Sprint Framily Smartphone Plan Review

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Sprint is playing catch up to the other 3 major wireless companies. The Framily Plan is an interesting Smartphone plan that can save you a ton of money. They merged with SoftBank of Japan in the middle of 2013 and are going through a metamorphoses, which includes this new promotion. The Framily Plan started in January of 2014 and is slated to expire 6/12/2014

In 2015 Sprint added a lease plan where you can pay $15 a month to get an entry level iPhone. At the end of 22 months, you have to return the phone or pay for it.

Important: As with any mobile wireless plan, you need to ensure you have coverage where you need it. Home, work, play, you need signal otherwise it does not matter what the price is. Check and compare coverage using Open Signal.

No Contract Smartphone Plan Alternative

Traditionally, smartphone buyers were able to purchase the latest smartphone at a significant discount, often at $199, when they committed to a new 2 year plan with a major wireless carrier like, AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mobile. Times have changed. There are many more options available to smartphone owners.

Consumers can choose no contract smartphone plans or traditional smartphone plan from one of the 4 major carriers. In a previous article, Find the Best No-Contract Smartphone Plans  we examined the best way to save money: No contract smartphone plans, in this article we will examine the more traditional smartphone plan and help you pick the best one. The average consumer spends almost $150 on wireless each and every month. Families spend even more. We cannot do anything about the high cost of wireless taxes that are added onto your bill, but we can save you a significant amount of money. It is surprising that only 1-2% of subscribers switch to other carriers every year.

Smartphone Deals

  • Posted by: Posted by The Chief

    1 Day Only: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G 128GB Unlocked Sale $849.99 + Free Shipping

    Woot (Amazon Company) has a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G 128GB Unlocked Sale, $849.99 Free Shipping with Prime. Expires: 1/24/2021 - Highly Rated at 4.2 out of 5 stars.

    • The best Galaxy mobile gaming and display experience yet; With a breathtaking screen refresh rate, adaptive Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, Galaxy 5G support & advanced processor, you get a smooth gaming experience with virtually no lag

    Note 20 Specifications

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Octa-Core Processor (Adreno 650)
    • 6.9" 3088x1440 Edge QHD+ AMOLED 2x Infinity-O Display
    • 10MP Camera (Front)
    • Triple Camera; 12MP Ultra Wide Camera, 10MP Wide Angle Camera & 12MP Telephoto Camera (Rear)
    • 128GB Internal Storage (expandable up to 1TB)
    • 12GB RAM
    • Wi-Fi
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • 4500mAh Battery
    Sales tax in: CA, KS, KY, ND, NY, PA, TX and WA
    Posted: January 24, 2021 10:36 AM PST


  • Post by: Posted by Team DealRUS

    Samsung Trade-In Promo: Trade Galaxy S10, Get Note20 5G Smartphone $449.99 + Free Shipping

    Samsung has a Samsung Trade-In Promo: Trade Galaxy S10, Get Note20 5G Smartphone for $449.99 after $550 Instant Credit Off when you trade an eligible Samsung Galaxy Smartphone Device - Free Shipping. Expires: 1/25/2021

    Note, qualifying device must be in working condition, otherwise, devices in lower condition may receive lower value/rejected. Cracked-screen trade in credit is available from $499.99.

    Deal Instructions

    1. Click this link here
    2. Select your choice of carrier from Unlocked to AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile & More
    3. Select your choice of colorway
      • Mystic Bronze
      • Mystic Green
      • Mystic Gray
      • Mystic Red
    4. Click on 'Trade in my Phone"
    5. Proceed to select the qualifying phone you are trading in to receive instant credit
      • Select Samsung, Apple, Google brand are eligible
    6. Proceed to checkout
    7. Follow the remaining instructions to send your eligible smartphone in to receive your trade-in value credit
    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: January 23, 2021 7:32 AM PST


  • Posted by: Posted by The Chief

    Expiring Today: Switch to Verizon - Free Motorola One 5G

    Time to switch. Verizon Wireless has Switch to Verizon - Free Motorola One 5G - after 24 monthly bill credits. $549 value. When you sign up for an Unlimited plan and activate a new line. No trade in required. Free 2 day Shipping. Expires: 1/24/2021 - Online only. 50% off Activation fee - only $20 instead of $40.

