Sprint Lowers Data Charges

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.

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