It’s tantamount to a declaration of a “network war” as T-Mobile tries to bring over “unsatisfied” Sprint customers over to their fold. And what better way to do so than by enticing its own subscribers to lure friends who are unhappy with Sprint’s latest move by promising both of them unlimited LTE data for a year. This was announced in a no-holds barred press release from T-Mobile in an apparent response to Sprint’s latest offer to subscribers from other networks.
“Sprint’s customers have suffered so much,” is the opening salvo in T-Mobile’s statement about their new offer. Basically, both the T-Mobile subscribers under their Simple Choice plan and the current Sprint subscriber that they have brought over will both receive unlimited LTE data for a year at least, at no additional charge. And if the T-Mobile user has unlimited LTE data already, they will receive a $10 credit each month for a year as well. But lest you think that they are just out on a vendetta against Sprint, this offer is also open for those crossing over from other competitors like AT&T and Verizon.
Sprint earlier this week offered a similar incentive for switchers from the other three carriers, but did not include its own subscribers in the offer. They also launched a new family plan that did not include an unlimited LTE data option while adding a fixed data cap plan. But while T-Mobile has made Sprint out to be the ultimate villain in their press release, the latter hasn’t endeared themselves to the public as well, with their announcement last week that they are cracking down on those tethering their smartphones and using it for P2P downloading.
But if you are a T-Mobile customer who would like to “rescue” subscribers from other networks (or you would want to be saved if you’re from another carrier), all you have to do is sign up for the referral program. You would just need to input your T-Mobile number as well as your friend’s and within 30 days of the activation of your rescued friend’s new T-Mobile account, you will then receive the unlimited LTE data for a year. Just don’t use it for P2P activities or you just might be penalised with data throttling.