Sprint will pay rivals' termination fees when you sign up for a Framily plan

Sprint is getting a little “uncarrier” themselves with a new promotion that offers to pay your early termination fees if you’re willing to switch to them. You can get up to $350 for every line terminated when making the switch; just snap a picture of your last bill, send it to Sprint, and they’ll send you a Visa card with the cash on it. There are a few terms and conditions here and there, but you can read all of that at Sprint’s site starting tomorrow. The promotion will run from April 4 until May 8.

In addition to that, Sprint today announced that customers will be able to sign up for the Framily Plans (friends and family... framily) at Best Buy in addition to directly from Sprint. The details of the Framily Plans haven't changed — your monthly cost per person goes down by $5 a head for each body added to your account, up to $30 off per line. At six lines on an account you could end up saving up to $180 a month. Those that want to sign up for a Framily Plan at Best Buy between April 4th and 13th will also be treated to a $100 Best Buy gift card.

Source: S4GRU, Sprint, Thanks to Robert for the tip!

 
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yankeesusa says:

You have to admit, even if you don't like T-Mobile they sure are having a positive impact on the whole industry.

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BigDinCA says:

Absolutely.

MERCDROID says:

+1

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BoB16731 says:

Completely agree

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Orion78 says:

And that's why competition is a good thing. It makes everyone step their games up.

itr themes says:

Something to think about for all of you who want blackberry to die.

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NoNexus says:

You know what I was going to make a snarky comment but your right. They are making waves. I cannot wait to see what happens when the two of them combine

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eao1991 says:

Too bad AT&T isn't doing this.

Gator352 says:

AT&T and VZW will never do this. They might do something similar but when it comes to giving any customers money for anything, they cringe and offer less data to share.....Like this:

Today, WE announce that we will pay ALL your termination fees for every phone you own if you switch to US!! But, you'll be limited to 2GB a month to share between all lines, unlimited calling, and 500 texts.......But, but, but, we have the fastest network! Bwahahahahaha! Pay us sucka's....HAHAHA....

eao1991 says:

Definitely. I'm tied to Verizon for another year. I could just sell my current device and put that towards my ETF but I'm in no real hurry.

Jay Holm says:

Speed is useless with such a limited alotment of data.

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ratsttam says:

Unlimited data is useless if you can't get any decent speed (Talking to you Sprint!) from it. I averaged less than 300mb a month, frustratingly trying to use my phone.
Load a webpage, maybe. Short youtube clip? Let me find a decent wifi connection, otherwise it'll take another hour to buffer those 30 seconds...

NoNexus says:

Sorry your in a crappie area, mine is awesome

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I almost switched to t-mobile because sprint sucked really hard in my area. But today I restarted my phone and it said 4G lte. It's not blazing fast. 13 down and 6 up but it's a hell of allot better than I was getting on 3G. Plus I have unlimited data so I'm making out like a bandit!

Gator352 says:

Awsome! Same happened to us. Our service was shit for like 3 weeks. Dropped calls, annoying garbled conversations. Then one day my wife rebooted and and 4G LTE was graced on her phone! Then I did it and BAM!! Our service has increased 10 fold.

yankeesusa says:

It's funny cause 3 months after getting rid of T-Mobile at work co workers started seeing lte too. It's all good though. I'm liking T-Mobile. Plus I'm not under contract so I'm free to go at anytime.

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ab304945 says:

13 down is good for the ,1900mhz lte. Woo be alot faster with spark. 2600 mhz lte.

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avoidtheecho says:

I actually got 25 down on the 1900mhz

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afazel says:

And let's be honest here, anything faster than 5Mbps with sub-100ms latency on a mobile device is plenty fast enough. If it wasn't for speed tests, most users wouldn't know the difference between 5Mbps and 30Mbps.

ki11ak3nn says:

I notice the difference when I'm downloading things. But like you said most users wouldn't notice. I guess that doesn't make me most users.

sprint4lyfe says:

I showed up to work one day and LTE! Happiest day of my life.

MERCDROID says:

Nice!

