updated 02:15 pm EST, Mon February 16, 2009
Sprint intros all-in plan
Wireless provider Sprint on Monday announced it has released a new plan for its customers that includes its unlimited Simply Everything voice and data plan for their cell phones and 3G mobile broadband access for their notebook computers. The Simply Everything Plan + Mobile Broadband plan includes unlimited text, picture and video messaging, GPS navigation, e-mail access and Internet surfing that have been present for cellphones but adds 5GB of data for a separate network adapter.
Sprint points out existing customers can switch to the new plan without having to extend their existing contracts, while new clients will need to sign up for a two-year contract. Those who sign up for two years receive a 598U USB modem from Sierra Wireless at no charge. The Sierra USB modem has a built-in microSD card reader, allowing it to be used as a storage device. The Simply Everything Plan + Mobile Broadband is already available and priced at nearly $150 per month.