It used to be that retailers gave away a soundbar or Blu-ray player with the purchase of a TV, but Sprint is turning that promotional model on its head by giving away a free Samsung TV with the purchase of a Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
Beginning Dec. 18, consumers who switch to Sprint, and current Sprint subscribers who upgrade a phone or add a new line, get a free 32-inch Samsung TV when they get an eligible Galaxy phone. The phones are the S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+ and Note5. Consumers are eligible whether they lease the phone, purchase the phone at full retail, purchase it and pay in installments over two years, or sign a two-year contract for a subsidized model.
The offer is available through Dec. 24, or while supplies last, through Sprint-branded stores, online, and national retailers, Sprint said.
New subscribers also get the benefit of rate plans that, under a current promotion, will be 50 percent lower than almost all of the current postpaid-rate plans published by Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile.
Sprint also pays switching fees up to $650 per line via an American Express Reward Card to consumers who switch and turn in their current phone.