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Sprint had two pretty big announcements today, one of which they hope everyone catches wind of and another they hope is quickly forgotten about. Lets start with the bad news first. Sprint, despite being the third largest wireless carrier in the United States, posted a loss of $29.5 billion for the fourth-quarter. Stock holders definitely can’t be happy since today they hit their 52-week low at $7.75!

Instead of just sitting there and taking a beating Sprint decided that today would be a good day to launch what’s dubbed as the $99 Simply Everything plan. With it users get unlimited voice, messaging, data, Direct Connect, GPS navigation, and more. This announcement comes after other carriers, such as Verizon, began offering similar plans for more money. Sprint definitely has the competitive edge right now.

With Sprint’s fast 3G network this is quite a steal, but before jumping on their bandwagon you might want to know that the price does not include tethering of a device so that it can be used as a modem. Here are some of the things that I found when reading the fine print:

Sprint may terminate service if a majority of minutes or a majority of kilobytes in a given month are used while roaming. Services are not available for use as a modem, in connection with server devices or host computer applications, other systems that drive continuous heavy traffic or data sessions, or as substitute for frame relay connections.

The plans are supposed to start appearing on their site starting today, and we’ll have to see if that will pull them deep out of the negatives for next quarter!

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  1. $70 for 450 mins and unlimited everything else.. not bad at all! :)

  2. Change wrote:
    $70 for 450 mins and unlimited everything else.. not bad at all! :)

    It’s definitely not bad, but I’m wondering how long it will be before unlimited everything is the norm in the service plans. I don’t even have a landline anymore because I just use my cellphone all the time.

  3. Their disclaimer has me remembering their public relation nightmare last year when they dumped over 10000 customers. If they don’t improve their image even their cheap prices won’t help them. I myself left them for Verizon because of their horrible customer service and the stupidest things they would charge extra for like coming into the store to pay your bill in cash. Verizon may charge more but they know how to treat the customer; if Sprint learns this lesson and publicly demonstrates they learned it then maybe people will consider returning, but until then I have my doubts.

  4. leland wrote:
    Their disclaimer has me remembering their public relation nightmare last year when they dumped over 10000 customers. If they don’t improve their image even their cheap prices won’t help them. I myself left them for Verizon because of their horrible customer service and the stupidest things they would charge extra for like coming into the store to pay your bill in cash. Verizon may charge more but they know how to treat the customer; if Sprint learns this lesson and publicly demonstrates they learned it then maybe people will consider returning, but until then I have my doubts.

    I actually left for a similar reason. They once tried to charge me for Internet usage because they messed up on switching my plan, and it took me calling their corporate headquarters and asking to talk to the CEO before I got to someone who corrected the situation. Now I’m with AT&T and they’ve been great thusfar.

  5. I just reduced my sprint bill significantly. With an all out effort to save subscribers, Sprint will stop at nothing to make you happy. My Air card was reduced from 60 to 51/mo. my plan is unlimited talk for 89/mo unlimited internet/chat/text/pictures for 10/mo.

    Then after all that, mention a popular corporation and ask for the employee discount for an additional 23% off!

    Nice!

  6. A good friend worked for Sprint several years ago and, of course, his cellphone service was provided by Sprint. We were walking to lunch in downtown Chicago when an old friend, who he had bumped into that morning, called him… the conversation basically went like this:


    caller: ‘… so you work downtown?”
    friend: ‘uh… yea..’
    caller: ‘/\/\ ‘ere at?’
    friend: ‘can you repeat that?’
    caller: ‘where at?’
    friend: ‘Sprint, on LaSalle’
    caller: ‘Where?’
    friend: ‘Sprint’
    caller: ‘/\/\’at? Sor’E, wh id you ay?’
    friend: ‘SPRINT’
    caller: ‘Wha’?”
    ….

    The irony wasn’t lost on me and by the end of his call I was laughing at this ‘commercial’ that would never be.

  7. That’s hilarious lp007! :lol:

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