    • Get 5G Access at no extra charge

    Play More Unlimited Plan

    • 1 Line $80 for 5G, Unlimited Talk, Text, 4G LTE Data, Up to 15GB hotspot, DVD Quality Streaming, Apple Music Free for 6 months. Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ included
    • 4 lines for $160

    Motorola One 5G Specs

    • 6.7" bezel-free display
    • 5G optimized Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processor
    • 4GB Memory
    • 128GB Storage
    • 48MPixel Macro Vision + Ring Light
    • Up to 49 hr of usage time
    • Up to 11 days of standby
    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: January 23, 2021 6:39 AM PST


  • Posted by: Posted by The Chief

    Samsung Galaxy S21 5G and Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Trade in Deal $99.99 + Free Shipping

    Samsung is offering Samsung Galaxy S21 5G and Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Trade in Deal from $99.99 with a Qualifying Device Trade-In. Expires: 1/28/2021

    Note: Device trade in must be in good condition to qualify. If you cancel wireless service, credit may stop and remaining balance on required finance agreement may be due, so payoff your current phone first.

    Samsung S51 5G 6.2inch 128GB unlocked $799.99 Free Shipping.

    • $700 Trade in on iPhone 12, Mini, Pro or Pro Max
    • $700 Trade in on Samsung S20 5G, Plus, Ultra, Note
    • $550 Trade in iPhone 11 or XS
    • $500 Trade in Samsung Note 10

     

    • Select Unlocked under Carrier, Color, Trade in

    Bundle the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G and Galaxy Watch3. Save up to $1000 Expires 1/28/2021

    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: January 22, 2021 5:32 PM PST


  • Post by: Posted by Team DealRUS

    Expiring Today: Google Pixel 4a 128GBw/ 5G Unlocked Sale $459.00 + Free Shipping

    Amazon has the new Google Pixel 4a 128GBw/ 5G Unlocked Sale for $459.00 with Free Shipping. It sells out from time to time.

    New, unlocked Android phone gives you the flexibility to change carriers and choose your own data plan; works with Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and other major carriers

    • Great Value, no need to pay $700-$1000 for an expensive flagship phone!
    • If your phone stopped getting monthly security updates, it is time for a new phone

    It does not have all the latest bells and whistles but does the job at half the price of top of the line phones. No waterproofing, so use a good case. cnet Review calls it a feature rich budget smartphone

    Google Pixel phones get all the latest updates and do not have junkware installed. Comes with 3 years of OS and security updates] and the custom-built Titan M chip.

    • New, unlocked Android phone gives you the flexibility to change carriers and choose your own data plan; unlocked smartphone works with T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and other major carriers; not compatible with the Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network[1]
    • 5G capable cell phone gives you an extra boost of speed[2] so you can download a movie in seconds,[3] enjoy smooth streaming in ultra clear HD, play games at home and on the go,[4] and even share your 5G speed with friends[5]
    • The all day battery can last up to 48 hours with Extreme Battery Saver[6]
    • Your phone will automatically receive the latest OS and security updates for at least 3 years;[7] the custom-made Titan M chip helps secure the operating system and sensitive data, like passwords
    • Take vibrant photos on your phone even in the dark with Night Sight, bring studio-quality light to your pictures of people with Portrait Light; and get more scenery and people in the shot with the rear-facing ultrawide lens
    • With Call Screen, Google Assistant filters out detected spammers without interrupting you and provides helpful information about callers you don’t recognize before you answer your phone[8]
    • With HD Google Duo screen sharing, you can read articles, watch live sports, and video chat with friends and family[9]
    • Phone includes a 3.5 mm audio jack for maximum flexibility, so it works with the wired or Bluetooth headphones you already have

     

    Sales tax in: All Except AK, DE, MT, NH, OR
    Posted: January 21, 2021 5:20 AM PST


  • Posted by: Posted by The Chief

    Up to $700 off iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12Pro Max 5G - AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, Xfinity

    Time to switch to a better carrier with a new iPhone 12 with Unlimited.. Up to $700 off iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12Pro Max 5G - AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, Xfinity when you activate service and trade in select phones.  Deals are way better than expected, time to upgrade and switch carriers. If you have anything older than an iPhone X, to time to upgrade.

