Sprint is offering DirecTV customers a free year of wireless service

By Shawn Knight
Aug 28, 2015
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  1. It wasn’t long after finalizing its $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV that AT&T started offering bundle discounts and other rewards to its customers. That much was expected but what we didn’t see coming – at least, not right away – was other wireless providers celebrating the merger.

    And by celebrating the merger, I mean offering deals to existing DirecTV customers that might be hard to pass up.

    Starting today and running through September 30, Sprint is offering DirecTV subscribers a free year of wireless service that includes unlimited talk, text and 2GB of data. The offer is designed to compete directly with a somewhat similar offering from AT&T in which DirecTV customers get $500 in credits for each line they transfer to AT&T (assuming of course they aren’t already AT&T wireless subscribers).

    DirecTV customers switching to Sprint or existing Sprint customers adding an additional line need only pay a $36 activation fee per line. The offer is extended to those signing up through Sprint Lease, iPhone Forever, Spring Easy Pay or anyone that pays the full retail price for a smartphone.

    Once the free year has expired, customers will automatically be moved to what Sprint calls a “competitive” rate-per-line plan for unlimited talk, text and 2GB of data.

    Anyone interested in taking Sprint up on the offer need only upload a recent DirecTV bill to get the ball rolling.

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