Great news for Sprint users – if you’ve got any fears about the carrier getting rid of your unlimited data plan, you’ve got nothing to worry about. At least that’s what Sprint’s Chief Technology Officier, Stephen Bye, said when he addressed the crowd at GigaOm’s Mobilize conference in San Francisco today. While its main competitors like Verizon and AT&T slashing their unlimited plans and introducing tiered data plans, Sprint remains the only one in the “big four” that remains unfazed.
According to Stephen Bye, there is a price to pay in order to support unlimited data plans – but not every unlimited subscriber uses as much data as the next guy. He also emphasized about the simplicity of supporting unlimited data plans, not to mention there won’t be any hidden costs that customers will deal with when using tiered data plans. Sprint’s engineers are working under pressure to get the cost structure down in order for the carrier to keep its unlimited data plan around.
With rumors of the iPhone arriving on Sprint, it makes you wonder if the carrier will be able to keep up its strategy. After all, with the new iPhone, Sprint should expect a sudden surge of customers, especially since it has its unlimited plans going on. How many of you are on Sprint just because of the unlimited data, and how much do you use a month?
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