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Sprint has been gearing up for their big merger with T-Mobile, but the honeymoon hit a snag earlier this week when T-Mobile had a massive outage on Monday, June 15.
No way to know if that’s why Sprint is giving their existing customers a super-rare free unlimited phone line, or if it’s a nice way to say goodbye before the carrier is absorbed — but who cares? It’s a free line!
Here’s what you need to know:
Select existing customers are eligible for a free Unlimited phone line.
If you had a Sprint account with at least one active voice line on it before June 17, 2020, you qualify to get a free new phone line added to your account.
The free plan is worth more than $400 a year, and includes unlimited talk, text, and data; a 480p streaming cap, and international text and data.
Note: Chances are, you got an email about this deal. If you didn’t, contact Sprint to see if you qualify.
Even if you don’t have a phone for the line, you can still get the promo.
Sprint says there are three ways to get the free line. You can bring your own phone or buy one from Sprint, or you can just reserve a line now and add the phone later.
Just log in to your Sprint account, visit the promo’s page, and then choose one of the three options to get the free phone line.
The promotional line will stay free for life — even after Sprint becomes T-Mobile.
The free line will cost you nothing long as you’re a Sprint customer in good standing. And even after Sprint is absorbed by T-Mobile, the free plan will be grandfathered in.
This is a better offer than T-Mobile’s “Third Line On Us” (unless you’re a new customer).
T-Mobile is offering new and existing Magenta customers a free third line after two Magenta lines are purchased.
That’s good news if you’re a new customer or otherwise don’t qualify for the free Sprint line, but if you’re an existing Sprint subscriber, take the free line from them.
- You have to buy at least two lines of Magenta to qualify for a free line. That’s $120/month before taxes and fees.
- You only have to have one qualifying voice line to get the free line from Sprint, and those plans start at $35/month.
It’s unclear when Sprint will stop offering free phone lines.
Sprint has said the free line is “for a limited time,” so the sooner you sign up, the better.