    Wireless companies are giving phones away in exchange for locking you in for 30 months of bill credits.

    Unlock your credit report if you locked it to pass credit checks.

    Special iPhone 12 Promotions when you Switch

    • AT&T: New and existing customers get the amazing iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro max, 12 mini for $700 off with iPhone 8 or newer trade in and 30 AT&T Bill Credits.
    • Verizon: Buy one, get one up to $750 off with new line, activation. These phones qualify for this offer: Apple iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max.  OR Get up to $440 off iPhone 12's with trade in. Expires Soon
    • Xfinity: $250 off iPhone 12 when you switch to Xfinity
    • T-Mobile: Up To $830 Off 12 Pro Max or 12 Pro (via 30 Monthly Bill Credits) with a Qualifying Device Trade-In valid for New Lines Only/Auto Pay only.
    • Verizon iPhone SE 64GB Free when you Switch. 50% off activation. Expires 1/31/2021

    Some Older phones are available with less trade in.  Trading in is a lot easier than selling your phone on eBay or Craigslist.

    New iPhones 12:

    • iPhone 12: Starts at $799 (64GB), $8749 (128GB), $949 (256GB)
    • iPhone 12 Pro: Starts at $999 (128GB), $1,099 (256GB), $1,299 (512GB)
    • iPhone 12 Pro Max: Starts at $1,099 (128GB), $1,199 (256GB), $1,399 (512GB)
    • iPhone 12 Mini: 5.4" screen but same as iPhone 12! Starts at $699

    AT&T Unlimited Starter Plan

    • 1 Line $65/mon for Unlimited Talk, Text, Web, DVD Quality Streaming, Max 3Mbps data speed, No Hotspot
    • 5G Access
    • Standard Mobile Security
    • 5 lines for $150
    • Plus tax & fees

    AT&T Special Trade-In Offer: Monthly Price reflects net monthly payment, after application of AT&T trade-in credit up to $800 applied over 30 months after trade-in of eligible smartphone with min. $95 trade-in value. Requires upgrade of an existing line (or activation of a new line in stores) and purchase of a new iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max on qualifying 30 month 0% APR installment plan, subject to carrier credit qualification.

    Verizon StartUnlimited Plan

    • 1 Line $70 for Unlimited Talk, Text, Web, DVD Quality Streaming, Unlimited Hotspot (600kbps)
    • 5G Nationwide
    • Disney+ 6 month on Verizon
    • Apple Music Free for 6 months
    • Plus tax & fees

    Verizon Special Trade-in Offer: Monthly price reflects net monthly payment, after Apple instant trade-in credit at checkout, and Verizon monthly bill credits applied over 24 months. Customer must remain in the Verizon Device Payment Program for 24 months to receive the full benefit of the Verizon bill credits. Bill credits may take 1-2 bill cycles to appear. If it takes two cycles for bill credits to appear, you’ll see the credit for the first cycle on your second bill in addition to that month’s credit. Requires purchase and activation of a new iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max with the Verizon Device Payment Program at 0% APR for 24 months, subject to carrier credit qualification, and iPhone availability and limits.

    T-Mobile Essentials Plan

    • 1 line $65/month, 4 lines $105/month
    • Unlimited Talk Text and Web
    • DVD quality SD Streaming 480p
    • 3G Mobile hotspot
    • T-Mobile Tuesdays
    Posted: January 21, 2021 12:01 AM PST



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Company Discounts

Some large companies have negotiated discounts with the large cell phone carriers. All you need is a company email address to obtain this discount. Check with your HR Department to see if your company qualifies. As an example, here is the AT&T Wireless Employee Discount page.

