Sprint SIM card users usually get 10 Gb of Internet data on a hotspot including access to HD video streaming, whilst Verizon users – who have been flooded with hard-to-resist online promotions – will get five free lines of unlimited data for 12 months.
Sprint is already leading the market of unlimited plans with a first line costing $50. However, the latest offer breaks previous records of price cuts, despite the company’s $40 billion debt and years-long losses. Experts noted that the U.S. wireless carrier’s survival now largely depends on increasing the number of subscribers and maybe a merger deal with T-Mobile.
Sprint Desperately Needs New Customers
According to recent reports, the carrier’s owner SoftBank Group Cor has been negotiating a possible merger with T-Mobile’s German owner Deutsche Telekom . The two companies’ greatest challenge is to convince U.S. regulators that a market comprised of only three carriers would not translate into higher prices for consumers.
Sprint’s latest offer of free service is hard to resist especially for off-contract customers too. It is worth noting that the firm hasn’t publicized the offer too much. If you are a Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile customer, you can access the offer here.
The promotion is clearly aimed at Verizon customers since it is suggestively named “Stop felling ripped-off by Verizon.” The bad news is that current Sprint users are not allowed in. The only string attached to the offer is for customers to have an unlocked phone in order to be able to use the free service. The super good news is that they can keep their numbers.