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Sprint hopes smartphone leases will woo new subscribers

Sprint hopes smartphone leases will woo new subscribers
From Engadget - July 15, 2017

Those who choose to upgrade in 12 months can avail themselves of iPhone Forever or Galaxy Forever at no additional monthly charge, giving them the chance to switch to the newest Apple or Samsung flagship every year. But those who wait until 18 months to decide can also opt to keep paying for six more months to officially own the phone or to pay for the whole amount in one go.

Sprint Deals, the carrier's other new program, gives new customers the chance to get a line even without a credit check. Those who do get a credit check can lease a low-end to mid-range phone for $5 to $10 a month. On the other hand, those who do not can get a subscription under Sprint Forward's pay-in-advance plans. They need to pay for their phones in advance, as well, but they will at least get 25 to 50 percent off the devices' retail price.

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