iPhone fans are probably looking forward to the iPhone 5, which is expected to be announced any day now. According to several previous reports, the next-generation iPhone (iPhone 5 ) will find its way to all major four US carriers, including Sprint. In order to lure customers into the network, it’s now being reported that Sprint will provide an unlimited data plan.
Sprint, the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier, plans to begin selling the device in mid-October under a deal with Apple for the next model, the iPhone 5, said the people, who wouldn’t be identified because the plans aren’t public. Becoming the country’s only operator to offer the device with unlimited data service for a flat fee may help Sprint draw customers from AT&T and Verizon Wireless, which already carry the phone, they said.
Sprint already offers unlimited data plans for a number of its smartphones, and its subsidiary, Virgin Mobile USA, offers unlimited text and data plans (without a contract) for as little as $35 a month.
Granted, if Sprint finds that its network is hammered when the iPhone 5 comes out, I’m sure they’ll institute 2GB caps just like Verizon and AT&T have done… but right now, Sprint’s got a solid history of sticking by its unlimited data offerings, and there’s every reason to think they’ll continue to do so when the iPhone 5 comes out. That’s a pretty strong incentive to switch to Sprint in October, in my book.