Sprint joins AT&T and Verizon as one of three wireless carriers signed up to carry Apple's iPhone 4S smartphone, and in fact has inked a deal to purchase 30.5 million iPhone devices worth $20 billion over the next four years. But unlike its two competitors, the spunky newcomer to the iPhone space will continue to offer an unlimited data plan with no overage fees or throttling.
"Our unlimited data plans are the perfect fit for iPhone customers," said Sprint CEO Dan Hesse . "Sprint’s unlimited data plans provide more value than metered plans from other carriers. Our customers can take advantage of the innovative features of iPhone without worrying about overage charges or surprises on their bill."
Sprint subscribers have three plans to choose from starting at $70/month plus a $10 premium data add-on charge for 450 minutes and unlimited text, data, and mobile-to-mobile calling. The $80 plan bumps talk time to 900 minutes, and the $100 Simply Everything plan puts no restrictions on talk time. Both of these higher tier plans require the $10 data fee.
All three carriers have begun accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 4S ($199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, and $399 for 64GB, all on contract), which will ship October 14.
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