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Sprint says it will pay all of your costs to switch to its network

by Todd Haselton | March 13, 2015March 13, 2015 10:00 pm EST

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T-Mobile’s Un-carrier moves are having lasting effects on the industry. T-Mobile originally tried to attract consumers by offering to pay off early termination fees (ETFs) that were otherwise keeping consumers handcuffed to its competitors. Sprint and AT&T responded offering similar deals, and now the former is back with an even better offer.

The carrier announced on Friday that it’s now willing to pay whatever you owe to another carrier if you’re willing to switch. Sprint said it is “reimbursing all of the costs to switch, including early termination fees and remaining payments on phone installment plans – no matter what is owed.” That’s pretty compelling, especially if you’re locked into a plan and a device that no longer serve your needs.

Sprint said you need to bring your device, your early termination fee and the remaining balance on any phone installment plans when you’r ready to make the move. You’ll also need to sign up for a Sprint Easy Pay, iPhone for Life Plan, a Sprint Lease or buy a device outright.

“Customers are required to turn in competitor phones in good working condition tied to the bill they submitted,” Sprint explained. “To make this simple and hassle free, customers will receive a prepaid return kit in the mail.” If you meet those qualifications, Sprint will then provide you with an American Express Reward Card with the balance of whatever is owed at your current carrier.

Sprint said customers can expect payment within 15 days of making the switch. Hit the source to learn more.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...