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Sprint Phones and PDAs: Select Your Plan and Features

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Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Now that you have selected your Sprint phone or PDA , it's time to select your calling plan and the features that you need. There are a LOT of different options, and it can get a little confusing. What is included in each plan? Do I have to pay extra for text messaging? What if I want to use my phone as a modem?

Sprint offers several different options for voice/data plans for your phone, including ones that include data and messaging and ones that are for voice only. Please review these plans carefully to learn about what is included and what is not.

ALL Sprint voice plans automatically come with the following:

  • Voicemail: Your phone's answering service. Voicemail answers your calls and takes messages when you are not available.
  • Call Waiting: Like a second line for your phone, Call Waiting lets you decide whether to switch to the new call-or send it to Voicemail.
  • Caller ID: View the phone number of an incoming call, so you know who is calling before your answer. All unanswered calls automatically roll over to your Voicemail.
  • Caller ID Block: Block your phone number from appearing on the phone of the person you're calling.
  • Three-Way Calling: Talk to two people at the same time. You can initiate Three-Way Calling even if you didn't start the phone call (airtime and long-distance charges apply for both of the calls in your Three-Way Calling party).
  • Call Forwarding: Forward incoming calls to the phone number you specify. ($0.20/minute).
  • Numeric Paging: Set your Voicemail to allow callers to send a numeric page to your phone.
  • Sprint 411: Access Directory Assistance. Just dial 411 from your Sprint or Nextel phone to get dinner reservations, movie listings, driving directions and more ($1.79/call, airtime charges also apply).
  • Emergency Calls: Call 911 from anywhere in our network with no airtime charges.
  • Non-Emergency Calls: Report traffic accidents, motorist problems, careless drivers or other non-emergency incidents using special dialing numbers (such as #77, 311).
  • Rates & Fees: Monthly charges exclude taxes, Sprint Surcharges [incl. USF charge of up to 11.4% (varies quarterly), Administrative Charge (up to $1.99/line/mo.), Regulatory Charge ($0.20/line/mo.) & state/local fees by area]. Sprint Surcharges are not taxes or gov't-required charges and are subject to change. Details: sprint.com/taxesandfees.

 


Sprint Calling Plans - Individual Plans (see below for Family Share Plans)

SIMPLY EVERYTHING Individual plan: This plan includes unlimited messaging, data, calling, and navigation for $99.99/mo. No overage charges! Click to read more about the value of the Simply Everything plan.

Monthly
Anytime Minutes

Monthly Access

Per-Minute Rate
After Allowance

UNLIMITED!

$99.99

N/A



  • Unlimited talk: Unlimited anytime minutes, nationwide long distance and no roaming charges
  • Unlimited data: Web surfing, email, BlackBerry Internet Services (BIS), GPS Navigation, Music Premier, TV Premier, Sprint Football Live, NASCAR Sprint Cup MobileSM
  • Messaging: Unlimited nationwide, text, picture and video messages to anyone on any network.
  • Unlimited Direct Connect: Direct Connect and Group Connect (for capable phones)

This plan is best for: Anyone who is always on the phone, whether you're texting, chatting, or surfing the web. Never worry about overage charges! This is a great option for PDA users. HOWEVER: This plan is NOT compatible with tethering!


 

EVERYTHING DATA with Any Mobile, Any Time Individual plan: This plan includes 450 or 900 voice minutes plus UNLIMITED messaging and data use, plus unlimited calling to ANY mobile number on ANY US cell provider!

Monthly
Anytime Minutes

Monthly Access

Per-Minute Rate
After Allowance

450

$69.99

$0.45

900

$89.99

$0.40


  • Any Mobile, Anytime: Unlimited domestic calls from the Sprint network to and from ANY U.S. mobile phone regardless of carrier. Any network, any time.
  • Unlimited data: Web surfing, email, BlackBerry Internet Services (BIS), GPS Navigation, Music Premier, TV Premier, Sprint Football Live, NASCAR Sprint Cup MobileSM
  • Messaging: Unlimited nationwide, text, picture and video messages to anyone on any network.
  • Unlimited Direct Connect: Direct Connect and Group Connect (for capable phones)
  • Talk: Night calling and weekends starting at 7 p.m., nationwide long distance and no roaming charges

This plan is best for: If you have a good idea of how many voice minutes you'll need and want to enjoy unlimited data and messaging, the Everything plan will work great for your needs. This is a great option for PDA users. HOWEVER: This plan is NOT compatible with tethering!

