Sprint's Easy Pay Paves the Way to Device Upgrades
Sprint today announced Easy Pay, a payment system that lets people upgrade to new devices more easily by spreading out the payments over time. Sprint customers who want to upgrade devices more frequently will need to enroll in the Easy Pay program, which is being offered for a limited time. The program requires customers to pay off the balance of their existing handset. They can then choose a new phone, make a down payment on the device followed by 24 equal payments to cover the expense of the phone. Customers have the option of keeping their old device or selling it back to Sprint via its Buyback program. Sprint said Easy Pay can be paired with its new Framily Plans. Sprint Easy Pay replaces the OneUp program, which was cancelled on January 9.
Android Pay Rings Up Chase In the US
Google today said Chase has agreed to support Android Pay on Android smartphones and other devices. Starting immediately, Chase customers can add their eligible Chase Visa debit/credit card to Android Pay and make tap-and-go payments wherever Android Pay is accepted.
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.
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.
Sprint Offering 10GB to 4-Line Family Plans for $100
Sprint today introduced the Sprint Family Share Pack, a plan that includes unlimited talk and text and 10 GB of shared data for four lines for $100 per month. Sprint Family Share Pack subscribers can quadruple their shared data to 40 GB for $20 more (total of $120 before taxes and fees).
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.