This post is an update for fellow stubborn folks still clinging to the Sprint SERO plan. This grandfathered plan gave us individual plans with 500 minutes, nights starting at 7pm, unlimited text, and unlimited data for $30 a month. However, this was with severe restrictions on available phones. In 2010, Sprint announced SERO Premium which allowed us to upgrade to Android or Blackberry phones for $10 a month, and another $10 a month for “high data use” smartphones like the ones capable of 4G data.
Yes, the new iPhone 4S (and iPhone 4) is available on the SERO Premium plan for $50 a month. The 500 minute plan will cost $30 + $10 +$10 = $50 a month, because it is also “high data use” even though it’s not 4G-capable. For a while, the swamped Sprint CSRs were not well-trained in this area and were giving conflicting information. But customer-friendly Sprint executive Russ McGuire has confirmed the $50 price on his personal blog, and it has been ordered successfully in various cell phone forums. Looks like it’s time for an upgrade. 🙂
Never heard of SERO? You can still get the cheapest iPhone 4S plan available to the public at for $69.99 a month, including unlimited data and text messages, through the Sprint Employee referral program.