Sprint Offers Up To $650 For New Framily Subscribers

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Sprint on Friday announced a new credit incentive to encourage customers to switch to the carrier, offering new Sprint Framily subscribers up to $650 in trade-in and early termination fee credits.
    When customers sign up for a Sprint Framily Plan, which has prices as low as $25 per line with 7 to 10 lines, they can get a $350 Visa prepaid card to cover early termination fees and a device credit of up to $300, for a total of $650.

    Customers are required to bring their existing phone numbers to the carrier and choose a new phone when they subscribe, giving up their existing phones for credit. Customers will also need to submit a claim to receive reimbursement for early termination fees, providing Sprint with a bill showing the exact termination fees for each line.

    Sprint's $650 offering emulates T-Mobile's January UnCarrier 4.0 initiative, which also gives customers up to $650 to switch to T-Mobile. Unlike T-Mobile's promotion, Sprint's offering is temporary and will end on May 8.

    Article Link: Sprint Offers Up To $650 For New Framily Subscribers
  2. Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    I've seen that Sprint ad with the hamster every ad break on Hulu.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2006
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2013
  5. macrumors 603

    Sep 19, 2003
    Seriously. I thought it was a typo until I saw it twice.
  6. macrumors 68030

    Mar 30, 2004
    Does Sprint still charge exorbitant per MB data overage fee?
  7. macrumors 65816


    May 10, 2012
    I'd love to switch since 4G is now available but I'm going to have to wait for the new iPhones to be released. Certainly don't want to sign a two your contract with the iPhone 6 right around the corner.
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 14, 2008
    The Republic of Texas
    A Sprint ad disguised as an article. Is this what it's come to?
  9. macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2012
    San Francisco Bay Area, California
    Apparently the 'momentum' of the new 'Framily' plan requires that Sprint increase their incentives to attract customers.

    Of all the options available to me in the US, Sprint would be very close to, or at the bottom.
  10. macrumors 601

    Jul 11, 2008
    Interesting, yet confusing way to put it. I like how AT&T just kept it simple. I know exactly ZERO people (close and regular family and friends, anyway) that use Sprint. Just 10 years ago, everyone I knew had Sprint.
  11. macrumors 65816

    Oct 5, 2011
    San Francisco, California
    I did a double take at the title. I just kept thinking about the South Park character that works at City Wok.
  12. macrumors 68000


    May 28, 2008
    Unless it's paid for by your employer, has the best coverage where you live or all you can afford....I don't see why anyone would switch to them voluntarily. Their data network is pitiful.
  13. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2011
    Michigan, US
  14. macrumors 6502


    Oct 24, 2011
    Miami, FL
    Wouldn't be a bad idea, if Sprint wasn't such a crappy carrier.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2011
    I wish I could shake the hand of the person who came up with this marketing scheme. You have to trade in your phone. They're basically buying your phone and then you're using that money to pay your own ETF. This is NOT an incentive or a deal. They're not going to cut a check to AT&T.
  16. macrumors 6502

    Dec 8, 2011
  17. macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2014
    The Cosmos
  18. macrumors 68000


    Mar 15, 2009
    Perhaps, before something is posted to the front page, someone might consider running a simple spell check?
  19. macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    Look at the spelling in the Sprint advert.
  20. macrumors G4

    Oct 14, 2005
    At least T-Mobile's CEO is having fun with Sprint's new "Framily" word. :D

    Sprint Vs. T-Mobile: CEO Legere mocks Framily plans | BGR
  21. macrumors regular

    May 22, 2012
    Northfield, Vt 05663
  22. macrumors 68000

    Feb 9, 2014
    I simply will never even consider them while their phones are hard locked to their network and visa versa they won't let me bring my own. They could put my unlocked 5s easily on their network but choose not to. Therefore their CEO is stupid. Therefore that is why sprint is dying, because their CEO IS STUIPID.
  23. macrumors regular

    May 22, 2012
    Northfield, Vt 05663
    Yeah, my parents both have Sprint 4Ss, and it sucks that when their contracts are up, I can't use one as a tracfone-type device. The absence of SIM cards make it basically a brick after you're done with it.

    My brother went from Verizon to AT&T, and loves the 4G speed. Not sure which I'll use when I graduate from my cruddy tracfone :rolleyes:
  24. macrumors G3


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Att is offering something similar. I don't remember how many lines can be in a family line. It's either eight or ten. Either way that's a maximum of $800-$1000 AND they don't require contracts.
  25. Cuban Missles, Apr 5, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2014

    macrumors 68020

    Cuban Missles

    Dec 6, 2012
    My heart is in Camagüey, the rest in the USA
    I am currently on AT&T. I have been for years. Having said that I am not particularly loyal to them and have been thinking about switching and especially taking the big leap of buying unlocked phones instead of the two year contract.

    As I think about this I realized that in picking the carrier, it will come down to exactly three issues. First, is the ability to talk and surf at the same time. Right now that is only AT&T and tmobile. Verizon and sprint still can't do that. Second is which offer the best data service (reliability and speed) where I live and use the phone 99% of my time. Last, but definately not least is price.

    When the iPhone 6 comes out, I will have a very strong urge to make this decision as I will be looking to break my contract on the 5s. Emotionally I would love to stick it to AT&T for the way they have treated me. However, I will focus on the three items. I don't think Verizon or Sprint will fix the first criteria in time so it may be a two man race. And that is unfortunate since Tmobile is still not that great of a service in my area, but things can change between now and the 4th quarter.

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