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Sprint to give up to $650 in cash and credit to those who switch from another carrier

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Sprint to give up to $650 in cash and credit to those who switch from another carrier
Taking a page from T-Mobile's book, Sprint announced on Friday that it is giving a Framily Switching Bonus of up to $650 per subscriber, to those switching to Sprint's Framily Plan from another carrier. For a limited time only, the nation's third largest carrier will pay $300 to those bringing their number over from another mobile operator. That money is a credit that can be used to purchase a new phone that connects to the Sprint network. In addition, Sprint will reimburse those who switch for the costs of leaving their current mobile operator, by giving them a Visa prepaid card worth up to $350.

The $300 credit is given to the new Sprint customer at the time of the initial transaction. 10 to 12 weeks after that, customers send to Sprint the final bill from their previous carrier. This will contain the Early Termination Fee, which will be reimbursed to new customers in good standing, in the form of the Visa prepaid card. Sprint will reimburse the new customer as much as $350 for the ETF. Those who did not break a contract to leave their previous carrier, will be reimbursed for any equipment installment payments remaining, up to $350.

"At Sprint, we believe in ‘Happy Connecting’ through the value of a Sprint Framily Plan. We are seeing great momentum with the Sprint Framily plan, and we want to make it as easy as possible for customers to join our Framily."-Jeff Hallock, CMO, Sprint

Under its Framily plan, Sprint offers unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data for $55. With the plan, up to 10 people can get together to subscribe. For each person that signs up, $5 is taken off the price for each member of the group, with a maximum discount of $30 for each person. Framily members can pay $20 more per month for unlimited data, and will get a new phone every year.

Sprint will reimburse you as much as $650 for switching from another carrier

Sprint will reimburse you as much as $650 for switching from another carrier


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posted on 04 Apr 2014, 13:14 3

1. Salazzi (Posts: 131; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


No thanks.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 13:23 3

3. noruizjr (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)


I second that!

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 13:16 2

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2104; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


What happens, if you sign up to this deal, take a top phone cheap, then walk into a T-Mobile store, sign up and have them pay the break away fee? You practically got a top phone for peanuts?

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 13:45 1

4. fjftokyo (Posts: 35; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


Who the hell would switch to Sprint from AT&T or Verizon? I currently have Sprint and it's been the worst decision I've made in a while they have terrible 4G coverage and the service is 100% crap, I'm trying to cancel my crap to switch to AT&T as we speak.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 14:45 4

11. TheRequiem (Posts: 138; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


People like me who hate the corporate duopoly which is slowing down innovation, jacking up prices constantly, who are against net neutrality and constantly stampede government to take away our consumer rights, free handily gives the NSA our information. Sprint has unlimited data and they are rolling out their Spark 2.5 ghz TD LTE which is the fastest in the country, I know, I test and calibrate Alcatel equipment. I live in Las Vegas where Sprint has the only useable signal on the strip...

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 16:46 1

15. camera531 (Posts: 118; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


I agree with @fjftokyo - Sprint has the worst service of the 4. In the LA area, it's worthless. I'm surprised they haven't been sued for non-service.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 12:27

27. lsutigers (Posts: 697; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


Dude what are you smoking??? I get great service in LA. Get your phone checked.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 17:24

16. max9777 (Posts: 59; Member since: 11 Dec 2011)


IDK man, I live in NYC, I had iphones since they became available from Sprint and had terrible service, I switched to note 3, I have service everywhere. I have 4g LTE everywhere. I will be honest I can't complain. Only reason I stuck with sprint before was with the employee plan I had, while I worked there, even after I left they set me up with a SERO plan of ex-employees. Everything unlimited for $40 bucks and reception everywhere?

