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Sprint Launches LTE Plus Network, Offers 50% Off Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T Rate Plans to Celebrate

Sprint today launched its LTE Plus network, which is available today in 77 major markets in the U.S. To celebrate, the carrier is announcing what its calling "the biggest wireless offer in U.S. history", offering 50 percent off of T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T rate plans. The offer runs from November 20 to January 7, 2016 and the pricing remains in place until January 8, 2018.

“We’ve made tremendous strides with our network because we know consumers want wireless service that provides consistent speed and reliability,” said Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO. “We are so confident that customers will have an amazing experience that we are encouraging them to give us a try with the biggest wireless offer in the history of our industry. Customers switching to Sprint will never need to look elsewhere. They will learn what our 58 million customers already know – Sprint offers the best value and an award-winning network.”
T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T customers who want to switch to the network will get Sprint plans that mirror their old plans, only for half the price. For example, a T-Mobile customer with four lines and 10 GB of data per line pays $180 per month at T-Mobile, but will only pay $90 at Sprint. An AT&T family who pays $100 for 15 GB data will get the same thing at Sprint for $50. Verizon customers paying $80 for 12 GB will get the same for $40. Verizon and AT&T customers will also get 50 percent off access fees.

The discounts are only available to consumer plans for Verizon's 1 GB, 3 GB, 6 GB, 12 GB, 18 GB, 20 GB and 25 GB shared data plans, T-Mobile's Simple Choice 2 GB, 6 GB and 10 GB plans and AT&T's 300 MB, 2 GB, 5 GB, 15 GB, 20 GB and 25 GB shared data plans. Specific carrier features like unlimited music and video, data rollover and cloud options do not carryover to Sprint.

Customers switching over to Sprint can also take advantage of iPhone Forever, Sprint's plan that allows customers to upgrade to a new iPhone every year. It's also a "worry-free" offer, with customers having 28 days to try out Sprint's service. If they're not happy, they can return it without incurring a restocking fee. Sprint will also pay any switching fees up to $650 per line with an American Express Reward Card after online registration and phone turn-in.

Sprint says its new LTE Plus network is faster than Verizon's and AT&T's networks, citing Nielsen Mobile Performance data. NMP uses crowdsourced data from Android users in 44 of the largest markets in the U.S., and it found that in 20 of the 44 markets, users downloading files over 5 MB did it fastest on Sprint. The carrier says the new network can reach up to 100 Mbps, includes stronger service with an extended 2.5 GHz signal and more reliable service with three bands of spectrum: 1.9 GHz for broad coverage, 800 MHz for indoor coverage and 2.5 GHz for faster speeds.

Current Sprint customers will get a free tablet with one year of free service while supplies last. Sprint says this offer is a $360 value.

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17 months ago
They're so desperate. Kudos to those who happen to be in one of their rare good spots.
Rating: 13 Votes
17 months ago
Eh... I'm still hesitant after my 3 years with sprint, and what my friends who currently have sprint say.
Rating: 9 Votes
17 months ago
Man, as a current VZW customer (with no complaints of service).. it is so tempting to switch to TMobile or Sprint with all these offers. I just don't want an unreliable phone and have to flip flop between carriers.
Rating: 8 Votes
17 months ago
I worked the Genius Bar for 6 years. Sprint customers had the most iPhone service issues by far. If I saw 20 iPhone customers a day, a majority were Sprint users reporting dropped calls or slow data. I'm sure they're better in some markets than others, but it made quite an impression on our support staff.
Rating: 7 Votes
17 months ago
My wife had Sprint when we first met. We didn't have too many complaints about the cell service/reception. We live in, and spend most of our time in a major city, so really don't have issues with any providers.

The reason we bailed on Sprint was the terrible customer service and constant billing issues (random phantom fees would creep into the bills).

IMO if someone wants the best cell service/coverage (in the US), they should get Verizon. If someone wants the best price to service ratio - t-Mobile is the way to go.
Rating: 6 Votes
17 months ago
This is like a $3.99 all you can eat buffet of terrible food. No matter how bad it is, some people will come.
Rating: 6 Votes
17 months ago
Magenta is the only way to go...
Rating: 5 Votes
17 months ago
I'd be happy if I could get any data inside buildings. The cut your rate in half deal was really good, but holy crap does the network suck.

I'm in one of the 77 markets that gets this "plus". I bet I don't see any difference.

Edit: 5.76Mbps down. It's Plus-tastic!
Rating: 5 Votes
17 months ago
Verizon and AT&T are the top two carriers for a reason, you definitely get what you pay for. I wouldn't recommend any other service.

Sprint is by far the slowest network although their coverage is superior to T-Mobile which isn't saying much considering their extremely spotty coverage. However, T-Mobile's speeds are comparable to AT&T and Verizon but their coverage is pretty much limited to urban areas which doesn't help customers living in rural or even suburban areas.

While T-Mobile seems genuinely committed to expanding their coverage (only then will they be a worthy competitor), Sprint is obsessed with luring in customers with their bargain rates when they fail to understand why so many people have either left, plan on leaving or are hesitant to switch over to them: their subpar network. They need to stop focusing on trying to be cheaper than their competition and channel their focus into enhancing their inferior network.

Like many other former Sprint customers, I got tired of their empty promises when it came to the so-called 'Network Vision' upgrades and when they started amping up their desperate marketing attempt to woo customers, I found it be absolutely pathetic. The network improvements should be the primarily focus at all times, anything else is a diversion to avoid fixing the actual problem. I actually think people wouldn't mind paying even a bit more for Sprint's service if it meant a network closer to the level of Verizon and AT&T.
Rating: 4 Votes
17 months ago
Hahaha !!! Sprint is so bad. T-Mobile is way better! I've had em all. including AT&T for 7years. Verizon for 3 and Verizon was great. T-Mobile is awesome and I'm diggin it. Sprint is just bad. but then again I had it I wanna say 15 yrs ago. Maybe it's changed.
Rating: 4 Votes

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