Sprint introduces two new unlimited plans, sunsets Unlimited Freedom

Sprint adds an Unlimited plan without high-resolution video

Sprint's adding a $70/month unlimited plan and neutering its $60/month one

The two new plans Sprint will offer have been dubbed "Unlimited Plus" and "Unlimited Basic".

The renamed Unlimited Basic plan is still $60 a month.

A new "unlimited plus" plan most resembles the carrier's current one, with subscribers allowed to use up to 15 GB monthly before experiencing slowed download speeds, receiving HD-quality streaming video, and getting free Hulu and Tidal subscriptions. Unlike Unlimited Freedom, however, Unlimited Basic only comes with 500MB of hotspot data per month rather than 5GB.

Along with Hulu, Unlimited Plus includes the Tidal music service, with music streaming up to 1.5 Mbps. Sprint plans follow Verizon's introduction of a new, more expensive tier of service, as well as AT&T stripping out free HBO in favor of its Watch service in new plans. Sign up today to get wireless news and updates delivered to your inbox and read on the go.

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The Unlimited Basic plan is now effectively replacing Sprint's Unlimited Freedom plan at the same $60 single-line price point. Instead, Sprint is running a promo for 5-lines and is doing an average price-per-line of $42.

But rather than sit and wait for regulatory approval, Sprint is rolling out some changes to its current unlimited plan to make it worse, or more expensive, depending on which option you choose. The over 55 plan has fewer features but costs only $50 for one line and $70 for two lines. Sprint had been waiving the fees on the third, fourth and fifth lines of its Unlimited Freedom plan for a year, letting families of four get unlimited data for $100 a month for the next 12 months. If you bring your own phone or buy a new phone outright, Unlimited Plus is available for $22 per month per line for five lines.

Sprint's Industry-Leading Unlimited Plans Just Got Even Better! In Mexico and Canada, enjoy unlimited talk and text and 10GB of 4G LTE data. And Sprint's 4G LTE network is the most improved in the US with national average download speeds up 30.9 percent year-over-year, more than any other national carrier.6 Sprint is making its largest network investment in years and its Next-Gen Network build is well underway. If you travel overseas to Canada or Mexico, you'll get unlimited talk and text, and 5GB of high-speed data. On Friday, July 13, almost all Sprint retail stores across the country will open one hour early. "Add all of this up and there's literally never been a better time to switch to Sprint", said Draper.

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