Wireless carrier Sprint is going after T-Mobile with new iPhone upgrade plan.
Sprint is hitting back at T-Mobile with a new plan that gets customers always the latest iPhone. Starting today, new and upgrade eligible Sprint customers can get iPhone for just $22 per month with iPhone Forever. Sprint Anytime customers don’t have the latest iPhone, they are eligible to upgrade.
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iPhone Forever is available on any eligible Sprint rate plan and upgrade eligibility is always included in your price. Qualified customers can get a 16GB iPhone 6 model at Sprint branded retail stores, Sprint.com, 1-800-Sprint-1, Best Buy and Target.
Through Dec. 31, 2015, customers on any other carrier or existing Sprint customers who are upgrade eligible and turn-in any smartphone will get a promotional rate of $15 per month on a new iPhone. When they upgrade to the latest iPhone after Dec. 31, their monthly lease rate returns to current lease pricing, $22 per month.
New or existing customers who are upgrade eligible can bring in any smartphone and get a 16GB iPhone 6 model and their monthly rate will be reduced to just $15 until their next upgrade. As a special promotion, customers who get iPhone 6 and upgrade before Dec. 31 continue with the discount price of $15 until their next upgrade.
Sprint also will pay off an old phone and contract at competing carriers.
“We asked ourselves, ‘What could we do that would move our customers forward with the latest and greatest technology every day?’ said Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO. “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 calculates that their iPhone Forever plan saves $20 over a comparable wireless plans of T-Mobile. The savings are supposed surpass $70 with AT&T and $50 with Verizon.
These new iPhone upgrade plans are gold for Apple. Customers do not have to wait and get a new iPhone as soon as it is released. These new constant iPhone upgrade plans coul spur iPhone sales in the United States in the coming month.
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Apple is expected to release the new iPhone 6S next month.