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.
Pulse Cellular plans are labeled by carrier, a rarity in the reseller world.
All plans seem to include mobile hotspot use, however, phone plans must be used in a phone device.
Currently Available Plans
- Verizon: 30GB - $90/month
- T-Mobile: 50GB - $65/month
- Sprint: Unlimited - $60/month
Hotspot Basic Plans
- Verizon: 30GB - $99/month
- T-Mobile: Unlimited - $99/month
- Sprint: 30GB - $70/month
Hotspot Premium Plans
- AT&T: Unlimited - $125/month
- T-Mobile: Unlimited - $125/month
- Sprint: 50GB - $95/month
Tablet Basic Plan
- T-Mobile: 50GB - $65/month
*Static IP available for T-Mobile: $10 a month add-on charge
- Carrier Networks Used: AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon
- Carrier Relationship: MVNO / Reseller
- Plan Types Available: Phone or Data Only
- Device Types Permitted: Phone, Hotspot, Tablet, Router
- Unlimited: Yes
- High Speed Mobile Hotspot Use: Varies by plan
- Throttling: Varies by plan
- Network Management: Varies by plan
- Video Streaming Resolution: Varies by plan
- 5G Access: No
- Device Purchase Required: No, but can purchase a device
- Plan Period: 30 days, 6 months
- International Roaming: Plan dependent - a few offer Virgin Island / Canada / Mexico
- Domestic Roaming: Reportedly, yes
- Data Roll Over: No
- Overage Charges: None
- Lines per account: One
- Extras: None
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