This device or plan has been discontinued or we consider it obsolete. While current owners of this device or plan may continue to find performance to be adequate for the foreseeable tech-future, we do not recommend upgrading to or purchasing it.
In June 2020, we saw reports of Venn Mobile not accepting new activations.
As of September, they do not have any plans or phones listed on their site. When asked, they said the are "replenishing inventory" and do not have an ETA of when items will be back in stock.
We recommend using caution if using this vendor.
They have a limited number of phones for sale on their site, or you can bring your own device.
Currently they are only offering Voice Plans. However they do have a tab on their site for Data Plans, although there are no data plans actually listed. When contacted, they responded that they would "most likely" be offering data only plans in the future, but they did not have any details to offer at this time.
Last Update: November 18, 2020
Sprint is now part of T-Mobile, as per the merger that closed on April 1, 2020.
New Sprint customers are directed to T-Mobile to sign up for their plans, however, some of Sprint's legacy plans are still available in-store or over the phone. Customers on existing direct Sprint plans will be able to retain those plans for the next three years without price increases or changes to features.
The two networks still operate mostly independently with their own towers and frequency bands. Some Sprint customers can have their Sprint phones coded to make the T-Mobile network the primary network for their phones instead of Sprint. Sprint customers with recent 5G phones such as the Galaxy S10 automatically use T-Mobile as the primary network since the combined company is shutting down Sprint's 5G service.
As of October, T-Mobile is offering most Sprint smartphone customers that use the Sprint cellular network the ability to choose the "T-Mobile Network Experience". In short, TNX allows Sprint network customers with compatible devices to trade in their Sprint SIM card for a T-Mobile SIM card and move their plan to the T-Mobile network while retaining the features, billing, and terms of their original Sprint plan. You can read more about what this means here.
Starting in late November, non-profit Sprint based plans have T-mobile roaming enabled via a PRL update pushed to devices.
At present time - aside from Boost being sold to Dish Network - there are no changes to 3rd party, reseller or MVNO plans sold on the Sprint network. However, we are continuing to monitor the situation and will update as appropriate.
- Carrier Networks Used: Sprint
- Carrier Relationship: MVNO
- Plan Types Available: Smartphone
- Device Types Permitted: Smartphones only, although data plans and other devices may be offered in the future
- Unlimited: Technically
- High Speed Mobile Hotspot Use: Yes - 50 GB
- Throttling: No
- Network Management: Possible after 50GB is used
- Video Streaming Resolution: 1080p
- 5G Access: No
- Device Purchase Required: No
- Plan Period: 1 month
- International Roaming: Yes, 10GB of LTE roaming data in Canada and Mexico
- Domestic Roaming: Yes
- Data Roll Over: None
- Overage Charges: None
- Lines permitted per account: 1
- Extras: None
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