Sprint Will Continue to Offer Unlimited Data Plan Even if Next iPhone Supports 4G LTE

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Earlier in the month, Sprint had indicated that it would offer unlimited data plans for 4G LTE devices.

CNET reports that Sprint’s CEO Dan Hesse has confirmed that it will continue to offering unlimited data plans for the next iPhone, if it supports 4G LTE network.

CNET reports:

If the next iteration of the iPhone arrives with LTE, Sprint will continue to offer a no-strings unlimited plan, CEO Dan Hesse told CNET. The company is already sticking with unlimited for its first batch of LTE phones, but it was unclear whether the offer would apply to next iPhone.

“I’m not anticipating the unlimited plan would change by that point,” he said. “That’s our distinctive differentiator.” [..]

[..] Hesse stressed that he didn’t know when Apple would release the next iPhone, or whether it would even have LTE. It’s generally believed that the next iPhone would be compatible with LTE after the latest batch of iPads came with the feature.

While unlimited data plans, which is one of Sprint’s differentiator, hasn’t helped it to attract a flood of customers to switch from AT&T and Verizon, it could turn into a key differentiator on 4G LTE networks and bring a lot more customers from AT&T and Verizon to Sprint, as users of the new 4G LTE iPad quickly found out that the ultrafast 4G LTE connectivity was a speed trap as they’re burning through their monthly data limits quite quickly.

Unfortunately, Sprint will launch its 4G LTE network in few cities by the middle of this year, whereas Verizon 4G LTE network already covers two-thirds of the population in the US, so this may not be applicable to all users initially.

But nevertheless it is good to see that Sprint is not following in AT&T and Verizon’s footsteps, who killed their unlimited data plans last year and started offering tiered data plans.

Assuming that Sprint’s 4G LTE network is available in your area, will you switch to Sprint if it offers unlimited 4G LTE data plans for the next iPhone?

  • Brandon

    I live in Kansas City where the headquarters of Sprint is located. I am hoping that we will be one of the first cities to get the 4G network. If they do get the 4G network here in Kansas City I will definitely be switching back to Sprint!

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com/ iPhoneHacks

      Hey Brandon,

      Here’s some good news for you. Kansas city will be one of the six cities where Sprint plans to turn on LTE by mid-year. The other 5 cities are Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.

      • Future Sprinter

        i woulda switched to sprint last week if i didnt hear the rumor that the next iphone will be the mother of all upgrades, so now im just waiting for the 5. and now that they say they will keep it unlimited even if its LTE…. even better… when do you think LTE from sprint will hit NYC?

  • Kimk69

    Damn, I’m on unlimited AT&T in New Jersey / NY area and my unlimited my as well be called a 3 gig. Plan in my opinion, so I would
    Definitely break the 4S contract and switch to Sprint if it’s 4G LTE and they have the service
    Here. So sick of AT&T.

  • City023

    Did AT&T actually think we the customers, iPhone users from day 1 was gonna allow this to happen!!!! AT&T promises unlimited data and that can not change.

  • http://www.GoddardJewelry.com Abel

    I’m on AT&T unlimited and my family plan has other limited users. For 4G unlimited and still have an iPhone, I may just have to move my whole family!

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    ok