Sprint to Cut One-Year Plans from Offering
Sprint has confirmed that it will no longer offer one-year contracts to new and existing customers starting October 2. Customers will only be able to choose two-year contracts after October 2 in order to receive device discounts. Alternately, customers can pay full price for hardware and continue month-to-month service once their current contract expires. Sprint said that the bulk of its customers already choose two-year contracts. Several other policy changes take place October 2, including a new 5GB cap on mobile hotspot service. Sprint is also launching its new CDMA-based DirectConnect service on October 2.
Sprint Brings Back Two-Year Contracts - With A Catch
Sprint has reversed its position on contracts and starting today began offering them again as an option to customers purchasing new equipment. Sprint customers can pay full price for phones, lease them, break payments up over time, or sign a two-year contract to purchase phones at subsidized prices.
Sprint Confirms No More Contracts Starting Today
Sprint said beginning January 8 new customers will not be able to buy handsets at subsidized prices by signing a contract. The company is following the industry trend of moving toward installment-based options for financing handset costs.
Verizon Kills 2-Year Plans, Bumps Activation Fee to $30
Verizon Wireless no longer offers two-year contracts with device subsidies, and has raised the cost of activating new devices by $10. The changes, confirmed by Fierce Wireless, were put into effect January 5.
AT&T Confirms Plans to Ditch Contracts
AT&T says beginning January 8, it will rely on AT&T Next as the primary avenue through which customers will purchase handsets. AT&T has historically sold handsets with two-year contracts attached to the purchase, but in recent years added the AT&T Next installment plan option.
Yet another sign
Seriously, are they just slowly committing suicide?
They are eliminating a program that virtually NO ONE actually uses because everyone wants the cheapest price avaiable to them. Also, I'm...