If you visited Sprint’s website in the last few days you might have noticed a countdown clock which clearly suggested that something incredible was going to happen today. The big day finally arrived and we know what’s this big secret about. Sprint is going to cut 50% off the service plans that your carrier currently offers if you bring your number over to them.
Sprint may save you 50% on your monthly cell phone bill
The promotion goes live on Friday, November 20th, and will last through January 7th, 2016. Sprint promises to keep the promotional rates for two full years that is until January 8th, 2018. Moreover, the carrier will cover up to $650 of costs associated with switching to a different network, such as paying off the remaining balance of your phone, early termination fees, etc. You will get your money back in the form of a gift card.
Sprint’s “cut your bill in half” deal is good for most plans and “most” is a key word here, since it means that some plans are excluded from the offer. For example, if you are on one of T-Mobile’s new and more expensive unlimited data plans, you can’t take advantage of the deal. As far as the Magenta carrier is concerned, the deal is good only for Simple Choice plans.
Worth noting is also the fact that if you hit the data cap of your chosen plan, different rules will apply depending of which carrier you switched from. If you used to be a T-Mobile customer, the speed will go down to 2G for the remainder of the billing cycle with the option of buying more high-speed data for $15 for 1GB. If, however, you switched from AT&T or Verizon, Sprint will charge you overage fees, so if you use more than your monthly allotment, it will cost you 1.5 cent for 1MB.
All in all, it’s a pretty decent offer, though perhaps not worth so much excitement, especially since last year Sprint had exactly the same promotion. Back then, however, it was aimed only at Verizon and AT&T customers, while this year T-Mobile subscribers are also eligible for the deal. The offer may not take your breath away, but it can help you save some money if you were planning to ditch your current carrier and join Sprint anyway.