The smallest of the Big Four carriers in the US, Sprint is hoping for a successful merger with T-Mobile. Until that happens, there are various Sprint deals the company puts out in hopes of getting new subscribers on board and narrowing the gap with Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Here are the best ones you should know about.
Best Sprint deals:
Editor’s note: We will be updating this list of the best Sprint offers regularly as new deals are announced.
1. Let Sprint cover your switching costs
Stuck with another carrier? Sprint makes switching more cost effective by covering your moving costs through their “Clean Slate” program. The carrier will reimburse up to $650 per line. Only early termination fees and phone balances are eligible for reimbursement, but that is plenty of help.
All you have to do is switch your number to Sprint’s network and trade in your previous phone. After your previous carrier’s final bill arrives, just register online within 60 days of joining Sprint. After that with this deal, Sprint will send you a prepaid card with the amount of your switching costs, less the trade-in value of your old phone. The process should take anywhere between six to eight weeks.
2. Get three lines for free with Unlimited Basic
Sign up for Sprint’s Unlimited Basic plan and you’ll get three lines for free. This Sprint deal only works if you need five lines, though. Only the third, fourth, and fifth lines will be free, effectively bringing the price down to $20 per line, for five lines.
There is a catch! You will only pay $100 for five lines until June 30, 2020. After this date, subscribers will need to pay an additional $20 per line, for the third, fourth, and fifth lines. Unlimited Basic offers unlimited talk, text, and 4G LTE data, 500MB of LTE mobile hotspot, 480p video streaming, and a Hulu subscription. The plan also includes unlimited talk and text, along with 5GB of LTE data while roaming in Canada and Mexico.
3. Unlimited Kickstart: $35 per month
This Sprint deal makes it easier to switch to the carrier by offering one of the most affordable unlimited plans around. The Unlimited Kickstart plan costs only $35 a month, but it comes with its caveats.
For starters, the plan requires bringing your own phone or buying one outright. If you go for the latter option, you might be eligible for a $100 prepaid MasterCard. You will also need to sign up for AutoPay.
Unlimited calls, texts, and data are included, but you get fewer extras. For example, the 500MB of mobile hotspot and free Hulu subscription included in Unlimited Basic are not included in Unlimited Kickstart. Video streaming is limited to 480p resolution, while music streaming is limited to 500kbps speeds.
However, you can’t beat the $35 price if you just want a basic plan. Each additional line is an additional $35 per month.
4. Over 50% off the Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus are already available for over 50% off if you sign up for Sprint’s 18-month Flex leasing program. That means you can get the Galaxy Note 10 for $15 a month and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus for $20 a month. The discount will be applied as monthly credit.
Even better, the 512GB version of the Galaxy Note 10 Plus has the same discounted monthly price. The only difference is the $100 you’ll have to pay upfront. Also included in the deal is Sprint’s Galaxy Forever upgrade program. With the program, you can return and upgrade to the latest Samsung Galaxy flagship after 12 lease payments.
5. Lease the Pixel 4 or 4 XL, get a second for free
For a limited time, you can lease the Google Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL and get a second one for free. The deal applies to the 64GB version of the phones and is available through Sprint’s 18-month Flex plan.
If you cancel early, you must pay the remaining balance. Also, the deal requires two new lines or one new line and one upgrade. Finally, the “free” phone’s monthly price is applied as credit.
6. Google Pixel 3 for $10 a month
If you’re okay getting a 2018 flagship, the Google Pixel 3 is available with this deal for just $10 per month through Sprint’s 18-month Flex lease plan. It’s a great price for a smartphone like the Pixel 3, which remains a good choice for those looking for a phone with a clean Android build.
7. Lease the iPhone 11, get a second for free
If you live on the other side of the fence, you can lease an Apple iPhone 11 and get a second one for free. The deal is available through Sprint’s 18-month Flex plan. Also, the deal requires two new lines or one new line and one upgrade.
Lastly, the deal includes Sprint’s iPhone Forever program, which lets you return and upgrade to the latest iPhone after 12 lease payments. It’s a solid program for those who live in iOS and know they will get iPhones every year.
8. LG V50 ThinQ for $19 a month
The LG V50 ThinQ is Sprint’s first 5G phone, which means it can offer amazing data speeds if you are lucky enough to be in one of the carrier’s 5G markets. It’s an expensive device at $999.99, but you can get it for just $19 a month on an 18-month lease. That is a pretty good discount considering the regular price is $41.67 a month.
These are the best Sprint deals currently on offer in our opinion, but there are a few others available as well. We’ll update this post with new ones once they launch.