Over the last year, if there's one clear trend we saw among mobile carriers in the US, it was the elimination of two-year contracts in favor of installment plans for smartphone payments and select allotments for data. Verizon and AT&T have gone this route, as has Sprint and T-Mobile. However, it seems one of these companies has decided to reverse course. Only month after bringing an end to its contracts, Sprint is once again offering 2-year deals to customers.
A Sprint spokesperson confirmed the change to Fierce Wireless, saying that it was feedback from customers that prompted the return of the contract, "We listened to our customers and are giving them more choices to get their new device." The carrier only stopped offering two-year plans in January of this year.
Sprint now has four options available for new customers: the two-year contract, paying for a device in monthly installments over two years, buying it in full up front, or leasing it. All four of these options are now available on the carrier's website.
This makes Sprint the only carrier to offer new two-year contracts now. AT&T also discontinued the option in January, while Verizon only allows existing contract customers to continue with their plan.
SOURCE Fierce Wireless