Working at Sprint I saw people complain about everything, I had Verizon customers complain, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint customers. No carrier can always please everyone.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 22:24 1

22. tuminatr (Posts: 656; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


I have the same experience I worked for T-Mobile for 6 years and Verizon for 7 and a reseller for a few. I would have people switch from every company and complain about areas I know were fine and places I knew were issues. I too have sero and a Note 3 it works well and I have no complaints. Now when I had the galaxy nexus that was a bad experience but I understand the sprint 4g band was poorly supported on that phone.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 13:53

5. AustinPaul (Posts: 25; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


I left Sprint (here in Austin) after about 14 years, and I am definitely getting much better data speeds, but I am having several new issues with AT&T on my Note 3. I often lose cellular signal at home, Visual VM worked better on Sprint. In fact, generally, my phone - for calls - worked at least as well, and in some cases, better on Sprint. Where Sprint had issues was their known problems with data speeds. Much of the time, I was fine with wifi just about every place I needed it, but the few times there wasn't wifi, I had challenges.

I'm still pulling for them to get it together. If/when they do, I could easily go back.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 14:06

6. Landmarkcm (Posts: 402; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


Get some better service in Vegas already! and then maybey well talk.. Actually I am pretty happy on AIO right now! Same great AT&T network. 50.00 bucks a month including insurance on my Moto G.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 14:49 2

12. TheRequiem (Posts: 138; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


I live in Las Vegas and Sprints service is awesome! What are you smoking? They are building Sprints insanely fast Spark network... You need a phone to use it though, but I am hitting close to 100mbps on it, WAY faster then AT&T. They already have about 50 sites done with a few hundred more by years end. AT&Ts network in Vegas is too congested and they have double the drop rate Sprint does here. I know, I get called out to their sites daily to reset them.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 19:35

19. Landmarkcm (Posts: 402; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


Um ok well that's all news to me.. & Sprint certainly does not show anything on there website coverage maps here besides 3g which is pitiful.. Last I tried them about 6 months or so ago. The map said I was in "best" coverage as soon as I got home couldn't even hold a call. Inside my place all the carriers are hard to hold signal but now Sprint last I checked was the only one that would not without an airave. I know they have not launched LTE officially here yet. I was thinking about trying Virgin one of these days but not until they get it fully together. I know on the Strip they have decent service. Unless they have dramatically improved in that short time (which I doubt) Ill stick with Aio. Constant steady on HSPA+

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 19:40

20. Landmarkcm (Posts: 402; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


And ya the phone has to have the Spark thing which there are not many choices. Another downside! Surprised they have not launched LTE here yet! ATT & Tmo HSPA+ is also abt as fast as Sprint LTE

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 22:36

25. tuminatr (Posts: 656; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


looks like it covered with LTE to me maybe its restricted but I dont think so

http://www.sensorly.com/map/4G/US/USA/Sprint/lte_310sprint#q=Las+Vegas%2C+NV%2C+USA

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 14:06 5

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7328; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I want to try out Sprint in the future once they deploy the 800MHz band but I'll stay on T-Mobile for now. Once Spark reaches 100mbps, I'm switching.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 14:51 1

13. TheRequiem (Posts: 138; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


They have 50mhz channels in Vegas right now and I'm hitting anywhere from 70-160mbps on it. Granted, that's without many people using it not is it officially launched, but they'll have 150mhz of spectrum here when they get around to shutting down WiMAX which will be insane.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 14:11 5

8. jskates420 (Posts: 40; Member since: 29 Jun 2013)


I get up to 42mbps in mostly all of l.a for me sprint spark is great screw the haters

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 14:21

9. Landmarkcm (Posts: 402; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


Ya but instead of them wasting time deploying that in batches. Meanwhile they still don't even have useable 3g! service in main areas like Vegas. Plus their the only carrier that has dropped calls galore here for me.. Like 2 years+ they say now their fixing it. Which im sure they willl one day, But most are tired of wating on them. I would liked to try Virgin or something.. but again to poor of service. It's still very patchy in CA too. Great it's working for you.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 14:54

14. TheRequiem (Posts: 138; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


We are almost done deploying in Las Vegas, 85% of sites are Network Vision enabled and 70% are LTE and almost 50% have 800mhz flipped on, also Sprint Spark is being deployed on all sprint and WiMAX sites (almost 600 sites). It will be launched here officially soon, but I hardly see 3G anymore, it's almost always LTE and it's fast, I get it pretty much everywhere here so make sure you check your facts before commenting.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 19:42

