This morning, Sprint joined the wireless carrier early upgrade party by launching their own annual upgrade plan called One Up. Details of this new plan were leaked earlier in the week, all of which look to be spot on now that things are official. So, is Sprint’s deal any better than Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile’s? According to Sprint, you’ll save up to $45 over AT&T and Verizon’s plans.
Sprint is offering an introductory package of $65 per month that includes unlimited talk, text, and data, along with the option to upgrade every 12 months. At $65, this is a $15 savings over the current unlimited plan which runs $80. Once you buy into the plan, there is no downpayment (at least for now) on One Up, but you will pay 24 monthly installments for the device. Once you hit the 12-month mark, you can then trade in your current phone and upgrade to a new one, which you will then pay monthly payments on.
If you are a current customer, but do not have an upgrade available and would like to participate in One Up, Sprint is allowing current customers to join the program now through the holidays.
We are planning to put together a fancy little chart later today to compare all four of the upgrade plans from the major players. For now though, I’d say that with Sprint’s introductory offer you are looking at a decent deal, just keep in mind that it’s $65 plus your monthly device payment. But since they are slashing $15 off of the plan (from $80), you are seeing somewhat of a discount, which neither AT&T nor Verizon are doing.