Sprint customers, there may soon be a new unlimited family plan coming your way.
It’s been discovered that Sprint is currently testing a new plan called the Unlimited Freedom Plan. Sprint customers in Milwaukee and Boston can get one line with unlimited talk, text, and data for $60 a month, then a second line for $40 per month, and additional lines at a rate of $25 each.
Sprint’s also reportedly testing the plan in Oklahoma and parts of Arizona, but with a slightly different pricing setup. In those markets, the Unlimited Freedom Plan is $50 for the first two lines and $25 for each additional line. So while the final price is the same, the price for the first two lines is different.
Interestingly, Sprint appears to be taking a page out of T-Mobile’s playbook with the Unlimited Freedom Plan. Sprint’s website says that with the plan, customers can “enjoy unlimited optimized streaming videos and music, and unlimited 4G LTE data for everything else.” The site goes on to explain that video streams may be optimized up to 480p resolution and music streams at up to extreme quality, or up to 500kbps. T-Mobile offers its Binge On program that offers free video streaming from partnered providers, but at an “optimized” 480p quality.
Sprint isn’t saying much about the Unlimited Freedom Plan, but considering that it’s on the yellow carrier’s website, we know that the plan exists. Carriers routinely test plans in select markets to help decide if they should be rolled out nationwide, and that’s precisely what Sprint is doing here. The plan could be a hit with Sprint subscribers if it’s made nationally, offering unlimited data that’s cheaper than Sprint’s current unlimited plan — which starts at $75 for the first line, $45 for the second, and $30 for others — in exchange for optimized video and music streaming.
Would you sign up for Sprint’s Unlimited Freedom Plan?