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New Early Upgrade Promo in select Sprint markets, all devices including the iPhone

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blog-0411833001329958008.jpgby Robert Herron

Sprint 4G Rollout Updates

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 5:40 PM MST

 

Sprint 4G Rollout Updates has been notified of a covert new upgrade promotional titled "Upgrade Now Promotional - Trial." This is similar to one leaked a few weeks ago, but eligibility is a little less stringent this time. However, it is only limited to 21 out of the 97 Sprint markets, from now through April 14, 2012.

 

The markets included:

  • Atlanta / Athens, GA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • East Kentucky
  • East Michigan
  • Ft. Wayne / South Bend
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Miami / West Palm, FL
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Minnesota
  • Nashville, TN
  • Orlando, FL
  • Raleigh / Durham, NC
  • Tampa, FL
  • West Kentucky
  • West Michigan
  • Winston / Salem, NC

Only customers with a RLOF (Rebate Life on File) between 9 to 21 months are eligible and will need to pay a prorated fee to upgrade. Customers must go to a Sprint corporate store and be willing to sign a new 2 year service agreement. All devices are eligible, including the iPhone!

 

An Upgrade Now Fee must be paid to to qualify for this upgrade promotion. The amount of the Fee is dependent on the remaining term left on your contract. See upgrade pricing below:

  • Fee is based on how long it has been since the last upgrade on that line
    • 9-11 months RLOF = $165
    • 12-14 months RLOF = $125
    • 15-17 months RLOF = $95
    • 18-21 months RLOF = $55

Customers pay the lowest promotional price for the phone, the Upgrade Now fee and $36 activation fee.

 

This is a covert thing, and Sprint will not likely be advertising it out. Sprint Customer Service Reps are not allowed to proactively share. But if a customer calls and asks, they are to be directed to a Sprint corporate store for the sale. This program will be managed at the store level, most likely to help retain customers unhappy with the fact that they are not eligible to upgrade at this time.

 

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Source: E-mailed From Sprint Source



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Anyone else get the feeling something is launching April 15th? April 15th happens to be a Sunday, which is a day Sprint uses regularly to release devices.

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Spring housecleaning to get rid of all those extra WiMax handsets. Imagine the yelling, screaming, tantrums and limb flailing if they roll out the first LTE devices on 4/15 right after people upgrade. :)

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Spring housecleaning to get rid of all those extra WiMax handsets. Imagine the yelling, screaming, tantrums and limb flailing if they roll out the first LTE devices on 4/15 right after people upgrade. :)

 

Oh people are going to be angry!

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