Sprint iPhone 5 With Unlimited Data Plan Launching Next Month

According to a new report published by Bloomberg (via MacRumors), Sprint will launch the iPhone 5 with unlimited data service plans next month setting itself apart from AT&T and Verizon, the current U.S carriers for Apple’s iPhone. While the report confirms WSJ’s claim of Sprint getting the iPhone 5, it also details that Sprint has already postponed a 4G phone form a rival company in order to prepare for the fifth generation iPhone handset which Sprint is reported to offer in mid-October as part of a deal with Apple.

The report says:

Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) will offer Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iPhone next month with unlimited data service plans to distinguish itself from rivals AT&T Inc. (T) and Verizon Wireless, according to people familiar with the matter.

Sprint, the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier, plans to begin selling the device in mid-October under a deal with Apple for the next model, the iPhone 5, said the people, who wouldn’t be identified because the plans aren’t public. Becoming the country’s only operator to offer the device with unlimited data service for a flat fee may help Sprint draw customers from AT&T and Verizon Wireless, which already carry the phone, they said.

Sprint is currently offering a package of unlimited voice and data for $99.99 per month on several smartphones. Offering the same unlimited data for iPhone 5 at launch could give it a significant edge over the competition since both AT&T and Verizon which initially offered unlimited data plans, no longer have the same offering.

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  • GAH!

    I just want unlimited data in canada!!

  • GAH!

    I just want unlimited data in canada!!

  • GAH!

    I just want unlimited data in canada!!

  • GAH!

    I just want unlimited data in canada!!

  • GAH!

    I just want unlimited data in canada!!

  • Guest

    Hmm isn’t this site called “iphoneincanada” hmm why do you guys keep righting about US carriers ….. WE KNOW THAT OUR CARRIERS HERE IN CANADA WILL NEVER DO SUCH A THING…..

  • Cake

    They “right” because it’s relevant info. All we need is an announcement that the new iPhone will support t-mobile.

  • Kirk

    Well unless that’s your only source of Internet at home (which for me isn’t) I don’t need unlimited data on my smart phone. I barely use half of my 6 GB plan.

  • Anonymous

    $100 a month is cheap to americans? 

  • Asdf

    Well, aren’t you special.

  • Why are you so angry?

  • Kirk

    Lol like probably half the people out there with data/ Internet plans I’m sure they agree with me. So I guess that makes “us” special. Good day to you sir!

  • Kirk

    Lol. I think he’s jealous.

  • MrAnonymous

    You certainly won’t catch Robbers (ahem, Rogers) offering an unlimited plan like that.  IF they did, it would be most likely 4x the price.

  • Policyforlife

    I think you are mad because you ran out of orange-glo tanning gel.

  • Bangbus

    no

  • Noah

    Yes!!! If that happens, Rogers, Bell, Telus will be doomed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will jump onto mobilicity or wind without one single second to think… Their plans are wwwwwwwway better than the big 3s!!

  • That unlimited data would come at a price. Most people tend to use around 500mb. I utilize a lot of media so 4-5 is typical for me. Using the home network is a much better option at the end of the day.