Sprint (NYSE: S) is giving its prepaid customers who sign up through its Sprint Prepaid brand at Best Buy rollover data that does not expire. Additionally, Sprint announced a new mobile TV service for its Boost Mobile prepaid brand.
Sprint is launching "Monthly Rolling Data" for three of its plans. The offer will be available exclusively at Best Buy for a limited time, but Sprint did not say when it will end.
All of the plans come with unlimited voice and texting. For $35 per month, customers get 1 GB of rolling data, for $45 they get 3 GB of rolling data and for $55 they get 6 GB of rolling data,
Sprint Prepaid customers can roll over unused data from month to month and store up to 30 GB of unused data with no expiration. AT&T Mobility (NYSE: T) customers on AT&T's GoPhone prepaid brand see their unused data expire after 30 days, while T-Mobile US' (NYSE:TMUS) Simple Choice prepaid customers' unused data expires after 12 months.
AT&T brought its rollover data option to its GoPhone plans last month, but only offers rollover data on the carrier's $45 and $60 plans. T-Mobile Simple Choice Prepaid customers must purchase 3 GB or more of LTE data to qualify for its rollover data.
"Sprint Prepaid customers can now keep unused data, adding even more value and flexibility," Angela Rittgers, vice president marketing for Sprint Prepaid, said in a statement. "Sprint Prepaid Rolling Data will be available on Sprint Prepaid monthly plans and won't expire alleviating the stress of having to worry about losing unused data."
Also available only at Best Buy, for a limited time Sprint Prepaid customers can bring in their Sprint Prepaid phone and be pre-qualified to upgrade to a new Sprint postpaid smartphone leasing plan after nine on-time payments with $0 down and no credit check.
Meanwhile, Sprint also unveiled boostTV service for tis Boost Mobile brand as well as a $10 boostTV Live Sports add-on, a video streaming service that lets customers watch live and on-demand sports content, including the upcoming Copa America, exclusively on BeIN SPORTS on a Boost Mobile smartphone.
Customers can add the boostTV Live Sports add-on for $10 per month, though all of the boostTV services also count against customers' existing data buckets. Customers who have already installed the free boostTV app on their phone can subscribe to the boostTV Live Sports add-on within the app.
The sports package supports AyM Sports, Azteca America, BeIN Sports, BeIN Sports en Español, Fightbox, Latin American Sports and TyC. Sprint said boostTV provides access to live soccer in parts of Latin America, Mexico and Europe.
The boostTV app is currently available for select Boost Mobile Android-powered smartphones including HTC Desire, LG Tribute, Motorola E, Samsung Galaxy Prevail LTE, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 with availability for additional devices coming in the future. The service is powered by MobiTV's technology.
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