UNREAL Mobile decides to undercut Sprint Unlimited Kickstart with $10 unlimited data
Prepaid carrier network FreedomPop is officially announcing a lower price for its new service, UNREAL Mobile, that is to rival against the likes of Sprint, T-Mobile and their own-brand prepaid offerings.
Sprint recently ran a short-lived Unlimited Kickstart promotional plan with unlimited data (though with restricted speeds for streaming activities) for just $15 per month for those switching to its network. While that deal was done in by higher demand than expected, UNREAL — which relies on Sprint’s network — has decided to take a step further with no-contract unlimited data at $10 per month.
It will initially offer the Alcatel Dawn priced at $49.99, a Samsung Galaxy S6 at $149.99 going to refurbished iPhone 7 units from $399.99. Customers who already have CDMA-compatible phones to be brought in.
The new carrier is passing along advanced features to its customers like built-in VPN, a single phone number assignment for multiple devices and native ad-blocking. UNREAL also has “free data roll over” — see, the $10 rate applies to a high-speed data bucket of 1GB. Going to 2GB costs $15 per month and 5GB is $30 per month. All in all, very price competitive going month to month, though 2G speeds will apply after the threshold.
50,000 users have signed on to participate in a trial program that will launch later in the summer. Expect Target and Best Buy to be two of the retail chains among many locally-operated stores that will fly the UNREAL banner at their stores soon.