Sprint extends instant rebates to July 23, may intro shared data plans on June 12
It looks like upping the 4G upload cap and launching a high-end Android device simply wasn’t enough for Sprint to do these days, so the carrier is staying in the news with two rumored moves that, if actually put into motion, would benefit Sprint customers a lot.
First off, I don’t know if you remember this, but back in March Sprint decided to get rid of the famed US tradition called the mail-in rebate. This wasn’t necessarily going to stay the case forever, basically Sprint was just testing the waters. Well, it looks like that experiment has been paying off for the carrier at least in part, since a leaked internal Sprint memo obtained by BriefMobile clearly points out that the instant rebates (read: not mail-in) will be extended all the way through July 23.
Keep in mind that this doesn’t necessarily mean that mail-in rebates will be making a comeback to sprint on July 24 – the carrier may well decide to keep extending the instant rebates even further. Or not, of course. But for now, if you’re interested in becoming a Sprint customer, you’re safe knowing that what you see advertised is exactly the price you’re going to pay if you get a Sprint gadget.
In other Sprint news, it looks like the carrier is getting ready to introduce shared data plans for both 3G and 4G traffic. This information comes via IntoMobile, who have received a Sprint insider memo saying that Sprint will have a shared data plan ready on June 12.
Many carriers (especially in the USA) have considered or are considering introducing shared data plans, but if the contents of the above document are true, then Sprint may be the first one to actually bring them to market. We’ll find out soon enough.