Yesterday, T-Mobile in a typical Un-carrier move dropped credit checks to permit its loyal users, especially prepaid customers, those with a weak credit and ones on a monthly voice plan, to enjoy the best deals and zero-down offers.
It didn’t take rival Sprint long to respond.
Targeting T-Mobile customers, Sprint said today that it’ll be guaranteeing switchers a minimum trade-in credit of $200 for their current T-Mobile smartphone in good condition, and up to $350 per line to cover switching costs.
Kicking off today and good through April 9, the promotion requires that T-Mobile customers move their phone number over to Sprint to receive a minimum of $200 in trade-in credit.
You’ll also have to bring your activated and working T-Mobile smartphone to a Sprint store to qualify.
“Sprint also allows customers to trade in up to three phones per line at any time and five in a calendar year,” noted the carrier. “T-Mobile only allows one phone trade-in per line, and that transaction must happen when customers are purchasing a new device.”
Sprint is guaranteeing that most high-end T-Mobile smartphones in good condition will fetch a minimum of $200 in trade-in value, even handsets from the last two years.
This offer can be combined with Sprint’s current contract buy-out offer which treats switchers to up to $350 per line in the form of a prepaid or reward card to cover the cost of switching.
As a reminder, Sprint’s existing “Cut Your Bill in Half” promotion applies to AT&T and Verizon customers, but still not to those who are switching over from T-Mobile.