Sprint Will Keep Unlimited Data for iPhone Buyers

Ryan Whitwam

Prospective iPhone buyers have been aching to know if Sprint would be keeping its unlimited data plans in place when it begins offering the device, and the answer is a resounding ‘ yes ’. Sprint PR has confirmed to All Things D that the existing unlimited data plans will apply to the iPhone when pre-orders begin in just a few days. Sprint is likely to use this as a selling point to lure users from AT&T and Verizon.

Sprint offers unlimited smartphone data plans for as low as $69.99 per month with 450 minutes. Unlike T-Mobile which also advertises an unlimited plan, Sprint does not throttle data after a certain cut-off. AT&T and Verizon both have capped data with 2GB being the maximum on AT&T, and the basic tier on Verizon.

Sprint claims that its 3G data network can handle the load, and there’s no reason to think it won’t. The carrier has quite a bit of experience with Android users, who actually use as much or more data on average.

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