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Lambertoid says:

I switched from sprint to t-mobile because they paid my etf

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Zig261 says:

Its too bad T-Mobile will never have the infrastructure and customers VZW and AT&T have despite their impact.
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ki11ak3nn says:

When talking about infrastructure I get service (faster speeds too) everywhere VZ did now on T-Mobile. And the thing that none of the big carriers have yet is wifi calling. There's absolutely no place I go that doesn't have a decent wifi signal. So I'm able to call and text anywhere. I wish more people knew about this and would make the switch from VZW and AT&T to T-Mobile.

ajbrad71 says:

What about Sprint easy pay plans at best buy?

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Gator352 says:

I'm curious too!

newboyx says:

What do you want to know about them. Ask away. I will do my best to answer them.

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Gator352 says:

Does BB do the easy pay for phones or is it exclusive to Sprint stores?

newboyx says:

You can do Sprint EZ Pay at Best Buy as long as you are on Framily.

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Gator352 says:

Thanks! I'm on family but wasnt sure if they did that our not.

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mhmmdy123 says:

I am paying $62.00 a month unlimited data talk and text on Sprint. And not under any contract.

I'm paying $43 after tax WITH a contract and unlimited data and a FREE LG G2 and couldn't be happier. All you people who think paying a little extra to not be in contract are ridiculous. The same thing on any carriers no contract plan would cost me more AND I would still have to pay for a phone.

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Amir47 says:

What about current customers? I want to see this competitive pricing they were talking about

l00natic71 says:

I keep getting emails to switch to "Framily" plan. So, I guess it includes current customers. Though, my contract ends in 2 months... so, it may become a renewal. You should call them and ask. I've always found that customer retention or whatever they are called, seemed able to work with you as long as you are willing to stay.

Gator352 says:

YES! It's for current customers as well. I switched 5 lines from the Unlimited My Way plan to Framily and got 2 extra lines to make 7 to get the full discount.

flychinook says:

Yup, current customers can switch to Framily. And because it would just be a price plan change, there's no renewal to your service agreement. However, because Framily is a no-contract plan, you'll have to either pay full retail for future phones, get a sprint-approved phone from somewhere else, or make payments for the phone using EasyPay.

Amir47 says:

Is it even worth switching with 2 lines?

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l00natic71 says:

Looks like it's $105 for two lines. If it's worth it, depends on your situation. Is it more/less then what you pay now? Is the service acceptable where you are? Only you can answer those two. I have good service where I am. Some people say they don't,.. so, depends on your situation.
Also, you don't have to be at the same address. If you have friends, family, coworkers, etc that are on sprint, you could all go on the same plan.. and everyone gets billed separately.

montecarlo48 says:

I am getting 25 mps down and 15 mps up on Sprint lte

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yankeesusa says:

Yea, recently at work Sprint has finally stepped up. A little too late for me since I switched to T-Mobile but it's good to see it. At work now where I never got lte indoors it is now constant lte and it's around 13mbps down and around 8 up. Which is decent for an older s3. On my note 2 with T-Mobile I was getting around 19mbps. I would love to see the n5 on Sprint now. I just got it for T-Mobile and where I was getting 19mbps down I am now getting 32mbps which is because of newer chipsets. Sprint is definitely improving. Just very slow.

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savdini says:

With AT&T and Verizon dropping their pants, who in their right mind would go with Sprint or t-mobile? You'd have to be bat shit stupid to not go with the prime carriers.

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Gator352 says:

I like my bat shit deep fried with a side order of Favre beans.....

deuceja says:

Ya damn skippy

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savdini says:

Yummers

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bjn714 says:

Anyone else curious of the color choice in the Sprint ad? If it looks like T-Mobile and acts like T-Mobile, it must be a sign for the future (God help us all if this happens) SprinT-Mobile.

flychinook says:

Most of the T-mo commercials I see now are filled with hipsters doing... hipster stuff. Sprint is trying to corner the market on weird. I'm surprised Gary Busey isn't on that ad somewhere.

NoNexus says:

No you want it to happen... Soon

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bjn714 says:

Well sort of. If John Legere and his team take control, I am all for it. If any of Sprint's management is going to be running the show, it will be bad for us all.

cammykool says:

i called sprint sales CS line and they were pretty adamant to say that this doesn't exist.

newboyx says: