Sprint Offers to Cut Verizon and AT&T Bills in Half

The pricing war has continued to heat up between the wireless carries in the U.S.

AT&T initiated a promotion for a limited time this past September that increased the data by double for its customer on Mobile Share Value on existing plans of 15GB or higher.

Verizon Wireless as well as Sprint then added plans to compete.

Now Sprint has announced a new promotion that could affect both AT&T and Verizon. The new promotion is “Cut Your Bill in Half,” which lowers the price of your current wireless plan dramatically if you leave Verizon Wireless or AT&T.

Starting Friday, AT&T as well as Verizon Wireless subscribers can upload their current statement to the Sprint website or visit an authorization Sprint stores to get verification.

At that time, a new smartphone can be selected to use with the new Sprint account that has to be done with either Sprint Easy Pay or Sprint Lease. Then you must turn in the old phone you have to Sprint, either a store or with a shipping kit that is prepaid.

If the phone is not traded in within a period of 30 days, a $200 charge for each line will be charged.

No money is received for the phones sent back to Sprint; no cash, no credits to accounts, no gift cards, nothing.

That is likely the way Sprint will fund this promotion of half price.

Sprint said it would match data plans for the customers’ existing carrier as well as give unlimited talk/texting.

For example, Sprint said that if a customer from Verizon Wireless says they pay $140 a month for 4 lines and 10GB in data, they would receive the exact service for only $70 per month.

Sprint also will waive its activation fee of $36 per line and will buy out the existing contract for as high as $350 for each line.

If caveats listed above were not enough, to take the time to consider the promotion, one more might stop mobile customers from switching.

If you want to make a change in the future to your data plan for example switch to 20 GB from 10GB, the special pricing will be lost.