Sprint: Families That Switch Get $400 Credit
The only way to gain new subscribers is by converting them from their current carriers - which so happens to be very difficult given the fact that contracts, among costs make it an expensive switch.
Giving someone a credit to obtain devices is a hell of a deal - especially if you were thinking about making the switch.
Pretty much EVERYONE in this country has a cell phone, so where else do you exactly expect Sprint to obtain new subscribers? Hang out at elementary schools and convince parents to get their kids a phone?
I fail to see how this is a bad thing - acting like you're too good for a credit like this. As if......as if.....
I mean...back in 2009-2910 when the last of the old Allltell markets were waiting to be transitioned over to at&t, they were still running ads trying to bring in new customers (I assume probably because more customers = higher capitalization and that could justify bumping up the price of the sale), they ran ads saying that if you switched from another carrier Alltell would pay your ETF AND give you $100 credit towards your first bill.....I was already with at&t and knew that if I switched to Alltell all that would happen is that within 6 months I would right back with at&t,,,,,,I came so close to making the jump just to get...
They could offer a $400 credit to make switching seem like a better idea, since most Americans are fat, lazy slobs who can't be bothered with trying to save money every month, because frankly, it's too much of a "hassle" - they'd rather be eating McDonalds and watching TV.
Seriously, most people are really too lazy to switch, or don't want to incur the short term costs.
And I believe the term is "Investing". They're investing in new customers by giving them an initial credit. Hardly desperate - rather stating they're looking for ways to steal more customers.
"I'll pay you $400 to be a customer" reeks of desperation.
As for how to attract customers from other carriers, the old fashioned way: offering a superior product...they should focus on building their network and improving customer service...that is what will attract customers.
As for the upgrades to the network, what do you know about it? How did it cripple the coverage? Where are you getting your information from?
To me it sounds like you dont even know what you are talking about, and I dont want to be rude or anything I just have to shed some light on this matter to help better understand what Vision Network ...
Okay...please explain how giving someone $400 is not more expensive than NOT giving them $400....
If Sprint can steal customers by subsidizing slightly more up front, but make it up on the back end and retain more customers, they're going to EASILY make that money up.
It like said, is a simple investment.
3 lines at Sprint will run you about $180. As you can see, it won't take long for them to make up that, plus the phone prices they subsidized.
........No... Please revise your very ignorant comments and do some research first.
I dont want to be rude ....
I mean its common sense, I didnt see all of you last year when Sprint offered the same type of port in service promotions. They are doing a heck of a job converting customers and upgrading their Large network to provide a better overall experience to all customers not just major metropolitan areas like most of the other carriers focus on.
Again, I am not here to pick favorite carriers or to be rude. I am simply shedding some light on a this topic. Happens every year, every carrier does it, has nothing to do with "being desperate". If you are going to talk down on a carrier
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