Sprint's new iPhone Forever plan will ensure you're always rocking the current-gen iPhone for $22/m

Sprint's new iPhone Forever plan will ensure you're always rocking the current-gen iPhone for $22/m
Earlier today, Sprint announced a 22-month lease plan that allows customers to keep updated to the latest smartphone, but only as long as it's an iPhone. Called iPhone Forever, the new plan will guarantee that the customer is always using the latest iPhone model for $22 a month. Obviously, that's on top of your current plan. For Sprint subscribers on the $60 individual plan with unlimited data, talk, and text, the deal is available for $82 a month.

Sprint - now the fourth largest carrier in the US by subscriber count - will allow customers on the new iPhone for Life plan to upgrade to a new version of the Apple iPhone as long as they're rocking an older version. If you're highly efficient with the plan and upgrade yearly, Sprint's will basically offer a new iPhone for $264 a year, assuming that Apple continues to launch new iPhone models about once a year. However, one caveat is that customers will never actually own the device, will have to pay for broken handsets, and will have to give their current device back or pay it off when/if canceling their Sprint agreement.

To encourage switchers, Sprint is running a time-limited promotion that allows customers to trade in any working phone and join the plan for just $15 a month. Customers can upgrade to the upcoming iPhone 6S series until December 31 and keep the $10 savings until the next upgrade. Sprint's announcement of the new plan is timed very close to Apple's rumored September 9th unveiling of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, which will probably ensure that at least some iPhone 6 units are scheduled to be coming off shelves in the upcoming month. 

Since any working phone can be traded in, and you're saving at least $120 on the long run, prospective customers of the iPhone Forever plan should consider taking advantage of the promotion. 

Note that this offer applies for the 16GB version of the iPhone 6. Leasing a 32GB or 128GB version or any version of the iPhone 6 Plus will increase the monthly payment.

What do you guys of Sprint's new iPhone Forever plan? Are you the type of customer who's looking for a long-term relationship with Apple's iPhone series?

source: Sprint via Apple Insider

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19 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah, but will it be obsolete after one year, like the 6 plus?

13. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Lol! Jedii your experience with the 6plus must have been HORRIBLE!

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

GH1, it's been simply atrocious. iOS 8's been out 11 months now, and has stayed as bad, or gotten worse with each .X iteration. It's by far the worse iOS experience I've yet had, and I've written several strongly worded emails to Apple with no response. I'm not looking forward to iOS 9 at all, and if they withhold multitasking, I'm officially done buying iOS products. I'm very fed up with Apples underpowered, bad stability and poor quality control. Getting my note Friday, and can't wait. I'll keep my 6 plus, cause I love having two phones, and I'm deeply vested in iOS, but I'm over Apple bro. It's time to Note. The smart switch app, will bring over everything but the music, I have quite a bit via Amazon, so I'm covered.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Since I got the phone last September, these issues have persisted: 1. Missing toolbars in text messaging app 2. Long presses and double tap in message app often fails to bring up edit options 3. Keyboard bricks safari a lot rendering it unusable at times 4. Safari cut/copy/paste often fails to work, or even appear 5. White screen of death 6. Camera freezes 7. Web pages crash (problem occurred with this webpage so it was reloaded message appears). 8. Pictures are misplaced in the photo app 9. Phone randomly reboots 2-3x a weeks 10. Touchscreen responsiveness issues 11. When typing while on a call thru Bluetooth, the keystrokes cause the call to go to speakerphone 12. Battery's percentage meter gets stuck 13. Extremel keyboard lag on certain websites 14. Home button fails wassp wake screen from time to time 15. Random bluet disconnects. 16. Control center and notifications fail to appear when swiped quite often And the list goes on.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

These issues have persisted from 9-19-14 to today. I've dealt with it long enough, and I missed a couple more like spotlight search not working a lot, and screen rotation constantly getting stuck. Simply put, it hasn't been a good experience and several of these issues were carry overs from iOS 7. Great job Apple.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I can attest to several of those issues bro. 4 is a pain in the rear.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

We're the buyers are the ones most qualified to speak on it bro

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Question is will Sprint's terrible network be the poison or will it be ios 8?

2. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

Good idea for the blind followers who need the newest apple products just cause they added a letter to the name and changed nothing but said it's faster so they believe it and buy it. Like the Lightning cable. ...lmao nothing different in speed just a way for Apple to make you have to pay for their version and not be able to use other brands.... but they slapped a dumb name on it and the masses gobbled it up without question like always.. So smart move sprint. They'll get customers from this

4. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

There are no more blind followers in the Apple camp then in Samsung or HTC camp, if im wrong please show me a link why i am wrong. And Wrong, Every iPhone has important upgrades, you can see this in benchmark test where year after year the iPhone rates a higher ranking than last year iPhone while keeping up with the android flagship. My Brother upgrades is Note and Galaxy yearly too, and would very much like a deal like this for samsung.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So, Comaking or example, the iPhone only beats the S6 in singe score. ANDROID is running far more services in the background that you can't turn off. In single score tests, one cup is pulling the weight of far less. But the iPhone gets moped in multi processor scores. The iPhone has been rocking the same camera since th iPhone 4. That was 2011...right? Just because the iPhone ca, Era still did beat some cameras in android phones, that doesn't mean for what Apple is charging, it couldn't be better. What doesn't the iPhone have a cool feature called Smart Stay, that keeps the display on as long as you look at it? You all rave about experience. What's that...faith? My experience with an iPhone is positive. But that's not enough. For the same price or less, I get a single liar experience and lots of perks. Maybe many don't need this. So since the iPhone doesn't offer the hardware perks or software perks, then what are you buying? Would you pay $50000 for a Camry? This plan is perfect for so e one who plans to never switch. Just pay $22 foever. If I still bought iPhone I would take that in a heartbeat. Also, there are way more blind followers with iPhone. But I won't get into that. Why can't they do that for the Galaxy S? Why just Apple? The only downside is its Sprint. If it was VA or ATT, or T_Mobile it would sell like hotcakes. But Sprint is terrible at service. So this could get them new customers and more sells for Apple.

17. EC112987

Posts: 1214; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Smart stay is useless my friend and most of those features are annoying to use and gimmicky. owning both an iPhone and note4 i must say theres something about apple that just makes it awesome and i have to have both lol

26. Intusvocs

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

This is a response from your comment why not offer leasing plan to galaxy or android devices from sprint. Simply put...in 2011 when Dan Hesse was CEO he made a serious error in paying apple inc. 15 billion just for period of 15 years just to have iPhone. Yes sprint is still in the red as far as its concerned. And this sounds like a desperate ploy to keep them from bleeding more customers.

6. KickRocks

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

F Apple! That is all.

23. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

F Android! That is all.

7. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

No, thank you.

11. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

American carriers are sucking up to Apple big time.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's called big business. Everyone's concerned with their bottom line.

24. Fellwalker

Posts: 530; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

It is a lease. The phone is never yours and at the end of 22 months you have to give it back or buy it or continue the lease. I cannot find anywhere on the sprint site what those costs might be. I can only find general terms about the scheme. It does not say whether getting an upgrade (to iPhone 8 in just over a year's time) would start a new 21 month lease, or leave you a get out in under 6 months. Terms available in store or at sprint.com - well, I cannot find them. Quote "Does not guarantee monthly payment amount, phone selection, or service plan rates" On a normal operating lease, if you return the item you get charged for any damage. You'd certainly not get anything back for accessories.

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