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Sprint to Cut One-Year Plans from Offering

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Sep 29, 2011, 9:52 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

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.

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Sep 29, 2011, 10:34 AM

Yet another sign

That Sprint is preparing for the iPhone?
I think so. This upsets me as I was thinking of switching next month,.
Not nesssarily. As a Sprint employee I can tell you that of my time with the company less then 1% of customers I have dealt with decided on a 1 year contract. Signing the 2 year gets you the real steep discount. If someone were to sign a 1 year agreem...

Sep 29, 2011, 12:33 PM


Is Sprint just really trying hard to stop people from wanting to sign up with them at all?

Seriously, are they just slowly committing suicide?

Yeah. Sprint no longer wants to attract new customer, grow thier subscriber base, or be competitive...


They are eliminating a program that virtually NO ONE actually uses because everyone wants the cheapest price avaiable to them. Also, I'm...
You either want a contract or you don't. If you don't, go to Boost or Virgin. If you do, it's 2 years. Must be hard for your simple mind to grasp.
People always dog Sprint no matter what they try to do, Sprint is the red headed step child of the cellular industry and nothing they do will satisfy anyone. What people don't realize is Sprint is aligning itself to work the same process that the othe...

Sep 29, 2011, 3:06 PM

1 year?

4 years i worked at sprint 06-10 and i've maybe done two or three 1-year contracts so this isn't anything shocking. we're all reading too much into this
Agreed. The phone discount on 1 year contracts simply don't appeal to that many. It's too little off retail compared to the advantage of going month to month.
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