Sprint has quite a few announcements today. From their LTE Plus network to cutting bills in half for switchers coming from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. Now they are rewarding their loyal customers with a free tablet, and also including a year of service on that tablet. However, you must sign a two-year contract on that tablet. Making it not such a great deal. There was a bit of confusion here, with Claure tweeting out that you get a free tablet along with a year of free service, not indicating that the year of free service was for the tablet and not your smartphone you already have on Sprint. This is a $360 value, and would also make a great holiday gift, according to Sprint. Although they are not stating which tablet they will be giving out to current customers. It’ll likely be a cheaper tablet like the Samsung Galaxy E or LG G Pad F 7.0. We’ve reached out to Sprint for clarification on which tablet they’ll be giving out.
“We’ve made tremendous strides with our network because we know consumers want wireless service that provides consistent speed and reliability,” said Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO.
Sprint’s CEO really wants to show gratitude to his 58 million customers, and that’s something that not many carriers do these days. Typically they run promos for new customers, to bring them in, but don’t really do anything for current customers. So it’s great to see the loyalty of the 58 million customers that have stuck with Sprint through thick and thin get rewarded. Even if it is just a year of free service on a free tablet.
The network at Sprint has been overhauled in the past year or so, since Claure took over. And Sprint is very excited for their customers to see what they’ve been working on. Of course, current customers already know. As we’re seeing speeds posted of around 100Mbps down stream. Which for any carrier in the US, is fantastic. And something that you don’t see all that often. We should be seeing more of that in more places from Sprint though, very soon. Especially if they keep this up.