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Leaked memo alludes to the cancellation of Sprint's early upgrade program come June 1st

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Leaked memo alludes to the cancellation of Sprint's early upgrade program come June 1st
Call it hard times or whatever, but there’s one Sprint policy that’s looking to being given its pink slip in the very near future – and with this policy, it’s something regarded as a beneficial thing for customers in general.

If things all pan out according to this new leaked memo, it seems as though Sprint’s policy on allowing customers to upgrade their phone early by 10 to 14 days prior to their official date of eligibility, will be no more come June 1st. As the memo so kindly details, it’s due to “high costs” that’s forcing the number three domestic wireless carrier to end its beloved policy on allowing customers to move into a new device earlier than expected.

Of course, we can guess as to the culprits surrounding all of this, such as the cost of having the iPhone on the Now Network, or possibly the hefty tally that Sprint invested in building up its still nowhere to be found LTE network. Then again, there are probably some Sprint customers who never even knew about this policy in the first place – so yeah, it’s not much of a loss in that aspect.

Leaked memo alludes to the cancellation of Sprint's early upgrade program come June 1st
Nevertheless, for those who managed to make good use of this policy, they’ll need to wait until their exact date of eligibility to make an upgrade to a new device. As much as we’d all love to know this is the last friendly gestured policy to get the pink slip, there might be others in the pipelines that might see the same fate as Sprint tries to realign with its revenue realities.

source: Technobuffalo

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posted on 16 May 2012, 12:48

1. Sprintfan (Posts: 68; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)

It was a decent perk. It was actually only on the 18th of the month before you could over-ride your eligability if it was due on the first. And only third party sellers could do it. Corp sprint stores are going to have a party if this is true.

posted on 16 May 2012, 13:57

2. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

For every memo that's good for our customers, they give us about 10-15 ones that are bad. So this is just business as usual.

posted on 16 May 2012, 14:00 2

3. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

another cost of business of bowing to Apple to carry the iphone. good for iphone lovers, bad for the rest of the ecosystem as everyone has to pay for it in some way.

posted on 16 May 2012, 15:39 2

4. becazican (Posts: 52; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

john v, sounds like he has such disdain for sprint. so big deal that they have to wait the ten or so days, go after verizon that is axing their grandfathered in unlimited data, or at&t that drops call all the time and try getting a customer service rep, i have been witht the top 4 cell companies, and yes verizon was the best, t mobile had great customer service, at&t had me on hold for so long that i just had to walk away, sprint i save 40 bucks a month have unlimited data( and yes its slower that verizon but i'm not that much in a hurry. i drop maybe one call in two weeks. so i think i will stick to sprint, john v should learn how to report news objectively

posted on 16 May 2012, 16:39 3

5. GeekMovement (unregistered)

The effect apple is having on everything is making me sick.

posted on 16 May 2012, 18:56

6. Beholder88 (Posts: 85; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

Soon they will be saying unlimited data is better for them too, just wait.

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