Jul 13 AT 12:14 PM Edgar Cervantes 42 Comments

Video/Poll: Sprint claims to have best unlimited plan with creative “chart” commercial

The battle of the prices, minutes and data is endless, and the carrier competition is fierce. While some carriers have better prices, others have better services. And some have your favorite devices. You may have seen Sprint’s new T.V. commercial lately. This video is not yet available directly from Sprint online, but we have found alman84‘s recording of it on YouTube. In this commercial, Sprint brags about its unlimited plan, comparing it to the 3 major competitors (AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon).

Whether it’s well thought-out or not, most tend to follow a specific carrier with a relative amount of loyalty. We definitely have our favorite. Some may claim Verizon and AT&T have the best coverage, but the highest prices. T-Mobile and Sprint offer very reasonable rates, but some claim the signal may not be as great. If focused on data, you have to consider the brand new tiered data plans everyone is rolling out. The comparison list is very long. We could go on and on about LTE, Roll-over minutes, prices, towers and so on. Where is it you guys are leaving your hard-earned cash?

We have embedded Sprint’s commercial below, along with a poll to see where our readers stand when it comes to mobile carriers. Check it out and let us know what you think! Do you agree Sprint has total bragging rights due to its unlimited plan? Which one is your favorite? Which carrier are you currently with? Let us know why you think your carrier is the best in the comments section!


Via: alman84 (YouTube)

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • http://Website transient

    I’m with Sprint and I love their unlimited data but they have terrible data speeds. A recent data speed comparison test showed that Sprint came in last in both 3G and 4G. This includes smaller carriers too…

    • http://Website anal.yst

      Sprint sucks its the poor mans carrier. It also uses CDMA and Wimax which is obsolete technology….VERIZON gobbles up sprint very soon

      • http://Website Omar

        Sprint uses CDMA and WiMax which is obsolete? Verizon also uses CDMA and Sprint has a better Spectrum when it comes to 4G speeds also it really depends where you are and what coverage youre under. Sprint isnt the poor mans carrier its the smart, reasonable spender carrier, basically its the American Carrier first to bring 4G to America. In my words its Sprint Gang or Die.

  • Nate B.

    I rather be happy with awesome plans and slower speeds then over priced plans. ‘m always on wifi anyways and my experience with data speeds aren’t that bad. It’s not turtle slow. Just slower. Also, I have 69.99 plan and unlimited everything, minus the land line calls. Everyone uses cellphones now a day. Sprint is the most down to earth carrier. I hope they don’t change.

  • http://Website FlyOhMy

    There’s a flaw with that commercial.. they show sprint’s data keeping up with verizon and t-mobile..

  • http://Website Alex

    this was a really good commercial and im with t-mobile.

  • http://Website Thaghost

    I’m with tmo. Their speeds are very fast. Only verizon’s lte beats it. Plans used to be unbeatable but they are about to change the plans for the 3rd time in a few months so I’m confused as to how good their plans actually are. I want to stay ONLY for the “unlimited data”. If at&t switches the plan when they take over I’m going to slow sprint.

    • http://www.anthonydomanico.com Anthony Domanico

      As with everything, it depends on the area. I get 7-10 mbps down, 1.6 mbps up in minneapolis, whereas Nick gets like 3-5mb down, 1-2 mb up

      • http://Website Cresto

        I was in Minnesota and had the best 4G speeds ever, now back in Atlanta and crawling again, average dl 3.5

    • thel0nerang3r

      I don’t know what you are doing with your phone. I use it mainly for web browsing, streaming radio/video and uploading photos/videos every now and then.

      Do a test, at your home, browse, download, upload or whatever you do while on cell connection. Switch over to Wifi and do the same (unless you have bottom of the barrel internet at home, your service should be faster there). Do you feel a difference? I didn’t.

      If you feel slighted because a speed test up shows you a slow connection at home…. then good day to you.

