Sprint cancels early upgrade program just in time for HTC EVO 4G LTE


In all of the HTC EVO 4G LTE excitement and confusion last week, this story slipped through our radar, but is definitely still worth bringing up today: apparently, Sprint's little-known early upgrade beneft is disappearing on June 1.

This consumer-friendly benefit allowed customers who were within 14 days of their upgrade eligibility date to upgrade early to a new device at the fully-subsidized price; many G&E readers have even reported being offered this benefit when inquiring about the upcoming EVO. However, this is apparently costing Sprint too much money, and it's being cancelled next month.

While this latest cut may anger some people, Sprint already rolls back upgrade eligibility dates to the first day in the eligible month. So, as Sprint points out, if a customer had upgraded on the 22nd day of the month, he or she already has a 21-day benefit. And while this might not be a huge consolution, I guess it's better than nothing.

Will the cancellation of this benefit affect you when it's time to upgrade to the latest EVO?

[Techno Buffalo]
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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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