It wasn’t enough for T-Mobile CEO John Legere to publicly criticize Sprint’s “half-off” deal on Twitter and Periscope. This week, as a part of its Un-carrier Unwrapped month of gifts, T-Mobile is offering an extra $200 to Sprint customers for every line they switch to T-Mobile.
T-Mobile’s offer covers postpaid, prepaid, Boost, and Virgin Mobile Sprint numbers. Starting November 26, when Sprint customers switch to T-Mobile’s Simple Choice postpaid plan, a $200 credit per line will automatically be added to their bill. It will also cover Early Termination Fees (ETFs) of up to $650 per line or the balance Sprint users owe on their phones. The Un-carrier is also offering families of four Unlimited 4G LTE data for just $45 a line.
“I cannot think of any wireless customers in more desperate need of some holiday cheer than those Sprint customers still hanging on over there,” said Legere in the blogpost. “Those poor people have put up with the nation’s slowest and smallest LTE network, and their carrier is throwing out a deal-of-the-month for everyone except them. We know Sprint’s customers love T-Mobile when they switch, so this holiday season, we’re taking away every barrier and cost to coming over to the Un-carrier and America’s fastest 4G LTE network.”
Legere is referring to Sprint’s offer to halve your phone bill if you switch from Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Although it could be a good deal for new customers, existing Sprint users didn’t get much to reward them for their loyalty. Sprint only offered its current customers the $10 Family Share Access Plan and $15 for its 1GB plan with a year of free service, along with a free 7-inch Alcatel One Touch Pixi tablet.
In contrast, T-Mobile is offering an entire month of deals to its customers and those who switch. The first gift of Un-carrier Unwrapped month gives customers on the Simple Choice plans free unlimited LTE data for three months beginning on December 1. The announcement says the following weeks will see the company offering “gifts” to Verizon and AT&T customers to give them an incentive to move to T-Mobile.
The carrier also unveiled its Black Friday deals earlier this week, which include $100 off a Samsung tablet if you buy any Samsung phone and more.