The Uncarrier today announced something to make some Sprint customers very happy, that being that starting Thursday Sprint customers that switch to T-Mobile will receive a $200 credit on their bill in addition to up to $650 they’ll pay per line for early termination fees.
There are no trade-ins required, although whether your phone will work on the new carrier, you’ll have to check.
I cannot think of any wireless customers in more desperate need of some holiday cheer than those Sprint customers still hanging on over there. Those poor people have put up with the nation’s slowest and smallest LTE network, and their carrier throwing out a deal-of-the-month for everyone except them. We know Sprint’s customers love T-Mobile when they switch, so this holiday season, we’re taking away every barrier and cost to coming over to the Un-carrier and America’s fastest 4G LTE network. Happy holidays!
-John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile.
T-Mobile will be “delivering gifts” to Verizon and AT&T customer in the coming weeks.
After having a chat in the neighborhood Facebook group about what various people have been told by Sprint customer service for the past four years, I’m probably going to mosey on over as I’m now sitting at 0 bars on a tower that’s supposedly had six upgrades and fixes since I’ve been calling in reporting it messed up. That, however, is my experience, yours of course may vary.
Whatever the case, with the ability to port your phone number and potentially take your phone (I seriously need to delve into that,) there is no reason not to switch other than that Google Voice carrier number integration will probably be lost.
If you’re wondering what carrier is right for you based on coverage, I encourage you to not believe the blatant lies their coverage maps claim. I haven’t seen anything from carriers (other than T-Mobile,) that uses user-reported speeds. Go to Sensorly if you’re wanting something accurate.