Sprint Drops Price on iPhone 4S to $149 With 2-Year Contract

NewImageAhead of the reported announcement of the next iPhone on September 12, Sprint has dropped the price of the iPhone 4S to $149.99 when purchased with a new two-year contract, as noticed by All Things D.

In addition to the reduced price, Sprint is also waiving the $36 activation fee. The special price is only available via Sprint's website. The iPhone 4S remains at its normal $199 price on the Apple Online Store.

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Posted: 29 months ago
Remember that you pay for the phone throughout the contract, it doesn't really cost $149.
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago
I guess this is good for Sprint to try and capture last second sales on last year's handset. Bad for customers who will undoubtedly be sucked into it.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago
I guess some of you don't realize, that there's a lot of customers who could care less about having the latest bandwidth technologies. Some people have iPhones to check their mail, play angry birds, and read the news.

But yea, let's give Sprint sh#t for cutting prices and publicly stating that they will NOT be adopting Verizon and AT&T's new pricing policies because they believe it's unfair to customers.

The things people will complain about astounds me sometimes.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago
If Sprint's data speeds weren't so horrible I'd switch to them. My brother has an iPhone on them and he is lucky to see 200kbps down. I'm normally pulling 5-7mbps with AT&T.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago
Seems to me they are locking in customers before an iPhone 5 that they won't carry. If iPhone 5 is 4G LTE, the Sprint network isn't ready for it yet
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago
Locked into 3G for two more years? Horrible deal if you want LTE. If you don't care, sure, $50. off, why not.

There's no way I am signing a two year contract on 3G in 2012.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago

If Sprint's data speeds weren't so horrible I'd switch to them. My brother has an iPhone on them and he is lucky to see 200kbps down. I'm normally pulling 5-7mbps with AT&T.


Do you live under a tower?
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago
please ... i got mine for 1€ on release day
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago

False.

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We're taking the US here. You don't pay extra for the phone when u buy it subsidized. Plan prices don't change whether u buy the phone at full price, or subsidized for $149. You're jut locked into that carrier for the length of the contract. Thats it..Unless, of course, u pay the ETF.


You're right -- with most American carriers, you aren't assessed any extra monthly fees when you buy a subsidized phone. In fact, with most American carriers, it's the people who don't take the subsidy who are overpaying. They're paying the extra expense that would have been associated with the carrier's need to finance the subsidy, even though they didn't actually take such a subsidy.

T-Mobile is the first nationwide American carrier to actually face this fallacy head-on and revise their pricing structure. They now really do have reduced prices for plans when you bring your own phone or purchase a phone full price without a subsidy.

For example, T-Mobile charges $60 per month for unlimited talk/text and 2GB-full-speed-Data/rest-of-the-month-throttled if you bring your own phone or purchase a phone at full price.

On the other hand, if you purchase a smartphone with a subsidy, the same plan costs $80 per month.
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Posted: 29 months ago

AT&T is having a lot of success selling a 2.5 year old phone, so why can't Sprint sell a 10 month old phone? You all know that the iPhone 4S will be supported for at least two more years, and is still an excellent phone.

Sprint is the only reason why AT&T and Verizon are semi-affordable.


It's a good move. They're getting market share for the people who 1) want an iPhone and 2) don't care about what's around the corner.

I'm willing to jump on any cellular provider bandwagon as long as they're playing nice. I was done with Verizon ages ago with their nickel and diming everything and now in a few days I'll be off AT&T to Straight Talk. I have no loyally to cellphone providers that continually screw people over.

Okay now I'm on a personal rant haha. Forgive me.
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