Sprint is rolling out a new mobile plan this week aimed specifically at Apple fans. The new iPhone Forever deal means you’ll never have to wait for an upgrade to get the newest iPhone, though it costs a bit extra each month as a result.
The deal adds $22 to your monthly Sprint bill, though there’s a discount through the end of the year that drops the price to an extra $15 per month. You can pick up the 16GB iPhone 6 right now and then upgrade again later this year to the rumored iPhone 6s and still pay just $15/month extra. Once you upgrade your iPhone in 2016 the price jumps up to $22 per month.
“We asked ourselves, ‘What could we do that would move our customers forward with the latest and greatest technology every day?’ said Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure. “We decided: How awesome would it be if anytime customers don’t have the latest iPhone, they are eligible to upgrade, and have it be as simple as handing us your existing iPhone and picking up a new one – all included in your monthly rate.”
Sprint also notes that it will still pay off your old phone and contract when you switch over to the iPhone Forever program from a competing carrier. That makes for a pretty nice deal, especially if you know you’ll want to trade up to the new iPhone as soon as it launches.