Sprint Prepaid Cell Phone
Why Not a Sprint Prepaid
I Want A Sprint Branded Prepaid Phone!
me this was the question of the decade! Here's what I mean by
prepaid offer. I always envisioned walking into a Sprint
seeking out a contract plan because I want a subsidy on my phone (i.e.
sign a contract and get $200-$500 off a handset purchase).
my credit and tell me I need a $300 deposit (note that I'm completely
making up this scenario; I have no idea what their deposit requirements
are), and I decide that it's
not for me. I also consider that I don't want to worry about
going over my plan minutes and getting stuck with surprise overages.
Regardless, a Sprint prepaid cell phone plan seems
to be the right, or best choice for me at the time.
my ideal world, that cool, high end smartphone I have in my
hand is still the phone I want to use. So
let me know that instead of $199 for the phone with a 2-year contract,
I'll have to pay $500 for the phone, or let me use my unlocked
compatible phone. Fine, I'm ok with spending more money on
the initial phone purchas,
because I can still use the phone I want, and I'm not tied into a
contract. They proceed to sell me the phone and activate me
one of their prepaid plans, whether it be Pay-As-You-Go
So, essentially, it's
a fully integrated
service where I make the conscious decision to want to buy Sprint.
I select my phone, I select my way to pay, and I choose my
Easy, simple, done. Then later on I can choose to
change prepaid plans, or perhaps next year I decide that I
love the service
and want a phone upgrade, but don't want to fork over another $500 for
another smartphone. So I call Sprint (or go to a store) and
for a contract, get a discounted phone, select a new postpaid plan,
and I'm good to go. Or perhaps I decide to keep the same
give it to my family or friend, and they signup for a new plan (prepaid
or postpaid depending on their needs).
differs greatly from what it actually is today. Today you'd
to a completely different phone lineup with an entirely different
branding experience as they walk you over to the Boost
Virgin Mobile section. (Note that the Sprint Prepaid program
they attempted never panned out, and was discontinued.) If I
don't like any of the phones
will they point me to one of their MVNO partners? Nope.
send me out of the store and I go buy a phone at AT&T, Verizon,
etc. down the street. The concept I described is not new or
innovative at all.
Other large carriers do that today. Some do have
restrictions on what phones they will allow you to activate on prepaid,
however, that is
evolving, and for the better!
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