Sprint Will Pay You Up to $650 to Leave Your Carrier

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The carrier pricing wars entered a new phase today, as Sprint announced it will pay customers’ early termination fees if they leave their current wireless providers and sign up for a one of Sprint’s Framily plans. According to Sprint, customers who ditch their carrier will get up to $350 in the form of a Visa gift card, and up to $300 in trade-in value for their current smartphones.

If that offer sounds familiar, it’s because T-Mobile has been doing the exact same thing since January. Unlike T-Mobile, however, Sprint will only shell out cash for your business through May 8. T-Mobile, on the other hand, hasn’t announced when or if it will end its offer.

MORE: 5 Best Sprint Smartphones

T-Mobile has made a series of major moves that have shaken up the wireless industry over the past year through its Uncarrier initiative, including ending monthly contracts and letting consumers upgrade their handsets more than once every two years.

As a result, the carrier saw its user base grow by 1.6 million customers in the third-quarter if 2013, a full quarter prior to launching its early termination fee payback program. Sprint has been adding customers, but is still losing money.

During our recent 4G LTE speed test in New York City, T-Mobile’s networked scored the second fastest average download speed, behind Verizon. Sprint, however, came in dead last, despite the fact that its enhanced Spark LTE network is live in the city.

Daniel P. Howley
Daniel P. Howley
A newspaper man at heart, Dan Howley wrote for Greater Media Newspapers before joining Laptopmag.com. He also served as a news editor with ALM Media’s Law Technology News, and he holds a B.A. in English from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
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  2. any28 Says:

    it’s about time they all start coming down in price and giving more for your money, the past few years they were getting stingy with data and charging too much for it.

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