If leaked news or a trip to your local store weren’t enough to confirm that the Sprint Premier program would be no more, perhaps these nice letters arriving to customers’ mailboxes will do it. Sprint’s informing everyone through snail mail (and likely online) that the Premier program is being shut down.
Sprint cites changing times in the wireless industry with 4G phones and unlimited data as reasons why they had to axe the popular program. If you don’t know, Sprint premier customers received perks like yearly upgrades, discounts on accessories and first access to new devices.
Slowly but surely, we saw this coming. Not long before initial word of the program coming to a complete halt, Sprint moved to a tiered system for their rewards program. Customers were split into silver and gold. Silver was maintained for people who met the previous conditions and the only incentives they got to keep were early device access and discounted accessories. Gold status was given to customers who paid a bit more and they kept everything from the old program.
And now it’s completely gone. Customers were outraged with this change alongside many others. Some have said that their pricing, premier program and unlimited data were the last things they had going for them. Scratch one off the list. The hard part is always wondering what’s next to go. What’s the over/under on unlimited data? [Sprint Feed]