Sprint Unlimited Kickstart Plan Returns
Back in June Sprint released a $15 unlimited plan that was so popular it only lasted a few days. I signed up and have been enjoying my service (it’s my second line) and to be honest can’t believe I’m only paying $15. While that deal isn’t available anymore, they have brought back the same plan, but this time with a slightly higher price.
The current plan is the same as the one offered before. It includes:
- Unlimited Talk
- Unlimited Text
- Global Roaming
The unlimited data is defined as follows:
- Unlimited video in standard definition
- Streaming video (up to 480p)
- Streaming gaming (up to 2mbps)
- Streaming music (500kbps)
Even though it isn’t $15, at the new $25 price point this is still a very good deal for unlimited. This deal has ended early each of the two times it has been offered, but as of now is scheduled to run through November 20, 2018.
Changes from Before
When they launched their $15 plan, it did not have a promotional pricing end date, however they have fixed that. Under this plan the promotional pricing is good through 1/31/2020. You can get this price when either purchasing a new phone or bringing your own. You won’t have a contract so you’ll be free to switch or change plans in 2020 when the pricing runs out.
Here are some of the other terms of the deal:
- Pricing includes $5/mo/line AutoPay discount.
- Requires eBill and new account activation.
- Data deprioritization during congestion.
What You Need
In order to sign-up for Sprint’s $25 Unlimited Kickstart plan you need two things:
- A compatible phone (Bring your own or buy one at full price from Sprint)
- A number to port in
You can find out how to get started over at Sprint. Note this is postpaid service and does require a credit check. (Hard inquiry.) Also note if you have your own phone, you may also want to consider Sprint’s Free Year of Unlimited promotion.
Finding A Number to Port
When I got this plan in June, I needed to get a number elsewhere to port into Sprint since this was my second line. Luckily I read a Reddit thread where someone was able to activate a T-Mobile sim for free on their “Pay As You Go” plan and then port that number out. I was able to simply use a T-Mobile sim, activate the pay-as-you-go with no balance and then port that number to Sprint. Easy peasy.
While it can sting to not get the absolute best deal, $25 for unlimited service including Global Roaming is still a great deal if you have the need. I have found Sprint’s network to be comparable to AT&T in both coverage and speed. Both have some holes, but both seem to work most of the time.
If you are in the market for new wireless service and don’t care too much about having the fastest speed, but instead care about having unlimited service for a great price, this is the plan the consider. I do wish it was still $15 and I do wish the pricing went on forever, but that wasn’t sustainable. With all of that said, this is still a good deal for the right person.