New Sprint CEO Maurice Claure recently teased that his carrier had some “very disruptive” plans up its sleeve, and apparently Sprint didn’t feel like waiting long to share exactly what its new offering is.
The Sprint Family Share Pack is launching Aug. 22 and offers shareable data that ranges from 600MB up to 60GB. Sprint is touting a special offer that includes 20GB of data for $100. Customers that switch to Sprint and sign up for this 20GB allotment between Aug. 22 and Sept. 30 can pay $100 per month for 20GB of data and have their monthly line access fees waived through 2015.
Pricing for the other data allotments ranges from $20 per month for a 600MB thimble of data all the way up to $225 for a 60GB barrel full of data.
Once you’ve selected how much data you want, you can begin adding lines. Each line will be assessed a monthly access fee. That charge will be set at $25 per month for 600MB to 16GB allotments or $15 for 20GB-60GB plans. Those prices are valid for non-discounted (ie. full retail or Easy Pay) phones. Meanwhile, discounted (ie. on-contract) phones will pay a monthly access fee of $40.
Tablets and mobile broadband devices can also be added to a Sprint Family Share Pack. Tablets will be charged a $10 per month access fee, while mobile broadband devices will cost $20 per month.
Sprint’s also got a couple of limited time offers to go along with its Family Share Pack. The first includes 2GB of extra data per line for customers that sign up for the aforementioned 20GB/$100 per month offer. That extra 2GB will be available for up to 10 lines.
Sprint says that it will “buy out” the contracts of customers that switch as well. The big yellow carrier will give you up to $350 on a Visa Prepaid Card for switching to Sprint from another operator.
One other caveat that’s worth noting about the Sprint Family Share Pack is that the data that it offers is high-speed, but that that data “may be limited, varied or reduced.” Sprint says that it may alter user speeds so that it may “improve the data experience for the majority of users.”
The full announcement of Sprint’s Family Share Pack can be found below.