I recently participated in a blogger tour that made me consider – should I switch to Sprint? My monthly bill is the overwhelming reason I’m thinking about leaving AT&T. Right now, my unlimited plan with the mobile hot spot feature is more than $150 a month and I’d like to cut that down. Keep reading to learn more about Sprint’s One Up Program for annual phone upgrades, my tour of upgraded Sprint towers around Atlanta and the Buyback program I may use if I make the switch.
When I lived in Jackson, Mississippi from 2002 to 2009 I had Sprint as a cell phone provider and I wasn’t always impressed with the service. But since then, Sprint has updated its system, especially in Atlanta. Sprint mobile users also have 4G LTE for speed.
I visited one of the Sprint towers in Buckhead and saw the upgrades its made to reduce emissions and energy usage, while providing better coverage. I also learned Sprint has more than 1,000 towers providing coverage in metro Atlanta. Many of them are inside church steeples, on top of schools and on top of hotels.
Should I Switch to Sprint?
I’m online the for most of the day either using my Macbook or iPhone. I spend my day writing content or creating videos for MommyTalkShow.com, sharing stories on social media, managing social media for clients and writing freelance articles. A few months ago, I added a mobile hotspot to my AT&T service so I wouldn’t have to worry about blogging or handling social media on the go. That switch put the cost of my monthly bill with AT&T over $150 a month. (Ouch!)
During the #SprintATL tour, I learned I could get unlimited talk, text and data, along with mobile hot spot capabilities for $110 a month. I’d save about $40 a month or $480 over the year.
I’d need a new device to switch from AT&T to Sprint. With Sprint’s Buyback program, I could earn as much as $300 credit for my iPhone 4s with AT&T. “We recognized that millions of mobile devices were ending up in landfills or were otherwise wasted in “junk” drawers. So, we developed the Sprint Buyback Program as a way to repurpose or recycle these unwanted devices while providing an incentive to our customers for sending them in,” according to the Sprint Buyback Program page.
I could sell the phone to another AT&T customer or give it to my husband since he’s still rocking an iPhone 3!
Sprint recognizes that users want to upgrade their phones outside of the upgrade time in your contract. The One Up program allows users to upgrade devices once a year. A special promotion allows you to finance a new phone with no down payment as well as receive a $100 prepaid Visa card.
Comment below: What are the factors that would make you switch cell phone providers? After doing the mental math do you think I should switch to Sprint? Are you or your spouse on separate mobile carriers? How does that affect your monthly expenses?
Special thanks for my fellow blogger Ann McDermitt of Mundane Magic for the photographs from the blogger tour.
Disclosure: I participated in a blogger tour and luncheon with Sprint. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
No other compensation was received.