Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
IT | By Lester Massey

Sprint to bundle Hulu with Unlimited Freedom plan beginning November 17

Sprint to bundle Hulu with Unlimited Freedom plan beginning November 17

Sprint subscribers who already have Hulu can merge their accounts by visiting, Variety said.

There are a lot of trends that take place with wireless carriers, and one that we've been seeing this year is the move to include a streaming service for free with unlimited plans.

As part of the promotion, Sprint unlimited users will get free access to Hulu's traditional $7.99 per month streaming plan (Hulu now offers the plan for $5.99 as a "limited time promotion"). Sprint's deal with Hulu means customers can save $7.99 a month, the usual price of the streaming plan.

If a Hulu subscription is not enough for you, Sprint says that it will offer subscribers an upgrade to Hulu's live TV service, though the carrier gave no further details.

"We know people love watching TV on their mobile devices, so we're making it easier than ever for Sprint customers to enjoy their favorite shows and movies on Hulu", Tim Connolly, Hulu's senior vice president and head of distribution and partnerships, said in the announcement. Sprint's Unlimited Freedom plans will set you back $60 per month for one line, but five lines will only cost you $100 until January 31st, 2019. Unlimited Freedom offers unlimited talk, text, and data (with "data deprioritization [aka throttling] during congestion"); video streams at up to 1080p; and 10GB of hotspot data per line. The Netflix offer includes TV shows, movies and original series, like "Stranger Things", "The Crown" and "Ozark". T-Mobile is essentially reselling Netflix, so customers see a charge and a credit for $10 a month for their subscriptions.

Sprint has been in the middle of a turnaround plan to cut costs and shore up cash.

The Netflix offering has been a key marketing message for T-Mobile, Wave7 noted.

Meanwhile, AT&T offers free HBO access with its Unlimited Choice or Plus plans.

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