Sprint Fires Back At T-Mobile With Its Own Unlimited Data Plan: How Do They Stack Up To Each Other? : TECH : Tech Times
Just moments after T-Mobile announced the revival of unlimited data plans with its T-Mobile One offering, Sprint fired back by unveiling an unlimited data plan of its own.
The offerings of both companies will provide subscribers with unlimited calls, text messages and data. However, the unlimited data included in the offerings come with certain limitations.
For T-Mobile One, all video playback will be reduced to 480p resolution, which can be bypassed to stream high-definition video by an additional fee of $25 per month. Users will also be throttled once they exceed a monthly data allocation of 26 GB, which is a lot of data considering that T-Mobile is not counting video and music streaming against user data caps under its Binge On and Music Freedom features.
In comparison, for Sprint Unlimited Freedom, video playback carries the same 480p resolution limitation, along with reducing music streams to a workable 500 kbps and a slow 2 Mbps for gaming. Sprint, however, does not seem to be offering an option to bypass the reduced quality of streams unlike T-Mobile.