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Sprint Discontinues Two Year Mobile Phone Contracts and Subsidies for New Customers

Sprint Discontinues Two Year Mobile Phone Contracts and Subsidies for New Customers

Posted January 8, 2016 at 4:38am by iClarified · 9630 views
Sprint has discontinued two year mobile phone contracts and subsidies for new customers, according to an internal document leaked to AndroidCentral.

2-year Pricing Ending:
Effective today, subsidy agreements can only be offered on a reactive basis to select customers. Customers who are activating a new account will not have the option to purchase phones or MBB via subsidy (2-year) agreement. Tablets are still able to be purchased via subsidy. Upgrades and Add-a-lines can still be purchased via subsidy on a reactive basis only.

Easy Pay and Leasing offer your customer the best value and most flexibility. It is important you are asking qualifying questions and explaining why Lease/Easy Pay is the best option for your customer's individual needs.

Earlier this month, a leaked AT&T document revealed that company would discontinue its two year contracts and subsidies on January 8th.

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Me - January 8, 2016 at 5:32pm
I'm think iPhone sales are going to drop like a rock due to this, I know Apple has a payment plan you can do but the fact you also need to have a credit card and be able to get approved for financing as well. I'm predicting that will make a lot of customers have to pay the entire cost of the phone up front and that alone will slow down people from upgrading every year. Bad move if you ask me
Or... - January 8, 2016 at 6:56pm
Just switch to another carrier or the uncarrier. T-Mobile pays for early termination fees. Sprint isn't trapping you or anything to prevent it. Besides, due to how many people are on sprint, not even close would iPhone sales drop if none of these users are screwed from buying one.
MannyG - January 11, 2016 at 1:02am
I switched from Sprint to TMobile. Here's a list of the things I love about it: The data network (I have unlimited data). That's it. They say they will lay but they try to get you with a hidden supposedly late charge so they don't have to pay you the $200 they promised. So every mm the I've had to call and explain and every month they apologize and count the credit as opposed to the fake overdue. I never had bill issues with the 5 years of Sprint but their network really really sucks and it's so damn choppy.
Well... - January 8, 2016 at 5:49am
So they are making it easier for customers??? More like forcing us down this specific path instead of leaving all our options open, stupid, I'm leaving At&t because of this and switching to cricket
Huh? - January 8, 2016 at 4:52pm
I don't understand what you're objecting to... seems to me that they're separating phone ownership from service provider, which means no more locked phones. You get a loan/lease for a new phone, without a commitment to use their services for two years. I have always bought my phones full price in cash to have that freedom, but still this seems like a good thing for customers.
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