SprintSprint Nextel Corporation is a telecommunications company based in Overland Park, Kansas. The company owns and operates Sprint, the third largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States, with 51 million customers, behind Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility.

Sprint is a global Internet carrier and makes up a portion of the Internet backbone. In the United States, the company is the third largest long distance provider and also owns a majority of Clearwire, which operates the largest wireless broadband network.

The company was renamed in 2005 with the purchase of Nextel Communications by Sprint Corporation. The company continues to operate using two separate wireless network technologies, CDMA and iDEN (for Nextel and some Boost Mobile subscribers). In 2006, the company spun off its local landline telephone business, naming it Embarq (which was subsequently acquired by CenturyTel). In 2009, Sprint reached an agreement to outsource management of its wireless networks to Ericsson.

Sprint Nextel launched its first WiMAX wireless card on December 21, 2008 (the Franklin Wireless u300 broadband card), and the first WiMAX phone available in the United States (the HTC Evo 4G) on June 4, 2010, utilizing its WiMAX technology from Clearwire Corp. A recent Consumer Reports survey tied Sprint with perennial front-runner Verizon Wireless in terms of customer satisfaction, a big improvement over previous years.


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1=Ting =$6 Active Line Fee Charge on top of bucket rates.Taxes and regulatory fees also not included. If account is deactivated or you cancel service phone number may be transferred to someone else without notice. No roaming fees.

2=Karma provides a WI-Fi hotspot only. Typical download speeds of 3-6Mbps and upload at 1.5Mbps.

3=FreedomPop provides Extended Term and Extended Term Loyalty plans that offer discounted pricing if you agree to certain contract lengths such as 3, 6, 12 and 24 months. FreedomPop charges a topoff fee if you get within 100MB of your data limit so that you don’t run out of data. Prices do not include taxes or surcharges

4=Republic Wireless operates on a wi-fi first basis. Calls and texts are made via Wi-fi and Ceullar networkis only used as a backup when wi-fi is unavailable. No international calls. No “long duration” calls of 4 cumulative hours in a 24h period. Unlimited = 5GB before throttling

5=Virgin Mobile. Calls between two individuals only. 2G throttle speeds are between 56kbps and 128kbps. Price is with autopay enabled for iPhone customers. Video streaming limited to 600 kbps.

6=Ring Plus Inc. $6 fee may be charged for switching plans. Service may be terminated for excessive used when compared to other members. Calls etc to be made between 2 people only. Many plans include unlimited wi-fi calling.

7= TextNow uses wi-fi when available for calls and texts. May collect and use your personal information and information associated with text messages etc. See their privacy policy.

8= Boost Mobile. State and local taxes may apply to listed price. Phone calls and services could be terminated if network use is deemed unreasonable compared to other customers use. Network is for personal use only. Streaming video speeds limited to 3G.

9=Net10. Limited sms short code. Data usage above the average customer can result in termination. Definition of above average is not defined.

10=Straight Talk. No sms short codes. No unusually long and repeated phone calls. Data usage that is excessive and above average could result in termination

11=Voyager Mobile. Personal use only. Unusually high number of calls, data usage etc can result in termination. No wireless hotspots or tethering. Prices listed don’t include taxes and fees.

12 = Red Pocket Mobile. Call waiting and 3 way calling will result in double charges, if you disconnect from a conference call and other parties remain connected you will still be charged for all calls. Call forwarding 3 way calling and roaming not available to monthly or unlimited plans. No streaming audio or video.

13= IQ Wireless. No tethering. IQ mobile has an “unlimited” data plan that is capped at 5GB

14= Good2Go Mobile. $20 each additional GB of data. Service is for personal use only.

15 = Rok Mobile. No call forwarding, 3 way calling, conference calling etc. Dialogue between 2 individuals only or service may be terminated. Vague terminology used to describe data limitations. Using more data than the average customer could cause you to experience data throttling or termination. Referral credits offered for “referring a friend.”

16 = Kajeet. Geared towards children. Phones can come preprogrammed with parental controls to keep tabs on what your children are doing

17 = TotoWireless. Requires unlocked Sprint phone. Not to be used for commercial or business use

18 = ChitChat Mobile. Switching service plans may result in creation of a new account. Not to be used for commercial purposes. Dialogue between individuals only. Taxes and surcharges may apply.

19= Tempo Telecom. Roaming capabilities are extra at cost of $19.95/month. No short code support.

20 = Eco Mobile. Account culd be terminated for “excessive use of unlimited services.” Voice is for two individuals not commerical talk. Excessive unattended streaming is prohibited. No tethering unless specifically allowed by plan.

21 = Expo Mobile. Plans meant to be used between individuals not for business use. Conference, 3-day and call forwarding are prohibited. No SMS short codes. If data usage is deemed excessive you can be transferred to a limited data plan or have your account terminated.

22 = Ready Mobile. Text and talk are for use between two individuals only.

23 = Zing PCS. Service can be terminated by MVNO without advanced notice for actions considered detrimental to the network, presumably “excessive use” in play here. Roaming agreements are available.

24 = Credo Mobile. Call forwarding, 3 way calling, and roaming ARE included. No tethering or mobile hotspots. Nights & weekends Unlimited talk Monday-Thursday 9 p.m. – 7 a.m. Unlimited 9 p.m. Friday – 7 a.m. Monday.

25 = Sprint. $50 plan is for those who purchase a new iPhone 6 only. Data may be slowed during times of heavy network use in favor of those on other plans.

26 = Touch Mobile. Plan does not include traditional voice and text minutes. Uses wi-fi or a data connection for everything. Calls are placed via VoIP.

27 = Scratch Wireless. Unlimited calls at no charge if done over wi-fi only. Unlimited text over wi-fi and cellular network at no charge. Cellular data or voice passes can be purchased on a daily basis, or for 15 and 30 day periods.

28 = EspaƱol Mobile. You can customize your plan a la carte and pay for only what you need. Extra LTE data, texts, and minutes can be added on to your monthly bill at any time if you run out of your monthly allotment. Audio streaming and non continuous video streaming are ok. Roaming included, however if primary use involves more than 50% roaming service can be terminated.