Sprint Targeting T-Mobile Customers Unhappy With AT&T Deal?

I’ve been going back and forth on writing this all day even so it was sent my way last night. At first glance it appears as though Sprint is prepared to grab up all the T-Mobile customers it can between now and July 23rd, 2011. If for some reason the AT&T/T-Mobile deal doesn’t go through customers who ported into Sprint during that timeframe will be allowed to port back to T-Mobile ETF free. The catch? This deal is only for corporate liable customers hence the “CL” all over the advertisement. That’s the spot most websites who published this story today  glossed over. In order to qualify for this deal your T-Mobile account must have a tax ID. It’s certainly possible Sprint may open this up to consumer accounts later on but for now, no tax ID, no deal.

So to recap it’s a great offer and a great opportunity for Sprint to capitalize but you must be a business customer to qualify. Like all good things, there is a catch.

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  • Anonymous

    I really hate AT&T.

    • Anonymous

       I really hate, love AT&T. I really hate, love AT&T. 

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    Sprint is really trying to cover all basis with this deal. Supports the deal not going through, but ain’t afraid to reap the benefits of it going through by sweeping up some unhappy T-Mobile’s customers. lol. You dirty fox you Sprint…

  • 757Eliashz

    If this was for regular customers, I’d switch in a heartbeat!

  • http://www.briefmobile.com Korey Nicholson

    The thing that no one understands is that this deal has been going on forever. It just use to be $125…now they bumped it up to $175 for T-Mobile corporate customers only.

  • Josue2282

    I pay $250 for five lines unlimited messaging, web and 1800 minutes shared with myfavs. If sprint can beat that I’m all for switching to sprint.

    • Santrontavar

      How are you doing that? 

    • Anonymous

      I’m rockin that same plan man. 1800 mins, 4 lines, 3 unlimited data and text for $210 and then 15% off. Way more minutes than we need but its a great price.

    • karaokequeen

       Everything Data Family 1500 plan for 5 people with Sprint = $189.96.  Unlimited messaging, unlimited data and free Any Mobile Anytime.  Meaning you can call any cell phone on any network and it will not come out fo your minutes.  So your 1500 minutes would only be used for calling landlines.  Even if all 5 phones are premium data it’s still cheaper – with better features. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/s10shane Shane Stenson

    dont worry sprint if this deal goes through i will be bouncing to sprint in a heart beat.. i hate at&t. they are overpriced, no unlimited data and u cant side load apps. so i feel sorry for the people paying the extra money to at&t to get a whole lot of nothing.. sad. i love tmobile and the plans they have plus i get better service then my mom and grandma do with at&t where i live.. lol

  • Anonymous

    if only sprint didnt have that stupid extra 10 dollars 4g fee

  • mack

    Might as well do something. TMO doesn’t care about you, that’s why they’re selling out. Whether the merger goes through or not, I’m gone!

    • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

      Wrong, is DT who doesn’t care about you.

    • WholesomeGx

       I love how you take it so personal…it’s a business and the point of a business is to make money and provide a service…obviously they’re doing both so they succeed also they really don’t care if you leave…you’ve already given them your money lol

  • OklahomaSooner

     Smart, low-risk marketing move on their part. With AT&T likely to succeed in its market-crushing acquisition of TMobile, and T-Mobile showing less and less interest in quality phones, but more of the also-ran nonsense, it’s becoming clear that Tmo just has no incentive to be worried about my business. Looking more and more like the first, best deal on a Galaxy S2 on A Carrier Not AT&T will be first on my list of potential new providers. You’d think that nearly ten years as a customer would be worth more. 

    • Anonymous

      Less interest in quality phones?!? WTF are you smoking. T-Mobile is releasing absolutes beasts this year. It’s amazing that they’re able to do this while being under this whole potential acquisition thing.

      • T-MoFanatic

         Totally buying a Sensation!  :D

  • Anonymous

    So many more EVO 3D’s will be sold with this deal. Couldnt blame anybody really either

  • Anonymous

    This is retarded I would rather keep my postpaid rate on att than go to sprint. Even if I have to buy full price phones in the future to keep my grandfathered rate.  I hate sprint more than I hate att.

  • http://twitter.com/torshi_ Torshanda

    I really won’t want to switch to Sprint over AT&T if stuff gets out of hand I honestly would go to Verizon…they usually have better phones.

  • Anonymous

    Whats cool about this offer is if this merger goes though and you enjoyed the merger experience you can experience it all over when Sprint merges with Verizon . Even down to screaming about how Sprint really doesn’t care about you down to I hope Verizon will let me keep my Sprint cheaper rates .  Good times .

    At surfer01 – You’re in my boat it sounds . I have the EM+ plan . I hope our rates are ” mapped in ” like that Stephenson cat said . Funny though . He said if we got a phone from AT&T . Definite wiggle room on his end .

  • Anonymous

     pay my tmobil etf and im gone ! 

  • Marcus

     I was with Tmobile for 9 years before I switched to Sprint to get the Evo last summer.  The plan was to get the Evo, then switch back to Tmo this year when newer androids come out(since Sprints ETF is pretty low and I got my Evo for only $99).  With the AT&T buyout, there’s no way I’m switching back unless the buyout fails. I tried AT&T before and even talked to them when iPhone 4 came out…they have LOUSY customer service.

    Sprint’s customer service is way better than I expected.  Not as good as Tmo(which I really liked), but it’s not far behind surprisingly.  I think if anyone here were thinking of jumping ship cause of the merger, Sprint’s plans and customer service are closest thing to Tmo there is.

    • Soko_me

      I agree. 

