If you have been following the news this week you would have noticed Sprint launched a new deal dubbed 'cut your bill in half'. Now, companies launch deals all the time and they do get reported. However, this deal had made the news almost daily since it was announced on Tuesday. This is because it seemed like a deal too good to be true. If you did miss it, then in short Sprint says that if you are a Verizon or AT&T customer and if you move to their network, they will offer you the same deal but for half the price. For instance, if you are being charged $100 a month by either Verizon or AT&T, Sprint will match the services for only $50. Good right!
Well, on Wednesday reports started coming in, that the deal was not as good as it sounded. This is because, to take advantage of the deal you have to start a contract with Sprint and buy a new phone. The half cost deal does not factor in the cost of the phone. As such, it was being reported the deal is much closer to 20% than 50% off. If that was not enough, then on Thursday it was being reported that there is a chance those who opt for this deal might find their service greatly throttled compared to those on 'unlimited' full price deals. They are paying more right, so stands to reason they might get a better service.
Well, this all happened before the deal even went live this morning. Now that it has gone live, it seems the Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure has had to come out defending the deal's honor. Claure took to the Sprint blog today justifying the deal is actually a deal and customers will benefit. In fact, he commented that Sprint (unlike others) will not simply add to the "noise" of offering good deals. Adding "Best value in wireless is not merely some slogan for those of us at Sprint. We stand behind it, and we want every American consumer to know it". So, are you planning to take advantage and move to Sprint? Do you think it is a good deal? Let us know.