Lease the Essential Phone for $6 a month at Sprint

It's hard to believe that it was just this past January when Andy Rubin, known as "the father of Android," said that he was building a phone to compete against top shelf models like the Apple iPhone and the Google Pixel. The Essential Phone launched during the summer with an edge-to-edge display, a smaller version of the notch, and a dual-camera setup that is improving with every update.

Originally priced at $699, a few months later the phone received a permanent (and rather hefty) $200 price cut to $499. Now, you can walk into Sprint and lease the Essential Phone for just $6 per month on an 18-month Flex lease plan from Sprint. Well-qualified Sprint subscribers activating a new line, or using an eligible upgrade, are allowed to take advantage of this deal.

With a Sprint 18-month Flex lease, you'll be paying only $6 per month after receiving a monthly bill credit for $23.17. The credit kicks in after you make two payments in the regular monthly amount of $29.17. After 18 months, you can trade in the phone for a new one and start leasing the new model, or you can buy the Essential Phone for the difference between the retail price of the handset, and what you have paid during the 18-months of the lease period. That balance can be paid over a 6-month period, or paid all at once.

Handle this entirely online, and Sprint will waive its usual $30 activation fee. And in many cases, you'll still be able to pick up the phone from your local Sprint location on the same day you place the order. If interested, click on the sourcelink.

source: Sprint

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10 Comments

1. fyah_king unregistered

I got a better deal last month @$5 a month with no credit. My total was $165 after I paid it off.

2. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The second failure of the year after Pixel 2....

5. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Actually it's the 4th first two were iPhone8/8plus & X

6. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

See how much iPhones Apple is selling and then shut your face baby....

7. dazed1

Posts: 793; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Sale numbers has nothing to do with product quality when we talk about apple, iTards will buy it regardless if it sux or not

10. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

So companies are manufacturing phones to not selling it!!!!!! Expensive and selling a lot means high quality.

3. Arashmahmoodi25

Posts: 130; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

This phone will not have good software performance in future updates. Don't buy it , it's not google or Samsung.

4. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

They’ll make all their money back within a couple months with their hidden fees... and they’ll still own your phone.

8. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

tbis phone is dead ass vanilla stock android, even more stock then pixel. No useful software features. Camera has a significant shutter lag. I remember no split screen multitasking, no palm swip, gestures, etc. Settings menu is extremly basic. With better official software update, this phone can be worth tht mucnlh. For now, its almost like buying a candy bar dumb phone 350 or so is more like it. While everyones showing off their cool features. Pixel ID music, samsung got the spen gif maker, etc, you be like, look at my screen and my phone may be a tad bit quicker than yours, barely noticable. That's it. haha

9. cc2400

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

this is a crappy deal compared to the one that just ended, since you only get bill credits and HAVE to stay with sprint for 18 months

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