According to a recently leaked screenshot, it looks like Sprint may be planning to announce shared data plans as early as June 12th, which is this Sunday. The information suggests the data plan will cover both 4G and 3G data and reads as follows;
“4G Data Share Plans: SNAP enables activation of 4G and 4G/3G combined bucket data share plans. This enhancement allows accounts with multiple subscribers to share data usage across subscribers with common Share IDs.
As a result of this change, a data share plan could have separate 4G, 3G or 4G/3G buckets. In addition, rate plans can have a voice pooling ID with voice minutes and a data share ID with data allowances. SNAP will not show pooling options for team members to help guests setup polling share options for guests.”
That being said, while we like the idea of shared data plans though we still need a bit more information before we get excited — namely we need to know what the pricing will be and how much data will be included. And something of worry, at present Sprint offers a nice unlimited data package, will that go away with the introduction of shared data?