The first details concerning the long rumored service plan changes on the 15th of this month have surfaced.Â These new plans do away with the technology segregation that confused and irritated many potential and current customers, but at the expense of venerable Sprint offerings.
The first changes include the addition of Talk/Message/Connect, a new set of plans designed to bundle the most requested features and replace the Power Pack plans with the selection starting at 450, 900, and unlimited minutes of talk time for $49.99, $69.99 and $89.99 respectively.
The Everything Plans will still be available and are now squarely aimed at Verizon’s Premium Plan offerings with offerings remaining at 450 minutes, 900, or unlimited for $69.99, $89.99 and $99.99 respectively.
The biggest casualty of this new selection of plans is the elimination of the Free Incoming plans. The Simply Everything $5 incremental discount for each additional line is still available for those that wish to take advantage of multiple lines on the plan.
The forthcoming Instinct will still be required to be activated on one of the aforementioned Everything Plans, with the Talk/Message/Data Share plan being the only plan available for activation on a shared line plan.
SERO customers will be forced to switch to one of the aforementioned plans in order to activate the device.
The biggest changes to the plan structure are on the shared line plans with the ability to have any combination of CDMA/iDEN/PowerSource/QChat devices on one account with the new Talk Share plan which starts at $69.99 for 700 minutes shared between two lines with the 3-5 line running an additional $9.99 per line per month.
The Talk/Message Share plans run $99.99 for 1500 minutes and $149.99 for 3000 minutes respectively while adding unlimited messaging, and the Talk/Message/Data Share plans run $129.99 for 1500 minutes and $169.99 for 3000 minutes, unlimited messaging, and data, Sprint Navigation, Sprint TV and Sprint Radio. Additional lines can also be added for $19.99 per month per line.
Unlimited Nationwide Direct Connect is also expected to be available for an additional $10 per month for the aforementioned plans.