Remember when I first told you about Sprint's future plans to cut the discounts it's giving to people on family plans? This change is set to start on February 1, and as it turns out, it looks like some people are successfully getting out of their contracts because of this.
In case you need a refresher, this change only affects people who have family plans and are receiving a discount. Basically, rather than billing the first two lines together and taking the discount off of that, Sprint is breaking up the charges into two line items, and only taking the discount off of the first line. For me personally, this is going to raise my monthly bill by around $5.
To get out of your contract because of this, you'll have to call Sprint customer service and argue that this is a material change in your contract – in effect, Sprint is increasing their monthly rates for you, causing you to pay more each month. As with all things like this, you'll probably get quite a bit of resistance, and you may even have to call back several times until you talk to someone who's willing to let you out of your contract. For tips on what to say, check out the links below.
While I personally don't plan on leaving Sprint anytime soon, I do think that this latest attempt at nickel-and-diming is pretty under-handed. I understand it's a business, though, so I will try not to take it personally.[Slick Deals | Phandroid]