US-based telecom service provider seems to have taken a cue from Reliance Jio’s free internet offers from last year and have rolled out an ‘unlimited data for a year’ offer to customers using other service providers, especially targeting Verizon, going by its name.
Just like Jio in India, Sprint is doing this in a bid to attract customers towards its service and away from the competition.
But is the internet really free? Well, yeah, for the most part, alongwith a few limitations on the usage.
While many of you might think that the executives at Sprint have lost their mind for releasing such a ludicrous offer — after all there are no free lunches — but wait before you jump to conclusions.
Reliance Jio — an India-based telecom provider — who had just launched its services last summer put up a similar offer to gain customers and this strategy proved quite fruitful for them — it might for Sprint too.
Sprint’s new ‘Stop feeling ripped-off by Verizon‘ campaign to woo subscribers is targeted towards capturing Verizon’s market, but those subscribed to a different telecom provider like AT&T or T-Mobile are also welcome to avail the offer.
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What Perks Are Being Offered?
Under the offer, any subscriber who switches to Sprint will receive a year of unlimited data, calls and text, in addition to HD streaming, Global roaming and 10GB of hotspot data per line.
What’s more is that you also get to keep your current phone and phone number.
Being able to keep their current phone and number might attract a lot of takers for the offer as buying a new device was something that dissuaded many users from switching networks.
How Do I Avail the Offer?
The offer which is only valid until June 30 can be availed from here. Sprint has surprisingly kept a low-profile regarding this offer and is yet to release any commercial talking about the same.
All you need is an unlocked phone which is eligible to be used on Sprint’s network and then order a SIM card online.
After the free year end on July 31, 2018, users who’re willing to continue will have to pay $60 per month for a single line, $40 per month for two lines, $30 per month for each additional line thereon, up to a maximum of five lines.
All these prices are valid if you’ve activated Sprint Autopay, which if cancelled will result in an additional $5 added to your monthly bill.
This isn’t the first time — in a global sense — that a telecom operator has offered free internet to users who jump ship into theirs and going by the significant success achieved by Reliance Jio’s free offers in India, it’s highly likely that the effect will replicate for Sprint in the US market.