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Sprint to Halve the Bills of AT&T and Verizon Defectors (must purchase full priced phone, though)

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Sprint [recode.net] to Halve the Bills of AT&T and Verizon Defectors (must purchase full priced phone, though)

Time to call the cancellation / retention departments...

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Under the terms of the deal, which kicks off Friday, a customer can bring a current AT&T or Verizon bill to a Sprint store and store representatives will set up a new plan that is half of the service portion of that bill (the cost of calls, texting and data). In addition to that service cost, though, customers have to buy an unsubsidized device, either up front, through installments or using one of Sprint's new leasing plans.
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Last Edited by cheapinkc December 5, 2014 at 05:51 AM
They also didn't say they would pay for your ETF? Just read the quote from OP and nothing else. - Incorrect up to $350 visa gift card per line to pay for ETF or current installment billing balance with existing carrier.

From Sprint's website:
$350 Visa® Prepaid Card offer: Offer ends 1/15/15. Amount based on ETF (early termination fee) charged or remaining balance on install-bill device (excludes prepaid devices). All lines must be ported from an active wireless line at another carrier and remain active and in good standing during validation period to receive the prepaid card. You must submit your final bill showing your ETF or installment balance no later than 3/15/15. Allow 12 weeks for your prepaid card to arrive.

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Some other fine print that’s worth noting: If you turn in a device that’s not in “good working order” or isn’t “current,” Sprint can slap you with a $200 fee for not turning in your old phone. Also, customers taking advantage of this deal will not take priority during high traffic hours. In other words, if you’re using your phone during peak hours and there’s lots of network congestion, quot;]other Sprint customers will be given priority to faster data services over you[/COLOR].

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....note that if you are on a family plan [att/verizon] and looking to switch, ALL people on that plan much switch to sprint (AND BUY A NEW PHONE) for this plan!

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too bad sprint's coverage sucks where i'm at
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Not a bad deal if Sprint has coverage in your area. Frankly I find it hard to justify using Sprint until they complete their 2.5 and 800mhz deployment, which probably won't happen until 2016-2017.
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I've had sprint now for 14 years and I'm so ready to leave. I'm just waiting for the right deal to come around. I wouldn't keep sprint if they halved my sprint bill.
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you guys will still be paying full price as with Sprint you will have service only half the time
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Sprint's coverage is a joke. You can be a block away from a Sprint tower and still get dropped calls. This was happening prior to their alleged nationwide "upgrade" and worse after. Many local news outlets reported this problem. I took my 3 phone Sprint family plan and switched to Walmart's Straight Talk using Verizon towers. No more dropped calls. Heck I was even having major issues connecting to any kind of 4G LTE and 3G bandwidth service through Sprint. I was using Galaxy S4, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S on Sprint. If you depend on reliable cell connections to verbally communicate, don't waste your time on Sprint.

By the way.... Expect bogus $5 and $10 add-on charges to your contract account. They do this every month. I spend at least on hour total on hold and with customer service to remove these charges!!!! Happens every single month. I've reported their fraud charges to my Secretary of State and State Attorney General. All I get back in response is Sprint acknowledges and will credit me $5 on my next bill. Which they never do. Laughable.
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In the Chicago area Sprint service is now pretty good actually...
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Yankee is dead on with sprint and their charges. Also they won't unlock iPhones after your contract is up, no matter what.
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I wonder what retention offers ATT/VZW will put up to counter this. Bill credits, free upgrades, loyalty discounts, data increases. Undercutting the duopoly by 50% is going to create a LOT of switchers.
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Quote from DrRad View Post :
I wonder what retention offers ATT/VZW will put up to counter this. Bill credits, free upgrades, loyalty discounts, data increases. Undercutting the duopoly by 50% is going to create a LOT of switchers.
Not sure about AT&T but Verizon will tell you to go ahead and try Sprint. They may even dare you laugh out loud
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I want to get out of Sprint--just trying to figure out how to get out of their ETF!
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so sprint would pay the verizon ETF?
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you get what you pay for
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Lol at all these comments. It's true - half the price reflects half the speed you will get on the network. If this was for existing customers in some way I could try to help the poor souls I got to switch over to Sprint during the SERO days. Alas, I would just warn anyone considering this to think twice and at least test the network availability AND speed in the area before doing this.
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