Carrier Sprint stores can't offer phone subsidies without manager approval

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by EbookReader, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. EbookReader macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2012
    Sprint has not go all in with "no subsidy" like T-Mobile has, but it looks like they are steering customers that way.

    poster Rocket87


    It seems to me that Sprint is now going full speed ahead with its Framily Plan. (its version of T-Mobile Uncarrier).


  2. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Sprint has dropped subsidies entirely. They are pushing EasyPay now.
  3. EbookReader thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2012
    Not entirely. You can still get the old fashion "2 years contract" with subsidies at Sprint stores with management approval.
  4. CrimsonKnight macrumors 6502


    Apr 15, 2013
    Denver, CO
    I don't see Sprint offering subsidies after march, even with manager approval.

    Full steam ahead for Sprint with Sprint easy pay it looks like.
  5. blarivee macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2009
    Maybe Sprint is doing this to demonstrate to regulators that they are on board with T-Mobile's approach and won't kill T-Mobile's initiative if they merge with T-Mobile.
  6. EbookReader thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2012
    I doubt that is why.

    Even AT&T is following T-Mobile "un-carrier" strategy. See their new Family Plan that was launched on Feb 2 2014.

    The reason is simple: Customers want transparency (cost of phone separately from cost of service). And carriers love getting rid of subsidies.

    As for Sprint being competitive with T-mobile, take a look at their Family Plan

    3 lines on Sprint Framily: $135
    3 lines on T-Mobile: $90

    4 lines on Sprint Framily: $160
    4 lines on T-Mobile: $100

    5 lines on Sprint Framily: $175
    5 lines on T-Mobile: $110
  7. bwsteg macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2012
    Queens NY
    I spoke to sprint customer service about this and they say that normal upgrade pricing will still be around and that easy pay is just another way of buying phones.

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