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