Two-year contracts and subsidized phone purchases are back at Sprint
Those Sprint customers looking to obtain a new handset now have four options. They can lease them, pay for them in monthly installments, pay the
With leases, the carriers have more flexibility to offer quicker upgrades. Thanks to leasing, Sprint can offer things like their iPhone Forever and Galaxy Forever plans. These leasing deals allow you to impress your friends, family, co-workers, the boss and your dog by making sure that you're always rockin' the latest iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S handset. And with T-Mobile's JUMP! On Demand, consumers can upgrade to a new phone up to three times a year. Whether you lease or go for an installment plan, your out of pocket costs are lower at the time of purchase than if you signed a 24-month contract and purchased a subsidized handset.
If you have a decent memory, you probably recall that T-Mobile was the first of the carriers to end subsidized pricing and the two-year pact. The other guys followed suit, at least originally. Now it appears that the two-year contract to Sprint executives is like that ex boyfriend or girlfriend that you just can't stop coming back to no matter how bad he or she is for your mental or physical health.