Sprint’s prepaid branch, remarkably known as Sprint Prepaid, has revamped its plans to offer you much better deals than its previous offerings. Sprint Prepaid was announced in March as a way for Sprint customers to use a prepaid service rather than switching to an MVNO. The initial plans came in at $45 for unlimited talk and text and $60 for unlimited talk and text as well as 2.5GB data. Both plans clocked in as quite poor deals in the prepaid market.
Sprint Prepaid is now changing its plans to a simple, tiered structure. The new hierarchy consists of three plans, each including unlimited talk and text as well as an allotment of data. For $35 per month, you get 1GB of data. The plans go up to $45 for 3GB of data and $55 for 6GB of data, making these plans a significant jump over their predecessors and on par with many MVNOs. As usual with prepaid plans, the service is contract-free and in Sprint’s case, is only offered on a select number of devices from the carrier.
One point of note is the caveat that Sprint threw in. The new plans mention that “video streaming may be limited to 3G speeds”, meaning that you won’t be able to do everything on Sprint’s 4G LTE network. If you’re not a frequent user of video streaming, this should be a moot point. If you do use video over cellular data, however, you may want to reconsider as Sprint’s 3G network is notoriously slow.