Sprint has taken the opportunity to announce at this year's CES that six new locations have been added to the Spark support list. Not only that, but the US mobile operator is also set to launch the new Sprint FamilySM Plan. Head past the break for all the details.
The new markets included in Spark are Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio., Texas, as well as Fort Lauderdale. This now brings the total of markets who experience mobile peak speeds up to 60Mbps to 11. Sprint Spark is also coming to those who are subscribed with Virgin Mobile USA's Broadband2Go with the Netgear Mingle mobile hotspot.
Keep an eye out later this quarter for the device and upgrade on compatible no-contract plans, which will include daily access via Sprint's 3G and 4G LTE network where available for $5 a day. Broadband2Go also offers monthly data plans for $25 with 1.5GB or $55 with 6GB.
Sprint FramilySM Plan
The mobile operator will be launching this new Sprint Framily Plan (not a typo) on January 10th, which will be available to both new and existing customers. The general idea is the more people added to the group (up to 10 phone lines), the more everyone will save on the plan.
Customers who take out a new line of service can pay $55 per month per line for unlimited call time, SMS and 1GB of data to get your through each month. For every person who joins that group, the cost per person is slashed by $5 (to a minimum of $25 per month), which isn't a bad deal.
Since everyone within a group is billed separately, it's pretty easy and seamless to enjoy up to unlimited data, plus a new phone every year for $20 per line. As noted above, the Sprint Framily Plan will be available beginning Friday January 10th.