What's Sprint rationale here? They are not subsidizing the cost of the phone so why are they imposing a 2 year contract other than because they can?
Thank you for your response. After during further research, it is noted that the 2 yr contract would be imposed because of price plan terms in your case and not equipment terms. The only plan that you could add that does not incorporate a two year agreement is a month to month plan.
What exactly does 'because of price plan terms' mean? Can you elaborate? I'ts not going into a new plan, its going into an existing one. My pricing won't change except for the $20 additional line fee already stipulated in my family plan. Other that this, my family plan pricing and minutes allowance remains the same. It seems like a very heavy-handed practice to impose a 2yr. contract. And how does the ETF will play on this? Since Sprint is not subsidizing the device, will the new line be subject to a $350 ETF? if so, how come? That has always been associate with recouping the cost of the device subsidy. From your own Early Termination Fee page:
"If you've entered into a one- or two-year contract and choose to terminate or cancel your service before your contract ends, you will be charged an early termination fee of up to up to $350/line for Advanced Devices & up to $200/line for all other devices."
There's a clear relationship between the ETF and the devices. So how does Sprint justify imposing a ETF on a device when it didn't cost them anything since the customer already had paid it in full?
I would like to see Markie_B/sprint's reply to JHBORICUA's statement above, as I had the same question. Seems like the proverbial cat has their tongue on this one.
This is the only plan you could activate your own phone on and not be tied to a contract agreement. You cannot activate a smartphone on it, Only a feature phone.
Available add-ons (cost per month):
Services not included: