Sprint makes play for new customers with $100 off smartphone deal (including new iPhones)

Sprint makes play for new iPhone 5c, 5s customers with 00 off deal

Thinking about switching to Sprint when the iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s are released? If you're a new customer you'll be able to get $100 off either model (along with other qualifying smartphones) if you sign up for new service. What's more, Sprint is set to roll out a new upgrade plan that will enable you to get a new phone every twelve months.

Sprint's plan requires you to port, or transfer, your number from another carrier, which means that you'll have had to fulfill the contractual requirements of your previous carrier's plan. But assuming your bill is up to date and you're at the end of your contract, you can start a new plan with Sprint and save yourself $100 in the process.

On Sunday Cnet reported that Sprint is readying a new upgrade plan that's expected to roll out September 20th, the first day that the iPhone 5c and 5s are available for sale. The "One Up" plan enables Sprint customers to pay for a new phone in installments and upgrade after 12 months. Additionally, customers participating in the One Up plan get a break on Sprint's unlimited talk, text and data service packages.

Sprint will been the last major U.S. carrier to introduce an upgrade plan - competitors T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon introduced their plans in July.

Source: 9to5Mac

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Sohail Shaikh says:

Sprint really needs to fix their network before trying to get new users. Sprints LTE roll out is the slowest and their 3G is pathetic.

Derrick4Real says:

yeah i'm really hoping all this Softbank money kicks in soon and they heavily invest in infrastructure. But i don't see it. And i'm on a 4s for now so no lte. 3g is at times not usable plus i'm near the ocean an a block from the ocean you lose all data completely. just a circle symbol.

onix7cv says:

I'm a Sprint customer and I'm pretty satisfied overall. If you are on a budget, but want the best deals on monthly plans you need to check out sprint. I have been with them for over 6 years and no, coverage is not as good as Verizon, but it's better than Tmobile in most areas. I hope this is not considered spam, but if any of you do end deciding to switch I can give you my referral code here as a reply. Just let me know. By using it, sprint will give you and me a $50 gift card each. That's not bad at all on top of the $100 new customer additional discount.

heberman says:

I have Sprint. It's data coverage stinks in my area and the voice signal isn't very good at my house either. However, I stay with Sprint for 2 reasons:

1. Sprint gives me a free Airave device which acts like a mini cell tower in my house. I now get a great signal in the basement and everywhere else in and around my house.

2. I pay $250/month for 5 smartphones on my account with pretty much unlimited everything. I don't have to worry about how much data is being eaten by any of the lines on my account and I don't have to worry about watching voice minutes.

prince12987 says:

Sprint service is horrible, I've been with them for almost two years and can't wait to leave. They still don't have LTE in a lot of area's and their 3G speeds are ridiculously slow. Anyone switching to sprint will be making a big mistake and will regret it later in down the road.

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rdotchin says:

I am lucky that I have a family plan on Verizon from a long time ago and still have unlimited data. But everyone I know who has Sprint hates it and switches carriers the second they can with a few breaking contracts. It depends on what market you're in but I now in Florida most have now switched to the T-Mobile iphone 5 and loved it.

Suzannesstud says:

I have Sprint and love it! Best plan by far, especially with unlimited data! I am in Kentucky and although no 4G where I am, the 3G works great. I dock my iPhone 4S to my HD radio at work and use the free Tune In radio app to play WCBS FM 101.1 all day long from out of New York, and once I click play and it gets synced, my phone never looks back. I play it for 8 to 10 hours solid 5 days a week, and it very rarely has to pause to catch up. Most days it plays from the time I arrive until I leave without ever stopping, and I am using 3G as there is no public wi-fi network that is not password protected. That station routinely has very heavy amounts of streaming traffic, and it streams at 64K since it is the HD-1 signal, but that still doesn't seem to make my phone look back at all. I also play it in the car to and from work, and other than a couple of low signal spots, it works great for my 60 mile (1 hour) drive each way, usually averages at least 55 minutes every time, and best of all, no having to flow in and out of FM signals. It also does good for Facebook and just about anything else I need. I'm definitely staying with Sprint.

Atony7 says:

I have Sprint in Chicago and the coverage is really Good. I get 4G from Down in Bridgeport all the way up to Evanston. However prior to 4G the service was god awful. Unless your area has a strong Sprint 4G Lte footprint I'd stay away.