In addition to the special price, the rest of the plan remains the same as Sprint's unlimited regular offers. This means that subscribers receive unlimited calls, text messages and data, with video transmission in (DVD quality) 480p, music transmission at 500 kbps and transmission of games at 5 Mbps. With Sprint's global roaming service, subscribers can send text messages and use data in 185 countries at 2G speeds without having to pay more. International roaming has a limit of 100MB at 2G speeds and, during periods of high traffic, Sprint could reduce the data rates of the most demanding users.
With the report that T-Mobile and Sprint could finally announce a merger next week, Sprint might decide not to announce this. On the other hand, taking into account the regulatory approvals that such a transaction would require, an agreement between the two companies could take up to a year to close. With this in mind, the fourth largest operator in the country could decide to go ahead and offer its version of Unlimited 55+ next month.