For a limited time, Sprint Easy Pay lets you upgrade to a new phone anytime

For a limited time, Sprint Easy Pay lets you upgrade to a new phone anytime
Just the other day, Sprint closed down its One Up plan, which allowed users to upgrade to a new phone after one year instead of the usual two years. But it seems that the carrier has replaced this with an even better plan. For a limited time, Sprint is allowing its customers to upgrade to a new phone anytime with Sprint Easy Pay.

The plan is simple. Pick a phone you want, and using Sprint Easy Pay, shell out the down payment and the balance is paid off over 24 months. Now here is where the fun begins. If a new phone comes out that makes you drool, simply pay off the balance of what you owe on your current phone, put down the new down payment, and you have 24 months to pay off the new handset. You can keep the old phone or trade it in to Sprint.

Now lets say the very next day after you buy your new phone, the manufacturer comes out with a refresh version that takes the rear camera to 14MP from 13MP. Well, you certainly can't be walking around with such a dated phone. So once again, as long as you pay off your existing balance, Sprint will allow you to upgrade.

And don't forget Sprint's recently introduced Framily plan which allows up to ten friends to share the same account. With the Framily plan, rates start out at $55 a month for unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data. For each person who joins the group, your price declines by $5 with a floor of $25 a month per person for groups of 6 or more. And for $20 a month more, any Framily plan member can elect to receive unlimited data, and have the option of buying a subsidized phone every year.

source: Sprint

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23 Comments

1. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Sprints problem is NOT phones but "DROP CALLS". A friend of mine walked away with 2 FREE phones, after signing up his wife and daughter... But getting ahold of that dude is a miracle.

2. mturby unregistered

totally true! i have friends providing customer service over the phone for sprint and Boost Mobile and most of their customer call in regarding issues with dropped calls, no service, searching for service or not internet connection.

22. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

I have the same problem with t-mobile users in my area.

3. mturby unregistered

Sprint, ur problem is ur network, not ur phones or plans. + it is not fair that u lure customers to a bad non working network and make them pay ETF if they decide to leave because ur horrible service.

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Couldn't agree more.

4. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Boy. I can't believe I just started to fall for Sprints deception again. I'm sitting here doing the math on the Framily plans thinking about how much money we would have saved if we stayed with Sprint with our 5 line family plan. I actually started to think "Maybe we made a mistake leaving." Then I remember as being a 11 year Sprint customer that they're full of lofty dreams and empty promises of improvements. They make everything sound so great yet their network totally sucks. 50 Kbps downloads, webpages that never load, emails that never send, whole cities that have data holes, and 2 Mbps LTE towers. I actually forgot about how bad they were. They were bad enough that we paid $1300 in ETFs. Yet I conveniently forgot by dreaming about cheap monthly prices and anytime upgrades. Sprint, you guys are sly like a Fox.

5. Gdrye

Posts: 111; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

They have better service than T-Mobile. Look it up.

6. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Better coverage, maybe. Better speed? I'm sick of LTE that gets me 2 Mbps, and 3G that gets me 500 kbps. Those speeds were acceptable back in 2007, maybe, but not today.

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This. On 3G, I get 20+ mbps. On LTE, 35+ constantly. Thank you T-Mobile.

20. g2a5b0e unregistered

Dual-band HSPA can hardly be considered 3G. In fact, I would definitely call it 4G.

7. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Gdrye...I don't know about that, I have both..and right now my Sprint is sitting at home doing nothing (reason I keep it it has a grandfather plan on it) and I am rocking my T mobile Note3 ( KC MO).

10. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

KC, right in Sprint's back-yard, too.

8. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

In a building btw, getting 20 down & 11 up...lol

9. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

Its sprints network that needs fixing the plan and pricing sounds good though

13. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Maybe I'm not understanding this correctly, but what is so great about this? Day 1, you pick a phone and pay the down payment and then make monthly payments. Day 10, you see a new phone you want so you pay off your current phone in full, then you can upgrade? Of course you should be able to, you just paid off your phone in full. What is so great about this or am I reading it wrong?

21. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

The fact that you are not forced into trading in your old phone to start the program or upgrade (a-la T-Mobile) for well under market value is HUGE, to me at least. I don't carry insurance so having a backup phone is great or you go and sell the old yourself on Swappa/eBay and then take that money to pay down your new phone. I'm digging this plan much more than "One Up". It's kinda like trading your old car to a dealer versus selling it yourself. It might take a little more work on your end to sell the old phone but the extra $100-$200 you get is worth it to me.

14. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

gimmick!!

15. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

You guys forgot to add that you DO NOT get a service discount for buying your device outright. So if you get a device that costs $699.99 (like the Note 3) you pay the down payment of (I don't know how much but let’s say $150) and then split the remaining over the next 23 months (about $23.92/month), and then you chose the Unlimited My Way with unlimited data ($80). You'll be paying more each month than if you were just to sign a new 2yr contract. Here’s my math: With Easy Pay: $150 + ($23.92 + ($80 + taxes & fees each month) = $103.92 + taxes & fees each month). Using what I pay per month now ($101.32) that would be $125.24 per month x 23 = $2880.52 + $150 = $3030.52 over 2yrs With 2yr ($349.99 + tax (where I am it’s 8.7% on the dollar) + ($80 + taxes & fees each month). Using what I pay per month now ($101.32) that would be $101.32 x 22 (upgrade every 22months) = $2229.04 + ($349.99 + tax ($30.45)) = $ 2609.48

23. TheDark_Knight

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

There are two things wrong with how you came up with this numbers. 1) With the easy pay option you can actually get on a much lower monthly plan. You can get it as low as $25 a month with the Family plan (unlimited text and calling) which includes 1 GB data, $35 a month which includes 3 GB of data, or $45 which includes unlimited data. So if you do the math again you will see you are saving quite a bit.

16. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

So if I have a dated phone one day later I cannot simply return the phone and use the down-payment towards the new one? I have to pay it off first? Lame.

17. GeekMovement unregistered

I don't get this. What's the difference of this and just buying a phone off contract? Monthly payment rather than shelling it out all at once? Bullcrap. Just like the comments above, Sprint should be working on its network and VOICE coverage before promoting crap like Framily plans and "Easy pay" deals. BTW by the looks of it, T-Mobile has much better coverage in my state compared to Sprint.

18. DJ349

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

When i had sprint from 2010 to 2013, it was ridiculous how poor their service was. the highest data speeds i have ever gotten was 1mbps download speeds in areas not even close to my house. their wimax service was a joke with only 3mbps speeds (which i could only get in Hartford, ct, not my hometown, which is a decent size city). i dropped them like a hot potato and i went with AT&T, which i enjoy consistent speeds of 30mbps down and 18mbps up. the fastest i have seen was 68mbps on my iphone and 54.76mbps on my ipad.

19. hollandti

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 16, 2014

You get what you pay for people. I live in CT and have sprint and have no problems with them. The good thing about having options people is u can switch at anything u just have to pay to get out it says it in contract you sign. So stop complaining be grateful that you can get stuff like this. People in this county are spoiled! And I was born and raised here in a poor family and this was my first phone and I am 19. So stfu and switch providers if u hate sprint that bad.

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