Desperations of a sinking ship? The "unlimited" thing didn’t really seem to work out all that well for Voce, but it looks like Sprint is going to give it a try anyway. Amidst the chaos brought about by dwindling subscriber numbers, layoffs and store closings, the troubled carrier has announced the availability of its Unlimited Access plan. After testing the waters in a few markets during 2007, Unlimited Access is now available nationwide and can be tied to any Sprint device. Truth be told, it’s a pretty sweet plan on paper. $119 per month before taxes gets you:
- Unlimited voice calling
- Unlimited SMS
- Unlimited web
- Unlimited email
- Unlimited picture mail
Smartphones will still need a separate Power Vision pack or BlackBerry data plan which is a bit disappointing, but it looks like all of the other bases are covered. Even with the extra data plan though, Unlimited Access still falls about 25% below Voce’s sunken $200 plan. Oddly, for the time being, the Unlimited Access plan is not available online so to sign up you’ll have to head out to a Sprint store or give them a call. Sprint’s 30-day guarantee still applies so if you happen to come to your senses within the first month you can always cancel penalty-free, pay for your actual usage, and head for the hills.
UPDATE: Sprint hit us up to let us know that while the "Unlimited Access Pack" is legit, it’s only available in the San Francisco, Philadelphia, Tampa, and Minneapolis-St. Paul markets. No word on whether this will actually be a national offering…