After taking over the helm at Sprint last month, billionaire entrepreneur Marcelo Claure has been working at a feverish pace to try and “stop the bleeding” as rival T-Mobile chief John Legere recently put it.
The new plans start at $35 per month which includes unlimited talk and text as well as 1GB of data. For $10 more, shoppers can boost that data allotment up to 3GB. If that’s still not enough, users can double down on the data with 6GB for $55 each month.
The offerings are similar to Sprint’s other pre-paid brands, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, but give customers the peace of mind of doing business with a national carrier like Sprint. If you aren’t worried about brand recognition, you still might be able to find a better deal with Boost Mobile or Virgin Mobile depending on your talk / data needs.
One of the major downsides of Sprint’s new plans is device compatibility. At present, only five handsets work with Sprint’s new plans. They are, in no particular order: the Motorola Moto G, the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Samsung Galaxy 4 mini, the Kyocera Kona and the Kyocera Event. Pricing starts at just $19.99 for the Kyocera Kona (a basic flip-phone) and top out at $349.99 for the S 4 mini.