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17th of July 2018

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Sprint Offers $15 Per Month 'Unlimited' Plan to Carrier Switchers

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If you've ever wanted to try Sprint, now is a good time. Starting tomorrow, the mobile carrier is offering a $15 per month unlimited data, talk and text plan to new customers who switch over to the network.

However, the promotion won't last for long. Sprint executive Allan Samson told CNET, the company plans on offering the deal for "weeks, not months."

Of course, the $15/month per line promotion has its conditions. New customers will be limited to video streaming at 480p or DVD quality; gaming streams will be restricted to 2Mbps. The deal also doesn't include access to hotspots.

Another stipulation: the promotion only applies to customers who bring their phone number from an existing carrier. So no luck for existing Sprint customers or people looking to register with a new number.

Whether Sprint will one day hike up the $15 price also isn't clear. The company is trying to complete a merger with T-Mobile. However, the same Sprint executive told USA Today: ""Once you're on the promotion there is no step up."

"You get in during this limited time window, you are going to enjoy that rate for a very, very long time," he added.

Starting on Friday, the $15 promotion will be offered online and over 1-800-SPRINT1. Customers who sign up can bring their own smartphone to the network or buy a new one. In addition, Sprint is promising no annual contract with the deal.

The $15 deal is certainly enticing. However, when it comes to speed, Sprint's wireless network does appear to lag against the competition, according to PCMag's testing; last year, the carrier came in fourth, behind AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon.

"While we saw the same spectacular peak speeds on Sprint that we got on the other carriers, they were far less consistent; Sprint's speeds would shoot up and then plummet within cities more often than other carriers, creating lower averages," we wrote at the time.

That all said, Sprint plans on investing more in expanding its mobile coverage, and is slated to launch its 5G mobile network in the first half of 2019.

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