It looks like telecoms are starting to give up the battle against net neutrality, with AT&T and Verizon claiming earlier this month that network management can be covered under Title II ‘common carrier’ practices, even though the law is currently not in place.
Sprint is starting a new promotional deal this week, targeting AT&T and Verizon Wireless customers who want to move to a Sprint contract and save a lot of money.
The original deal stated customers would be able to save 50 percent on a new contract at Sprint, simply by showing a member of staff the previous monthly contract.
Sprint is doing a lot of unordinary tactics to win over customers, after losing over 250,000 subscribers in Q3 alone.
The newest promotional offer is halving the contract for any AT&T or Verizon Wireless customer, who wants to move over to Sprint. The carrier will even spend $350 to cut off ties with the previous carrier.
Considering the extensive price of some contracts on the two major U.S. carrier, halving the price could cost Sprint a pretty buck, especially with contract penalties for people who leave the network.
However, Sprint is not in need of money, after the SoftBank acquisition. What it needs now is subscribers, and new CEO Marcelo Claure wants to make sure Sprint becomes a dominant carrier once again.
The deal will be ongoing for the full contract on Sprint, making this an excellent deal for anyone who is mid-way or more into their AT&T or Verizon Wireless contract and wants to pay less.
Sprint does have a few issues, including spectrum in cities not being as good as the two major carriers. Sprint also is not available in some cities where Verizon and AT&T are prominent.
However, if Sprint is available in the state you live in, it might be worth checking out this deal. Sprint has been noted for poor customer support, but a deal set by the carrier should not be exploited by the carrier, hopefully.
Sprint also seems to be turning a new leaf with a new CEO and new management. The recent double data plans have been copied by AT&T and Verizon and Sprint is slowly regaining confidence.
The half contract deal will not extend to T-Mobile. Sprint has been actively avoiding competition with T-Mobile, possibly due to the acquisition rumors and possible due to T-Mobile’s competitive spirit making it harder for Sprint to win.
It might be too early to judge, but new CEO Marcelo Claure has not had a great opening quarter at Sprint. The carrier lost over a quarter of a million pre-paid customers and has ranked the lowest in customer satisfaction.