Sprint offering up to $650 to switch carriers

With the global release of the new Samsung Galaxy S5, it’s little surprise that wireless carriers are trying to capitalize on the momentum of the new device. One of the more interesting offers comes from U.S. based carrier Sprint. Sprint is offering up to $350 dollars USD back, when you sign up for a new line or add someone to your existing plan. For a limited time, customers that open a new line or transfer their existing line from another carrier will receive a Visa Prepaid Card worth up to $350 to cover early termination fees. If you were not under a contract this balance can be applied to the cost of a new Sprint handset.

If this promotion seems familiar it’s because T-Mobile has been offering this as part of its normal “Un-carrier” promotion. Those who are looking for a little more incentive, Sprint is also offering up to $300 when trading in a device. To take advantage of this offer be sure to enroll in the promotion when signing up for a contract, switch your number during the checkout process, submit your final bill from the previous carrier, and the Visa card should arrive in ten to twelve weeks. This offer will be valid until May 8th, 2014.

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I live in NYC and I have Sprint and I get all the speed I needs on my Note 3. $71 for unlimited everything is fine for me.. I get LTE all over the city for the most part and speeds are usually around 15Mbps down. More than enough to steam music all day and most anything else.

VZ is still the best but pricey. And I work for VZ. Even with my 25% off they are still more $ than Sprint.

Can't beat Verizon where I'm at. The best coverage and the 4G speeds often tops 30Mbps. I do have to say that Verizon needs to step up some coverage area's in the mountains around me as you can go 2 miles to the east over a mountain range and there is NOTHING, not even a single bar to send a text message or make an emergency phone call.

I moved from sprint to tmobile and couldn't be happier. The service was just terrible on sprint. The data was slower than dial up.

Deihmos said,
I moved from sprint to tmobile and couldn't be happier. The service was just terrible on sprint. The data was slower than dial up.

I moved from Sprint to AT&T and couldn't be happier.

Sprint, you fools, you should of grabbed Nokia's while you had the Chance. To late, everyone is leaving you and your crappy service and junk phones.

With recent mergers, Sprint is hurting.

They have done well by selling roaming on their service to smaller and prepaid carriers for several years and a lot of those contracts are ending.

Picking a cell phone carrier is basically picking which poison you prefer. I was with Sprint for 10 years and had good days along with many bad days. I've been with AT&T for the past 8 years and it also hasn't been the best marriage. Last summer I shopped around and found that there is not one carrier that can "do it all". It all comes down to which carrier offers the best service for your particular area.

As much as I hate AT&T, I think they at least have some sort of middle ground between coverage and pricing. Verizon is just outrageous for me. :pinch:

I concur. I think VZW has it all but the pricing it outrageous. I've had ATT for 7 years without ever having issues, but I think call quality and coverage is a bit better

That's what I was looking at.

For the $300 refund, you have to trade in a device worth up to that much (to T-Mobile) and for the $350 refund you have to have a contract with your old carrier to be broken. And in order to do all this, you have to purchase a plan with 4G.

I just have calling and texting with my current plan, so no need to switch unless it decreases the cost.

EDIT: I guess I was looking at T-Mobile. I confuse them sometimes.

Edited by Pluto is a Planet, Apr 12 2014, 9:40pm :

Jason Mok said,
Using smartphone with Sprint is a bad idea. The data service is too terrible.

Tell me about it, used to work as a sprint "Customer Care" person.. I sure as hell had to hold my tongue and stop myself from telling people to just cancel, they will come out cheaper in the long run.

Sprint and most other cell carriers in the US have horrible pricing.. God forbid google we ever get free nationwide broadband using those television airwaves that were auctioned off of so long ago.. cell providers will go out of business overnight as everyone switches to VoIP cell phones.

Mr.XXIV said,
Hey, at least we have unlimited data.

Unlimited 4G is great... when I can actually get 4G.

I only live in the 4th largest city in the United States...

dead.cell said,

Unlimited 4G is great... when I can actually get 4G.

I only live in the 4th largest city in the United States...

I feel for you, and maintain Verizon lines just to be ensured I have quality coverage anywhere I go. (Even ATT doesn't provide great data coverage once you get outside most cities.)

Verizon is expensive; however, I was visiting family the other day in a town of about 5,000 people that is 3 to 4 hours away from anything close to a real city. I drove and had 4G all the way there, and was pulling 25mbps down on average while I was in the town. ATT didn't even have 3G service 90% of the trip or in the town.


Mobius Enigma said,

I feel for you, and maintain Verizon lines just to be ensured I have quality coverage anywhere I go. (Even ATT doesn't provide great data coverage once you get outside most cities.)

Verizon is expensive; however, I was visiting family the other day in a town of about 5,000 people that is 3 to 4 hours away from anything close to a real city. I drove and had 4G all the way there, and was pulling 25mbps down on average while I was in the town. ATT didn't even have 3G service 90% of the trip or in the town.


I have AT&T and get 4G LTE out in the middle of no where. Probably has something to do with the fact that I live near one of their owned towers though... (I can walk to it)

Switching from Sprint to AT&T was the best decision I've ever made. It was pathetic how I could almost never use the data network. Chicago, NYC, Seattle, etc all were basically unusable. Boston was the only city it ever worked "okay" in. Even with unlimited data, I don't think it would be humanly possible to use much. On ATT, I can probably use more data in a day than all the data I was able to use in 4 years on Sprint. It's amazing that company has any customers.