Though Sprint’s new friends and family plan gained nearly 3 million subscribers, it posted net losses of nearly 400,000 subscribers in Q1. Framily may be Sprint’s future, but it’s not yet having the impact it wants.
For the next month, Sprint will pay early termination fees and offer device trade-in bonuses for customers who switch from the competition to one of its new “Framily” plans.
AT&T family plans got revamped making them easier to understand while costing less at the same time. You can actually get more shared data for a lower price on the new plans, which are available today.
There are a several similarities between Sprint’s new Framily program and the the multilevel marketing business model of mobile carrier Solavei. But Sprint has adopted the best aspects of Solavei’s model while avoiding the worst.
Sprint’s family plan doesn’t let members share data, texts or minutes. Instead they share a collective discount that grows the more members join. Sprint also expanded its new Spark LTE network to six more markets.
AT&T is introducing a new shared data plan that lets you divide 300 MB between multiple mobile devices. That may seem minuscule, but it could fit the needs of a many a consumer.
AT&T just dropped the price of mobile data on its shared plans considerably, but there’s a catch. The discounted plans are data only, meaning no smartphone users need apply.
Confused by how AT&T’s new shared-data planswork? Well, we’ve put together a primer to show you how they work and compare them to Verizon’s similar pricing structure. Ultimately, shared data might not be for you, but hopefully this guide will help clear up the confusion.
When Verizon announced its new shared-data plans, it should have enjoyed a big advantage over its archrival AT&T. Consumers had been demanding the right to pool data, and Verizon was the first carrier to deliver. Instead, Verizon fumbled, and AT&T has picked up the ball.
Verizon’s new “Share Everything” plans use one bucket of data for up to 10 devices on an account. Instead of buying a data plan for each device, one monthly charge covers voice, messages and data to be shared. And it will likely save you money.