Sprint, under the Virgin Mobile flag, now offers limited data plans that for $12 give users access to either Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. Reportedly, wireless carriers are attempting to find the right recipe to provide affordable Internet access to the poorest of consumers.
Sprint isn’t being paid by any of the apps, but Mr. Draper didn’t rule it out in the future. “It’s definitely possible,” he said. “But we have not gone down that path yet.”
The new plan is only available at Wal-Mart and the base offering covers just 20 minutes of talk time and 20 texts. Subscribers can customize the plan by buying up to unlimited talk or text or both, and by choosing among data packages.
Each line starts at $6.98 a month. Unlimited service on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest costs another $5, or another $15 for all four.
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