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Sprint brings down the hammer with $60 unlimited plan… but there are some catches

Updated Aug 21st, 2014 12:59PM EDT

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Sprint’s not going down without a fight. The carrier on Thursday announced a new plan for individual subscribers that would give them unlimited talk, text and data for just $60 per month, the lowest price of any unlimited data plan offered by a major wireless carrier in the United States. However, there are a couple of catches with this deal you should probably know about.

FROM EARLIER: Sprint finally gets serious, unveils more competitive family plans

First, if you’re a current Sprint customer, Re/code points out that you’ll only be able to take advantage of the deal if you “have a line that is no longer under contract, have purchased a phone using Easy Pay installment billing or add a new line of service.” Second, when looking at the fine print of the deal as flagged by Jan Dawson, we can see that unlimited data subscribers on Sprint’s network may get their data connections throttled during times of high congestion in favor of customers on tiered data plans — in other words, customers on tiered plans will be given priority over those on unlimited plans.

This new Sprint deal comes just days after Sprint unveiled competitive new family plans that effectively double the monthly data allotments of older family plans without raising prices a dime. However, those new plans are only available to new customers who come from other carriers and not current Sprint subscribers.

Learn more about Sprint’s new $60 unlimited talk, text and data plan by clicking the source link below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.