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Sprint introduces Easy Pay replacement early-upgrade scheme

updated 01:31 pm EST, Thu January 16, 2014

Easy Pay launched same week as Sprint shutters One Up plans

Sprint has launched a new offer that allows customers to upgrade mid-contract, just days after shuttering its existing One Up plans. Billed as a "limited time" offer, Easy Pay will let existing eligible Sprint subscribers upgrade to a new phone, with an initial down payment for the handset accompanied 24 monthly payments for the remainder of the device's cost.

While it is relatively similar to One Up on face value, there are a number of notable differences. New subscribers are not able to use Easy Pay, instead getting a smartphone on contract as normal. Also, there is no requirement to trade in the old device on an early upgrade, with subscribers able to keep the old phone or sell it through a buy-back scheme. Those taking part in the scheme also do not have to wait for 12 consecutive payments to pass before upgrading through Easy Pay again, but will be required to pay off any remaining cost of the handset before doing so.

One Up, the previous early upgrade offer, was pulled from sale less than four months after it was first announced. While the introduction of Easy Pay is a step towards One Up, it is still a far cry from similar early upgrade offers from T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon.



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