Monthly Wireless Data Usage

If you are a current smartphone user, check your bill to see how much data you use every month. Your new plan can be sized to your current usage patterns. According to Nielsen, the average person used 733MB of data in early 2013. Most people paid for a lot more, approximately 2GB. Over 1/3 of users used 50% or less of their data plan’s allotment. The wireless carriers force you to select data plans with specific limits, making it easy to over buy. (If you need 600MB, they might force you to purchase 1000MB) Keep in mind that most people are connected to Wi-Fi to perform data intensive operations.

If you are new to smartphones, consider these guidelines on monthly usage:

  • Email, Social Networking, News, Web Browsing – 1GB per month
  • Plus music streaming or downloading, sharing photos, download apps – 3GB per month
  • Plus movies, video streaming – Unlimited per month

These are some rough figures to help you select the appropriate plan. Keep in mind that most unlimited plans slow down your data transfers to a snail’s pace, after you pass a preset limit.

AT&T has a Data calculator that helps you figure out your needs. Verizon and T-Mobile have one also. It is funny that they don’t agree when checking our data use.

Smartphone Deals

  • Posted by: Posted by The Chief

    1 Day Only: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G 128GB Unlocked Sale $849.99 + Free Shipping

    Woot (Amazon Company) has a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G 128GB Unlocked Sale, $849.99 Free Shipping with Prime. Expires: 1/24/2021 - Highly Rated at 4.2 out of 5 stars.

    • The best Galaxy mobile gaming and display experience yet; With a breathtaking screen refresh rate, adaptive Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, Galaxy 5G support & advanced processor, you get a smooth gaming experience with virtually no lag

    Note 20 Specifications

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Octa-Core Processor (Adreno 650)
    • 6.9" 3088x1440 Edge QHD+ AMOLED 2x Infinity-O Display
    • 10MP Camera (Front)
    • Triple Camera; 12MP Ultra Wide Camera, 10MP Wide Angle Camera & 12MP Telephoto Camera (Rear)
    • 128GB Internal Storage (expandable up to 1TB)
    • 12GB RAM
    • Wi-Fi
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • 4500mAh Battery
    Sales tax in: CA, KS, KY, ND, NY, PA, TX and WA
    Posted: January 24, 2021 10:36 AM PST


  • Post by: Posted by Team DealRUS

    Samsung Trade-In Promo: Trade Galaxy S10, Get Note20 5G Smartphone $449.99 + Free Shipping

    Samsung has a Samsung Trade-In Promo: Trade Galaxy S10, Get Note20 5G Smartphone for $449.99 after $550 Instant Credit Off when you trade an eligible Samsung Galaxy Smartphone Device - Free Shipping. Expires: 1/25/2021

    Note, qualifying device must be in working condition, otherwise, devices in lower condition may receive lower value/rejected. Cracked-screen trade in credit is available from $499.99.

    Deal Instructions

    1. Click this link here
    2. Select your choice of carrier from Unlocked to AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile & More
    3. Select your choice of colorway
      • Mystic Bronze
      • Mystic Green
      • Mystic Gray
      • Mystic Red
    4. Click on 'Trade in my Phone"
    5. Proceed to select the qualifying phone you are trading in to receive instant credit
      • Select Samsung, Apple, Google brand are eligible
    6. Proceed to checkout
    7. Follow the remaining instructions to send your eligible smartphone in to receive your trade-in value credit
    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: January 23, 2021 7:32 AM PST


  • Posted by: Posted by The Chief

    Expiring Today: Switch to Verizon - Free Motorola One 5G

    Time to switch. Verizon Wireless has Switch to Verizon - Free Motorola One 5G - after 24 monthly bill credits. $549 value. When you sign up for an Unlimited plan and activate a new line. No trade in required. Free 2 day Shipping. Expires: 1/24/2021 - Online only. 50% off Activation fee - only $20 instead of $40.

    • Get 5G Access at no extra charge

    Play More Unlimited Plan

    • 1 Line $80 for 5G, Unlimited Talk, Text, 4G LTE Data, Up to 15GB hotspot, DVD Quality Streaming, Apple Music Free for 6 months. Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ included
    • 4 lines for $160

    Motorola One 5G Specs

    • 6.7" bezel-free display
    • 5G optimized Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processor
    • 4GB Memory
    • 128GB Storage
    • 48MPixel Macro Vision + Ring Light
    • Up to 49 hr of usage time
    • Up to 11 days of standby
    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: January 23, 2021 6:39 AM PST


  • Post by: Posted by Team DealRUS

    Expiring Today: Google Pixel 4a 128GBw/ 5G Unlocked Sale $459.00 + Free Shipping

    Amazon has the new Google Pixel 4a 128GBw/ 5G Unlocked Sale for $459.00 with Free Shipping. It sells out from time to time.

