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Sprint promo gets you $400 store credit, a tap on the back for switching from another carrier

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Aug 2012, 04:46

Sprint really, really wants you to be its subscriber. In fact, Sprint wants your business so much that it is ready to give you money just for using it services. Up to $400, to be more precise, is what the carrier will be giving to its devoted customers, if this spy shot of a promo flyer is to be trusted...

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posted on 17 Aug 2012, 10:00

17. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

Didn't you have any shame or remorse?

Sprint's demographic target base is on the lower end of the financial means pole; think about how they could have better used their limited resources?

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 11:14

19. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)

I could go on for awhile about it but all I have to say is "My experience working for, and having service from was TERRIBLE."

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 11:56

36. lsutigers (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)

I worked for Verizon for a few years and have similar opinions of them, the corporate greed and lies to customers were business as usual at VZW. I suppose we could find similar things said about AT&T and T-Mo.

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 11:51

20. xXMAKESHIFTXx (Posts: 38; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)

As soon as my local Best Buy store received an EVO 4G LTE in stock I left my unlimited pls. From Verizon and went to Sprint....biggest mistake ever...my plan is more and the service is miserable. At least in Kankakee, IL Verizon has LTE...I miss my Thunderbolt!

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 12:39

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

Be patient. IL is one of the first states getting Network Vision. It's been the toughest state so far for the rollout, but you will reap the benefits soon.

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 17:23

31. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)

Haha network vision is a joke.

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 12:00

37. lsutigers (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)

Uhh, you should probably do your research before you speak. You will not be saying that this time next year.

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 11:53

21. rla2680 (Posts: 18; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)

They're throwing money at people to sign up/switch

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 13:46

28. master0fursinz (Posts: 104; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)

Wow. They are really reaching in to pull in more customers. IMO when i did have sprint they were ok but i didnt have anything fancy just a phone to call. Before nextel was bought by them. I left nextel because of lousy customer service. I disconnected all my lines because they couldnt give me a break to disconnect one because of a death in the family and the line would no longer be used. then i tried At&t with a deposit and lost signal entering my building literally within 12 inches of the front entrance. sprint had a lower deposit requirement and i got 2 phones was ok with it. then i moved on to bigger things.

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 17:11

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

This is nothing more than an act of desparation. Seriously, $400? That's just over what you would pay as an early termination fee if you left Verizon after less than a month of your contract. So basically, they are offering a credit for getting out of a contract with your previous carrier, which would only let you break even if you were just starting a contract. Also, if you were already out of contract, or only part way through, you still have to buy new phones from them. How would that make any financial sense if you were switching? Verizon does cost more, and there is a reason for it. You get what you pay for. So what if they no longer have unlimited data. I average over 10gb per month, but only about 1gb is actually used on LTE or 3G. If you don't have wifi then you are basically paying Verizon for what it would cost you to get wifi in the first place.

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 18:38

34. joey18 (Posts: 593; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)

My opinion i will change for sprint verizon new plans will pay 250 at month for only 2g when i using my phone at home the data is to slow always use on wify why verizon wans and lie custumers they lock they service on loyal custumers homes

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 12:28

38. RGreen (Posts: 75; Member since: 06 Jul 2012)

LOL, current payments will be reflected in next month's statement. "I can barely afford my monthly mortgage payments"( verizon )the difference for me is with one month's savings I can go to Walmart by verizon's prepay use vzm service throw the phone in the trash and take the kid's out for ice cream
however if I was a rural

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 06:48 1

39. dok2005 (Posts: 55; Member since: 18 Apr 2012)

Sprint is #1 among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries, over the last four years. Sprint is also the only U.S. company to go from last place to first place in its industry over the past four years. – American Customer Satisfaction Index (April 2012)

Sprint has been ranked Highest in Satisfaction with the Purchase Experience among Full-service Wireless Providers, three times in a row – J.D. Powers and Associates (August 2012)

Business Connectivity Awards: Best-in-class honors for ILEC/IXC Brand, Sales Reps, Provisioning, Customer Service, Enterprise Voice Value, Data Quality, and Enterprise Data Value – ATLANTIC-ACM (June 2011)

Wireless Business Excellence Awards: Ranked #1 with best-in-class distinctions for Wireless Sales Reps, Provisioning, Billing and Customer Service – ATLANTIC-ACM (June 2011)

Of the 1,500 large companies the Reputation Institute included in its world-wide study, Sprint’s corporate reputation improved more from 2009 to 2010 than any other in the world, and the only U.S. wireless company to improve in 2011 – The Reputation Institute (May 2010 and 2011)

The Sprint Buyback Program ranks #1 among major carriers – Compass Intelligence (July 2012)

Also lets not forgot about their devices

Samsung Galaxy ll, EpicTM 4G Touch:
· Best New Mobile Device – 4G World and Connected Planet (Oct. 2011)
· America’s #1 smartphone – PCWorld (Oct. 2011)

2012 Best of CTIA Awards: HTC EVO 4G LTE – Techlicious (May 2012)

· Best selling AndroidTM phone in 2Q11 – The NPD Group/Mobile Phone Track (Aug. 2011)
· Best Smartphone, Best Android Phone, Best Camera Phone – About.com Readers’ Choice Awards (March 2011)
· Very Innovative Product Award – Good Housekeeping (Jan. 2011)

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