While we're on the subject of why Sprint is the carrier to go with nowadays ($50 contract extension credit "just because," unlimited data without expensive and complicated tiers **cough Verizon cough**, great customer service, etc.), I wanted to throw yet another reason for existing Sprint customers to stick around.

Side-by-side with the $50 credit promo that I mentioned above, it turns out that the company is running a different deal in parallel that pays you for a month of free service right back to your account upon contract renewal for 2 more years. It does not affect your phone upgrade eligibility at all and is a very effective retention tool, so you can ask for it now, even if your contract still hasn't expired, get the contract renewed, then grab a new phone later). This promotion works only for primary lines, so if you're part of a family plan, only the main phone number can benefit (in contrast, the $50 credit works for any line).

Tipped by Jason in the $50 credit post, I called up Sprint to renew the contract on one of my lines and asked them about the free month instead of the $50. The CSR knew exactly what I was asking about, though she wasn't sure just how long this deal is available for.

If you're near or past your contract expiration, give Sprint a call (*2 from your handset or 1-888-211-4727 from any phone) and ask about this promotion - it can save you quite a bit of cashish.

Note: The credit applies only to the basic cost of your plan and doesn't include any fees or add-ons. For example, my $129.99 family plan ends up costing me about $170 after all add-ons. For me, only $129.99 would be refunded.

Let us know how much you end up saving and good luck!

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • jgalan14

    Sounds like a great deal, if my 3G would he as good as they used to I would but sprint been lagging lately, and no help from tech , they just make me talk for like an hour with them :(

  • jgp1

    Sounds like a great deal, if my 3G would he as good as they used to I would but sprint been lagging lately, and no help from tech , they just make me talk for like an hour with them

  • http://goo-inside.me DrMacinyasha

    *2, not #2 to reach Sprint. Also, they're not open 24/7 unlike some other big-name carriers.

    • jgp1

      I did but tech support takes forever , I was in the phone for a while doing all this tests for them , and they called me back twice.an no fix, took it to the repair center guy show me his EVO 3d has the sane low speeds

  • http://wsinetspecialists.com Will Paccione

    Sprint may be the new T-Mobile.

  • Simon Belmont

    What would they credit you if you get a work discount? Just curious.

    My friend gets a discount and wanted me to ask. So here I am.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I get work discount, and they said $129.99 credit for my $129.99 plan. I didn't follow through yet, as I am waiting for the Galaxy S2 for now.

      • Simon Belmont

        Thanks for the fast response, Artem. I am looking to upgrade to a Sprint HTC EVO 3D anyway, so this is good timing.

        $129.99 off makes it like it will only be $70.00 Yay.

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          I ordered the EVO 3D for my wife through Wirefly, which is currently selling it for $179.99 and no tax.

        • Simon Belmont

          That's an even better deal. Thanks for that.

          Would it be possible to have the month of free service credit go on the main line, and then order my wife the Sprint HTC EVO 4G that she wants from Sprint and get the $50 loyalty credit on her line too? Or are they they not stackable? Also, is this month of free service applied immediately or when you get your next bill? Sorry for all the questions.

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          Lines in family plans are treated individually, so if you use this deal for your main line, you can still use the $50 promo on your others.

        • Simon Belmont

          You are the man, Artem. Thanks for all your help.

          I hope you have a nice weekend. Cheers.

  • larry

    This discount is ONLY given to Sprint Premier customers who "qualify" for it. I too have 5 lines and pay $129.99 a month + add-ons. The Sprint CSA said I wasn't offered this deal.