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Sprint launches its own unlimited plan for seniors

T-Mobile's One Unlimited 55+ plan now has a rival.
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Baby boomers and their parents can love smartphones just as much as millenials and post-millenials do. T-Mobile recognized that and launched a special plan with unlimited data for subscribers 55-years-old and above last year. Now, Sprint has followed suit: the carrier has announced a very similar plan for new customers 55 and up. The new plan called "Unlimited 55+" -- T-Mobile's is called One Unlimited 55+ -- will set subscribers back $70 per month for two lines with unlimited talk, text and data. And just like T-Mobile's, a single line costs $50, so those interested may want to find a friend to sign up with them.

Sprint's plan includes access to Global Roaming, and (again, like T-Mobile's) the ability to stream videos in 480p, as well as to provide unlimited mobile hotspot data at 3G speeds. Subscribers can choose to pay $10 more a month, though, if they want to bump up videos' resolution to 1080p, get 10GB of mobile hotspot data, stream music at up to 1.5Mbps in speeds (versus 500kbps) and boost gaming speeds from 2Mbps to 8Mbps.

The carrier's Unlimited 55+ option is available starting today, May 18th. Subscribers don't have to enroll in AutoPay to take advantage of the offer, but those who do get a $5-per-line credit per month. We'd love to see the other carriers conjure up their own offering for customers 55 and above, so the company that wants their business the most can sweeten the deal even more.

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