When you upgrade, though, most carriers have two plans and want you to pick one: installments to own the phone or monthly fees to lease the phone. The annual upgrade programs Galaxy Forever (and iPhone Forever) are included in the program.
When you're upgrading to a new device, it can be hard to know if it's a device you'll want to keep for a few years, especially if you haven't held it and played with it yet.
Carriers have made it easier to upgrade to a new phone on a semi-regular basis thanks to leasing options and dropping lengthy contracts.
Meanwhile, Sprint also today announced a new Flex Deals program, which offers savings on a "value menu" of affordable smartphones. Customers who apply for and receive credit with Sprint, can take advantage of Sprint Flex on a postpaid plan: For entry-level devices, customers pay $5 per month with $25 down. Based on the options - it seems Sprint would like you to get one number out of your mind when you shop for that next phone: its price. For higher-end smartphones, customers pay $10 per month with $30 down.
First, with Sprint Flex, customers can lease any phone and have the option to upgrade or purchase later.
Sprint Flex and Sprint Deals are live now. "Sprint Deals goes one step further, giving price-conscious consumers incredible offers and the option to upgrade to the latest phones every year". Plus, for a limited time, the fifth line is free!
Right now, when a customer switches to Sprint, they can get four lines of unlimited data, talk and text for $22.50 per month per line. On Demand program, which lets T-Mobile customers trade their old handsets in as many as three times a year.
Choose to own the device by making six more monthly payments.
More than 10 million customers signed up for T-Mobile's original Jump! plan in its first two years and upgraded their smartphones about 30 percent faster than other customers, usually about every 14 months compared with the industry-average of almost 20 months, according to T-Mobile.