Two years may not seem like awfully long time, but in tech world it feels like a whole century. With new smartphones being released on daily basis, clinging to one device for 24 months can leave you far behind in terms of the latest technological solutions. That is why major US carriers started offering early upgrade programs. Up until recently Sprint was the only one with no such option available to customers. Now the carrier has joined the fun and allows its subscribers to grab a new handset more frequently.
Sprint’s One Up Program – How it works
This week Sprint officially confirmed its One Up program, which allows customers to upgrade their phone every 12 months. Details of the program leaked earlier in the weeks and looks like they were correct to the letter. The One Up program works with Unlimited, My Way, and All-In plans. Each of the plans with the One Up program costs $65 per month, which is $15 off the current plan. For this value you are entitled to unlimited talk, text and data. Total monthly payment includes the cost of the plan plus an installment for the phone, which is calculated by dividing the price of the device by 24 months.
After 12 months you will be able to trade-in your handset and choose a new one from Sprint’s offer. The One Up program is valid for new and current Sprint customers eligible for upgrade. However, the carrier holds a special promotion for customers who are not eligible for upgrade just yet, allowing them to take advantage of the program until the end of the year. At the moment, no down payment is required, but Sprint says that this promotion is “for a limited time” suggesting that it will change in the future. The carrier did not specify any particular date, though.
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