Sprint Unlimited Kickstart Promo: $300 Prepaid Mastercard + Unlimited Talk, Text, Data For $35/Month
Limited-time offer for $300 prepaid Mastercard. The merger between T-Mobile and Sprint is supposed to close very soon, but it hasn’t quite yet. Maybe that’s why Sprint has added a $300 prepaid Mastercard for people who port over their own device and phone number to their Unlimited Kickstart plan that includes unlimited talk/text/data for $35 per month, per line. Porting is free and you can come from any specific provider. Limited-time offer ends 4/9.
It’s rare to see them pay you for not even buying a new phone. There is no contract with Kickstart, although the fine print says the $300 prepaid Mastercard ships after 90 days, so you would probably need to stay on the plan until then. Bring over your own phone, and you could actually generate a net profit with this promo for several months!
Pros of Kickstart Unlimited:
Unlimited talk, text, and data for $35 a month, per line.
You can bring over any compatible phone, or buy one from Sprint. Use their phone IMEI/MEID checker.
You can come over from ANY outside provider, Verizon/AT&T/T-Mobile or even another cheap MVNO.
No expiration date. Price will not go up after a year.
No annual contracts.
No family plan or minimum number of lines required.
Cons of Kickstart Unlimited:
New customers only.
Online orders only. You won’t see this offer in stores.
No mobile hotspot.
Unlimited video in standard definition. Video streams up to 480p, music up to 500 Kbps, gaming up to 2 Mbps.
Data deprioritization during congestion.
Sprint Unlimited Kickstart is best for those that want to lock in unlimited data direct from a major provider at a low $35/month price. Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile Unlimited may have slightly better networks but they are also significantly more expensive.
I am not a huge data user, but it was still nice when I was on Sprint Unlimited. I could stream videos without worry and switched all my settings to “use cellular data whenever the heck you want!” instead of having to wait to sync or download things like podcasts over WiFi. There is also (slightly) better customer service at a major provider as compared to an MVNO. However, I would also consider the these MVNO alternatives as they can offer some significant savings.
Mint Mobile is another low-cost competitor with data caps. This is what I use. They are an MVNO that runs on the T-Mobile GSM network. You can get:
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The thing about Mint Mobile is that you have to “buy in bulk”. Initially you have to buy at least 3 months upfront, and then after that you have to buy 12 months at a time to get their lowest price. After your LTE data runs out, you still get data included at slower 2G data speeds until your month resets. They do offer a 7-Day Money Back Guarantee (starts upon SIM activation) so you can test them out before making any commitment.
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