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Sprint has brought back two-year contracts

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Feb 2016 23:17 User comments (4)

Sprint has brought back two-year contracts Just a month after they retired the option, Sprint has brought back two-year contracts.
The carrier says "We listened to our customers and are giving them more choices to get their new device," making them the only of the big four U.S. carriers to offer a 24-month payment plan.

A two-year contract is again available next to monthly finance plans, full-price purchases and Sprint leases.

T-Mobile began the downfall of the two-year contract in 2013 when it completely got rid of the option, and "upgrades," instead moving to monthly installment plans.

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4 user comments

127.2.2016 12:17

THat's weird.

228.2.2016 10:15

This is the best idea a cell company has had in years!

Tmo dropping contracts in favor of sticking a 650 dollar pricetag to the consumer on a phone that is virtually WORTHLESS in 2 years is a shit idea, coincidentally the amount of time it takes to pay it off and then what.......buy another???? This "no contract" crap puts people in a FOREVER PERPETUAL PAYMENT. Never-ending! So what if you get to upgrade in a year and half, again, into another payment. Say 25 per month ongoing to keep the latest and greatest. Yes, Edge is cheaper after first year but the packages are a significant jump in price per month. 25 x 12 = 300/year, x 10 years. 3 grand on phones in ten years. That is not a deal.

I can't imagine anyone being really stupid enough to believe that full-price phones is a better option than cheap phones w/contracts but I'm sure there are plenty of you out there.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 28 Feb 2016 @ 10:16

328.2.2016 11:29

Originally posted by hearme0:
This is the best idea a cell company has had in years!

Tmo dropping contracts in favor of sticking a 650 dollar pricetag to the consumer on a phone that is virtually WORTHLESS in 2 years is a shit idea, coincidentally the amount of time it takes to pay it off and then what.......buy another???? This "no contract" crap puts people in a FOREVER PERPETUAL PAYMENT. Never-ending! So what if you get to upgrade in a year and half, again, into another payment. Say 25 per month ongoing to keep the latest and greatest. Yes, Edge is cheaper after first year but the packages are a significant jump in price per month. 25 x 12 = 300/year, x 10 years. 3 grand on phones in ten years. That is not a deal.

I can't imagine anyone being really stupid enough to believe that full-price phones is a better option than cheap phones w/contracts but I'm sure there are plenty of you out there.
No-contract may put you in "perpetual payments" for a phone with a cheaper monthly pay but BY DEFINITION, a contract locks you in perpetually, so not sure what you are saying?

42.3.2016 15:13

Simply compare a given 2-year subsidized-phone contract with the total 2-year cost of the T-Mobile plan + phone cost. T-Mobile *usually* still ends up being cheaper. Furthermore, why buy your phone from T-Mo, instead of ebay or Amazon..?

Personally, I'd bye a OnePlus phone long before any T-Mo offering anyway.

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