    New, unlocked Android phone gives you the flexibility to change carriers and choose your own data plan; works with Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and other major carriers

    • Great Value, no need to pay $700-$1000 for an expensive flagship phone!
    • If your phone stopped getting monthly security updates, it is time for a new phone

    It does not have all the latest bells and whistles but does the job at half the price of top of the line phones. No waterproofing, so use a good case. cnet Review calls it a feature rich budget smartphone

    Google Pixel phones get all the latest updates and do not have junkware installed. Comes with 3 years of OS and security updates] and the custom-built Titan M chip.

    • New, unlocked Android phone gives you the flexibility to change carriers and choose your own data plan; unlocked smartphone works with T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and other major carriers; not compatible with the Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network[1]
    • 5G capable cell phone gives you an extra boost of speed[2] so you can download a movie in seconds,[3] enjoy smooth streaming in ultra clear HD, play games at home and on the go,[4] and even share your 5G speed with friends[5]
    • The all day battery can last up to 48 hours with Extreme Battery Saver[6]
    • Your phone will automatically receive the latest OS and security updates for at least 3 years;[7] the custom-made Titan M chip helps secure the operating system and sensitive data, like passwords
    • Take vibrant photos on your phone even in the dark with Night Sight, bring studio-quality light to your pictures of people with Portrait Light; and get more scenery and people in the shot with the rear-facing ultrawide lens
    • With Call Screen, Google Assistant filters out detected spammers without interrupting you and provides helpful information about callers you don’t recognize before you answer your phone[8]
    • With HD Google Duo screen sharing, you can read articles, watch live sports, and video chat with friends and family[9]
    • Phone includes a 3.5 mm audio jack for maximum flexibility, so it works with the wired or Bluetooth headphones you already have

     

    Sales tax in: All Except AK, DE, MT, NH, OR
    Posted: January 21, 2021 5:20 AM PST


  • Posted by: Posted by The Chief

    Up to $700 off iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12Pro Max 5G - AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, Xfinity

    Time to switch to a better carrier with a new iPhone 12 with Unlimited.. Up to $700 off iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12Pro Max 5G - AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, Xfinity when you activate service and trade in select phones.  Deals are way better than expected, time to upgrade and switch carriers. If you have anything older than an iPhone X, to time to upgrade.

    Wireless companies are giving phones away in exchange for locking you in for 30 months of bill credits.

    Unlock your credit report if you locked it to pass credit checks.

    Special iPhone 12 Promotions when you Switch

    • AT&T: New and existing customers get the amazing iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro max, 12 mini for $700 off with iPhone 8 or newer trade in and 30 AT&T Bill Credits.
    • Verizon: Buy one, get one up to $750 off with new line, activation. These phones qualify for this offer: Apple iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max.  OR Get up to $440 off iPhone 12's with trade in. Expires Soon
    • Xfinity: $250 off iPhone 12 when you switch to Xfinity
    • T-Mobile: Up To $830 Off 12 Pro Max or 12 Pro (via 30 Monthly Bill Credits) with a Qualifying Device Trade-In valid for New Lines Only/Auto Pay only.
    • Verizon iPhone SE 64GB Free when you Switch. 50% off activation. Expires 1/31/2021

    Some Older phones are available with less trade in.  Trading in is a lot easier than selling your phone on eBay or Craigslist.

