Sprint leaks tease $400 family switcher offer, Total Equipment Protection for iPhoneAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Looks like Ting isn't the only carrier that's planning to tempt customers on other carriers with a switcher offer. According to an internal Sprint document that was leaked to Android Police, the Now Network will offer a $400 credit to new customers that sign up for three to five lines of service. All of the lines must be smartphones, and at least one of the lines has to be a port-in from another carrier. Additionally, all of the lines must be signed up for an Everything Data Share plan or Simply Everything Share plan. Once a group of customers meet all of those requirements, they'll be given a $400 credit on the spot that can then be put toward their new phones. The offer will run from Jan. 18 through Feb. 28.
The Sprint leaks don't stop with this switcher offer, as another document has revealed that Sprint will soon begin offering its Total Equipment Protection insurance to iPhone owners. A doc posted by Engadget shows that TEP for iPhones will be introduced on Jan. 25. Customers will have 30 days from the date of activation/upgrade to sign up for TEP for their iPhones, and pricing will be set at $11 per month, while the deductibles will cost an additional $150 for any device with a full retail price between $549.99 and $599.99 or an additional $200 for any device with a full retail price over $600.
Apple also offers its own insurance for iPhones called AppleCare+, which has a one-time fee of $99 and includes two repairs for accidental damage at $49 each. However, AppleCare+ doesn't cover loss or theft, so Sprint's Total Equipment Protection may be the better option for anyone that has a hard time keeping track of their iPhone. Are any of you signed up for Sprint's Total Equipment Protection program? If so, have you ever had to actually use it?