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Sprint launches pricier unlimited plan with HD video

Following in the footsteps of T-Mobile, Sprint's "Unlimited Freedom Premium" plan is $20 more than its $60 unlimited plan.


Actor Paul Marcarelli pitching Sprint in the company's latest campaign.


Sprint now has an unlimited plan for people who can't get enough video on their phones.

The nation's fourth-largest carrier unveiled "Unlimited Freedom Premium," which offers the same free-for-all as its "Unlimited Freedom" option, but also throws in high-definition video. The plan costs $80 a month, a $20 premium over its basic unlimited plan.

Sprint is following in the footsteps of T-Mobile, which last week launched T-Mobile One, an unlimited plan for $70 a month that throttles down the bandwidth of video for a lower-quality picture. It offers an HD add-on for $25 extra per month.

Sprint's plan includes HD video, HD music and streaming games at up to 8 megabits per second.

The company is offering a promotion to anyone signing up for an Unlimited Freedom plan to get the Premium upgrade for free. The promotion ends on October 31.