    New iPhones 12:

    • iPhone 12: Starts at $799 (64GB), $8749 (128GB), $949 (256GB)
    • iPhone 12 Pro: Starts at $999 (128GB), $1,099 (256GB), $1,299 (512GB)
    • iPhone 12 Pro Max: Starts at $1,099 (128GB), $1,199 (256GB), $1,399 (512GB)
    • iPhone 12 Mini: 5.4" screen but same as iPhone 12! Starts at $699

    AT&T Unlimited Starter Plan

    • 1 Line $65/mon for Unlimited Talk, Text, Web, DVD Quality Streaming, Max 3Mbps data speed, No Hotspot
    • 5G Access
    • Standard Mobile Security
    • 5 lines for $150
    • Plus tax & fees

    AT&T Special Trade-In Offer: Monthly Price reflects net monthly payment, after application of AT&T trade-in credit up to $800 applied over 30 months after trade-in of eligible smartphone with min. $95 trade-in value. Requires upgrade of an existing line (or activation of a new line in stores) and purchase of a new iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max on qualifying 30 month 0% APR installment plan, subject to carrier credit qualification.

    Verizon StartUnlimited Plan

    • 1 Line $70 for Unlimited Talk, Text, Web, DVD Quality Streaming, Unlimited Hotspot (600kbps)
    • 5G Nationwide
    • Disney+ 6 month on Verizon
    • Apple Music Free for 6 months
    • Plus tax & fees

    Verizon Special Trade-in Offer: Monthly price reflects net monthly payment, after Apple instant trade-in credit at checkout, and Verizon monthly bill credits applied over 24 months. Customer must remain in the Verizon Device Payment Program for 24 months to receive the full benefit of the Verizon bill credits. Bill credits may take 1-2 bill cycles to appear. If it takes two cycles for bill credits to appear, you’ll see the credit for the first cycle on your second bill in addition to that month’s credit. Requires purchase and activation of a new iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max with the Verizon Device Payment Program at 0% APR for 24 months, subject to carrier credit qualification, and iPhone availability and limits.

    T-Mobile Essentials Plan

    • 1 line $65/month, 4 lines $105/month
    • Unlimited Talk Text and Web
    • DVD quality SD Streaming 480p
    • 3G Mobile hotspot
    • T-Mobile Tuesdays
    Posted: January 21, 2021 12:01 AM PST


  • Posted by: Posted by The Chief

    Expiring Today: Moto G7 Plus 64 GB Unlocked Smartphone Sale $119.99 + Free Shipping

    New preorder plus on sale. B&H Photo has a Moto G7 Plus 64 GB Unlocked Smartphone Sale, $119.99 Free Shipping. Expires: 1/24/2021

    For Verizon, AT&T, T–Mobile, Sprint, Boost, Cricket, & Metro

    • Pre-installed selection of Amazon apps, including the Amazon Widget, Amazon Shopping, and Amazon Alexa. Prime members have easy access to daily deals, Prime movies and TV shows, Prime Music, Amazon Photos, and more with a single sign-on experience
    • Amazon Alexa: Double press the power button to just ask, and Alexa will respond. Alexa can play music, provide news updates, check the weather wherever you are and more
    • 6.2" Full HD+ Max Vision display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage with option to add up to 128 GB of microSD expandable memory, and Android 9
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 1.8 GHz octa-core processor and fast 4G LTE speed
    • 12 MP + 5 MP dual rear cameras for studio-quality portraits and 8 MP front-facing camera with LED flash for wide-angle selfies
    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: January 20, 2021 11:59 PM PST



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Smartphone Hardware

Not every phone will be available on every network. You need to decide on the handset that you will be using. The first choice is Android or iOS, after that, most wireless carriers have the same popular smartphones. Shoppers need to understand that they will be stuck with the smartphone for 2 years. Saving $50 or $100 over a 2 year span, and getting stuck with an inferior phone is not very wise.

The major wireless companies attract shoppers with their promises of the latest smartphone for $199 or less. Instead of making consumers pay the full price of a smartphone up front ($400 - $800), they give the shopper a discount and make them pay more each month. You are making a 2 year commitment when you accept this initial discount. If you break the agreement, you will have to pay a hefty early termination fee. You can purchase the phone up front, but few people opt for this expensive arrangement.

Many carriers will charge a one time activation fee when you purchase a new smartphone. Look for sales where they waive this activation fee. Sales tax is charged at the time of sale based on the full price of the smartphone, not its actual selling price.

