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Sprint Rebrands Its Prepaid Service

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Mar 14, 2014, 9:10 AM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Mar 14, 2014, 9:21 AM

Sprint today relaunched its own-branded prepaid service, which used to run under the name Sprint As You Go, but is now called Sprint Prepaid. The initial list of devices being offered by Sprint Prepaid includes the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (Spark compatible), Samsung Galaxy S3 (LTE compatible), Motorola Moto G (3G only), and the Apple iPhone 4S (refurbished). According to Sprint, more smartphones will be available soon, and feature phones will launch on Sprint Prepaid next month. Smartphone plans start at $45 per month, which includes unlimited voice minutes and messaging, but only Wi-Fi data. Spending $60 per month gains users unlimited cellular data (speeds throttled after 2.5GB) in addition to unlimited voice/messaging. Sprint Prepaid does not require credit checks or contracts, but it still eligible for the Sprint Buyback program for turning in or recycling old phones for a discount on new devices. Sprint Prepaid is available beginning today. Sprint is still offering its Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA prepaid brands.

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Mar 14, 2014, 11:05 AM

WiFi data?

So when you say WiFi data, I just want to clarify, you mean NO data, correct? Since wifi has to be provided by a separate source, or you pay for it yourself and use a wireless router, it is not provided by the carrier. Not too sure why you didn't just say no data is included, becuase it isn't. It's deceptive to say that only Wi-Fi data is provided, that comes off as saying that the carrier has at least some part in getting you the data, which they do not.
http://www.sprint.com/landings/prepaid/index.html?EC ... »

It's listed as "Blocked Network Data".... it's pretty clear on their site but a little ambiguous on this site.
What that means is that you can put a smartphone on that plan. Usually you can't have a smartphone without a smartphone data plan.
"Wi-Fi data" sounds better than "no data." Misleading or not.
I think most anyone who read that would know what WIFI data means..

Mar 14, 2014, 1:54 PM

SAYGo was not prepaid

This doesnt replace any preexisting prepaid service. Sprint As You Go was postpaid it just had no credit check.

Sprint Prepaid has the same pricing as SAYGo had except it doesnt have roaming and truly unlimited data.
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