People typically use data-only plans to get cellular data service on a tablet. However, most carriers also allow you to connect other devices, such as mobile Wi-Fi hot spots or smartwatches, to their data-only plans.
Sprint data-only plans
Sprint’s only tablet plan is $80 per month for unlimited data and texting (on capable devices), plus 10GB of mobile hot spot data to connect other devices, like a laptop.
You can also add a tablet to any Sprint unlimited plan for $30 per month ( $20 if your bring your own device), or add a smartwatch for $15 per month. Sprint offers a $5 per month discount when you add these devices to an existing if you sign up for automatic payments
Sprint’s offers three data-only packages for mobile hot spot devices. You can save $5 per month of you opt for autopay.
- 10GB: $35
- 50GB: $55
- 100GB: $65
How Sprint tablet plans compare on price
Sprint only offers one tablet plan — $80 for unlimited data and texting. The table below shows what other carriers, including postpaid and prepaid plans for some of the major carriers. The device access fee is included where applicable.
Some carriers allow data access for more or less time than the usual monthlong period, which is indicated in the footnotes for this table.
|2GB or less||3-5GB||6-14GB||15-30GB||Unlimited|
|* Data usable for less than one month|
† Data usable for more than one month
|AT&T||$50 (10GB)||$70 (15GB)||$29.99|
|AT&T Prepaid||$14.99 (1GB)|
|Boost Mobile||$25 (1.5GB)||$50 (10GB)|
|MetroPCS||$15 (2GB)||$25 (4GB)||$35 (6GB)|
|Straight Talk||$15 (1GB)|
|T-Mobile Prepaid||$5 (500MB)*|
|$30 (3GB)||$25 (6GB)|
|Verizon||$30 (2GB)||$40 (4GB)||$50 (6GB)|
|Verizon Prepaid||$35 (6GB)||$45 (16GB)|