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PSA : Sprint contracts gone the 8th of jan

The-Alchemist 10,077 1,947 January 6, 2016 at 11:05 AM in Tech & Electronics (2)
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last chance to renew your contract. must sign before the 8th.
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The end is here.

According to the article I read, current customers can still upgrade using 2 year contracts after they fulfilled their contract.
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Last edited by Benzkid89 January 6, 2016 at 11:13 AM
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At first I was going to say "Don't you mean AT&T?" but a quick Google search shows you're right that they are rumored to be getting rid of contracts Friday. That being said according to the employee that leaked that information it only applies to new customers and they'll still offer contracts to current customers like Verizon.
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why would you WANT to be in a contract..? I'm in a contract with verizon. After my two years were up, the only upgrade benefit I was offered was for $100 off a new device (so, for example, I could get a new note 5 for about $600, not exactly a slick deal). Furthermore, all of the recent promotions are offered to new customers only, and without a contract.
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last chance to renew your contract. must sign before the 8th.


This is Horrible Horrible Why ? We had things too good. Instead of Paying $199 For an iPhone 6 on a 2 year Contract. But you only paid $200 Or less with Trade in. And you could resell it for $300 Easy

Now We get to pay $25 for 24 Months at the end of 24 months you paid $600. And you can get $200 to $300 maybe because now the demand is destabilized.


In a Way I knew this Was coming I was lucky to Lock in a Sprint 2 year Contract on a New Samsung Note 5 32GB for $50 bucks, and Samsung paid me $200 through their Promotions.
And I sold my iPhone 6 for $420 privately a $620 swing in my favor.
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End of an era.
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Does this pretty much mean free phone upgrades are gone like the rest of the carriers?
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why the hell do I get downvoted while att gets upvotes?
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why would you WANT to be in a contract..? I'm in a contract with verizon. After my two years were up, the only upgrade benefit I was offered was for $100 off a new device (so, for example, I could get a new note 5 for about $600, not exactly a slick deal). Furthermore, all of the recent promotions are offered to new customers only, and without a contract.
Because having a 2-year contract means the price of the phone is baked into your monthly cost. So unless you upgrade as soon as your 2 years are up, you're paying extra each month for no good reason.

Getting rid of the 2-year contract *should* mean that the monthly price for service goes down, and like other carriers you make payments on the phone (like $20/month) for two years. The good thing is at the end of the 2 years, when you've paid off your phone, your monthly price goes down accordingly.

Of course, I don't know the details of what Sprint is doing here, and I'd like to know how or if it changes my unlimited data family plan.
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Last edited by uCallmeBobby January 6, 2016 at 11:37 AM
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well i have a year left
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Because having a 2-year contract means the price of the phone is baked into your monthly cost. So unless you upgrade as soon as your 2 years are up, you're paying extra each month for no good reason.

Getting rid of the 2-year contract *should* mean that the monthly price for service goes down, and like other carriers you make payments on the phone (like $20/month) for two years. The good thing is at the end of the 2 years, when you've paid off your phone, your monthly price goes down accordingly.

Of course, I don't know the details of what Sprint is doing here, and I'd like to know how or if it changes my unlimited data family plan.
I pay $58 a month for unlimited everything on Sprint on my 2 year contract.

I upgrade every 24 months at a maximum cost of $100. Assuming $25 in device costs, show me where I can get unlimited everything (no throttling) for around $35 a month.

This is why I would rather stay on contract as long as I can.

Obviously each situation is unique. For me, contracts save me money and make the most sense.
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The end is here.

According to the article I read, current customers can still upgrade using 2 year contracts after they fulfilled their contract.
I upgraded last December. I wonder if they'll count me in as a "current contract customer" and let me upgrade in two years as well. That'd be nice Smilie
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I pay $58 a month for unlimited everything on Sprint on my 2 year contract.

I upgrade every 24 months at a maximum cost of $100. Assuming $25 in device costs, show me where I can get unlimited everything (no throttling) for around $35 a month.

This is why I would rather stay on contract as long as I can.

Obviously each situation is unique. For me, contracts save me money and make the most sense.
yeah people always forget that their are old plans with free upgrades that are actually cheaper. the only thing that compares to your plan price is iPhone forver for 50 a month however it's a lease so you don't even own the phone at the end. so its a worse deal
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wow i was wondering how long this would take to spread they finally figured out a way to get even more money out of people without making it look like they did. for me it doesn't make a difference i jumped from the contract ship long ago my plan gives me unlimited talk, text and 9gb of data/phone for $46/phone no contract and i am staying right here lol
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I pay $58 a month for unlimited everything on Sprint on my 2 year contract.

I upgrade every 24 months at a maximum cost of $100. Assuming $25 in device costs, show me where I can get unlimited everything (no throttling) for around $35 a month.

This is why I would rather stay on contract as long as I can.

Obviously each situation is unique. For me, contracts save me money and make the most sense.
I'm sure you can't do it now. That's why I was wondering what would happen to grandfathered plans such as mine with unlimited data. And yours.

And it's great you upgrade right away so you're actually using what you're paying in the contract. But even I don't upgrade as soon as my contract's up because I may sometimes wait for the phone I want to be released or wait for a killer sale (last year I paid 1 cent for my Note 4, with no tax because my friend happened to be in Portland for a week so I had it shipped there. Huzzah!)

But all the poor saps that don't have great deals like us will benefit from not having to pay higher contract fees that include phone price, especially the poor saps who don't upgrade right away.
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