 


 

EVERYTHING MESSAGING Individual plan: This plan includes 450 or 900 voice minutes plus UNLIMITED messaging.

Monthly
Anytime Minutes

Monthly Access

Per-Minute Rate
After Allowance

450

$49.99

$0.45

900

$69.99

$0.40


  • Messaging: Unlimited nationwide, text, picture and video messages to anyone on any network.
  • Unlimited Direct Connect: Direct Connect and Group Connect (for capable phones)
  • Talk: Night calling and weekends starting at 7 p.m., nationwide long distance and no roaming charges

This plan is best for: If you have a good idea of how many voice minutes you'll need and want to enjoy unlimited messaging but don't use data services, this is the plan for you. This plan is NOT compatible with tethering!

 


BASIC TALK Individual plan: This plan includes 200, 450 or 900 voice minutes.

Monthly
Anytime Minutes

Monthly Access

Per-Minute Rate
After Allowance

200 (for this plan, nights/weekends

start at 9pm (vs 7pm with all other plans)

$29.99

$0.45

450

$39.99

$0.45

900

$59.99

$0.40


  • Talk: Unlimited mobile to mobile, night calling and weekends starting at 7 p.m., nationwide long distance and no roaming charges
  • Unlimited Direct Connect: Direct Connect and Group Connect (for capable phones)
  • Unlimited nights and weekends start at 9pm for 200-minute plan.

This plan is best for: If you plan on using your phone mainly for making and receiving calls and don't need data or messaging, a BASIC plan is the simple, affordable choice for you. If you plan to use your phone as a modem (tethering), you should select a BASIC plan and add a data package and tethering.

 


Sprint Calling Plans - Family Share Plans

SIMPLY EVERYTHING Family plan: This plan includes unlimited messaging, data, calling, and navigation for two phones (add additonal lines for $89.99/mo./line). No overage charges! Click to read more about the value of the Simply Everything plan.

Monthly
Anytime Minutes

Monthly Access

Per-Minute Rate
After Allowance

UNLIMITED!

$189.99

N/A



  • Unlimited talk: Unlimited anytime minutes, nationwide long distance and no roaming charges
  • Unlimited data: Web surfing, email, BlackBerry Internet Services (BIS), GPS Navigation, Music Premier, TV Premier, Sprint Football Live, NASCAR Sprint Cup MobileSM
  • Messaging: Unlimited nationwide, text, picture and video messages to anyone on any network.
  • Unlimited Direct Connect: Direct Connect and Group Connect (for capable phones)
  • Lines 1-2 included. Lines 3-5 $89.99/mo./line

This plan is best for: Anyone who is always on the phone, whether you're texting, chatting, or surfing the web. Never worry about overage charges! This is a great option for PDA users. HOWEVER: This plan is NOT compatible with tethering!


 

EVERYTHING DATA with Any Mobile, Any Time Family plan: This plan includes 1500 or 3000 voice minutes for two phones plus UNLIMITED messaging and data use, plus unlimited calling to ANY mobile number on ANY US cell provider (additional lines can be added for $19.99/mo/line)!

Monthly
Anytime Minutes

Monthly Access

Per-Minute Rate
After Allowance

1500

$129.99

$0.40

3000

$169.99

$0.25


  • Any Mobile, Anytime: Unlimited domestic calls from the Sprint network to and from ANY U.S. mobile phone regardless of carrier. Any network, any time.
  • Unlimited data: Web surfing, email, BlackBerry Internet Services (BIS), GPS Navigation, Music Premier, TV Premier, Sprint Football Live, NASCAR Sprint Cup MobileSM
  • Messaging: Unlimited nationwide, text, picture and video messages to anyone on any network.
  • Unlimited Direct Connect: Direct Connect and Group Connect (for capable phones)
  • Talk: Night calling and weekends starting at 7 p.m., nationwide long distance and no roaming charges
  • Lines 1-2 included. Lines 3-5 are $19.99/mo./line.

