Sprint is now offering a new contract-free data plan option for the HTC EVO View 4G: 1GB of 3G/4G data for $19.99. This no-contract plan replaces an almost-identical $19.99 / 1GB plan that was only available on-contract; this means that the lowest on-contract price point for a tablet data plan is now $34.99 for 3GB.
Additionally, it appears that this new off-contract offering replaces Sprint's previous day, week, and month passes, which had cost $14.99 for one day and 150MB, $29.99 for a week and 500MB, and $49.99 for a month and 1.5GB. Now, customers will simply pay $19.99 for 1GB that they can access for up to a month; when they have reached their limit, data connectivity will be shut off, thus preventing overages. Customers will then have the option to purchase the same plan again.
The plan does include 100MB of off-network roaming, and customers can try out the service for free using promo code Free Day (this will unlock 150MB of data for one day).
What do you think of these tablet data plan changes? Personally, I'm happy to see prepaid prices go down, but I'm disappointed that post-paid customers can't take advantage of a lower-cost entry point. A large motivating factor in my purchase of the EVO View 4G was the fact that I'd only have to pay an extra $20/month. How about you?