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Sprint increasing 3G data plan pricing by $10/mo, Now $39.99

submitted on January 18, 2011 by orangearrows in "Stores / Merchants"
This is going to drive the other companies to raise their prices too - ridiculous

http://www.engadget.com/2011/0.....y-10-call/

Oh, Sprint, you sneaky devil. The nation's third-largest carrier just announced that it's tacking on an extra monthly $10 "premium data" charge to its 3G Everything data plans -- in effect, charging 3G phone owners the same total price that Evo and Epic owners pay now for 4G service. It's especially weird because Sprint's hidden the price increase in a press release entitled "Smartphones Drive Wireless Data Explosion" that initially appears to be about increased use of data before shifting abruptly into a defense of the additional charge and potshots at tiered data plans -- we know no one wants to talk price increases, but let's have some gumption, guys. Existing 3G Everything plan holders won't see their rates go up until they "upgrade or activate another smartphone," which doesn't sound great for family plans, but we'll get some clarification on that and let you know. Either way, we'd say picking up a non-4G Sprint phone just got real silly. PR after the break.

     

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  • 97191
    CouponNut
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 18, 2011
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    As a former SprintPCS customer for 10 yrs, this is why I went to Verizon.
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    Posted by webbyone2010 on January 18, 2011
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    Even ATT is cheaper.
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    Posted by orangearrows on January 19, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Well the $39.99 price would give you unlimited data - other carriers have a 5GB cap - after which they limit your speed. But 5 GB is a lot unless you are tether 24/7 and downloading movies using the 3G/4G connection .

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