Back in February Sprint announced their new Unlimited Everything plan for just under US$100. However, if you wanted to use this with a family plan the cost was significant at US$90, then US$80, etc. for additional lines. In most cases not all phones on the family plan lines need the unlimited minutes and I know from my experiences it would really only be my wife who would need that many minutes. Sprint recognized that some more options were needed at today announced some new very attractive options for family/shared plan consumers.
Starting this Sunday, 15 June, you can select from different monthly minutes that go along with unlimited everything else (data, messaging, BlackBerry Internet Service, GPS navigation, Sprint TV Premier, Sprint Music Premier, NFL Mobile, NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile) and as a data-focused person myself these plans seem much more attractive. The first two lines on these plans now will range from US$69.99/month for 700 shared minutes up to US$169.99 for 3000 shared minutes and everything else unlimited. Additional lines for voice minutes and messaging (Talk/Message) are US$9.99/month and additional lines for Talk/Message/Data are US$19.99/month.
I wish other carriers would offer such attractive data rates for additional lines because at this time you have to pay the full price for data on each additional line with no discounts. Sprint shows a comparison with Verizon Wireless and AT&T in the press release so you can see there are some significant savings in data and additional services with Sprint.