  • BiGMERF

    I will stick with TMO.. there unlimited free wifi calling is awesome.. Wifi is everywhere , so my 5gb cap is fine with me. I was recently in NYC and ran a speed test against my cousins evo4g ,my brothers Nexus s4g and my sensation.. I blew there speeds away. It was not even close.. You think sprint would have unlimited with tht darn 10 dollars extra a month they charge… It all evens out with Tmo if not goes higher in price when you compare

  • http://Website jonathan

    I just signed up with Sprint,I live in NewYork and I get an average download of 8 to 10th mbs! And no problem the highest i go is 14 mbs, I say getting an average of 8 to 10th mbs & unlimited everything is well worth the $75 monthly bill. I could watch netflix all day on a Sunday & not worry about overcharges.

  • http://Website Shaban

    I currently have a T-Mobile plan and a myTouch 4G. I like the plan and the phone, however the data speeds for my phone at least are less than impressive for 4G. I can only get up to 1.4 Mbps on 4G and I know it’s not just the phone, because I had it replaced… twice and I got a new “4G SIM card”. Is anyone else experiencing problems?

    Atlanta, Georgia

    • http://Website TGeezy86

      Must be your particular coverage area. I also have Tmobile and a myTouch 4G and here in Indianapolis, IN I regularly get around 6mbps with bursts up to 9-10mbps.

  • rond

    I spend time at a location with no internet access. I don’t care to limit my internet due to data caps. Sprints data speeds slow down during busy times because they don’t seem to have the necessary bandwidth to the towers. Also the coverage in many rural area’s is poor and you have to use roaming at times. But I’ll stay with Sprint because I want the unlimited data. If they drop that I’d have to really consider switching.

  • http://Website Thanatos

    I’m currently with Verizon, but when my contract is up next year I’m jumping ship for Sprint. I’m not paying Verizon’s high assed prices AND have tiered data!! Verizon is making a killing and doing it on the customer’s back and I woun’t pay for it. Only reason I’ve stayed with them this long is that I have an old Alltel plan that they’ve grandfathered in over the past three years – when it’s gone, I’m gone.

    • http://Website Jbn

      Cry me a river will ya

      • http://Website koldkore

        Fuck you. Verizon is just as bad as ATT when it comes to screwing customers. Sounds like you’re in denial with that $300 dollar 2 year contract you just purchased to get that out dated Samsung Droid Charge.

        • http://Website Jbn

          Actually I have the thunderbolt and very happy with unlimited data with speeds up to 20 mbps so neener neener dipshit

  • http://maxtechnewz.blogspot.com max

    i am going to switch to sprint once the ice cram sandwich phone is out

  • http://Website Techrocket9

    The click rate on this article probably has a bias in favor of Sprint. You should try the poll again but make it a separate, carrier-neutral article.

  • http://Website snowbdr89

    thats pretty sad if tmo beats you at data speed no wonder sprint will keep unlimited data with thos speeds it would take a guy 3 months to use 2 gigs

  • http://Website mac

    Dont know what city you guys are in but my 4g speed on the (now network) is fast and my unlimited plan makes it even better

  • http://Website koldkore

    My only concern is data speed with Sprint. It sounds pretty bad. Unfortunately, I refuse to give AT&T and Verizon any of my money so Sprint it is. I don’t think their network will hold up once everyone floods to them after the merger is done.

    Sprint, word of warning: Get your speeds up asap or you will have some pissed off customers when it slows to a halt.

  • http://Website kobe the black rapist

    ——————–sprint is done——————–

  • http://Website watbetch

    I guess they leave out the fact that they have the smallest 4G network and the slowest 3G speeds of ANY carrier.. even CricKet blows Sprint out of the water.

    Unlimited comes at a cost. It’s slow 3G speed, 1X switching, spotty 4G WiMAX coverage, etc.

  • http://Website Dan Schless

    I’m a Sprint customer and will remain one as long as they offer unlimited data. I use too much data bandwidth to consider any other carrier…

  • http://Website rushaoz

    I vouch for this. I get a nice 10mbit connection on my epic :) all unlimited fool. I went 24gb one month with no complaints from sprint. Sprint ftw.

  • http://Website Don

    It really does matter where you live. I’m in the south suburbs of Chicagoland area and I have no complaints. I pull up websites just as fast as any of my friends on Verizon or T-Mobile. Sorry I don’t know a soul on AT&T! That and I abuse my dataplan. At least 2 hours a day of Netflix, navigation, and a few hours of web surfing. I have no problem with Sprint.

