Sprint's early upgrade program to launch on September 20

By Shawn Knight
Sep 16, 2013
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  1. Sprint is reportedly preparing to launch an early upgrade program for smartphones in the wake of similar offerings from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. Known as Sprint One Up, the glorified handset rental service is expected to debut on September 20....

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,888   +1,223

    Except for a new phone every 6 months or so. Don't forget, people this week will be standing in line to drop $600 or more on a shiny new iPhone. People buy these things off contract just to have the latest and 'greatest'. Paying $27 a month for an upgrade plan saves those people money.

    Also, do you know what Americans hate more than $27/month? Waiting. When you're in your late teens/early 20s two years away is a really long time when you have to be cool now.
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  3. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,869   +1,288

    So T-Mo and Sprint turning the cost of your phone into a line item on your monthly bill and giving you better upgrade options is a "sham". Wow, it must be nice to be so rich you've never needed credit *ever* (not even credit with *zero interest* like T-Mobile and Sprint are effectively offering). Naturally AT&T and Verizon are doing their usual "rape the customer" routine but comparing their ripoffs with the legit deals being offered by the scrappy underdogs just makes the author look stupid.

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