21. Landmarkcm (Posts: 402; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


Hmm so you think as of right now if I wanted an HTC phone from Virgin that has LTE its going to work properly?? Or ya I better wait until its official! and the coverage maps show it. Because while that all sounds good. Sprint's site does not even show that Vegas has Spark or LTE

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 03:15

30. B00M_SHAKALAKA (Posts: 4; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


What degree do you have to get your job here in Vegas because every post I see you in you make it sound more and more fun. And I totally agree sprint has it ups and downs on my side of town but its definitely not horrible in LV.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 18:22

18. jskates420 (Posts: 40; Member since: 29 Jun 2013)


Honestly while having a spark enabled phone the 3g has improved way more than before I download pretty hefty sized games on 3g like nothing also youtube videos load quick on 3g but when my spark is enabled and I have lte it flys some people make big deals on how slow they are we just have to wait and see them progress in build uo more towers and what not

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 14:39

10. boomboom (Posts: 53; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


What is framily????

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 22:30

23. tuminatr (Posts: 656; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


it’s their Family plan $25 unlimited talk, Text +1gb data $35 unlimited talk, text + 3gb data $45 unlimited talk, text + unlimited data you get those prices once you have 7 framley members and they can all be billed separately and individually responsible for their bill it's a very good deal oh and no contract

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 00:26

26. Salazzi (Posts: 131; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


It ain't as good as it's made out to be. T-mo does unlimited talk, text, and 1GB data- 1st line= $50, 2nd=$30, 3-10= $10. So for 7 lines with unlimited talk and text with 1GB data its $130 for all of them, or $18.57 per line once split evenly. What's curious is, if you use up your 1GB on Sprint, do they throttle you or cut off your data? T-mo slows it down to 2G which is still usable for some stuff like twitter and some facebook with texting and calling.

If you're grandfathered into T-mo's previous unlimited deal ($70 first line, $50 second line, $30 lines 3-10) then for 7 lines at unlimited data would be $38.57 which is better than Sprints pricing (though I'm grandfathered in with a corporate discount which works for any line I add from here on out as well, at 12% off, so for me it's $33.95 per line for unlimited data). Now it's around $48 which is $3/month more, BUT you get international roaming at no cost, as well as unlimited texting to over 120 countries from the US, for free. The value is clearly on T-mo's side.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 15:37

28. downphoenix (Posts: 2266; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


T-mobile only allows 5 lines on a family plan, not 10. So you'd be looking at 110+110 for 2 separate 5 line family plans. It does save about 30$, but it is 500mb vs 1gb data as well, and T-mobile doesnt do discounts anymore unless you alreadfy have it with them, Sprint does offer discounts if you purchase any data packs past the included 1gb. Plus the Sprint one allows separate billing, T-mobile doesnt, so if you wanted to share your plan with others and they are unfaithful in paying their portion of the bill, that leaves you stuck with paying all of it or having your phone shut off, whereas with Sprint's Framily Plan, you can maintain separate accounts, and just deal with a possible $5/mo increase if someone stops paying, as opposed to your whole service getting shut off. There are advantages to Sprint's approach here as well.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 17:54

29. Salazzi (Posts: 131; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


I don't know what you're talking about. T-mobile told me I can have 8 voice lines and 5 mobile internet lines (hotspots), but I'm sure you can indeed have 10 if not more.. it could just be dependent on your creditworthiness perhaps. And no it's not 500MB vs 1GB.. T-mo starts at 1GB. I don't think you know what you're talking about either.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 18:04

17. williamdroid (Posts: 125; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


Ive never had a problem with sprint.
Sure, they arent the fastest but if im paying a carrier $80+ i better be getting UNLIMITED data. Not 3gb, not 5gb, not 7gb. I mean UNLIMITED data.

Until Verizon or AT&T can offer me that, i will stick with Sprint.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 22:31

24. tuminatr (Posts: 656; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


you should find someone with the new framley plan and get their framley code $45 is unlimited talk, text and data

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