Sprint’s Unlimited Data Plan Just Got More Expensive

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CORRECTING and REPLACING Sprint Says: Hurry in Before It’s Too Late! Last Two Weeks to Get Unlimited High-Speed Data, Talk and Text for Just $60/Month!.

Just one year after Sprint announced its $60-per-month unlimited data plan, the Kansas-based phone carrier will be upping the price to $70 per month, starting October 16. OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sep 30, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — At $60/month, Sprint offers the lowest rate among national carriers for an unlimited high-speed data, talk and text plan. While they were a nice perk back in the days of the original iPhone when customers were stuck on slow EDGE (and later 3G) connections, carriers quickly found out that it could squeeze more from customers by selling them buckets of data instead. The announcement comes in the form of an “act now” promo of sorts from Sprint, offering those who are interested a chance to opt in before the price hike. It is better than T-Mobile’s own $80 per month contract for unlimited data, and much better than Verizon Wireless and AT&T, neither of which offer unlimited data contracts any more.

The company says that in addition to those who switch over by October 15th, customers who are currently on the $60 unlimited tier will be able to keep the current rate after the changes go into effect. What’s more, the monthly cost will stay put, even when getting a new phone, as long as plan requirements are met and selected financing options are available with the data option. Sprint has even said that unlimited data is on its way out: in July, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said that the carrier would begin raising prices on its unlimited plan and nudging customers over toward capped options. In July, Claure hinted that unlimited plans may be on the way out for Sprint, given the growing costs and network strain brought on by consumers streaming increasing amounts of content. To qualify for the plan, customers must purchase their device through iPhone Forever, Sprint Lease, Sprint Easy Pay, pay full retail price or bring their own compatible device.

Selling unlimited data plans may simply be unsustainable for Sprint, he suggested, especially as we begin to stream more and more content to our phones. Rather than increase the price without warning, we want to give customers one last chance to take advantage of the $60 rate.” Sprint’s unlimited data price hike also means that you don’t have much longer to take advantage of its $61/month iPhone 6s promotion. Update September 30th, 3:30PM ET: Sprint has updated its press release to remove the note about limiting video download speeds; it previously tried to implement a video streaming cap on other data plans, but quickly removed them due to “customer feedback.” Claure is trying to revamp the carrier’s image, and he’s set a goal of becoming the number one carrier in terms of quality in the next two years, but it is a lofty ambition for the new CEO.

The Overland Park, Kansas, company has placed itself as the provider, offering the wireless services at low-costs under the supervision of Chief Executive Officer, Marcelo Claure. NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)proclaimed that Microsoft will offer NVIDIA® GPU-enabled professional graphics applications and accelerated computing capabilities to customers worldwide through its cloud platform, Microsoft Azure. Other wireless carriers have found it in their best interest to transition customers toward capped plans, and now it looks like Sprint is joining the pack. The promotions seem to be attracting new customers, though Sprint isn’t adding customers as fast as T-Mobile and AT&T, both of which added eight million new customers in 2014.

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Taking a gamble with Sprint might be worth the price, but T-Mobile has quite a few other treats that may be worth the $10 extra for unlimited wireless data. NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)gained+0.61% and is at $24.32.The total traded volume was4.73million shares andmarket capitalization arrived at $12.79B.

Sprint’s Unlimited Plan ensures customers are getting the best data experience, whether they are checking emails, watching videos, sending pictures, or managing their business and personal lives. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP)stated that it has attained a 3.7% ownership stake in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (AAP) (“Advance” or the “Company”), and has announced a presentation on Advance that it will be making at today’s C4K Sohn Canada Conference 2015 in Toronto. The Company develops, engineers and deploys technologies, including the first wireless fourth generation (4G) service from a national carrier in the United States; offering mobile data services, prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities, and a global Tier 1 Internet Service. For a limited time, you can combine the best unlimited plan with the world’s best offer for iPhone 6s…$61/month for iPhone 6s 16GB and unlimited talk, text and data.

Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX)publicizedthat it is sponsoring the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (HPEC ’15). Jeremy Kepner, recognized the growing importance of the HPC field and initiated this yearly workshop and conference to bring together industry and academia to discuss developments and needs.

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Customers with an iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s may participate in this offer if they choose the $15/mo. lease. 3To improve data experience for the majority of users, throughput may be limited, varied or reduced on the network. Prohibited network use rules apply—see sprint.com/termsandconditions. 4$0 down at signing on a 22-mo. lease at $15/mo. or $19/mo. or 21-mo. lease for other monthly lease payments above, all for qualified customers. If service or lease is cancelled early, the remaining lease payments become due immediately and customer must return the device or pay the purchase option. iPhone Forever: Applies to upgrade on lease.

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