Sprint Sticks It To AT&T And Verizon By Offering Families 1GB Of Shared Data For $20 Per Month

Wireless carriers continue to up the ante in an effort to claim the most subscribers, but which has the best plan? Well, that depends on your needs and situation. For low-end data users, Sprint just ducked under the competition by rolling out a Family Share Pack that offers 1GB of shared data for just $20 per month. That's double the amount Verizon offers and a three-fold increase compared to AT&T at the same price point.

"This entry-level sharable data allowance reinforces Sprint’s commitment to offering customers the best value in wireless," said Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO. "We’re offering customers a choice – whether they need a small amount of data or are a high-end data user."

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Verizon's $20 per month plan comes with a 500MB data allotment, while AT&T sets the ceiling at just 300MB. Prior to this new plan, Sprint capped its shared data at 600MB. Now it's 1GB for the same price for up to 10 lines of service. It also includes unlimited talk and text while on the Sprint network.

This is the latest attempt by a wireless carrier to undercut the competition by throwing more data at the situation. Plans aren't necessarily getting cheaper these days, but the data ceiling keeps rising. It's not limited to just light data users, either.

If a customer switches their number to Sprint,a family with up to 10 lines can get 20GB of shared data along with unlimited talk and text for $100 per month through 2015.
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