Sprint Prepaid plans. There are three Sprint Prepaid plans:
- $35/month - Unlimited Talk & Text and 1 GB of high speed data
- $45/month - Unlimited Talk & Text and 3 GB of high speed data
- $55/month - Unlimited Talk & Text and 6 GB of high speed data
Compared with its stablemate Boost Mobile, Sprint Prepaid includes less high speed data. Boost offers unlimited talk and text plans with 2 GB for $35, 5 GB for $45 and unlimited, unthrottled data for $60. On the other hand, Sprint Prepaid plans include two things that Boost's don't, 40 minutes per month of off-network voice roaming and the ability to use your phone as a WiFi hotspot at no extra charge. Hotspoting on Boost costs extra but it does also include some extra data.
With Sprint increasing distinguishing Sprint Prepaid from Boost Mobile with perks like no-extra cost hotspot and voice roaming, you would think they would make it easier for customers to jump from one to the other as their needs changed. But no, even though Boost and Sprint devices are both compatible with the underlying Sprint network, Boost Phones can't be used on Sprint Prepaid or vice-versa. That means that to switch between Sprint prepaid brands customers have to buy a new phone. Forcing a customer to buy a new phone just to switch from one Sprint prepaid brand seems like a bad move from a customer retention standpoint. If a customer has to buy a new phone anyway it's just as easy for them to go with a non-Sprint based operator as a Sprint-based one.
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