Sprint Corporation had launched a promotion last year named “Cut Your Payment in Half”, which offered to slash the bills of AT&T and Verizon customers in half, if they changed carriers and jumped onto the Sprint bandwagon. Now Sprint’s prepaid subsidiary brand Boost Mobile has come out with a similar deal, this time, targeting Cricket and MetroPCS customers. The company is now offering to cut in half, the monthly outgoing of mobile customers signed-up with the two aforementioned rival brands. That is, if they were to ditch their current carriers and switch over to Boost. The carrier is offering 2.5 GB of LTE data along with the mandatory unlimited talk and text at only $20 per month, something that Cricket charges $40 for. MetroPCS meanwhile, charges the same as Cricket, but only offers 2 GB for the cash. Boost is also offering 5 GB of data for $25 and 10 GB data for $30. Plans that Cricket charge exactly twice as much for. MetroPCS, however, charges $50 for only 4 GB of data as opposed to 5 GB and doesn’t even offer a more data intensive plan.
Like all things which sound too good to be true, this offer also comes with a catch. Boost says, these are only promotional plans which will only apply for the first twelve months. Beyond that, customers who’ll be signing up for this scheme, will seamlessly be migrated to a regular plan listed by the carrier, which offers an equivalent amount of monthly data to customers. The carrier’s regular plans, by the way, cost $45 for 5 GB of data and $55 for 10 GB. Boost is offering these plans as part of a time-limited promotion, and will be available to customers till July 20th. In order to sign-up, you’ll need to head on over to your nearest participating Boost dealer and complete your port.
Mr. Dow Draper, President, Wholesale & Prepaid Services at Sprint released a statement on the occasion of the launch of this new scheme, saying “Boost Mobile is committed to offering great value and the Slash Your Payment in Half promotion clearly demonstrates a new level of savings that Cricket and MetroPCS can’t deliver. We are confident that the improved performance of our nationwide network coupled with the savings from our monthly service will convince our new customers to stay with us for the long term”.