family Share Pack plans that replaces the company's Framily plans, and the new plans offer more data for less starting on August 22. According to the Now Network carrier, Sprint's plans will offer customers as much as twice the amount of data to comparable plans from rivals.

That means that a family of four will get 20 GB of data, instead of 10 GB from AT&T and Verizon, on the $160 plan.

Additionally, through 2015, Sprint is launching a promotional plan where users get 20 GB of shared data across all their lines, up to 10 lines for a family, for $100. Additionally, as an added bonus, customers will also get an additional 2 GB of data per line for up to ten lines.

Under this plan, a customer with 10 lines will see a total of 40 GB of data that they can share through 2015 with the included 2 GB of added data per line for $100. For the same price, customer who have 4 lines will see 28 GB of data with the 2 GB promotion per line.

Sprint's new Family Share Pack plans bring more data for less

Though these plans seem cheap, Sprint Easy Pay users who don't buy subsidized phones will have to add $15 per phone for plans with the data plans of 20 GB or higher and $40 per line for users who opt to get subsidized phones.

So, what this means is that for a family plan of 10, provided you pay full price for all your phones and don't take any device subsidies, you're looking at the base $100, plus $15 for each of the ten lines, bringing your total to $250 per month. For that price, you'll see 40 GB of promotional data through 2015 along with unlimited talk and text. If you take subsidies, you're looking at a bill of $500 per month for ten lines.

Sprint says that this makes the plans a full $60 cheaper than some of its rivals and doubles the data.

If you're enticed and are looking to switch to Sprint, the carrier says that it will pay up to $350 per line in early termination fees from your current carrier.

What do you think of Sprint's new plan under its new CEO?

Source: Sprint

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Sprint's reworked Framily plans bring more data for less through 2015

61 Comments

A constructive 'First' comment that can't be edited from my app.

Why doncha code that instead? The ability to edit? That way we all win instead of the Terrorists and Quicksilver.

Posted via CB10

You get what you pay for. Sprint is generally the worst provider of the big 4. Their new price is no bargain. Perhaps just fair since their quality is no match for att and verizon.

"since their quality is no match for att and verizon."

Depends on where you live. Here in New York City, Sprint's signal is just as good as anyone else's. Same goes for Los Angeles and most major cities.

I had my own misconceptions about sprint but I hated T-Mobile so much that I was willing to risk it. I have been totally happy with the switch. The service here in Houston, TX, is better than TMO. It's still not as good as ATT and Verizon as far as download speeds go, but it's more than good enough for me!

Posted via CB10

Hope they behave and it won't become Scamily...

Some of the prices I wouldn't be willing to pay for data, I mean $250 is a lot of money...

Still a MVNO fan...

 BlackBerry? I premdict the future's gonna be chenomenal! 

10gb of data to share? I'm glad I got in before all these shared plans became the norm and are now the only option. I have no problem blasting through 10gb for just me - not every month though.

20gb is better but still seems low to share between a few people.

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I'm paying $160.00 per month for the first two lines and $20.00 per line after for unlimited talk/text/data.

when the passport comes out in Canada I'll have to get unlimited data ,and I have no idea how much more it may cost me,but I'll have tons of fun.Maybe$$$$$

Sprint bites the big one. Their service sucks & so does their so called "customer service". No matter what you pay it isn't a bargain.

Posted with my T-Mobile USA  Q10 via CB10.

Their customer service indeed sucks a big one. T-Mobile has excellent customer support, but I'm much happier with the actual phone service since I switched over to Sprint.

Posted via CB10

I suppose it's probably an area thing. Some areas have better T-Mobile coverage and some have better Sprint. Meanwhile the other two are good for pretty much everywhere else to varying extents.

Posted via CB10

The plans sound great but is it worth loosing quality service and reception? I live on the east coast and Sprint does not have any real 4G service that works well if any. I am sure there are areas that do but from friends of mine that had Sprint the service was terrible.

Posted via CB10

I love John Legere's responses to these new updated family plans on Twitter....lmao

Posted via CB10

Who's John Legere and what does he have to do with Sprint?
Never mind he's the doushbag that doesn't like BlackBerry!

Does it really matter what kind of plans Sprint offers?

All that matters to me is which carriers sell the BlackBerry Passport. And when it will be available.

Posted via CB10

Ain't that the truth! Sprint stores here in Indy don't display BlackBerry 10 smartphones and the reps openly badmouth them. Hate to pack up all 7 devices and go to another plan, but I'm tired of this. Just got the last BBOS upgrade yesterday, so I doubt if they'll support these devices even if they get them.

Posted via CB10

Aggressive price point but I would never switch to sprint unless they drastically improve their services. I live in the Hudson Valley in New York (about an hour north of NYC) and service is just plain dreadful. Cell reception is poor and data speed seems to move at a snail pace.

Posted via CB10

Here's my two cents: Sprint phones batterIes burn within a few minutes of charge. Whether it was the old Razor, nextel phones and even blackberry never lasted outside the charging source. So all the added GB will not make a difference. Sprint needs to go away!

Posted via CB10

Because Sprint still sells BlackBerry phones? Even if it stopped there would be people who still use BlackBerry phones on their network and if they want to stay, they should know about this.

Well why not flood the blog with specific carrier stuff from every little corner of the world, since CrackBerry has followers in all parts. But, that would get tedious after a while wouldn't it? Maybe we could do this stuff with forum posts.

From my Neutrino Powered Z10

How many carriers from every little corner of the world get their own version of phones, like the -4 Q10?

They only have to get their own version because of the network protocol they chose which no one else has.

From my Neutrino Powered Z10

Verizon and Sprint aren't the only CDMA carriers in the world. Not even the only CDMA carriers in the US.

It is Framily, a Sprint thing. (some book learned kid fresh out of marketing class got a big payday)

Typo is an iToy thing, for the sheep who can't be seen with a BlackBerry.

CDN

What good does more data per month do if you can't even reach the original data limit due to crappy network speeds?