Sprint has a new Unlimited 55+ plan
Starting this Friday, Sprint is launching a new unlimited data plan designed specifically for senior users. Enter the carrier’s new Unlimited 55+ plan, which offers two lines of service that feature unlimited data, minutes of voice calls, and text messaging at a price of $35 per month (that is, if the customer signs up for the Auto Pay service). The plan’s name alludes to the fact that the offering is open only to those who are 55 years old and above.
In Sprint’s new Unlimited 55+ plan, the first line of service is offered at $50 per month and the second line is at an extra twenty bucks every month. It bears mentioning that prospective takers can actually choose to avail of only one line by paying $50 on a monthly basis. It should be noted though that in order to be able to sign up for this deal, those interested have to provide a valid ID (to make sure they comply with the minimum age requirement). And by the way, the offer is for a limited time only, which means that those looking to avail should act now or soon.
Apart from the expected unlimited gigabytes of data, voice call minutes, and text messages, Sprint’s new Unlimited 55+ plan also comes with some cool additional inclusions. For one, it also features the major US wireless carrier’s Global Roaming package, which promises to allow users to send texts and enjoy access to basic data with zero additional fees, and can be used in more than 185 destinations around the world.
The Unlimited 55+ plan also lets senior mobile users make full use of unlimited mobile hotspot data, albeit at 3G connection speeds only (although this is still not bad). What about multi-media streaming? Well, this new plan basically allows customers to stream videos in DVD quality with speeds up to 480p+ resolution, music at up to 500 kilobits per second (kbps), and cloud gaming at up to 2 megabits per second (mbps). Lastly, for those still not used to it, data deprioritization should kick in especially in times of network congestion.
It is quite inevitable that Sprint’s Unlimited 55+ plan will be compared with other similar deals from other rival national wireless service providers. Nearly three months ago, Verizon Wireless did introduce a $60 per month unlimited data plan for customers who are at least 55 years old. Note that the $60 pricing applies for a single line of service -- two lines will stretch the price to $80 per month. Moreover, this particular deal from the Big Red is made available only to those based in the Sunshine State.
Last August, T-Mobile had introduced its T-Mobile One Unlimited 55+ plan. Like Verizon’s, the Uncarrier’s $50 is for one line of service, with the second line costing an additional ten bucks. You can find out more about the inclusions of T-Mobile’s deal through MyRatePlan’s guide. Meanwhile, you can browse other Sprint deals here.