Switch to Sprint, buy a phone, and get up to $125 in service credit
What you have to do, besides transferring your number over to Sprint, is to buy a smartphone, whichever you fancy from the carrier's lineup, and sign a 2 year contract. If smartphones are not your cup of tea, there is no need to worry. Choosing a budget handset or a feature phone will get you $50 in service credit, which can always come in handy. It is very important to register your phone within 72 hours after activation. Further details can be found on Sprint's website and we strongly recommend reading them if you plan on taking advantage of the promo.
source: Sprint via Engadget Mobile
1. wumberpeb (Posts: 380; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
This was going on for a few weeks before this article even posted, but its still an awesome deal!
2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 4717; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
It is great that Sprint is making the offer. Unfortunately, you have to be relatively close to the end of your contract for the credit to be worthwhile.
3. msa1988 (Posts: 391; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
I don't know why these companies don't pay for your cancelation fees if they want you to switch. If they did cover it they could lock people into a 2 year deal and make some good business money...
4. Spear (unregistered)
While I agree with that idea at first, you would have to realize that churn would end up being insanely high. People would be swtiching left and right for just about any reason they can think of and you KNOW people will come up with some pretty insane reasons to go from carrier A to carrier B
6. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
b/c for another carrier to buy out another wireless carrier's contract would be illegal. that would open potentially open the door for a company who had enough money to buy out several contracts and have a monopoly.
5. J (unregistered)
I don't see any requirements for 2 year contract or new phone purchase on their site. You guys sure this won't work if you ported a number, activated an existing phone, and stayed month to month for the 61 day requirement?
18. William13 (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)
You can't start service with Sprint without a contract, even with existing equipment. Silly question anyway because no carrier with any lick of sense would give $125 to someone that's not held down for 2 years.
7. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
they have lame phones :( Evo 4G, Evo Shift 4G, Epic 4G, (They are nice but There old too). The HTC Arrive is the only phone worth switching but it hasn't came out, probably when it does the offer wont be available. ;(
8. jovy121 (Posts: 14; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
luis your an idiot. the EVO is the best HTC phone out right now and the EPIC is the best Samsung phone thats out right now. Name 3 phones on any carrier right now that are betther?
9. zak (unregistered)
HTC Inspire, HTC Nexus One, T-Mobile G2, Samsung Galaxy S 4G, and the Nexus S are all better than the Evo or the Epic. The phones I listed are all better than the Evo and/or Epic.
15. curiousgeorge (Posts: 25; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
ur an idiot the epic is a galaxy s phone. and the evo is better then the other phones you listed as well
19. William13 (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)
Haha, I will reiterate curiousgeorge's statement because the "Samsung Galaxy S 4G" is the exact same phone as the Epic without the keyboard. In fact, the Epic's full name is Samsung Epic 4G! Amazing! Plus, you say the Evo is old, well the Nexus One came out January of 2010, which is obviously older than the Evo and the Epic of course. The G2 is a mid-range device at best, the Inspire is just a glorified Evo with a newer proc, GSM, and a smaller battery. The only phone on your list that is actually (arguably) better is the Nexus S.
24. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
yeah but it is also on sprint D; and uses wimax -__-"
21. p0rkguy (Posts: 671; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
Anybody that actually uses the full functionality of their phones would know the EVO is second to none in the Android community right now. The development for the EVO is so insane that not even the Nexus One, the original developer's phone, can compete with it.
Try swinging by XDA and you can compare what each phone has productivity, you'll see that the EVO is superior in the Android developer world.
11. metalurgik (unregistered)
hmmm...... there are 2 best phones in the USA as of right now :new technology 4G - HTC EVO at Sprint , and old technology 3G - iPHONE4 at AT&T Amen !
12. zak (unregistered)
nobody mentioned anything about the iPhone 4, but I wouldn't say that the Evo is better than that. In all reality, Sprint's 4G services is somewhat old technology as far as speeds are concerned. A iPhone 4 with "old technology(3G)" can theoretically get better data speeds than in some 4G markets by Sprint.
13. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
Seriously, i'm not sure why Sprint isn't the leading wireless carrier in the country. They give everything away and when they are done giving it all away, they find a way to give even more away. Sprint is like the "peoples' champ" of the wireless industry but yet they are barely leading ahead of T-Mobile. 2 years+ deep in the 4G race, cheap rate plans, great customer service supposedly...why is Sprint still next to last? Where are you missing it at Dan Hesse?
14. Phonecall01 (Posts: 88; Member since: 02 Apr 2009)
poor advertising has a lot to do with it !!!
16. curiousgeorge (Posts: 25; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
yup if they advertised more they would be gaining even more customers
17. belovedson (Posts: 806; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
im unsure what all the commotion is about. sprint did really well next quarter. when sprint releases the generation of phones to replace the evo and epic. they will gain even more customers.
there will always be critics and although i want to criticize sprint. once i became a customer i found it difficult to criticize sprint. i have used verizon, and tmobile. verizon for 6 years and tmobile for about 3 years. verizon was excellent but expensive. tmobile was cheap but dropped calls like no other. sprint is seriously consistent. my bills have been 56.20 for the last couple months. customer service is superb i believe its better than tmobile now. call quality and clarity is nearly on par with verizon at least here in seattle. i broke several phones and called insurance and each time got another phone within one business day. come on!
i can go and on. i freakin love sprint. once you go sprint you can't go back
22. Slammer (Posts: 672; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Sprint has done some remarkable things to help reinstate their viability in the wireless industry. The results are quite respectable.
Last month a gentleman and myself were in line waiting at Bestbuy to make upgrades. As the family of four in front of us was contemplating a two year agreement with ATT, this gentleman and myself convinced them to just give Sprint a try. The family had stated that they had Sprint before and it was horrible. We told them that Sprint has made tremendous inroads across the board. After about 15 to 20 minutes, they agreed to give Sprint another chance.
Last Sunday I was at Bestbuy to purchase a case for my Wife when I got a tap on my shoulder. I turned around and the father of the family that switched to Sprint could not thank me and the other gentleman enough. He has noticed a vast improvement in service and products. He also likes the idea of how much his family will save. He is really impressed on the new Sprint.
People need to realize that change is not only possible, it had to happen for Sprint in order to rebuild a reputation. The only thing lacking at this point, is their marketing. They need to bolster the public awareness of what they have accomplished in all areas of what consumers are looking for.
23. Vanny (unregistered)
This is a great post by you BELOVESON.. For serious users, it would be DUMB to walk away fm Sprint. Unless someone is a complete retard and has plenty of money to give away for less, then sure, people can go to another carrier..
Not to mention, the next generation phones that are soon to come out are insane. and yes,, the NEXUS S is going to be part of the next Sprint Line up.
When it comes down to it,, the EVO, EVO Shit and the EPIC are still kicking Butt, and with the new DUAL SCREEN Android, the HTC Arrive and the Nexus S coming out soon,, WHY are we even arguing? Silly.. LOL
20. p0rkguy (Posts: 671; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
The only reason Sprint was doing bad was due to the phones they had to offer.
They're making a really good come back right now. You have to remember, people buy on impulse, they'll see a product they like and the value/price of the product will suddenly disappear.
It was a go big or go home sort of thing with cell phones once carriers started merging. When carriers began merging, people started getting the mentality that prices were the same for all of them and what set people apart were the phones they provided/offered.
25. tuth patten (unregistered)
thank u 4 your service . the young lady that served me was so nice n very friendly
26. tuth patten (unregistered)
thank u, i got a great deal for mothers day, wish other companies would do that sometimes.
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29. milagros ocasio (unregistered)
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!