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

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  1. EbookReader macrumors 65816

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

    http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/5...using-new-sprint-group-plan-pricing/?p=271517

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

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  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Sprint has dropped subsidies entirely. They are pushing EasyPay now.
     
  3. EbookReader thread starter macrumors 65816

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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