Sprint baits switchers with one year of free service, here’s what you can get

The promo is available until January 31

Unhappy with your carrier? Sprint has your back. For a limited time, the carrier is willing to offer a full year of free service for those willing to switch from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile or other postpaid carriers.

This includes unlimited talk, text, & data. The good news is that you can keep your phone and current number too! Families can switch up to five lines with this promotion. A list of qualifying phones can be found at the bottom of the article.

With this deal deal you’ll get 10GB of high-speed hotspot data, high definition video streaming (1080p) and international roaming (2G and text messaging in 165 countries). Yet you have to keep in mind that after you have used 23GB of data in a month, Sprint might temporarily slow down speeds in times of network congestion.

But while service will be free, you’ll still have to pay some fees each month:

  • $1.99 admin fee
  • $0.40 regulatory frees + other takes
  • AutoPay and eBill enrollment is required
  • $5/month charge if you don’t use AutoPay
  • $7.99/month charge if you renounced both AutoPay + eBill

The deal is available until January 31, which means you have two weeks to decide whether you should switch to Sprint or not. The free year of service expires on January 31, 2019, after which you will be charged $60/month for the first line, $40/month for the second and $30/month for each additional line.

Last but not least, we should note that if you do jump on board with this deal you won’t be able to upgrade your device until you’ve been with Sprint for four consecutive months. If you really find yourself of a new device, you’ll have to buy it at full price or risk losing the promotion.

Sprint says that Verizon customers could end up saving up to $900 in one year with this promo, so if you have a qualifying phone the deal might be worth checking out. Just make sure you know the full conditions before making the plunge.

List of eligible phones

  • Alcatel IDOL5
  • Apple iPhone 5c (Verizon only)
  • Apple iPhone 5s (Verizon only)
  • Apple iPhone 6
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus
  • Apple iPhone 6s
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus
  • Apple iPhone 7 (Verizon only)
  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus (Verizon only)
  • Apple iPhone 8 (Verizon only)
  • Apple iPhone 8 Plus (Verizon only)
  • Apple iPhone SE
  • Apple iPhone X (Verizon only)
  • BLU S1/VIVO S
  • Essential Phone
  • Google Nexus 5 (16 & 32 GB – black/white/red) (Verizon only)
  • Google Nexus 5X (all versions)
  • Google Nexus 6 (32 & 64 GB – black/white)
  • Google Nexus 6P (all versions)
  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Google Pixel 2
  • Google Pixel XL 2
  • HTC One A9 (Sprint Version only)
  • LG X Charge
  • moto e4
  • moto e4 plus
  • moto g4
  • moto g4 play
  • moto g4 plus
  • moto g5 plus
  • moto g5s plus special edition
  • moto x pure edition
  • moto x4
  • moto z2 play
  • Orbic Wonder
  • Samsung Galaxy Note8 Special Edition
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Special Edition
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Special Edition
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 (Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile)
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+ (Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile)
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Special Edition
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+ Special Edition

Update: Sprint has reached out to rectify that the promotion hasn’t been resuscitated. It’s actually the same “limited-time” deal that has been available since last June. The story has been revised to reflect that.

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