08 oct Sprint Agreement
Sprint`s site again displays a contract option in addition to a monthly payment plan, a full-price purchase, and a «leasing,» which is another way sprint owns the phone and you pay to keep it until you decide to buy a new device. Sprint and AT&T have offered two-year contract options until Jan. 8. T-Mobile halted contracted phone sales in 2013 and Verizon said it would only offer existing contract customers starting in August last year. However, Sprint`s customers appear to have expressed sufficient concern that the company may have brought back the option from the contract. All this really means is that some people seem to enjoy pretending that a phone costs less than it actually does. The or sprint likes to offer something that its competitors do not offer. Just one month after the option was silently discontinued, Sprint decided to revive the two-year contracts. So it`s the only one of the big four carriers in the U.S.
that still offers the 24-month payment plan. Sprint says it brought back the option after receiving feedback from customers. «We`ve listened to our customers and are giving them more choices to get their new device,» a company spokesperson told Fierce Wireless today. The two-year contract was once an integral part of the U.S. telephone business. But over time, U.S. airlines hired him in favor of more transparent options, which proved more lucrative in the long run. The two-year contract effectively locked customers into a network manager`s network and hid the true cost of a phone by bunding it with the bill as a monthly fee. Now, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile only sell monthly schedules and full-price phones and are more forgiving when customers switch networks….