toggle

AAPL Stock: 114.64 ( -3.8 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Sprint to cease offering early upgrades on June 1

updated 12:29 pm EDT, Wed May 16, 2012

Sprint memo reveals the company will no longer offer early upgrades

A leaked memo shared by TechnoBuffalo indicates that Sprint will put an end to its early upgrade program. Basically, the carrier let some users who were close to their hardware upgrade eligibility date -- say two weeks -- upgrade to a new phone. The change is due to "high costs," Sprint explained in the memo, and four other options are given to staff in order to appease customers.

The carrier is no doubt making the move because of its huge $15.5 billion investment in iPhone purchases. The deal is expected to roll out over four year, and it has already seen a deficit in 2012 partially due to the high subsidy it offers on each new model, at up to $450 off the $850 full cost of a 64GB iPhone 4S.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

HP 14-x030nr 14-inch Chromebook

If you're like us, chances are you've come to realize that you need the ability to access the Internet on the go. Also, you've prob ...

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

toggle

Most Commented