The back and forth battle between Sprint and T-Mobile continues! At the end of August, shortly after news broke that Sprint was abandoning its effort to acquire T-Mo, the two carriers traded blows with new plans and tweaks to existing offers. Now less than 24 hours after T-Mobile announced a trade-in deal, Sprint has countered with its own promo.
Sprint says that starting right now, it will match the trade-in values offered by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. The big yellow carrier also says that its trade-in offers are better than those of its competitors because it offers instant in-store credit and up to $300 for devices that can be put towards new phone or a bill credit.
Finally, Sprint compared its trade-in policy to T-Mobile's, saying that while T-Mo only allows customers one trade-in per line and only accepts trade-ins when the customer buys a new device, Sprint lets subscribers trade in up to three phones per line at any time and up to five in a calendar year.
One of the criticisms of Sprint’s oft-rumored T-Mobile acquisition plans was that it would drop the number of major US carriers from four to three and reduce competition. Now that the the deal fell through, Sprint and T-Mo have been countering one another’s promos, which is great new for consumers.