This plan is best for: If you have a good idea of how many voice minutes you'll need and want to enjoy unlimited data and messaging, the Everything plan will work great for your needs. This is a great option for PDA users. HOWEVER: This plan is NOT compatible with tethering!

 


EVERYTHING MESSAGING Family plan: This plan includes 1500 or 3000 voice minutes plus UNLIMITED messaging for two phones (additional lines can be added for $9.99/mo/line).

Monthly
Anytime Minutes

Monthly Access

Per-Minute Rate
After Allowance

1500

$99.99

$0.40

3000

$149.99

$0.25


  • Messaging: Unlimited nationwide, text, picture and video messages to anyone on any network.
  • Unlimited Direct Connect: Direct Connect and Group Connect (for capable phones)
  • Talk: Night calling and weekends starting at 7 p.m., nationwide long distance and no roaming charges
  • Lines 1-2 included. Lines 3-5 are $9.99/mo./line.

This plan is best for: If you have a good idea of how many voice minutes you'll need and want to enjoy unlimited messaging but don't use data services, this is the plan for you. This plan is NOT compatible with tethering!

 


FAMILY TALK SHARE plan: This plan includes a voice allowance to share for two phones (additional lines can be added for $9.99/mo/line). Features such as messaging, data access, and tethering can be added to the phones individually.

Monthly
Anytime Minutes

Monthly Access

Per-Minute Rate
After Allowance

700

$69.99

$0.45


  • Talk: Unlimited mobile to mobile, night calling and weekends starting at 7 p.m., nationwide long distance and no roaming charges
  • Lines 1-2 included. Lines 3-5 are $9.99/mo./line.
  • Unlimited Direct Connect: Direct Connect and Group Connect (for capable phones)

This plan is best for: If you use your phones primarily for calling and don't plan on using any extra services like data or text messaging, this is a great, affordable option.

 


Sprint FEATURES (add-ons): There are several features available for Sprint phones. Please read through this carefully, as some of the plans above already include some of these features!

Below is a description of each available feature. If the plan you selected already includes one of these features, you do NOT need to select it in this section. For example, if you selected the "Everything Messaging 450" plan, you do not need to select a messaging option here.

  • Text/Picture/Video Messaging: Unless a messaging package or messaging-included plan is selected, customer will be charged $0.15 per message sent or received. Simply Everything and all Everything plans INCLUDE unlimited messaging.
    • 300 messages: $5/mo
    • 1000 messages: $10/mo
    • Unlimited messages: $20/mo

  • Data Services: Requires data-capable phone/PDA. Unless a data-included plan or add-on is selected, customer will be charged $0.03/KB for usage. Simply Everything and Everything Data plans INCLUDE data.
    • Data Package $15/mo: Make the most of your phone with unlimited Web, Sprint Mobile eMail, Basic Music, Basic TV, and exclusive content like NFL Mobile Live, NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile and Sprint Exclusive Entertainment.
      Surf the web: With broadband-like speeds, Sprint delivers handheld high-speed Internet on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network.
      Sprint Mobile Email: Check your work and personal accounts with easy access for up to 3 accounts at once, including well-known providers AOL, Gmail, Windows Live (MSN and Hotmail), Yahoo!® and more.                                                                                                                                           Sprint Radio: Enjoy streaming radio channels and access to discounted
      music downloads. For the full radio line up, visit sprint.com/radio.
      Basic Music: 99¢ downloads and 10 radio channels including Top 20 hits, Country, Hip Hop/R&B and Sprint Exclusive EntertainmentTM with exclusive videos and artist interviews.
      Sprint TV: Watch shows, sports, news, movies and more, choose from:
      exclusive content, short clips or full-length episodes. For full
      Sprint TV line-up, visit sprint.com/tvguide. Content and line-up
      subject to change.
      Sprint Football Live:Instant access to the action with the latest
      stats, news, injury reports, post-game video highlights, fantasy
      analysis and more.

