Sprint One Up launches, offers consumers an annual upgrade program for as low as $65 a month

Sprint One Up launches, offers consumers an annual upgrade program for as low as $65 a month
Sprint has officially launched its One Up program, which allows consumers to receive an annual upgrade to a new phone along with unlimited talk, text and data for as low as $65 a month. Last Sunday, information about the new plan leaked including a chart comparing the new service to the competition. T-Mobile's Jump, AT&T's Next and Verizon's Edge offer similar features, each designed to allow for earlier upgrades to a new phone than once every two years.

Starting today, new and existing Sprint customers on the Unlimited, My Way and My All-in plans, can join Sprint One Up. The plan includes unlimited talk, text and data for an introductory rate of $65 per month. That is a $15 savings from what Sprint customers pay now for the Unlimited, MyWay plan. One Up is also available for tablets starting as low as $5 per month.


With Sprint One Up, customers (for a limited time) pay nothing down for a new phone,and make equal monthly payments over 24 months. After 12 consecutive monthly payments, the customer trades in his phone or tablet for a new one. Existing Sprint customers wishing to sign up for the plan must have an upgrade available. Through the holidays, Sprint will allow those without an upgrade to sign up for the service by turning in their current eligible phone as long as it has been owned for at least 12 months.


source: Sprint

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29 Comments

1. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

not worth it.

2. danwatson

Posts: 117; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

Seems like a decent deal. There is a chart and info that compares all 4 carrier programs and the only 2 semi worth while are the Tmobile & Sprint programs. While the Tmobile comes out more expensive, their plans are much cheaper...unless you need unlimited data, then go sprint assuming they have coverage where you are. The comparison is athttp://learningcameras.com/tips/5-all/165-the-real-cost-to-upgrade-your-phone

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

T-Mobile is better overall. No contract (T-Mobile) vs. contract (Sprint) ,two upgrades a year vs. one, and blazing fast LTE + HSPA+ 42 as back haul vs. spotty LTE (if any) with super low 3G is a no brainer for many.

12. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

If you are making payments on the phone you are not in a long term contract, just in it until you pay off your phone. Same as t-mobile.

14. HASHTAG unregistered

Yeah, you're still on a 2-year contract though. So no, it's not the same as T-Mobile.

16. chrisgmaher

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

you are not in a "contract". if you leave sprint or tmobile you pay off the remainder of what you owe on the phone.

17. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Where do you guys come up with this stuff? Do you make it up or what. There is no contract with One Up so stop providing bad info! http://support.sprint.com/support/article/Learn_more_about_Sprint_One_Up/35e890a8-cbab-4cc4-99a7-91b0bc533e35?INTNAV=LP:Support:09202013:echo&question_box=One%20Up&id16=One%20Up Does Sprint One UpSM require an Installment Agreement? Yes, Sprint One UpSM requires an Installment Agreement that allows a customer to pay for the device over 24 months. Additionally, the customer is subject to the terms of the selected service and is required to sign a month to month Service Agreement, but the customer will not be subject to a term commitment.

19. nnjerzy

Posts: 126; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

I totally agree,, TMOB much better deal and Plans,, LTE

20. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Not really. I live 60 miles north of Lansing and in a college area of 24K students and have no T-mobile service. All of central and northern Michigan has not service. So it is not a better deal.

21. nnjerzy

Posts: 126; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Free Wifi Calling is always a option thats why the company has it

22. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Yup wifi calling ftw.

29. DonkeySauce

Posts: 194; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

With T mobile, you're still in a contract, they just don't call it a "contract" You have an "agreement" that you will pay off your phone if you cancel, which would basically be like paying a termination fee for breaking a contract. It's basically a gimmick unless you happen to already own a phone...

3. danwatson

Posts: 117; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

Just noticed that Florida is not included...I wonder what that is about and if they are just being delayed. Seems like that would complicate things for sprint.

11. danwatson

Posts: 117; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

Just called Sprint and they told me that Family plans only get $15 off your entire bill not $15 off of each line. That would be very bad for Family plan users if true. I have heard other reports though so it looks like the Sprint reps might just be idiots and have no clue.

23. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Tmobile Family plans for unlimited everything: First Line: $70 Second Line: $50 Third: $30 Fourth: $30 Fifth: $30 Sorry Sprint tmobile has a much better deal and better speed + better coverage. If Sprint is only $15 off per line up to 3 then your paying almost as much as 5 tmobile unlimited everything users.

18. danwatson

Posts: 117; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

Update 2. I'm now being told they are coming to Fl but had some license issues. Also, I'm now being told that you do get $15 off of each line for a max of 3 lines but I'm still trying to confirm that.

4. zig8100

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

They win because you have to give in your old phone. U can't pass it down to your kids or wife.

5. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

and there cant be anything wrong with it.

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Still not better than JUMP! Nice try though Sprint.

8. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Might as well go with a prepay plan and use the saving to buy a new phone off contract :D Plus, unlock phone worth a little more resale anyway :P

9. Android4Ever

Posts: 89; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

T-Mobile has the best upgrade plan. That's why thye didn't put up their upgrade plan info...

10. theruleslawyer

Posts: 108; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

At least they give you a discount for paying up front. Shame on ATT and VZW for making you pay full price for both the plan and the phone.

13. HASHTAG unregistered

Nice that you get a discount, but not nice that you can only do it in stores. Not a fan of going to the retailers being annoyed by the representatives.

15. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

an you use company discounts with any of these upgrade plans??? 20% off monthly plus this sounds nice to me

24. yungmel0

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 18, 2011

I agree. I get 15% with military discount.

27. PostalJim

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

That's crazy! I get 25% off my plan and 50% off accessories. Just cuz where I work. I'm a disabled Vet, so it's sad to know Military gets less than another federal employee.

25. benzb

Posts: 81; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

Does anyone realize and find it annoying that Sprint limits video throughput to 1mbps on their new plans? I really wanted to switch to Sprint and get their unlimited everything plan from Verizon and save some money (I have grandfathered unlimited data on VZW) but that made me change my mind. I like to stream video and being limited to 1mbps can be pretty bad when on LTE.

26. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Seems like a decent deal. But ugh the usual complaint with Sprint - when are you going to fix your slow as molasses network! Im in a big city & every other carriers network is fine accept Sprint! Dropped calls still & slow as dial up data speeds. For now Ill happily continue using unlocked phone on AT&T GoPhone 60.00 plan which is working great! Until Sprint gets there network together all there unlimited etc is pretty useless. Pretty sad there service is actually.

28. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I blame T-Mobile for starting this upgrading program.

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