Update: We just got a response from Sprint’s PR person Nichole Cappitelli, who confirmed that Sprint WILL in fact offer unlimited data with their new 4G LTE network when it goes live. I sent an email to her that asked if Sprint would be offering unlimited data on their new 4G LTE network when the Viper 4G is released, here is her response:
You are correct, LG Viper 4G LTE will be available on Sprint’s network featuring unlimited data.
So there you have it. The Now Network will be the only carrier in the United States to offer 4G LTE speeds, without limits or throttling.
Sprint just recently announced the pre-order status of their upcoming LG Viper, which may end up being the company’s first LTE device. While the official press release might have pointed out such interesting features, like the fact that the LG Viper 4G will only retail for $99 on contract or that it is an “eco-friendly” device, I found something more interesting.
Written in plain English, right in their own press release, Sprint says that their new 4G LTE network will be “unlimited.”
“Pairing innovative technology with the Sprint 4G LTE network and unlimited data plans, LG Viper 4G LTE helps manage work and personal time…”
“LG Viper pairs perfectly with our unlimited data plans to bring customers the benefit of new technology, including our upcoming 4G LTE capabilities at a great price,” said David Owens, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. “This smartphone is packed with the tools our customers need to stay connected. Best of all, customers can feel good about owning LG Viper because of its robust list of eco-friendly features.”
It looks like we have confirmation that Sprint will continue to offer unlimited data, even with 4G LTE. The “Now Network” will be the only Carrier in the States to offer truly unlimited data at 4G LTE speeds. Should be interesting
to see if this sticks.
We’ve reached out to Sprint to see if they can clarify or confirm this detail. We’ll update this post when we do.