Hope you were smart and heeded our story last week, as we stated Sprint's much appreciated super-duper-secret awesome pricing plan has come to an abrupt end today.
Those going to the Sprint SERO (www.sprint.com/sero) site are now redirected to their Everything Plus system, which is still an exclusive employee referral program but somewhat less crazy-cheap..
The catch now is you need to actually have their email and last 3 digits of their employee ID--much harder than the old generic email system of yore, eh?
The benefit for new users? The plans are still very competitive:
- Everything Plus 500 is going to be $59.99
- Everything Plus 1000 is going to be $79.99
- Simply Everything for $99.99 will still be an option
The older plans started at $30 and $50, so the increase is significant but at least you now get unlimited Sprint TeleNav and some Sprint TV offerings (pretty pointless on WM devices we suppose).
As previously noted, older SERO customers are 'grandfathered' in so you're all set. You should also be able to order new phones and get the discounts without having to change plans.
Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.
Good thing I got in last month. Alas, R.I.P. SERO :(
How goes the podcast?
Try this quickly before it's too late!! It's a google cached page of the SERO site from earlier today!
No podcast this week :-( sorry, dieter was away! We'll be back next week though.
That is hilarious. I was able to go through the site and go through the order forms. Wonder what would happen if i submit... lol
It'll actually work! Well, not after 12 minutes... SERO is dead as of July 13th, though they redirected their site the 12th for some reason
While it's sad for anyone who didn't get on it, I'm somewhat glad that it actually happened. Now I didn't waste my effort signing up with another phone intending to do the 30-day exchange for an 800w!
Sero is still alive and kicking if you know the right people.
When it comes to cellphone plans, it's all about knowing the right people and what to say to get what you want.......
Those lucky enough to have kept their SERO plans going all this time will be allowed to activate Android phones for an extra $10 on October 1st!!!! Hooray!!!
Get the best of Windows Central in in your inbox, every day!
Thank you for signing up to Windows Central. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.