Sprint has tried a lot of different ways to attract customers in recent years, but this may be its boldest play yet.
The company is offering an entire year of free service which includes unlimited data, talk & text on up to five lines to customers who switch to the carrier and bring over an eligible phone. If your carrier is Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile you are eligible for the deal, and it also covers family plans. There is no contract with this free plan so you can cancel for free at anytime!
Offer Ends July 31st
– To get the deal, you’ll have to accept some conditions
- As mentioned above, you must be a Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile user
- Autopay is required
- Hotspot data limited to 10 GB a month per line
- Rebate will be applied after two monthly invoices
- Streams video at up to HD 1080p, music at up to 1.5mbps, gaming at up to 8mbps
- MHS, P2P and VPN reduced to 2G speeds after 10GB a month
You must own the phone that you’re bringing to Sprint, as well. So if you’re paying a monthly installment plan, you’re out of luck. Sprint lists the following devices as eligible for the free year of service:
Apple iPhone 5C (Verizon Only), 5S (Verizon Only), 6, 6+, 6S, 6S+, 7 (Verizon Only), 7+ (Verizon Only), SE
Google Nexus 5 (AT&T & Verizon Only), 5X, 6, 6P, Pixel, Pixel XL
Motorola E4, Z2 Play, G4, G4 Play, G4 Plus, G5 Plus, X Pure Edition
Samsung Galaxy S7 Special Edition, S7 edge Special Edition, S8 Special Edition, S8+ Special Edition. [“Special Edition” = unlocked US versions of the Galaxy S7 and S8 devices]
The savings range from just under $1,000 a year to over $2,100 a year depending on how many lines you’re switching.
Here’s the page that explains the offer, and we’re not really seeing any alarming fine print to be worried about. You will have to pay a $30 activation fee up front, but that gets refunded within two billing cycles.
So if Sprint’s network is serviceable where you are, this might be a thing worth considering to see if a year of potentially very significant savings is worth bailing on whichever carrier you’re with right now.
After the one year of free unlimited expires, you’ll pay $60 a month for the first line, $40 a month for the second line and $30 a month for lines three, four and five.