'Stop feeling ripped off by Verizon!' Sprint's 'free unlimited' promo still in play

'Stop feeling ripped off by Verizon!' Sprint's 'free unlimited' promo still in play
Just as we were getting worried that two great Sprint promos are set to expire for hundreds of thousands of its subscribers this month - the "unlimited freedom" and "50% off" offers - we were reminded that the carrier still has the "most aggressive promotion in the history of the U.S. wireless industry," according to analysts.

Yes, Sprint is paying off the monthly installments of its $60 unlimited plan for a year to anybody who switches, and brings with them a compatible phone (there are 30+ such phones listed, mostly covering the Verizon roster). Needless to say, if you bring more lines, the savings drop, as Sprint offers the second line for $40, and lines 3-5 for $30 a month, but the carrier isn't kidding when it touts that you can “keep your Verizon phone and save $900 in the first year."

That last bit should serve as a hint whose customers the free unlimited offer is targeting, and Sprint's plan includes HD video streaming, 10 GB of hotspot data at full speed, as well as roaming abroad. Those who are interested will only need to invest in a SIM card, as Sprint waives its activation fee for the transfers. They need to hurry up, as the offer is good until 1/31/2019, meaning that you have to sign up soon.

source: Sprint

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4. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Well, let's see if I'm getting "ripped off" on Verizon with a few things I experienced on Sprint than now on Verizon. I think that it'll be obvious which is the bigger rip off. On Sprint, I...: 1) Was paying about $130 per month for unlimited "LTE" with speeds of only 3-5Mbps and monthly installment payment for my Note 3. 2) Had NO service in my apartment (and inside almost every building/house I went into), but had full "LTE" coverage outside. I relied on wifi calling almost everywhere I went and was inside. 3) Was constantly having data & network issues and had to either restart my phone or put into then take it out of Airplane mode just to get it working. On Verizon, I...: 1) Am only paying about $73 per month for 5GB of LTE with speeds of 30-120Mbps AND monthly installment payments for my Note 8. But my bill originally started at about $110 for only 3GB of data. 2) Have FULL service almost everywhere I go except at work or when I go to my mom's. I work in a "hole" below most of the rest of the city and inside a steel & concrete/brick building and have wifi calling for if/when I need it. My mom lives out in the middle of nowhere in another "hole". She has Cricket/At&t and they even have little to no service. 3) I rarely have network or data issues and usually only restart my device once a week to clear the cache.

5. Jrod99

Posts: 757; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Heck no with Verizon. Never again. Crooked network.

8. boriqua2000

Posts: 258; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

You get a unlimited amount of nothing. Can never get a sprint signal.

9. i3izkit311

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I jumped ship with this offer last year - I regret it daily. Data is slow and phone drops calls on the regular. Free isn't worth free. I'm headed back to anyone but Sprint when this deal is over.

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