Sprint To Shut Down Premier Program, Continue Cost-CuttingPosted on September 15, 2011 by Android Police in Mobile
The newest version of Sprint’s weekly “playbook” has been sent around to employees, and as usual, we have a copy. Sadly, this week’s edition doesn’t exactly inspire confidence for the future of the nation’s third-largest carrier – in fact, one of Sprint’s primary benefits, the Premier program, will be disappearing down the drain shortly. It’s not all bad news, though, so let’s dig in and see what’s up and coming in the world of Sprint.
The Death of Sprint Premier
In retrospect, we should have seen this one coming – Sprint has, after all, been gradually decreasing the benefits of its Premier program over the last year or so. Well as of September 1st (that’s right, the changes have already gone into effect), no new customers are able to enroll in the program.
Notifications will start going out to Sprint customers tomorrow, and those already enrolled in Premier will be allowed to keep their benefits until December 31. On a related note, if you’re a Premier Gold customer who will be eligible for an upgrade between now and the end of next year, you’ll be able to use said upgrade until December 31, 2012. However, once you do upgrade your device, any future upgrades will be managed by the “New for You” program. Speaking of which…