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What are my phone purchase options?
How can I purchase or upgrade a Sprint phone?
Customers have the following upgrade options available:
Sprint Flex Lease: Sprint Flex is a unique blend of our previous lease program and our installment billing program. With the old lease program, if you wanted to purchase your phone at the end of your lease, you had to pay it off in one lump sum. Now, if you reach month 18 and decide to purchase your phone, just let us know. We can break the remaining balance up into 6 easy payments similar to what you're paying now or you can pay it in one lump sum just like before.
Sprint Flex works beautifully with iPhone and Galaxy Forever programs. Just make 12 payments and you're eligible to upgrade to the next device.
Not on iPhone or Galaxy Forever? Add a yearly upgrade option for just $5/month
Full Purchase Price Customers may purchase a new or pre-owned phone at full MSRP. If you pay full MSRP, you own the phone, you have no contract and no penalty besides service charges for cancellation
BYOD: Activate an unlocked device, either purchased from the manufacturer or a reputable reseller (use caution when purchasing pre-owned devices from private parties). See our Bring your own phone page
Some tips for customers considering the purchase of a pre-owned (used) phone:
It is best to go through a reputable reseller with accountability measures in place rather than a private seller. This helps prevent the purchase of a device that cannot be activated on your Sprint account due to various reasons.
If you are activating a pre-owned Unlocked Device, be careful to verify that it's compatible with Sprint's network. In order to be compatible, the device must support CDMA and LTE signals. Finally, a device which was originally branded under another network may not support all the features of the Sprint network. For more information see our article on BYOD here
*There may be additional costs associated with upgrades including increased MSRP of newer devices.
*Sprint determines eligibility for lease and down payment on a case by case basis. This article is not a promise or guarantee of eligibility.