Sprint is reportedly set to launch its own early ‘One Up’ upgrade program similar to its competitors Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. According to Cnet, The Now Network will start the program September 20, which is the same day both the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s go on sale.
Sprint’s One Up program allows buyers to get whatever phone they choose with zero dollars down, paid in 24 month installments. Much like the other carrier upgrade programs, Sprint requires folks who cancel early to pay off the balance of the total cost of the handset. A once a year upgrade policy holds true as well.
Another interesting tidbit Sprint plans to add in its new program is give a $15 discount on most of its plans, including it’s Unlimited, My Way or All-In plans. Enticing customers with a discount brings a different dynamic when deciding which carry to choose from. The report claims this deal makes it cheaper than the cheapest offering from T-Mobile.
It’s not at all surprising that Sprint is finally coming to the table with its own upgrade discount idea. As the only holdout, it was just a matter of time. Starting One Up exactly when the iPhone 5C and 5S hits the public is a great idea, and the best way to set off a new promotion. Sprint hasn’t confirmed if its going to run this One Up early upgrade program yet, so we suggest folks to wait for the official word before going out to the stores and trying to get an upgrade.