PocketNow reported earlier today that Sprint might be preparing an “Upgrade Now” program. This would allow current users to buy out the rest of their contract and upgrade to a new device for a fee (on a new 2-year agreement). The program is said to last for two months starting today, but we haven’t received any official news so far.
The fee depends on when your last upgrade took place.
$165 if you have upgraded 9-11 months ago
$125 if you have upgraded 12-14 months ago
$95 if you have upgraded 15-17 months ago
$55 if you have upgraded 18-21 months ago
$36 which is the standard Upgrade Fee if you upgraded more than 22 months ago.
There are quite a few people who might not be eligible, though. If you upgraded less than 8 months ago, have a corporate account, an airave account for a tablet, or an iDEN device, you’re out of luck.
The reason behind the upgrade? I’ll put my money on the impending launch of the Sprint Galaxy Nexus.