Sprint Cell Phone Plans: Which One is Right for You?

Use this resource to decide which Sprint cell phone plan is best for you

Whether you’re new to Sprint or if your cell phone plan is already with Sprint and you’re considering switching plans, this guide clearly outlines all plans currently offered by Sprint so you can make the best decision for your needs.

1) Simply Everything for $99.99
2) Everything for $69.99 or $89.99
3) Talk/Message/Direct Connect for $49.99, $69.99 or $89.99
4) Talk for $39.99 or $59.99
5) Basic for $29.99
6) Talk/Message/Data Share for $129.99 or $169.99
7) Talk/Message Share for $99.99 or $149.99
8) Talk Share for $69.99
9) Business Essentials for various prices

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Sprint Simply Everything plan for $99.99 (read full plan details)

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Sprint’s Simply Everything plan is exactly what it sounds like: simply


As for price, it’s $99.99 for everything. That may be too rich for some.

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Sprint Everything plan for $69.99 or $89.99 (read full plan details)

One step down from Sprint’s Simply Everything plan, the main difference with the Everything plan is that it doesn’t come with unlimited minutes.

Though these both pack often-pricey features, the 450-minute plan can be viewed as overpriced.

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Sprint Talk/Message/Direct Connect plan (read full plan details)

Two steps down from the top-of-the-line Sprint plan, the Talk/Message/Direct Connect plan differentiates itself because it doesn’t included data usage.

If you don’t plan to surf the mobile Web and do plan to talk and message regularly, this plan could be your best bet with Sprint.

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Sprint Talk plan for $39.99 or $59.99 (read full plan details)

A step down from the Sprint Talk/Message/Direct Connect plan, the Sprint Talk plan does what you’d think when it removes two features from its name: there’s no more messaging or Direct Connect.

You can also pay $5 more per month to have your night minutes start at 6 p.m. instead of the included 7 p.m.

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Sprint Basic plan for $29.99 (read full plan details)

The Sprint Basic plan does exactly what it says: it gets purely to the basics of original cell phone usage.

It limbos very low on price to $29.99 because it only comes with 200 anytime minutes. Additional minutes cost 45 cents each. You also have two upgrade choices for when you start your night minutes.

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Sprint Talk/Message/Data Share for $129.99 or $169.99 (read full plan details)

This is the crème de la crème of the Sprint share plans. It’s also the most expensive.

By default, this plan comes with two lines for two people. You can have up to five people total on this plan, though, if you pay $19.99 per month per line for each additional person beyond line two.

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Sprint Talk/Message Share plan for $99.99 or $149.99 (read full plan details)

One step down from the crème de la crème of the Sprint share plans, the Sprint Talk/Message Share plan has two main differences: it comes without any data option and it only costs $9.99 per additional line beyond the two included (up to five total) instead of $19.99 per additional line.

In comparing the two plans, you can see you’re paying $30 on the 1,500-minute plan and $20 on the 3,000-minute plan for unlimited data usage.

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Sprint Talk Share plan for $69.99 (read full plan details)

The Sprint Talk Share plan is the cheapest of the shared plans on Sprint. It runs $69.99 per month for 700 shared anytime minutes with no data or messaging allowance.

This plan is ideal for a couple or two people who don’t use data or messaging. If you do, messaging and data packages can still be added à la carte.

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Sprint Business Essentials plan for various prices (read full plan details)

The Business Essentials plan can be viewed as Sprint’s weakest plan. It strangely includes no option for data or messaging. While many business users use these features, these can only be bought separately when selecting this plan.

In addition to the mark against it for no data or messaging, the pricing is unattractive as well. Why pay $99.99 per month for just 2,000 anytime minutes, for example, when Simply Everything has unlimited minutes, unlimited data and unlimited messaging?

Finally, while Sprint invites you to pool your minutes with other office mates, you’re charged its largest fee to do so: $25 per extra line.

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