Unlike AT&T and Verizon, Sprint has the lives of college students in mind. Thanks to a technology non-profit organization, a new mobile internet service will be brought to colleges and universities. The 4G LTE network will be offered to students and faculty alike.
SPRINT CARES ABOUT SERVICE MORE THAN MONEY
In partnership with Susquehanna Mobile Cares Program, Sprint will be offering service plans of 30 GB’s for less that $16 per month. That is far less than what competitors AT&T and Verizon cost. Seeing as tuitions bills are only rising, Sprint has recognized they can get quite popular with students. For customers that sign up before the end of May 2016, the will get six continuous months of service and a new 4G LTE equipment for just a one time charge of $175.00. Another Option is 12 continuous months for $250.00.
AT&T AND VERIZON MISS THE BIG PICTURE
In this information age, Sprint understands that affordable, clean access to the internet means increased learning. When AT&T and Verizon raise their prices, they are only further excluding a class of people from education. Knowledge should be easily accessible for all. That is the big picture and Sprint is acting upon it. Many universities usually have some kind of internet service on campus, but that’s not true for all of them. The 4G LTE network is also a great, inexpensive backup that can be used anywhere. The internet is a powerful tool used to empower and educate the world on new technologies. Basic internet is becoming more commonplace, but the end goal is to have unrestricted access to information for all.
AFFORDABLE INTERNET THREATENS COMPANIES FUTURE
If AT&T and Verizon don’t find a way to make the internet affordable for all, their financial future is at risk. The two are seeing profits currently, with services like Google Fiber rising in ranks, it seems cheap internet is becoming more realistic. Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon have a stranglehold on the market that is borderline illegal. Students and people alike don’t have the time or money to put up with such high prices and poor customer service even if their internet is high speed. Google Fier is only limited to four cities at the moment, but that is set to change. When it does, those big companies will have to do some readjusting to stay afloat.