AllThingsD has confirmed that Sprint will indeed be offering unlimited data plans to iPhone 4S customers to compete with AT&T and Verizon who have moved to tiered data plans.
“We will be offering the benefit of our unlimited plans that start at just $69.99,” said spokeswoman Michelle Leff Mermelstein. Sprint’s $69.99 plan includes unlimited data and 450 voice minutes as well as unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling. Unlimited calling and data costs $99 a month.
When Verizon first started offering Apple’s iPhone 4 earlier in the year, it offered iPhone customers unlimited data plans, which was seen as one of the unique selling points of Verizon iPhone, but Verizon has since moved to the tiered data plans like AT&T.
It remains to be seen if Sprint will offer the unlimited data plans indefinitely or it will discontinue it in the future like AT&T and Verizon.
Sprint doesn’t seem to be too worried of handling the surge in data traffic from iPhone customers:
“We have every confidence in the ability of our 3G network to handle the influx of devices we expect to get. It certainly hasn’t been an issue to date.”
However, it is strange that Sprint hasn’t splashed the introduction of Apple’s new iPhone 4S on it’s homepage, especially when it has gone all-in for the iPhone deal. AllThingsD reports that Sprint is very excited about finally getting iPhone 4S on its network and is currently busy making sure that the plans are in order, before making the big splash.
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