When Apple announced the iPhone 6s in early September, the company also introduced a new payment system called the iPhone Upgrade Program. Apple’s iPhone financing scheme is similar to what many carriers are already offering, with pricing starting at around $32 per month for the 16GB iPhone 6s. However, Apple also includes an AppleCare warranty in its offer and the iPhone comes factory unlocked, meaning the customer can choose any carrier in the world for wireless service.
Sprint is following T-Mobile’s lead again, but not in a way that will make some unlimited data users happy. Sprint CTO John Saw announced on Friday that the carrier is going to start throttling some unlimited data users during periods of network congestion if they’ve already gone over 23GB of data in a given monthly period. More →
Sprint and T-Mobile offer some incredible wireless deals. The downside, however, is that they’ve traditionally offered inferior service compared to Verizon and AT&T. However, RootMetrics’ latest study of all four major wireless carriers in New York City has found that Sprint and T-Mobile are improving by leaps and bounds in the Big Apple. More →
Next year, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to hold an auction for spectrum on the 600MHz band, which is prime real estate for wireless carriers that want contiguous low-band spectrum for their wireless services. Sprint, however, will not be taking part in it. You may find this strange since Sprint has traditionally languished behind AT&T and Verizon in network quality for years — shouldn’t it want to get as much high-quality spectrum as it can? However, Sprint already has a giant pile of spectrum in its portfolio that it’s just now using to its fullest potential. More →
Sprint is not about to let T-Mobile get away with having the cheapest iPhone 6s payment deal heading into Friday’s big launch. The carrier on Thursday announced that you’ll be able to pick up an iPhone 6s from Sprint on Friday and pay just $1 per month for it, provided you meet certain conditions. More →
Both Sprint and T-Mobile have unleashed upgrade deals for the iPhone 6s in recent days and both deals seem to offer users terrific bargains on Apple’s newest device. This is particularly true when you look at the amount of money you’ll be paying every month on your wireless bill over the life of the devices, as wireless analytics firm Alekstra has calculated the average amount of money you’ll spend by buying the iPhone 6s through all major American carriers and has found that you’ll spend less on both Sprint and T-Mobile than on AT&T and Verizon. However, it seems there are significant catches that every user should know about before making a decision. More →
The way we buy smartphones is changing rapidly, and now carriers are locked in a back and forth game of undercutting to provide users with the most attractive deals.
Earlier today, Sprint mildly adjusted its iPhone upgrade plan such that qualified customers can now trade in their existing smartphones and get a new iPhone 6s for just $15 per month. Without a trade-in, users can still get a new iPhone 6s for just $22 per month and an iPhone 6s Plus for $26.
Sprint earlier today announced a new program which allows iPhone users to upgrade to the latest iPhone model for just $22 per month. The only rule for eligibility is that your current iPhone has to be a model from a previous generation.
The program, dubbed iPhone Forever, starts today and is fairly straight forward. Eligible customers simply bring in their current iPhone and can walk out with the latest model for just $22/month. In effect, the old way of doing business — waiting 2 years between upgrades — is being phased out.
Former Sprint CEO Dan Hesse didn’t exactly turn Sprint into a dynamo under his watch, but you can’t really blame him for that. After all, his tenure as CEO was hindered from the very start by the poor choices that Sprint had made prior to his arrival, most notably the decision to acquire Nextel and the decision to go with WiMAX over LTE as the carrier’s 4G technology. In an interview with Fierce Wireless, Hesse explains how fixing these costly mistakes actually made things worse in the short term in ways that he hadn’t imagined. More →