Sprint has one of the coolest promotions I’ve seen yet in telecommunications. Today, if you sign up for one of its Amazon Better Choice XXL plans, you’ll not only get 40GB of data to share for $100/mo, you’ll also get a free year of Amazon Prime (valued at $100).
Carriers are offering promotions to switch all the time, some hold a higher value, some gain you a shiny new toy, but with a free year of Amazon Prime, you get access to the following:
- Free two-day shipping
- Streaming video service
- Streaming music service
- Unlimited storage for picture storage
- Early access to deals
- Access to Prime Pantry
That’s a pretty good haul for free content, especially with Amazon’s ever-expanding video library. On Sprint’s end, you’ll get 40 GB of data to share amongst the lines on your plan, unlimited minutes, and texts. Technically under this plan you get “unlimited data” but after you reach your limit, you’re slowed down to 2G speeds, which as we know, is barely usable.
If you want a similar amount of data on another carrier, it’s going to cost you. AT&T is going to get you for $300/mo, T-Mobile doesn’t offer shared data but adding 10 GB/mo is $30 ($45 for unlimited) per line, and Verizon offers, at most 18 GB to share. Paltry.