updated 12:46 pm EDT, Thu May 17, 2012
Trade-in offer expected to begin May 18th
Beginning tomorrow, Sprint is planning to offer "at least" $100 for older iPhones traded in towards an iPhone 4S, a leak claims. A graphic provided by a source identifies the promotion as running through June 30th, and also requiring the activation of a new line of service. What it might take to get more than $100 for an old iPhone has not been mentioned.
Sprint may be getting more aggressive in trying to lure US subscribers away from AT&T and Verizon. Although the carrier has been gaining iPhone marketshare, it is still a distant third compared to its rivals. Sprint's main competitive weapon has been unlimited data, something otherwise limited only to some legacy AT&T iPhone subscribers.