Sprint 'One Up' Early Upgrade Program Best of the Bunch; Plus 34 New LTE Markets

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  1. dgstorm

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    We have a couple of news morsels for Sprint today. First, the Now Network's new early upgrade program, called "One Up" was leaked ahead of launch. If the details hold true, its title will also be an apt description of its value because it will be a better deal than the options from Verizon, AT&T, and even T-Mobile. Above you can see a brief chart with a comparison breakdown. The main thing which differentiates Sprint's "One Up" program from the others is that they actually lower their monthly rate plan if you take this option (unlike VZW and AT&T). Here's a quote with a quick breakdown of how their program works,
    There are some stipulations to Sprint's program. First, you have to be a Sprint customer for at least a year before you can take advantage of this offer. Also, if you don't currently have an upgrade available, you will have to trade in your current smartphone and it must be in good working condition. Also, this program will not work for prepaid customers and is only available if you have a Sprint contract-style plan.

    This is only a leak for now, but we will keep you guys abreast of any new info as it arrives.

    We have a bit more Sprint news for this morning. Sprint just activated 34 new 4G LTE markets. They now have a total of 185 4G LTE markets lit-up across the United States. Here's the list below,

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    Well good! Thats a decent amount of money saved.

    Im glad to see Salem OR now has LTE.
     
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    This may have just sold me on my next service provider.

    I have been looking at Verizon, Sprint, ATT, and T-Mobile. I have an upgrade on my current grandfathered Verizon family plan in November, and I'm looking to get my wife a smartphone as well.

    First, although Verizon has the best signal in my area, hands down, I hate them and don't want to give them anymore of my money (for reasons I'm sure we are all aware of).

    The 2nd best signal in my area is probably Sprint. Couple that with an 18% discount from work, and rapidly expanding market, some of the best phones offered, and what appears to be the best upgrade plan, I think I may have just found my next service provider.

    What do the rest of you think? Is it wise to jump ship to Sprint? Any other suggestions/ideas?
     
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    The down payment, to me, is ok. I don't mind it. Also, fi there is no down payment on Sprint, you're monthly payment for the device will be higher than TMobile's $20 a month. Also, on TMobiles plan, you can change your phone multiple times a year.
    • Upgrade to the phone you want twice every 12 months, not once every two years. Get your first upgrade as soon as 6 months after enrollment.
    That part is better than all the rest. With your upgrade, you don't have to pay the down payment. Does T-Mobile?s ?No Money Down? Deal Make JUMP Worth The Extra $10/Month? ? Consumerist I personally have no attachment to my phone. If a better phone comes along, I'll happily swap it out. I'm on ATT with my S3 right now and wish I was on TMobile with the JUMP plan. I'd get a Note 3 as soon as I could. Frankly, I'm thinking of leaving ATT early. It all depends on if I can sell my phone to pay off my early termination fee AND part of the down payment for a phone.
     
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    The other advantage to the JUMP program is that it includes insurance, to my understanding.

    Good for Sprint for lowering the monthly rates, it's what every arrive should be doing. Now they just need to get their crap together with signals, and I'd consider joining on my mom's plan.
     
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    That's why I switched with sprint. I agree Verizon is the best when it comes to signal but they rubbed me the wrong way when I was ready to upgrade.

    Sent from one of my many android devices
     
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