There might be more appealing national networks to run your phone through, but Sprint is hoping to lure in more customers with some free money. A leaked internal Sprint doc indicates that a previously popular promotion is coming roaring back on January 18th. If you meet the qualifications to take advantage of this deal, it can mean big savings on a couple new smartphones.


Before you get too excited, you have to be opening a new account with Sprint, along with the following eligibility requirements:

  • IL [Independently Liable] customers activating 3-5 new handsets [read: phones only] on new lines of service
  • At least one line must be a port-in from another carrier
  • Customers must activate all phones on an Everything Share or Simply Everything Share plan

The independently liable stipulation is just referring to a line that you own, not one handled through an employer. If you've got that taken care of, you will get $400 to apply toward the purchase of phones. While tablets are not included in the deal, and don't count toward the 3-line minimum, customers can purchase a tablet on an additional line and get $100 off. If this deal appeals to you, you've only got until the end of February to take advantage of it.

[Thanks, Anonymous]

Ryan Whitwam
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  • Clipse2d

    Wish T-Mobile or Verizon would offer something like this

    • master94

      lol VZW give away money?

  • Mike Yost

    Everyone let's switch to Sprint for their amazing coverage and customer service.
    - Said no one ever.

    See what I did there Sprint?

  • FrillArtist

    What don't these guys understand? It doesn't matter how much you offer someone for a phone. If your network is shit and crap, NO ONE will want to switch to your network. Why not spend that money on upgrading and fixing your network? Then, people will want to PAY you to switch to their network instead of the other way around.

  • http://twitter.com/s99nj S. Ali

    This isn't a deal, its just like saying two free phones @ $199. If you gave me the $400 towards an ETF plus waived activate AND 3 free phones, that would be a deal. How the hell does Sprint think their network is worth $160/month for 3 lines. I pay $89 for 3 lines on T-mobile and I get HSPA 4G.

  • master94

    Well it would cover an etf but is Sprint worth it?