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Sprint Is Offering a Free Year of Unlimited Service to Verizon and AT&T Users

Subscribers with eligible phones can get a free year of talk, text, and data when they switch to Sprint.
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It's back! For a limited time, Sprint is offering current Verizon or AT&T subscribers a free year of unlimited smartphone service when they switch to Sprint with an eligible unlocked smartphone. They're calling the promotional service: "Unlimited — Bring Your Phone Plan."

When this program debuted in 2017, it was well-received by the Slickdeals community because the savings for a single person over the course of a year added up to $840. For reference, one line of Unlimited Plus service from Sprint costs $70 per month.

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Are you currently on a family plan? Feel free to switch everyone over. Sprint claims a savings of $1,920 on four lines of service during the first year when compared to similar Verizon and AT&T unlimited plans.

This time around, Sprint is promising a "hassle-free" experience that allows you to keep your phone and phone number, as well as no annual contracts or activation fees.

How to Switch to Sprint for a Free Year of Unlimited Service

Get started by visiting the promotion's landing page to see if your phone is eligible and compatible with Sprint's network.

Check Phone Eligibility

Next, you'll need to order a SIM card for $2.99 plus $10 shipping & handling. (What happened to "hassle-free," Sprint?!) If you order by 2 PM ET Monday through Friday, your SIM card should arrive by the next business day.

The last step is activating your service via Sprint's activation portal, which claims to walk you through all the necessary steps. If you run into an issue, last year's deal thread is loaded with helpful tips and tricks.

What Phones Are Eligible to Switch to Sprint?

Here's a list of phones that are compatible with Sprint's BYP plan. Your phone may still be eligible even though it's not listed here.

Apple iPhone

  • Apple iPhone 5c (Verizon only)
  • Apple iPhone 5s (Verizon only)
  • Apple iPhone 6
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus
  • Apple iPhone 6s
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus
  • Apple iPhone 7 (Verizon only)
  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus (Verizon only)
  • Apple iPhone 8 (Verizon only)
  • Apple iPhone 8 Plus (Verizon only)
  • Apple iPhone SE
  • Apple iPhone X (Verizon only)

Google

  • Google Nexus 5 (16 & 32 GB – black/white/red) (Verizon only)
  • Google Nexus 5X (all versions)
  • Google Nexus 6 (32 & 64 GB – black/white)
  • Google Nexus 6P (all versions)
  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Google Pixel 2
  • Google Pixel XL 2

Samsung

  • Samsung Galaxy Note8 Special Edition
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Special Edition
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Special Edition
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 (Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile)
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+ (Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile)
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Special Edition
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+ Special Edition
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Special Edition
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+ Special Edition

Motorola

  • moto e4
  • moto e4 plus
  • moto g4
  • moto g4 play
  • moto g4 plus
  • moto g5 plus
  • moto g5s plus special edition
  • moto g6
  • moto g6 play
  • moto x pure edition
  • moto x4
  • moto z2 play
  • moto z3 play

Other Brands

  • Alcatel IDOL5
  • Asus NovaGo
  • BLU S1/VIVO S
  • Essential Phone
  • HTC One A9 (Sprint Version only)
  • Lenovo Miix 630
  • LG X Charge
  • LG V30S
  • LG V35 ThinQ
  • LG G7 ThinQ
  • LG Stylo 4
  • Orbic Wonder

What's the Catch?

In terms of getting free cell and data service for a year, there's really no catch other than you'll be using Sprint's network — which will be completely fine for most people — and you must enroll in AutoPay to receive the maximum discount.

But when it comes to the type of data you get for free, this is where the Unlimited - Bring Your Phone plan differs from the standard Unlimited Plus plan. On the BYP plan, video streams up to 480p, music up to 500 Kbps, and gaming up to 2 Mbps. Oh, and your data will be de-prioritized during peak congestion. And while it sounds dire, we're confident this type of service is good enough for most people.

The savings that net you a free year of service ends on September 30, 2019, so if you want to take full advantage of a zero monthly rate (the usual regulatory fees still apply), you'll need to sign up before the end of September 2018. After the promotional discount expires, the rates increase to $60/mo. for line 1, $40/mo. for line 2, and $20/mo./line for lines 3 - 5.

If you're a current Verizon or AT&T subscriber, there are few reasons not to switch to Sprint. Even with the throttled data rates, the potential savings far outweigh any inconveniences.

Switch to Sprint Unlimited - Bring Your Phone Plan



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This will not work if you already had same BYOD plan last year. In case, someone still able to move into BYOD plan, please share here.
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Mmm, sprint? Thanks but no thanks.
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What about if someone on Verizon/AT&T just buys a new phone from Sprint to use with their service? Do you need to have a phone that changes sim cards to apply or is that a possibility?
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I'd sure LOVE to give this a try but every time I give it a phone number yyyxxxxxxx it tells me "! Enter proper Phone Number" without telling what the h**l is wrong with the one I'm providing. Tried multiple browsers, different formats, same error. A popup displays "you must use this format:" but no format!
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And to follow up to my previous post, I tried the "live chat" option to get help. The first agent was obviously a bot ("Jessica") that could not answer simple questions. I told it to transfer me to a supervisor who may or may not have been a human but in any case could not answer why my ten digit phone number was not valid or what the format should be and told me I would need to call some number to get an account set up. If this is any indication of the type of customer service we could expect I'll just stay where I am now.

EDIT: I finally figured it out; the required format is AAA-NNN-NNNN. Yes, it makes sense, but why couldn't they tell me or have the info on the page?
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This will not work if you already had same BYOD plan last year. In case, someone still able to move into BYOD plan, please share here.
check out the slickdeals thread...it has a couple options of doing this mostly it has to do with the account holders ss number.
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Any reason my UNLOCKED Verizon Prepaid Moto E4 is showing as not eligible, even though it's a compatible model in the list, is unlocked, and was originally a Verizon phone (which is supposed to work)?

I also tried calling Sprint, but they say the phone must have been purchased overseas... LOL

I suggested to the phone rep that I could go into a Sprint store to test compatibility. He said the Sprint stores have no access to the free year BYOP plan...

I'm sure the phone would work, but they apparently won't let you order the SIM without first confirming eligibility through their automated system (online or over phone with a rep).

Can I get the phone to work on Sprint?
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Any reason my UNLOCKED Verizon Prepaid Moto E4 is showing as not eligible
Is the phone currently attached to a phone number held by Verizon and functioning ?
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What happens to your current contract at Verizon/AT&T?
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I got this last year, and I'm currently on Sprint. Any tips on ways to extend this to this year, or get another cheap plan? I'm not in a great financial situation right now and really can't afford a $70/month plan. I live in the city so almost any carrier will service my area.
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So if my device(s) aren't paid off, I'll be required to pay them off when switching so I have to judge the savings based off that? There's no help to switch in addition to this is there?
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I just switched from Sprint to Verizon after being with them for 13 years. You couldn't pay me to go back to their lousy service!
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Why my LG X Charge with Verizon shows can't be activated with Sprint service?
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I remember people complaining on SlickDeals that they brought an unlocked iPhone to Sprint and Sprint "accidentally" locked it by forcing a firmware flash, then refusing to unlock it.

Maybe the Sprint representative in charge of SlickDeals will promise that it is no longer happening? In all fairness, if Sprint is gifting to you about $500 worth of service, they have the legitimate right to lock your phone to them afterwards.
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