T-Mobile has been covering early termination fees for customers who ditch their current carrier for a while, but now the company says it’s sweetening the deal by giving Sprint switchers an extra $200 — just because.
The company says you don’t have to turn in a device. You just sign up for one of T-Mobile’s Simple Choice postpaid plans and you’ll get a $200 credit applied to your bill. That’s on top of all the change fees T-Mobile will pay if you take advantage of its Carrier Freedom offer.
The company is calling the promotion, which starts on Nov. 26, Uncarrier Unwrapped. It promises to announce similar offers for AT&T and Verizon customers soon.
— John Legere (@JohnLegere) November 25, 2015
The offer is just the latest in a back-and-forth between T-Mobile and Sprint, as the two companies squabble over the title of the third largest wireless carrier in the U.S. T-Mobile began mounting its epic comeback campaign in 2012, and passed Sprint earlier this year. But Sprint is gearing up for a fight this holiday shopping season, launching its own promotion that directly targets T-Mobile’s customers.
“I cannot think of any wireless customers in more desperate need of some holiday cheer than those Sprint customers still hanging on over there,” T-Mobile CEO John Legere said in a Wednesday press release. “We know Sprint’s customers love T-Mobile when they switch, so this holiday season, we’re taking away every barrier and cost to coming over to the Un-carrier and America’s fastest 4G LTE network.”