Sprint quietly discontinues its Galaxy Forever leasing plan for Samsung smartphones

Sprint quietly discontinues its Galaxy Forever leasing plan for Samsung smartphones
A few months ago, Sprint announced 'Galaxy Forever', a yearly update program that allowed subscribers to update to a newer Samsung Galaxy smartphone once every 12 months at no additional cost. According to a new report from Fierce Wireless, however, it looks like Sprint may have quietly discontinued its Galaxy Forever program.

The plan debuted back in March with the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and the standard Galaxy S7, which are now likely to remain the single two phones to ever be included in the leasing program. Note that this shouldn't be considered as an indication of the commercial performance of the S7 series; the current-generation Samsung flagship phones were the main drivers behind 2-year-high profits for the manufacturer during the second quarter of the year.

At the moment, it's unknown what prompted Sprint to slash its Galaxy Forever program. The company's iPhone Forever plan is still alive and kicking. This could indicate that while Apple's iPhone series has a more devoted user base, while Android fans usually don't appreciate being tied up to a single smartphone manufacturer.

It's also interesting to note that Sprint is no longer offering any leasing option for the Galaxy S7 Edge, although the standard Galaxy S7 is still offered through an equipment installment plan. Furthermore, Sprint continues to be onboard the Galaxy S7 BOGO bandwagon, just like every other major carrier in the US.

What do you guys think, is anyone sad to see Sprint discontinuing its Galaxy Forever program?

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70 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Galaxy doesn't Last forever lol.

2. cncrim

Posts: 1586; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

So is the Iphone LOL

8. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

So is every smartphone ever. None of them are designed to last long. As a professional smartphone repair technician, I can testify that these dumb things are built with obsolescence in mind, both in hardware and in software. Replacing a phone once a year is almost a stretch. I have to replace my smartphone once or twice every year either due to irretrievable loss of data or hardware failure. Note5 treated me especially bad. 5 replacements in a matter of 2 weeks with each phone having the same problem out of the box (charging circuit failure). iPhone has been a little better than my Android device experience, but not by much. I trust no smartphone enough to cling to it for more than a year.

52. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Exactly Apple doesn't last

6. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Hopefully your trolling doesn't last forever too.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I spoke the truth.

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You spoke YOUR TRUTH. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/apr/15/apple-iphone-last-three-years-mac-computer-four I still have my Galaxy S3 and S4. Both still have their original factory installed batteries. Both still hold a very good charge and both still last all day on a single charge with no issue. Both still.as fast as they were on day one. The iPhone you are lucky will last 3 years. I have both and iPhone 4 and 4S and when I use the MApMyRide, they both die in less than 2 hours, while my Note 5 lasts me a full 3 hours bike ride with the GPS constant going for the app and playing music. The app keeps the GPS on because it is using GPS location to show your route from beginning to end. Not only are you clueless troll, you're just choosing to be ignorant. These are facts we have seen on PA. But you deny they exist to make false claims. With Android you don't need be to tied to a brand. Did you ever think of the? This is where I'm gonna shut your dumb ass down. The downside to the lease is you have to go the full term. If anotyer phone comes out that you want from another plan, you on my way out the lease if to pay it off. With programs like Jump, I can swap a phone 3 times in a year. So if I buy the S7 and get tired of it, I could get the Note 7 and play with it and then get an IPhone 7 all in the same year. If you are on a lease you can't do this. And since more Madrid phones come out in a year, the Galaxy former plan simply doesn't work. It works better for the iPhone b3cause only one phone is going to come each year. This is what makes you so shyt stupid that your brain can even think of such. If I was your parent I would be embarrassed to call you my child. In fact you would come home one day and find you're the one my one that lives there. I would abandon you because you are just a plain stupid moron. Like what you like, but at least don't make flash BS claims where facts can be Googled in seconds. Oh and you're supposed to be a girl? You winder why when you do the same job ad a man you don't get paid the same as one? Because you're dumb enough to let it happen to you. It's easy to just not take the job. You should change your user name to IMADUMBAS

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So you typed up an essay just to insult me? Lol just get to the point already.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What's crazy is he typed it up, and didn't prove a damn thing. People can come on this site and say whatever the hell they want. Saying his iPhone 4 and 4S dies in less than 2 hours doesn't prove they do, or prove he even has them. Prove it, or shut the hell up.

54. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Kiss my whole entire ass frog face. I don't have to prove anything to you. You are welcome to think whatever you like. I've already posted pics of me holding my iPhones and my iPad Pro. If you didn't see them.m, so sad too bad. I get so sick of you trolls. Just like what you like move on

35. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Apple and iOS in particularly is a very controlled environment, there is little room for customisation of the device beyond what apple will allow you and you need other apple programs like iTunes, despite being a premium product. Android phones and operating systems are the opposite, it's almost all open ourced and new ROMs (I.e. new operating systems) can be installed, and there is much greater flexibility in storing and accessing data on the phone, etc etc, but as a result it doesn't always just 'work'. This is not just a difference in hardware, it's also philosophical. Apple users reject Android for not providing a consistent and streamlined user experience and Android users reject Apple for providing a "walled garden", I.e. an experience in which the user is restricted and locked into Apple's ecosystem. Add millions of angry nerds with access to technology forums into the equation and you get rabid fanboys who argue over this s**t constantly. Android is better, and you won't be insulted using or being seen with it. On the other hand, if you use Apple, this is what you expect.....

53. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I did insult you.

55. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I didn't read your essay.

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You call him dumb, but left out the second S, in ass.

44. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Let's just agree that they're both bias dumbasses.

46. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

And you are so neutral and you have no dislike on anything? Impossible.

49. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

There are many things that I dislike, like bias trolls. I will dislike a product based on the product itself, those two dislike a product based on it's brand or OS, get the difference?

57. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This guy gets it. +1.

56. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm not biased.

60. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That's like saying the pope isn't catholic.

23. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I didn't say you didn't. BTW, do you read techiexp's essays? I don't.

41. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Everyone spoke the truth

17. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well at least not on sprint. I think only an idiot would still be on sprint, seeing that it's a dying network.... Oh that's probably why their iPhone leasing plan is still active.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

They're the only carrier with unlimited data at a reasonable price. Well besides Cricket.

39. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

And T-Mobile, who's quite a bit cheaper than Sprint.

42. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

And better coverage here where I'm at sprint has a bad reputation if t mobile fails I'd be VZW for sure

58. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Last time I checked, I believe T-Mobile charges $90 for their truly unlimited data. Sprint is $70. $60 if you signed up before the cutoff date.

62. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

It's $95 for T-Mobile and $75 for Sprint. But T-Mobile has a larger network, and the hotspot bonus data is 14GB on T-Mobile, but only 3GB on Sprint. While it may not be cheaper, you get more for what you pay with T-Mobile.

63. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That doesn't really matter because ultimately, sprint has the cheaper price. As far as network goes, that's very debatable.

64. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Well, if one used most of their data consumption on things that BingeOn covers, then they could go with a low data capped plan and still not go over, and then T-Mobile could he cheaper. But to argue sprint is good at...anything is what's debatable. That's like arguing the KKK is a benevolent organization.

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