  • http://Website 32323

    Sprint is the worst carrier

  • http://Website snowbdr89

    Seems like sprint is falling behind on thr network side, cricket an these small carriers are switching on lte so how can they say the now network when its more like the now deadlast network!!

  • http://Website Dre

    I have sprint and I admit the speeds are the best but I really don’t care since I can consume as much as I want without getting murdered for going over 2gb (that’s really not much) or getting next to no speed at all.

  • mmitchum

    I have Sprint. I agree that the speeds aren’t breaking any records, but who notices? Netflix Movies stream just fine and downloads are quick enough. I’m not trying to run a web server or my home network from my phone’s data connection so I don’t really care that I can’t reach eleventy-eight MBps. What matters to me in the end is how little you get reamed, as far as price goes, at the end of your billing cycle. Let’s face it, every carrier is giving it to us with no Vaseline in the price arena, we’ve just learned to deal with it; like gas prices.

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    I will continue to laugh at all those people being ripped off on Verizon with all those OUTDATED AND UNSPECED 2010 DEVICES AT BEST. Sprint has been KICKING INDUSTRY BUTT ALL YEAR LONG. People can say whatever they want but the Bottomline line here is the BEST ANDROID DEVICES that are affordable and INDUSTRY LEADING are on sprint. The lineup profolio is endless Evo 3d, Photon 4g, Nexus S4g, Evo 4g, Evo Shift 4g, Epic 4g, and I won’t even mention the INDUSTRY LEADING TABLETS that can be had as well. You can choose the other carriers all you want that’s your choice but on Sprint we know what TRUE UNLIMITED MEANS as well as affordable DUALCORE QUALITY DEVICES other carriers should BUY A CLUE

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    All customers on Verizon and At&t are in total denial and its so funny. I won’t say exactly now but you can definately plan on HTC making the Nexus 3 and it won’t appear on either Verizon or At&t first that’s for sure

    • http://Website snowbdr89

      Dick stfu

    • http://Website Boeing

      ugly nlack bigger

      • mmitchum

        Really? With the racism… Really classy, George. Your mommy must be proud. And I bet you wouldn’t have the balls to say that to his face. You pucking fussy!

  • http://www.weebuild.biz Nathan

    Hahaha, they messed up with that commercial:

    -At first, Verizon and AT&T are yellow and pink.
    -After they go past 2GB, Sprint turns to yellow because at the end it shows the phone with a yellow strip at the bottom.

    That’s funny that a company messed up on their commercial. Has anyone else noticed this yet?

  • nick

    With verizon lte in Indianapolis i get around 12-25 on the down (depends on time of day) and 2-7 on the uplink

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  1. transientGuest 4 years ago

    I’m with Sprint and I love their unlimited data but they have terrible data speeds. A recent data speed comparison test showed that Sprint came in last in both 3G and 4G. This includes smaller carriers too…

    • anal.ystGuest 4 years ago

      Sprint sucks its the poor mans carrier. It also uses CDMA and Wimax which is obsolete technology….VERIZON gobbles up sprint very soon

      • OmarGuest 4 years ago

        Sprint uses CDMA and WiMax which is obsolete? Verizon also uses CDMA and Sprint has a better Spectrum when it comes to 4G speeds also it really depends where you are and what coverage youre under. Sprint isnt the poor mans carrier its the smart, reasonable spender carrier, basically its the American Carrier first to bring 4G to America. In my words its Sprint Gang or Die.

  2. I rather be happy with awesome plans and slower speeds then over priced plans. ‘m always on wifi anyways and my experience with data speeds aren’t that bad. It’s not turtle slow. Just slower. Also, I have 69.99 plan and unlimited everything, minus the land line calls. Everyone uses cellphones now a day. Sprint is the most down to earth carrier. I hope they don’t change.

  3. FlyOhMyGuest 4 years ago

    There’s a flaw with that commercial.. they show sprint’s data keeping up with verizon and t-mobile..

  4. AlexGuest 4 years ago

    this was a really good commercial and im with t-mobile.

  5. ThaghostGuest 4 years ago

    I’m with tmo. Their speeds are very fast. Only verizon’s lte beats it. Plans used to be unbeatable but they are about to change the plans for the 3rd time in a few months so I’m confused as to how good their plans actually are. I want to stay ONLY for the “unlimited data”. If at&t switches the plan when they take over I’m going to slow sprint.

