T-Mobile is ramping up its efforts to snatch customers from Sprint, offering a $200 T-Mobile credit to anyone switching from Sprint or its subsidiaries Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. Additionally, T-Mobile will cover up to $650 in early termination fees and additional payments for anyone making the transition from its competitors. No device turn-in is required.
This is a time sensitive offer and part of the holiday deal season. The decision to target Sprint isn’t surprising, considering the company was previously America’s third largest carrier before T-Mobile supplanted it earlier this year. The feud is not one sided either. Sprint has recently introduced a plan that would give customers a 50 percent discount on their current rate plan to switch from many carriers, including T-Mobile. T-Mobile CEO John Legere called the promotion a sign of desperation on Sprint’s part.
“I cannot think of any wireless customers in more desperate need of some holiday cheer than those Sprint customers still hanging on over there,” Legere was quoted as saying. “Those poor people have put up with the nation’s slowest and smallest LTE network.”