Does the carrier allow you to bring your own phone? Most of the ones that allow you to do this support GSM technology that is used by the AT&T and T-Mobile wireless networks. Those which run on Sprint or Verizon networks usually require you to buy a new smartphone. Consider this before you buy an unlocked or used phone off eBay or Craigslist.

Does the company have a good record of rolling out the latest and greatest hardware? After you finish your 2 year commitment, there will surely be a new phone that you lust for. Is there a good trade in policy or sell back program?

Mobile Insurance

The wireless companies are good selling you insurance on your smartphone. Because these mobile devices get damaged or lost frequently, they can charge from $7 to $10 a month based on your fear. A third party like SquareTrade will sell you an insurance policy for less. Only go this route if you have a history of mishaps with your smartphone.

Sprint is one of the underdogs in the smartphone race. In a recent comparison they ranked last among the major carriers. They are in the middle of being acquired, which should help them in the future. They market an Unlimited plan with no mention of throttling, but you will have to watch out for their off-network roaming usage limits. The off-network roaming usage allotment is small and can easily be used up in a few days. has several different plans making it very confusing to navigate their website. It is hard to recommend . Look at Boost Mobile, their prepaid division instead, if you must use their network. T-Mobile is priced in the same ballpark, and much more liked.

Sprint Framily Plan

They have a new Framily Plan where each additional line of service up to 10 lines, gets a lower price. If you're an existing Sprint customer and eligible for an upgrade, you can switch over to the Framily Plan. If you are not eligible, you pay an extra $15/mo/line until you are upgrade eligible.

  • Up to 10 friends, families, or employees
  • Unlimited talk, text, and 1GB data
  • Separate bills - individuals are liable for their own bills only
  • As low as $25/mo per line
  • $36/line activation fee
  • No annual service contract
  • No early termination fee
  • Each line can be customized with additional data
  • Each Framily group will have its own unique Framily ID
  • You can use a Sprint certified device (excludes Assurance Wireless, Boost and Virgin Mobile)
  • You need to visit a Sprint store to set up a Framily ID.
  • Groups cannot merge
  • You can buy Smartphones with no money down

The monthly rate changes depending on how many people you have linked together. The price will go up as people drop out of the Framily, locking you in!

  • $55/mo for 1 person
  • $50/mo for 2 persons
  • $45/mo for 3 persons
  • $40/mo for 4 persons
  • $35/mo for 5 persons
  • $30/mo for 6 persons
  • $25/mo for 7 - 10 persons

One Gigabyte of data is not very much. Add $10/month per line to get 3GB’s of data, add $20/month a line to get unlimited data and annual upgrade.

*We do not recommend getting shared data plans with less than 1GB-2GB per line as overages will occur more often.

Coverage - Fair to very good depending on your area. Check their coverage maps

Smartphone Selection – Very Good. From iPhones, Samsung Galaxy Note III, Galaxy S4 through basic Android smartphones.

Bring your device - You need to buy a phone or mobile hotspot from Sprint. Other GSM phones will not work. Some used Smartphones from eBay may work if they are not banned.

Sprint Framily is best when:

  • You can assemble a group of 7 - 10 people
  • All people in your Framily must have good Sprint coverage
  • You can accept the limited Smartphone Selection

Conclusion

In conclusion, the consumer has a lot of control over cost with every Smartphone plan. You can switch carriers or Smartphones almost at any time. Review the details above + select the one that fits your needs. We recommend you take the time to understand your situation and pick the one best for you. Take Price, Coverage, Smartphone Selection, and monthly Bandwidth Allotment into consideration.

What do you think of the Sprint Framily Plan? Would you switch to it?

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2 responses to “Sprint Framily Smartphone Plan Review”

  1. Maggie says:

    Sprint will rip you off!!! They give you a free tablet to sign up for the Framily plan, but don’t tell you that you have to pay $30 per month for two years just to have that “free” tablet!!!

  2. D_TN says:

    @maggie
    What do you mean they “don’t tell you”? That information is out there and posted everywhere (including the paperwork you signed). Quit acting like a child and take responsibility for your actions.

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