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Sprint One Up launches, offers consumers an annual upgrade program for as low as $65 a month

0. phoneArena 20 Sep 2013, 09:58 posted on

Sprint has officially launched its One Up program, which allows consumers to receive an annual upgrade to a new phone along with unlimited talk, text and data for as low as $65 a month; last Sunday, information about the new plan leaked including a chart comparing the new service to the competition. T-Mobile's Jump, AT&T's Next and Verizon's Edge offer similar features...

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posted on 20 Sep 2013, 10:03 5

1. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


not worth it.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 10:06 2

2. danwatson (Posts: 102; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)


Seems like a decent deal. There is a chart and info that compares all 4 carrier programs and the only 2 semi worth while are the Tmobile & Sprint programs. While the Tmobile comes out more expensive, their plans are much cheaper...unless you need unlimited data, then go sprint assuming they have coverage where you are. The comparison is athttp://learningcameras.com/tips/5-all/165-the-real-cost-to-upgrade-your-phone

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 10:17 1

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8173; Member since: 14 May 2012)


T-Mobile is better overall. No contract (T-Mobile) vs. contract (Sprint) ,two upgrades a year vs. one, and blazing fast LTE + HSPA+ 42 as back haul vs. spotty LTE (if any) with super low 3G is a no brainer for many.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 12:26 1

12. JEverettnow (Posts: 188; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


If you are making payments on the phone you are not in a long term contract, just in it until you pay off your phone. Same as t-mobile.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 12:52

14. HASHTAG (unregistered)


Yeah, you're still on a 2-year contract though. So no, it's not the same as T-Mobile.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 13:56 2

16. chrisgmaher (Posts: 11; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)


you are not in a "contract". if you leave sprint or tmobile you pay off the remainder of what you owe on the phone.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 14:21

17. SellPhones82 (Posts: 497; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Where do you guys come up with this stuff? Do you make it up or what. There is no contract with One Up so stop providing bad info!

http://support.sprint.com/support/article/Learn_more_about_Sprint_One_Up/35e890a8-cbab-4cc4-99a7-91b0bc533e35?INTNAV=LP:Support:09202013:echo&question_box=One%20Up&id16=One%20Up

Does Sprint One UpSM require an Installment Agreement?

Yes, Sprint One UpSM requires an Installment Agreement that allows a customer to pay for the device over 24 months. Additionally, the customer is subject to the terms of the selected service and is required to sign a month to month Service Agreement, but the customer will not be subject to a term commitment.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 18:17

19. nnjerzy (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


I totally agree,, TMOB much better deal and Plans,, LTE

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 18:37

20. ngo2dd (Posts: 781; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Not really. I live 60 miles north of Lansing and in a college area of 24K students and have no T-mobile service. All of central and northern Michigan has not service. So it is not a better deal.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 19:08

21. nnjerzy (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Free Wifi Calling is always a option thats why the company has it

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 19:17

22. Shatter (Posts: 2019; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Yup wifi calling ftw.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 09:18

29. DonkeySauce (Posts: 158; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)


With T mobile, you're still in a contract, they just don't call it a "contract" You have an "agreement" that you will pay off your phone if you cancel, which would basically be like paying a termination fee for breaking a contract. It's basically a gimmick unless you happen to already own a phone...

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 10:07

3. danwatson (Posts: 102; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)


Just noticed that Florida is not included...I wonder what that is about and if they are just being delayed. Seems like that would complicate things for sprint.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 12:18 1

11. danwatson (Posts: 102; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)


Just called Sprint and they told me that Family plans only get $15 off your entire bill not $15 off of each line. That would be very bad for Family plan users if true. I have heard other reports though so it looks like the Sprint reps might just be idiots and have no clue.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 19:19

23. Shatter (Posts: 2019; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Tmobile Family plans for unlimited everything:
First Line: $70
Second Line: $50
Third: $30
Fourth: $30
Fifth: $30

Sorry Sprint tmobile has a much better deal and better speed + better coverage.

If Sprint is only $15 off per line up to 3 then your paying almost as much as 5 tmobile unlimited everything users.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 14:47

18. danwatson (Posts: 102; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)


Update 2. I'm now being told they are coming to Fl but had some license issues. Also, I'm now being told that you do get $15 off of each line for a max of 3 lines but I'm still trying to confirm that.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 10:11 1

4. zig8100 (Posts: 120; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


They win because you have to give in your old phone. U can't pass it down to your kids or wife.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 10:12

5. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


and there cant be anything wrong with it.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 10:15

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8173; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Still not better than JUMP! Nice try though Sprint.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 10:40 1

8. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1265; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Might as well go with a prepay plan and use the saving to buy a new phone off contract :D Plus, unlock phone worth a little more resale anyway :P

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 11:19

9. Android4Ever (Posts: 86; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


T-Mobile has the best upgrade plan. That's why thye didn't put up their upgrade plan info...

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 11:58 2

10. theruleslawyer (Posts: 108; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


At least they give you a discount for paying up front. Shame on ATT and VZW for making you pay full price for both the plan and the phone.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 12:50

13. HASHTAG (unregistered)


Nice that you get a discount, but not nice that you can only do it in stores. Not a fan of going to the retailers being annoyed by the representatives.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 13:04

15. tigermcm (Posts: 709; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


an you use company discounts with any of these upgrade plans??? 20% off monthly plus this sounds nice to me

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 00:57

24. yungmel0 (Posts: 25; Member since: 18 Jun 2011)


I agree. I get 15% with military discount.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 19:52

27. PostalJim (Posts: 46; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


That's crazy! I get 25% off my plan and 50% off accessories. Just cuz where I work. I'm a disabled Vet, so it's sad to know Military gets less than another federal employee.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 10:20 1

25. benzb (Posts: 26; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)


Does anyone realize and find it annoying that Sprint limits video throughput to 1mbps on their new plans? I really wanted to switch to Sprint and get their unlimited everything plan from Verizon and save some money (I have grandfathered unlimited data on VZW) but that made me change my mind. I like to stream video and being limited to 1mbps can be pretty bad when on LTE.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 16:34

26. Landmarkcm (Posts: 426; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


Seems like a decent deal. But ugh the usual complaint with Sprint - when are you going to fix your slow as molasses network! Im in a big city & every other carriers network is fine accept Sprint! Dropped calls still & slow as dial up data speeds. For now Ill happily continue using unlocked phone on AT&T GoPhone 60.00 plan which is working great! Until Sprint gets there network together all there unlimited etc is pretty useless. Pretty sad there service is actually.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 20:39 1

28. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6381; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I blame T-Mobile for starting this upgrading program.

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