Sprint Intros One Up Upgrade Program
Sprint today debuted a new upgrade program that looks to compete with those offered by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. Sprint's program is called One Up, and lets customers upgrade their device once every 12 months. The One Up plan costs $65 per month and includes unlimited talk, text and data for the life of the line. Customers will then have to add in the cost of their device, which will be broken down into 24 equal payments and added to the monthly bill. The monthly payment price will vary depending on the final cost of the phone, though Sprint mentioned there will be no financing fees for customers with good credit. Sprint said that customers won't need to make a down payment on the phone "for a limited time," but didn't say how long it will offer the no down payment promotion. Existing customers who are eligible for upgrades can take advantage of the new program, which goes into effect today for new contracts. As a special offer until the end of the year, current customers not upgrade-eligible but who have had their existing phone for 12 months can trade their phone in to join One Up. Sprint One Up can be activated at company stores, but it is not available in Florida and Washington, D.C.
Sprint Intros 'iPhone Forever' Promo
Sprint has kicked off a new program that lets customers upgrade to "the latest" iPhone at any time. Starting today, new or upgrade-eligible customers can lease a 16GB iPhone 6 for $22 per month.
AT&T to Revamp Phone Purchasing Options
AT&T today said it intends to reduce the number of handset financing options from four down to two. Beginning June 9, AT&T will offer new and existing customers the AT&T Next Every Year plan and the AT&T Next plan.
Verizon Trots Out Galaxy S7 Upgrade Plan
Verizon Wireless today announced the Verizon Annual Upgrade Program beginning with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The upgrade program allows customers who finance the S7 or S7 Edge to trade in their phone and upgrade to a new phone every year.
Sprint Last of Major Carriers to Launch Galaxy S7 BOGO
Sprint today followed AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless by rolling out a buy-one, get-one offer for the Samsung Galaxy S7. Customers can lease or purchase the Galaxy S7 at full retail price and receive a second for free.
T-Mobile Debuts 'Jump On Demand' for Free Phone Upgrades
T-Mobile today kicked off a new program called Jump On Demand, which will allow people to upgrade their phone for free up to three times per year. The Jump On Demand program builds on Uncarrier 2.0, which introduced the idea of early phone upgrades with Jump.
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They dropped the price from a contract by $15 which makes the math for a new line on a 16GB iPhone 5s look like this. I'm assuming they'll keep the $100 Bring Your Number Discount
Unlimited My Way
Phone - $100
Plan - $80 for ulimited talk, text, data (x24) = 1920
Total - 2020
Phone - $550
Plan - $65 for unlimited talk text, data (x24) = 1560
Total - 2110
Good Plan But...