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Sprint gets serious, announces attractive $100 Family Share Pack

By Shawn Knight
Aug 19, 2014
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  1. The nation's third largest wireless provider is waging war on rivals AT&T and Verizon. After replacing longtime CEO Dan Hesse earlier this month, the carrier on Monday announced sweeping changes to its shared family plans.

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  2. Started out, Sounding pretty good(y)... Then the fine print tanked the good deal.. Plus only good to New customer's(n):oops:.. Good try..FAIL:cool:
     
  3. I hate Sprint so much. I cant wait when my contract is up with them. I'm tired of paying for "Premium Data Service", and its total GARBAGE. 3g speeds are a joke, and even when I do get 4G/LTE, I walk 20 feet...then back to 3g. Even LTE is light years behind Verizon and AT&T from a performance standpoint. All this nonsense about "better data packages" mean NOTHING when your data network is the laughing stock of wireless providers. Heck, Sprint's data network makes a 28.8 baud rate dial up connection look sexy. Finally, while this not just sprint but greedy companies in general, I don't know why they continue to advertise prices on plans and services. Example being, Sprint $100 then $15 per line. Ok so you have a bill of $160 right? WRONG, once they get don't nickel and diming you (taxes and bogus surcharges, again this is not all on Sprint), that $160 now becomes over $200!!!!! Either way, you get what you pay for, and Sprint may be cheaper than AT&T and Verizon, but far less reliable. The costs for AT&T and Verizon is worth the upcharge if you ask me.
     
  4. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,750   +1,105

    @Guest Above... I hear ya... the joke on Sprint has been that they're the only carrier to measure their network speed in kbps instead of Mbps. They sold me a phone that was 4G! (wow!) without mentioning that there's no 4G network in my city... and there still wasn't two years later when I dropped them the week my contract was up.

    Price does look good though, and for light internet users (like my parents in their 60's) who don't use many apps, but need to have access to email, it sounds like a good deal.

    Just don't be tricked into seeing 'extra 2GB of data/month' and thinking you're doing to be spending that on Netflix while on the bus.
     

  5. Agreed. All this data looks good on paper, but what's the point if you can never access it? Maybe if Sprint spend money on its network instead of NASCAR, things might start to turn around.
     
  6. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,309   +56

    I know. I live alone and want 20 lines. Not. Must be coached by the catholic church to have dozens of children in this polluted world.
     

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