Lots of folks still get their phones the old-fashioned way: Lease it from a Big Four carrier and spread out the payments over a couple years. For many people that's the only way to afford a premium model like current-gen iPhone or Samsung Galaxy.
If that arrangement still appeals to you, Sprint just delivered a whopper of a deal: From now until Aug. 9, you can get the Apple iPhone 8 (64GB) for $8 per month as part of an 18-month Sprint Flex plan. Or, if you prefer something bigger, get the iPhone 8 Plus (64GB) for $12.17 per month. Both options require a new line of service.
You can also get a Samsung Galaxy S9 for $9 or the S9 Plus for $14.
To put this in some perspective, before the sale, Sprint's iPhone 8 cost $29.17 per month -- and that's exactly what you'll pay at most competing carriers (T-Mo charges the same, in fact, and ropes you in for 24 months). The Galaxies were originally $33 and $38 per month.
So, yeah, pretty darn good deal. Let's take a look at the rest of it:
- After 12 months, you have the option of upgrading to another phone.
- After the lease expires, you can buy the phone by paying off the remaining balance. (Ditto, I assume, if you lose the phone.) However, at that point you'll have paid only $144 (for the iPhone 8), so you'd be on the hook for $556.
- Your service-plan options start at $40 per month (with autopay), a price that includes just 2GB of high-speed data. Sprint's unlimited plan costs $60.
- As part of this promotion, Sprint will waive the $30 activation fee.
These are, to my recollection, the single most affordable iPhone 8 and Galaxy S9 deals I've seen. Assuming you're paying for an unlimited plan anyway, an extra $8-$9 per month shouldn't be hard to swallow.
Granted, the iPhone 8 is approaching its one-year birthday, and Apple will very likely unveil new models in a little over a month. But it's still a premium, feature-rich phone that would cost you $700 to buy outright.
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