Sprint Lowers Data Charges

Posted by Sam Churchill on

Sprint today introduced several new data plans for the company’s 3G (EVDO) and 4G (Mobile WiMax) customers. The carrier had previously charged $60 for 5GB/month. Now it’s charging $10 less for slightly more data: $50 a month for 6 gigabytes.

The new plans don’t affect Sprint’s smartphone data offer, which remains unlimited.

In addition to the $50 6GB and $80 12GB plans available for laptop users, mobile hotspot and tablet users can also sign up for a $35 plan that provides 3 GB of data per month, or a $20 plan that provides 1 GB of data per month.

Customers who go over these limits pay $0.05 per each additional MB consumed when on network, and $0.25 for each additional MB consumed while roaming.

In comparison, Verizon offers a $50 plan for 5 gigabytes, and $80 for 10 gigabytes while AT&T offers a similar $50-5-gigabyte plan.

In other cellular news, AT&T plans to add six more LTE cities on Nov. 20, bringing the total to 15 cities in the U.S. AT&T is also adding the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 as its second 4G LTE-ready tablet on the same date. It will cost $480 with a two-year service agreement. AT&T’s first LTE-ready tablet was the HTC Jetstream launched on Sept. 4 for $700 with a two-year contract.

Posted by Sam Churchill on Monday, November 14th, 2011 at 2:36 pm .

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