    • As with everything, it depends on the area. I get 7-10 mbps down, 1.6 mbps up in minneapolis, whereas Nick gets like 3-5mb down, 1-2 mb up

      • CrestoGuest 4 years ago

        I was in Minnesota and had the best 4G speeds ever, now back in Atlanta and crawling again, average dl 3.5

    • I don’t know what you are doing with your phone. I use it mainly for web browsing, streaming radio/video and uploading photos/videos every now and then.

      Do a test, at your home, browse, download, upload or whatever you do while on cell connection. Switch over to Wifi and do the same (unless you have bottom of the barrel internet at home, your service should be faster there). Do you feel a difference? I didn’t.

      If you feel slighted because a speed test up shows you a slow connection at home…. then good day to you.

  6. I will stick with TMO.. there unlimited free wifi calling is awesome.. Wifi is everywhere , so my 5gb cap is fine with me. I was recently in NYC and ran a speed test against my cousins evo4g ,my brothers Nexus s4g and my sensation.. I blew there speeds away. It was not even close.. You think sprint would have unlimited with tht darn 10 dollars extra a month they charge… It all evens out with Tmo if not goes higher in price when you compare

  7. jonathanGuest 4 years ago

    I just signed up with Sprint,I live in NewYork and I get an average download of 8 to 10th mbs! And no problem the highest i go is 14 mbs, I say getting an average of 8 to 10th mbs & unlimited everything is well worth the $75 monthly bill. I could watch netflix all day on a Sunday & not worry about overcharges.

  8. ShabanGuest 4 years ago

    I currently have a T-Mobile plan and a myTouch 4G. I like the plan and the phone, however the data speeds for my phone at least are less than impressive for 4G. I can only get up to 1.4 Mbps on 4G and I know it’s not just the phone, because I had it replaced… twice and I got a new “4G SIM card”. Is anyone else experiencing problems?

    Atlanta, Georgia

    • TGeezy86Guest 4 years ago

      Must be your particular coverage area. I also have Tmobile and a myTouch 4G and here in Indianapolis, IN I regularly get around 6mbps with bursts up to 9-10mbps.

  9. I spend time at a location with no internet access. I don’t care to limit my internet due to data caps. Sprints data speeds slow down during busy times because they don’t seem to have the necessary bandwidth to the towers. Also the coverage in many rural area’s is poor and you have to use roaming at times. But I’ll stay with Sprint because I want the unlimited data. If they drop that I’d have to really consider switching.

  10. ThanatosGuest 4 years ago

    I’m currently with Verizon, but when my contract is up next year I’m jumping ship for Sprint. I’m not paying Verizon’s high assed prices AND have tiered data!! Verizon is making a killing and doing it on the customer’s back and I woun’t pay for it. Only reason I’ve stayed with them this long is that I have an old Alltel plan that they’ve grandfathered in over the past three years – when it’s gone, I’m gone.

    • JbnGuest 4 years ago

      Cry me a river will ya

      • koldkoreGuest 4 years ago

        Fuck you. Verizon is just as bad as ATT when it comes to screwing customers. Sounds like you’re in denial with that $300 dollar 2 year contract you just purchased to get that out dated Samsung Droid Charge.

        • JbnGuest 4 years ago

          Actually I have the thunderbolt and very happy with unlimited data with speeds up to 20 mbps so neener neener dipshit

  11. maxGuest 4 years ago

    i am going to switch to sprint once the ice cram sandwich phone is out

  12. Techrocket9Guest 4 years ago

    The click rate on this article probably has a bias in favor of Sprint. You should try the poll again but make it a separate, carrier-neutral article.

  13. snowbdr89Guest 4 years ago

    thats pretty sad if tmo beats you at data speed no wonder sprint will keep unlimited data with thos speeds it would take a guy 3 months to use 2 gigs

  14. macGuest 4 years ago

    Dont know what city you guys are in but my 4g speed on the (now network) is fast and my unlimited plan makes it even better

  15. koldkoreGuest 4 years ago

    My only concern is data speed with Sprint. It sounds pretty bad. Unfortunately, I refuse to give AT&T and Verizon any of my money so Sprint it is. I don’t think their network will hold up once everyone floods to them after the merger is done.

