Thanks to an anonymous friend, we have our hands on the latest edition of the Sprint Playbook, and this time it's chock full of news about everything from rebates to device launches. Some of it confirms what we already knew, some reinforces some rumors floating around, and some is stuff we've not thought of yet. Hit the break and have a look.
Let's start with the things that affect your wallet:
- Reps have been told to "Proactively offer to do an override for Silver customers who would have been eligible by 7/31/11." Don't be shy about asking for your yearly update if you recently lost it, and would have been due before the end of the month.
- Starting July 24, "TEP will increase from $7 to $8. The ERP standalone will increase from $4 to $5." It's going to cost a buck more, but still well worth the investment if you ever need to use it. There will also be an open enrollment for TEP during the entire month of August if you declined when you activated your phone.
- Starting July 23, "Pricing will convert all MIRs to instant savings at the point of sale ends". This means mail-in rebates are coming back, and this time around you'll be getting an AMEX prepaid card in lieu of a check.
We've also got some device launches:
- On July 24, we'll see the launch of the Samsung Replenish with a new color -- Berry. We'll also see the Motorola Titanium launch that day. And to round out the trifecta, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will launch.
- As announced, the Motorola Photon 4G will hit the shelves on July 31.
Last but not least, we see how things are gonna be now that Sprint stands alone in the unlimited data plan department, as they take a shot at Verizon:
Don't get burned by the competition. Sprint protects you from tiered data and data overage charges, unlike Verizon.
Yeah. They went there.