Sprint Offers Discounts to Extended ‘Framily’

T-Mobile and AT&T arenEUt the only wireless carriers pushing out new deals for the new year. Sprint is getting in on the action with a new plan and pricing aimed at the family.

Dubbed the Sprint Framily Plan, the idea is to let consumers decide who they consider family. That may mean your favorite barista becomes your brother, your fantasy football team become your cousins, and the parents on your sonEUs soccer team become in-laws. Any group of family, friends and others can now be considered, as Sprint calls it, EUframily.EU

According to U.S. census data from 2010, 60 percent of the total U.S. households are made up of fewer than three people and are growing more quickly than larger households. The Sprint Framily plan offers these 60 percent of households the opportunity to create a family plan with virtually any group who wants to come together to purchase wireless service.

Made for the Modern Family

EUThe Sprint Framily Plan redefines the way we think of family plans and gives our customers the power to decide who will be a part of their group and gain greater savings as more members are added,EU said Dan Hesse, Sprint CEO.

HereEUs how it works: First off, the Sprint Framily Plan is available to new and existing customers. The more people added to the group, up to 10 phone lines, the greater the savings for everyone on the plan. Because each account can be billed separately, customers can choose who is in their group.

For one line of service, new Sprint customers pay $55 per month per line for unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data. For each additional new Sprint customer that joins the Framily group, the cost per person goes down $5 a month up to a maximum monthly discount of $30 per line. Build a...

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