Sprint Retires OneUp Plans in Favor of Framily Plans
Sprint quietly discontinued its OneUp early upgrade program and is now directing customers to its Framily Plans. Sprint axed the OneUp program on January 9, the same day it announced the Framily option. The OneUp program allowed Sprint customers to upgrade once every 12 months and offered discounts to those who brought their own devices. The short-lived program was unveiled just four months ago. The Framily plans offer nominal discounts to people who pool their plans together, reducing the cost by $5 per month per device added. Sprint has not said if it will introduce a new upgrade program, or if it will reduce plan prices once subsidies are paid off.
Apple Extends iPhone Upgrade Program to Online Sales
Apple is now offering consumers the option to select its iPhone Upgrade Program when purchasing an iPhone via the Apple web site. Apple first rolled out the program last year with the debut of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
Sprint Drops 'Galaxy Forever' Leasing Program
Sprint has discontinued its Galaxy Forever lease program after just four months. Similar to its iPhone Forever program, the Galaxy Forever program allowed customers to lease a Galaxy S smartphone, make 12 payments, and then trade in the device for a new Galaxy S handset.
Sprint to Open Up Leasing to All Phones
Sprint plans to expand its phone leasing program to all the handsets in its lineup. Until now, Sprint has reserved its leasing program for Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxies.
Apple Debuts Its Own iPhone Upgrade Program
Apple will let consumers lease an iPhone directly from Apple itself in a change that reflects the current dynamics in the U.S. wireless market.
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If you want to have annual upgrades you can buy up the data plan to $20 per line which would give you unlimited data and annual upgrades.