For a limited time, Sprint Easy Pay lets you upgrade to a new phone anytime
posted by Alan F. / Jan 16, 2014, 8:57 AM
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.
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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.
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 9:01 AM 7
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.
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 9:08 AM 2
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.
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 9:10 AM 4
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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.
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 9:15 AM 1
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They have better service than T-Mobile. Look it up.
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 9:57 AM 1
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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.
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 10:06 AM 1
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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).
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 10:09 AM 1
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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?
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 12:51 PM 1
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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.
posted on Jan 17, 2014, 9:30 AM 0
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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
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 2:43 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 7:21 PM 0
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.
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 4:19 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 5:05 PM 1
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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.
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 9:50 PM 0
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