It looks like Sprint may be slacking a bit in the carrier game, at least when compared to its main rivals, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile. And the network’s latest offer just makes their entire struggle pretty transparent, as they’re willing to give anyone who switches from one of the carriers mentioned above free unlimited service for a year.
Yes, you read correctly. For an entire year, if you switch from either AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mobile, you can get unlimited data, talk, and text on Sprint’s network.There’s, of course, some caveats, but nothing too
There’s, of course, some caveats, but nothing too significant. For one, you need to own your phone in order to switch to Sprint (in other words, you can’t be in the middle of a payment process with your other carrier). You also need to pay a $30 activation fee, pay for your SIM card, pay taxes and fees each month, and pay an additional $7.99 fee if you turn off AutoPay and eBilling.
But if you have one of the following devices that’s completely yours, you should be eligible.
- Apple iPhone 5C, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, SE (All must be from Verizon)
- Google Nexus 5 (AT&T or Verizon), Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Pixel, Pixel XL
- Moto E4, Z2 Play, G4, G4 Plus, G4 Play, G5 Plus, Moto X Pure Edition
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Special Edition, Galaxy S7 Special Edition, Galaxy S8 Special Edition, Galaxy S8+ Special Edition
And for those of you wondering, if you’re eligible for free Sprint service, here’s what you get until July 31st, 2018.
- Unlimited data, talk and text
- HD streaming:
- Video at speeds up to 1080p
- Music at up to 1.5mbps
- Gaming streams at up to 8mbps
- Unlimited 4G LTE data for most everything else. Data deprioritization applies during congestion.
- 10GB of high-speed data per line to use toward mobile hotspot, VPN and Peer-2-Peer usage.
It’s worth noting that you can also bring your family over to the free Sprint unlimited plan for the next year, but after that, you’ll need to start paying regular monthly fees based on how many lines you have on your plan. You also need to be new to Sprint, so you can’t bring your spouse or child over to Sprint from AT&T or something if you already have a plan with them.
Regardless, it should be interesting to see how many new customers the carrier actually attracts with this offer. If Paul advertises it on television, maybe it’ll make a difference. Who knows?
VIA: The Verge