Sprint Cell Phone Plans

Cell Phones, Utilities

Sprint offers an unlimited data plan and a small individual 2 gigabyte data plan. Sprint’s network generally falls in the third place among the Big Four, according to the latest RootMetrics report.


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AT A Glance

  • Plans start at $45 for 2GB.
  • Notable: Won't limit video streaming quality; attractive international roaming package; 10GB mobile hot spot data.
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Get started at Sprint's site

Sprint cell phone plans

Sprint’s Unlimited Freedom plan gives you unlimited talk, text and data. Unlike other unlimited plans, it doesn’t restrict your video quality, so you can stream in high definition (1080p). You also get 10GB of high-speed mobile hot spot data.

Sprint gives you attractive international roaming perks with every plan, including unlimited texting and 2G data usage in most countries, plus calling at 20 cents per minute.

The prices for the Unlimited Freedom plan listed below don’t include a discount of $5 per line, per month, for automatic payment:

  • First line: $65
  • Second line: $45
  • Additional lines: $35 each

Sprint also offers a single line 2GB plan for $45 per month.

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Sprint Family Plans

Ten lines can share one plan. One line on the Freedom plan costs $65 per month. The first additional line is $45 per month, and any lines added beyond that are $35 per month. You can get a $5 per line monthly discount on any Sprint plan if you sign up for autopay.

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Sprint prepaid plans

Sprint offers two monthly prepaid plans:

  • 4GB of data for $45
  • Unlimited data for $65

Streaming video on the prepaid unlimited plan is limited to standard definition (480p), and mobile hot spot data is limited to 2G speeds. You can learn more about Sprint’s prepaid cell phone plans here.

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Sprint unlimited plan: How it compares on price

The pricing below doesn’t include taxes, fees or autopay discount.

Monthly price comparison1 line2 lines3 lines4 lines
*Restricted LTE data download speeds.
T-Mobile$75$130$155$180
Sprint$65$110$145$180
AT&T*$65$125$145$165
Verizon$85$150$170$190
U.S. Cellular$70$125$170$210
Boost$50$80$110$140
MetroPCS$50$80$120$160
Cricket*$60$110$150$180
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Kelsey Sheehy is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: ksheehy@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @KelseyLSheehy.

Updated June 5, 2017. 


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