Sprint has been boasting about its $60 unlimited plan, which includes bottomless high-speed data, since it launched in August of last year. Next month, that plan is undergoing a notable change.
On October 16, Sprint’s $60 unlimited plan will get a $10 price hike, meaning that you’ll have to pay $70 for a plan with unlimited talk, text, and high-speed data. The plan will be still available to new and existing customers. If you’re already on the $60 plan when the price increases, you’ll be able to keep that $60 rate, even if you activate a new phone, so long as you buy a phone with a financing option that’s compatible with the plan.
It’s also worth noting that while Sprint’s Open World international offering is included for free with the unlimited plan, you’ll need to pay extra if you want to use your phone as a mobile hotspot.
The good news is that Sprint will be keeping its unlimited plan around, which is smart since it’s one thing that the big yellow carrier has that AT&T and Verizon don’t. A $10 price hike isn’t great to see, but hey, at least now you’ve got a heads-up that the price increase in coming, giving you time to sign up for the $60 plan if you want it.