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.