Sprint Faces Off Against Hip MVNOs
Feb 26, 2007, 4:33 PM by (staff)
Sprint today began offering new calling plans in the San Francisco Bay area designed to take on MVNOs like Helio and Amp'd. Sprint will offer two Unlimited Access plans. The first offers unlimited voice calls, messaging, and on-phone browsing for $120 per month. A second adds unlimited data access on a PC as well, using the phone as a modem for $150 per month. Amp'd offers a plan with unlimited calling, messaging, and browsing for $150 per month, however that does not include PC data access. Helio offers several "all in" calling plans which provide unlimited messaging and browsing, but not unlimited calling. Although Sprint is supposed to offer these unlimited plans in the San Francisco area, they are not yet available on line when entering local zip codes.
Sprint is in Rough Shape....
They have pulled out all the stops when it comes to attacking Cingular and other companies with their childish advertising strategies. And they now feel as though they have to change their rate plans to compete with MVNOs!
I guess they should have done their homework before their joint venture with Nextel, because now its down to the big 2 with Sprint fading fast.
A company changing prices to compete? That's a new one.
How are their advertisi...
MVNO Uses Sprint dont they?
If I were Helio or Amp'd, I'd feel very complimented.
Well, if Hip=$120 bucks a month, then I feel ripped off.
"Unlimited" is a relative term