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How is Sprint's $80 unlimited data plan?

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Anyone have any experience with their $80 unlimited data plan? If so, how is it? Is it worth it?
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I love Sprint! Wouldn't use any other carrier!!
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It really depends on where you'll be using the phone most often. Unlimited data with Sprint was no good for me because it was too slow to take advantage of. The areas I frequent in Colorado have no 4G LTE coverage through Sprint (And very spotty, high latency Wimax coverage), whereas even T-Mobile has a strong LTE presence out here. I left a 450/unlimited/unlimited plan with Sprint for an unlimited everything plan with T-Mobile and I'm paying about the same amount (after a 10% discount w/T-Mobile) - and I couldn't be happier with the move. I get superb data coverage in areas where I was lucky to get snail-paced 3g with Sprint.

Unlimited data is no good if you can't use it... Study coverage maps carefully, too. T-Mobile's map seems to be more accurate than Sprint's, which was overly optimistic. If you're not smack-dab in the middle of a strong coverage section (for data) I wouldn't trust it (with Sprint).
    
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What the guy above me said, I use the unlimited plan from sprint and it's completely crap, so bad that I had to get internet service from Verizon to browse the internet when I should be using the hotspot service on my phone. I used to get about 3 bars max at Rochester and it got worse when I moved to highland falls. The signal is much better in NYC though and I guess the same goes for most major cities in the US. 4G also works flawlessly in NYC but it defeats the point since you'll have easy access to hot spots.

Even then, in NYC, I've read in countless places that Verizon & AT&T offer better connection speeds. If not for the fact that my mom pays for my phone bill since she gets a pretty good family discount, I'd have left sprint a LONG time ago. Can't complain about free stuff.
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T-mobile was actually my first choice, but when I tried ordering a phone through them, they refused to sell me one. They told me I wouldn't get good coverage where I'm at and that I'd be better off with another service provider. They told me that if I wanted to get a phone through them, I'd have to use another address to order it. So T-mobile is out of the question I guess.

After that, I checked Sprint's coverage map, and I seem to be within a good area for them (dark purple on the data map, which represents "Sprint 3G & more"). Sprint's unlimited data plan is relatively cheap when compared to the data plans AT&T and Verzion offer, so I'd prefer to go with Sprint.
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Check sensory and see if they have 4glte in your area. If not check s4gru.com to see when it's coming. If it's no time soon, don't do it. Only reason why I'm with sprint is because I've been with them 8 years and lte is coming early next year.

As of right now though my phone is useless in public as far as data is concerned. It's been like this for about 2 years.
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Check sensory and see if they have 4glte in your area.

Hmm... according to that website, I don't have access to 4G, 3G, or even 2G through any carrier.
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Hmm... according to that website, I don't have access to 4G, 3G, or even 2G through any carrier.
That means no users in your area have mapped there. So the Site is useless for you.
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