    Sprint, word of warning: Get your speeds up asap or you will have some pissed off customers when it slows to a halt.

  16. kobe the black rapistGuest 4 years ago

    ——————–sprint is done——————–

  17. watbetchGuest 4 years ago

    I guess they leave out the fact that they have the smallest 4G network and the slowest 3G speeds of ANY carrier.. even CricKet blows Sprint out of the water.

    Unlimited comes at a cost. It’s slow 3G speed, 1X switching, spotty 4G WiMAX coverage, etc.

  18. Dan SchlessGuest 4 years ago

    I’m a Sprint customer and will remain one as long as they offer unlimited data. I use too much data bandwidth to consider any other carrier…

  19. rushaozGuest 4 years ago

    I vouch for this. I get a nice 10mbit connection on my epic :) all unlimited fool. I went 24gb one month with no complaints from sprint. Sprint ftw.

  20. DonGuest 4 years ago

    It really does matter where you live. I’m in the south suburbs of Chicagoland area and I have no complaints. I pull up websites just as fast as any of my friends on Verizon or T-Mobile. Sorry I don’t know a soul on AT&T! That and I abuse my dataplan. At least 2 hours a day of Netflix, navigation, and a few hours of web surfing. I have no problem with Sprint.

  21. 32323Guest 4 years ago

    Sprint is the worst carrier

  22. snowbdr89Guest 4 years ago

    Seems like sprint is falling behind on thr network side, cricket an these small carriers are switching on lte so how can they say the now network when its more like the now deadlast network!!

  23. DreGuest 4 years ago

    I have sprint and I admit the speeds are the best but I really don’t care since I can consume as much as I want without getting murdered for going over 2gb (that’s really not much) or getting next to no speed at all.

  24. I have Sprint. I agree that the speeds aren’t breaking any records, but who notices? Netflix Movies stream just fine and downloads are quick enough. I’m not trying to run a web server or my home network from my phone’s data connection so I don’t really care that I can’t reach eleventy-eight MBps. What matters to me in the end is how little you get reamed, as far as price goes, at the end of your billing cycle. Let’s face it, every carrier is giving it to us with no Vaseline in the price arena, we’ve just learned to deal with it; like gas prices.

  25. Richard YarrellGuest 4 years ago

    I will continue to laugh at all those people being ripped off on Verizon with all those OUTDATED AND UNSPECED 2010 DEVICES AT BEST. Sprint has been KICKING INDUSTRY BUTT ALL YEAR LONG. People can say whatever they want but the Bottomline line here is the BEST ANDROID DEVICES that are affordable and INDUSTRY LEADING are on sprint. The lineup profolio is endless Evo 3d, Photon 4g, Nexus S4g, Evo 4g, Evo Shift 4g, Epic 4g, and I won’t even mention the INDUSTRY LEADING TABLETS that can be had as well. You can choose the other carriers all you want that’s your choice but on Sprint we know what TRUE UNLIMITED MEANS as well as affordable DUALCORE QUALITY DEVICES other carriers should BUY A CLUE

  26. Richard YarrellGuest 4 years ago

    All customers on Verizon and At&t are in total denial and its so funny. I won’t say exactly now but you can definately plan on HTC making the Nexus 3 and it won’t appear on either Verizon or At&t first that’s for sure

    • snowbdr89Guest 4 years ago

      Dick stfu

    • BoeingGuest 4 years ago

      ugly nlack bigger

      • Really? With the racism… Really classy, George. Your mommy must be proud. And I bet you wouldn’t have the balls to say that to his face. You pucking fussy!

  27. NathanGuest 4 years ago

    Hahaha, they messed up with that commercial:

    -At first, Verizon and AT&T are yellow and pink.
    -After they go past 2GB, Sprint turns to yellow because at the end it shows the phone with a yellow strip at the bottom.

    That’s funny that a company messed up on their commercial. Has anyone else noticed this yet?

  28. nickGuest 4 years ago

    With verizon lte in Indianapolis i get around 12-25 on the down (depends on time of day) and 2-7 on the uplink

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