This morning, Sprint announced that will allow all eligible customers to upgrade their phones today as long as they sign-up for a program called Easy Pay. Easy Pay sounds like your typical early upgrade plan that the industry has fallen in love with over the last year, in that it requires you to make a downpayment followed by 24 additional monthly payments until the phone is paid off. Should you decide you want to upgrade before 24 months is up, you can pay off the balance of your current phone in one payment, and then upgrade again (with a down payment, and additional monthlies).
Should you decide you want some extra cash at the time of upgrade, you can trade in your phone through Sprint’s “highly acclaimed” Buyback plan.
After retiring the short-lived One Up early upgrade program following the announcement of new Framily plans (yes, FRamily), we were wondering how long it would take for Sprint to introduce a new upgrade option. I’d imagine it would be even tougher to compete with T-Mobile or AT&T if you don’t give customers a way to upgrade their phones early and often. We certainly live in a time where we all want what’s new and shiny.