Sprint will continue to offer a free year of unlimited service to customers who switch to the carrier and bring their phone. The offer was set to expire last month, but Sprint has extended the offer through April.
The offer has been available since June of 2017. It’s available to new customers who switch to Sprint and sign up on the company’s website. Sprint and other carriers routinely describe promotional offerings as “available for a limited time,” only to extend the offering as its end date nears.
The term “unlimited” has some limitations, including a max of 1080p for streaming video, 1.5 Mbps for streaming music, and 8 Mbps for games. Data de-prioritization applies during times of congestion, and customers that exceed 23GB of data in any billing cycle may be throttled until the next billing cycle.
The unlimited talk includes long distance calls within the United States and Sprint Global Roaming, which includes 2G data and text messaging in over 165 countries for no charge, plus calling for $0.20 per minute. 10GB of high-speed data per line is included to use toward Personal Hotspot, VPN, and Peer-2-Peer usage.
Eligible smartphones must be unlocked and compatible with Sprint’s network and SIM card, including the following iPhone models. An asterisk indicates only the Verizon model of that particular iPhone works on Sprint due to CDMA compatibility. Tablets and Personal Hotspot devices are ineligible.
For its part, Sprint has pegged much of its future on a renewed push to improve its network largely through adding 2.5 GHz capabilities to the half of its nationwide towers that don’t currently support that band and to use that effort to roll out a nationwide mobile 5G network in the first half of 2019.