    • Data Premier $25/mo: Make the most of your phone with unlimited Web, Sprint Mobile eMail, Music Premier, TV Premier, and exclusive content like NFL Mobile Live, NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile and Sprint Exclusive Entertainment.
      Surf the web: With broadband-like speeds, Sprint delivers handheld high-speed Internet on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network.
      Sprint Mobile Email: Check your work and personal accounts with easy access for up to 3 accounts at once, including well-known providers AOL, Gmail, Windows Live (MSN and Hotmail), Yahoo!® and more.
      Unlimited Sprint Navigation: Get turn by turn directions, traffic alerts, one-click rerouting and GPS-enabled searches. You can even plan your trip before you leave.
      TV Premier: Watch shows, sports, news, movies and more, choose from
      exclusive content, short clips or full-length episodes. For the full line-up, visit sprint.com/tvguide.
      Sprint Radio: Take your music with you and use your phone as an MP3
      player and radio. Enjoy streaming radio channels, featured local radio
      stations from across the country and access to discounted music
      downloads. For the full radio line-up, visit sprint.com/radio.                                                                                                                                          
      Sprint Football Live:Instant access to the action with the latest stats, news, injury reports, post-game video highlights, fantasy analysis and more.

    • Power Vision Pro Pack $30/mo: With Sprint Power Pro Pack you get unlimited text messaging, unlimited data access, web browsing, email, Sprint Picture Mail/Video Mail, On Demand, NFL Mobile, Sprint TV and Active Sync for $30 per month. If you plan to use tethering (see below), you MUST add the Power Vision Pro Pack or Blackberry Data Pack!

    • Blackberry Pack $30/mo: This feature provides unlimited BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS), including support and integration for up to 10 IMAP or Pop 3 email accounts and one blackberry.net email account for a Blackberry or other PDA/smartphone. If you plan to use tethering (see below), you MUST add the Power Vision Pro Pack or Blackberry Data Pack!

  • Phone-as-Modem (tethering) $15/mo(this option is only for business accounts): Tethering is the term used when you use your phone as a modem. With a compatible phone and the tethering feature added to your plan, you can attach your device to your computer or an EVDO router (some devices) via a USB cable and connect to the internet via your phone like you would with a dedicated EVDO device. You can read more about tethering here: Tethering (AKA Phone-As-Modem). Not all devices are compatible with this option. Make sure you check the full feature list of your selected phone to see if it can be used as a modem.

    You CANNOT add tethering to a Simply Everything or Everything plan. You must add the Sprint Power Vision or Blackberry data pack to a Basic Talk plan to add tethering!

  • GPS Navigation $9.99/mo: Get unlimited directions, dodge traffic, find the nearest restaurants or lowest gas prices. See your progress on a moving map with spoken turn-by-turn directions. Compatible phones only. The Simply Everything plan includes GPS Navigation

  • Mobile Locator $15/mo: Contact employees any time, anywhere with Sprint Mobile Locator. You'll see the current location of their phones in near real time and via mapping displays on your PC. It's the information you need to provide superior customer service, avoid delays and increase productivity, or to simply enjoy peace of mind.

  • Total Equipment Protection $7/mo: Covers most incidents of damage, loss, and theft. Deductible and limits apply. Click here to read full terms.

  • Roadside Emergency Repair $4/mo: As long as your Sprint Phone is with you in your vehicle or someone else's, Roadside Rescue covers you for the following services: Battery service - jump start a dead battery; Tire service — with customer-provided inflated spare; Lockout service — or, if entry can't be made, up to $50 in locksmith service; Gas delivery — if you run out, enough fuel to reach the nearest service station; Mechanical adjustments — minor adjustments may be made to make the vehicle operate; Extrication/Winching — up to $100 in service if vehicle can be safely reached from a road; Towing — free hookup plus tow back to service provider's facility, or up to 3 driving miles in any direction.

 


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