  • Formersprintemployee

    Sprint screams of desperation and is playing upon the weak minded fear mongering personality types.  They exist all over the internet.  You know who you are.  You run around telling all your friends that the sky is always falling.  

    I can understand wanting to port to Verizon as a last resort but Sprint?  Running into Sprint’s arms over an AT&T acquisition is like diving into a huge pot of boiling water because you couldn’t find the nearest swimming pool.  

    • TMoFanatic

       Lol.  Nice analogy.

  • GetALife

    We will have the BEST phones and lower frequency coverage in all the buildings and rural areas we currently have no service in when AT&T takes over and we’ll get to keep our rate plans. 

    Go ahead and go to Sprint for the ugliest phones available today and ghetto corporate store employees.  

    I’m sticking with T-Mobile till the end and will become an AT&T customer gladly.  All you whiners and crybaby’s need to get a life.  

  • Asdf

     Do you really think you’re going to be able to keep your plan?  ATT customers were not allowed to keep the $99 MPLAN from back in the day when Cingular acquired them.  You’re plan will stay in effect till you go into the store and try and upgrade your device.  Stevenson said that they allowed ATT customers to keep their plan and it’s a lie!!!  GetALife must see rainbows everywhere they go

    • Mopar6464

      The first mistake is going to the store for a upgrade. You buy the replacement phone Off contract and the AT&T can’t change your grandfathered T-Mobile rate plan they will be taking over.
      If you don’t modify or alter your original plan , AT&T can’t by law change your plan. The way they trap people is buy telling them they need a new AT&T phone and getting them to sign a new contract.
      Don’t do it and get your phone Off contract.

      • Aerofanbig

         Partially right. When your 2 year agreement is up, AT&T can do whatever they want with your account. If you are off contract, they do NOT have to honor sh*t for you. In fact, if you are off contract you will most likely be divested anyways. Everyone keeps having this glorious dream of buying full price phones forever and sticking to cheap Tmo rates. AT&T isn’t dumb, and they have even stated before they will honor Tmo prices while your contract is VALID. At 22 months, you are no longer valid and it WILL be sign a new contract, or your account is gone. wake up

        • Mopar6464

          True but two years from now when my T-Mobile contract expires with AT&T the world will be a different place. If i’m not happy with what AT&T will offer me in two years ,i  will simply take my business elsewhere.
          So yes i already woke up and seen the light. I will simply leave if they don’t offer any plans that i like and i already have that planned out now .

  • Noel

     I say to all my Tmo brethren and sisters…go no where, hang tight maybe the buy out won’t be approved. There is no reason why ppl should be trying to flee now…we all can do that in droves when the deal is cast in stone but for now stay put maybe cool heads at FCC will prevail and see that the merger/buyout is bad for consumers especially the 34 million on Tmo, and will stifle competition and innovation.

    • Havoktek

      @510424d6e51889d4e18d4b40e2115cd6:disqus Agreed, hold your ground, stay loyal…Things will work out if the merger goes thru, more offers will be given just to keep your business. it’s like playing the stock market.

  • Mangobeach

    I would never go back to Sprint! Crappy Service,along with always messing up every bill they sent me. Lets not forget poor customer service! I would rather pay VZW or AT&T than Sprint!  

  • http://darnell-chat.myopenid.com/ Darnell

    A deal to go to Sprint is nothing good.  I left Sprint for T-Mobile and if the choice is Sprint or AT&T, I know some of you feel otherwise, but I’m all set for the move to AT&T. 

    • Mopar6464

      Same here.
      Been there and done that with Sprint.
      Sprint Sucks !

  • Wilma Flintstone

    I guess Tmobile has found itself a nice little “Southern Bell(e)” to shack up with.  Sucks but I’m going to whatever company brings me the first Meego device.  She’s no good for you Tmobile!!!  She’s too High Maintenance

  • Magenta Magic

     All this griping and only what… two… three… comments about what the post really states:  business lines offered a switch to Sprint.  This is why I don’t come to this site as much as I used to.  Post on topic, people.

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  • Dhumphrey7088

    If ATT takes over tmobile they would own 47% of the market share. When you own almost 50% of an entire market you know what the gov’t calls that??? A monopoly… the gov’t doesnt like monopolies and they have laws in place for preventing that. Does anybody remember when that happened with microsoft??? The only way around it is to acquire it but split it up like microsoft did. Is it worth the trouble and lawsuits to be filed for antitrust from verizon and sprint. Think again people. It will be years before there is anything close so no worries.

  • Cheeky68

    At&t just recently took over Alltel in South Dakota and I absolutely hate them. They promised to honor our contracts with Alltel and told everyone that prices will stay the same and so will the service. They said that they will grandfather all Alltel customers in and everything will remain the same until we “the customer” upgrades or changes our service. This all was a lie of course…. My alltel bill use to be around 220 a month and now with At&t my one month bill was 1295.00  They are now telling people that there were exceptions to the transition of course only after the 30 trial is up and we are now stuck paying fees to leave them.
    I hope they sink and burn.. I am one that will NOT pay the bill because they lied to us and broke the agreement.

  • Cheeky68

    At&t just recently took over Alltel in South Dakota and I absolutely hate them. They promised to honor our contracts with Alltel and told everyone that prices will stay the same and so will the service. They said that they will grandfather all Alltel customers in and everything will remain the same until we “the customer” upgrades or changes our service. This all was a lie of course…. My alltel bill use to be around 220 a month and now with At&t my one month bill was 1295.00  They are now telling people that there were exceptions to the transition of course only after the 30 trial is up and we are now stuck paying fees to leave them.
    I hope they sink and burn.. I am one that will NOT pay the bill because they lied to us and broke the agreement.