Sprint's marketing material compares these prices with the second largest (AT&T) and third largest (T-Mobile) American carriers and shows a considerable saving to be had over the next year. So, if you have five people on your plan, your bill will go up $100 a month, which is not insignificant.
The wireless carrier said Sunday it will launch a new introductory plan on Monday that offers unlimited data, talk time and texts for $80 per month for the first line when you select automatic payments.
If you don't want to sign-up for a Verizon unlimited plan, they will still offer S, M, and L Verizon plans.
There was a catch, however: Verizon added that after 22 GB of data usage on any one line, the company might "prioritize usage behind other customers in the event of network congestion". A family of five, for example, would pay $90 per month as a base cost-but there's lots of fine print and caveats to consider.
Users will pay $50 for a single line, $30 for two lines, and all other additions up to five will be free. The price, however, is not inclusive of any taxes and surcharges. There is also an activation fee of $30 for each line.
Verizon is already pitching its unlimited plan as superior to T-Mobile's, noting that it includes "HD" video as opposed to the 480p/DVD-quality video that T-Mobile One customers get by default.
The savings can be had through March 31, 2018 at which point customers pay the additional $10/month for first line, the second line remains at $40/month and each of lines 3-5 are $30/month - with AutoPay. The first line will set them back by $60 instead of $50 each month. A family plan for four subscribers will cost $45 per line, or $180 monthly, plus fees.
Sprint is also known for "deprioritizing" data for demanding consumers, otherwise known as throttling.