Sprint: Customers Can Now Upgrade Their iPhone* Anytime, Included in Their Monthly Rate

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Sprint has introduced their "iPhone Forever" payment plan for purchasing new iPhones. On the linked press release, details are sketchy or unavailable for any variant other than the 16 GB base model. No mention is made of the "Plus" configuration. Your best bet is to do your homework before signing up for this, or to stay away from Sprint entirely.

Here's Sprint's comparison chart, which is of course tweaked to make it seem like Sprint's deal is the best. I've helpfully bolded and enlarged the fine print from their site below the chart for you.

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*To the 16 GB base model. "Activation" fee of $36/line applies.

²All prices and allowances are per month and exclude taxes and any fees. Comparison does not include optional device purchase at the end of lease. AT&T and Verizon offers are installment billing plans and the customer will own the device at the end of term. Compared to: T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan with unlimited int’l text and data, int’l SMS/MMS and in-flight SMS/MMS w/Gogol, Rhapsody unration and 7GB of tethering per mo. plus Jump!; AT&T Mobile Share Value single line with mobile hotspot and texting to int’l numbers; and Verizon MORE Everything single line with mobile hotspot and texting to int’l numbers. Int’l roaming compared to entry-level options for AT&T and Verizon. Other options available—see carrier websites for details.