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Offbeat Sprint to end $15 per month unlimited promotion this week, citing high demand

10:01  14 june  2018
10:01  14 june  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

Sprint's new $15 per month unlimited offer hopes to lure in switchers

  Sprint's new $15 per month unlimited offer hopes to lure in switchers Looking to save on your monthly cellphone bill? Sprint hopes so.The new deal, available online starting Friday, promises significant monthly savings for up to five lines for those who switch from another carrier to Sprint. At $60 for four lines, it is $40 cheaper a month than the $100 Sprint currently charges for four lines of its Unlimited Freedom plan. Rivals AT&T and Verizon each charge $160 for their cheapest unlimited plans.

Sprint has announced a new limited-time promotion offering a plan with unlimited data for just $ 15 per month in a bid to attract new customers to its network.

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Sprint was hoping to draw attention last week when it introduced a new $15 unlimited talk, text and data promotion to lure customers from Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. It seems to have worked.

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Under the new promotion , which starts tomorrow, new customers can get the Sprint Unlimited Kickstart plan for $ 15 / month per line.

Sprint 's current free year of service promotion ends at the end of January, and it offers anyone who switches to Sprint (and brings with them an eligible phone) a free year of unlimited service. 31, 2019, at which time customers’ monthly prices will kick in at per month for the first line, per

The company plans to end the aggressive offer this Friday night at 11:59 p.m. ET, citing heavy demand from customers.

Sprint would not comment on how many people have taken advantage of the promotion. Those who have gotten into the promotion, or who sign up before it expires, will be able to keep the $15 per month rate.

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The company has begun advertising the end of the promotion on Twitter and has put up a countdown clock on the promotion's website to let people know when the online-only promotion will end.

With its $15 per month per line price Sprint's promotion unlimited plan came in well under rival plans, and even its own, unlimited pricing.

At $60 for four lines, the offer is $40 cheaper a month than the $100 Sprint currently charges for four lines of its Unlimited Freedom plan. AT&T and Verizon each charge $160 for their cheapest unlimited plans. T-Mobile, which is currently in the process of merging with Sprint, also charges $160 for four lines, though that price includes the taxes and fees.

Sprint stock was up nearly 2% in mid-day trading Wednesday.

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