I've been on Sprint SERO for the last 10 years and am currently paying $50/month for unlimited data service. To make the most of my service/plan, I'd been regularly signing up for new contracts every 2 years to purchase new subsidized iPhones which I would then flip on ebay to capture the ~$400 phone subsidy built into the cost of service. This brought my effective cost of service to about $35/month for unlimited service.
I just completed my last 2-year agreement yesterday and was disappointed to learn that Sprint is no longer offering two year agreements and, more problematically, no phone subsidies for handset upgrades. Of course, I'm still paying the same $50/month for service, but now without a phone subsidy.
I've looked around a little bit at what other carriers are offering, and it appears that $50/month for unlimited, even without a phone subsidy, is still pretty competitive. Can anyone point me to any plans that might provide comparable or more bang for the buck? Or am I stuck if I want to keep my monthly cost of service the same?