Lease the Essential Phone for $6 a month at Sprint

It’s hard to believe that it was just this past January when Andy Rubin, known as “the father of Android,” said that he was building a phone to compete against top shelf models like the Apple iPhone and the Google Pixel. The Essential Phone launched during the summer with an edge-to-edge display, a smaller version of the notch, and a dual-camera setup that is improving with every update.

Originally priced at $699, a few months later the phone received a permanent (and rather hefty) $200 price cut to $499. Now, you can walk into Sprint and lease the Essential Phone for just $6 per month on …


Verizon and AT&T team up to lease new cell towers being built by a third party

The nation’s top two largest mobile carriers, Verizon and AT&T, are teaming up with Tillman Infrastructure to build hundreds of cell towers. Tillman will be building the towers to the specs requested by the two mobile operators, and both Verizon and AT&T have agreed to lease them. The structures will be built at locations where there are no cell towers at present, allowing the carriers to move some equipment off of existing towers and on to the new ones once they are built.

Construction work on the new structures will begin in Q1 of 2018. Verizon says that once the towers are built, …

Sprint wants to lease you a smartphone

Sprint has found that it is to their benefit to lease their customers a handset rather than selling them one. The wireless operator has a new program called Sprint Flex that allows customers to lease a phone and upgrade to a new model after 18 months. For $5 a month extra, subscribers can upgrade after just 12 months. Note that Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy models are entitled to a 12-month early upgrade without having to pay the extra $5 monthly.

Other options available at 18 months include paying off the device with one lump sum payment. Or, by paying six more monthly payments, subscribers …

Sprint launches BOGO deal on iPhone 7, but you can only lease the phones

Carriers in the United States race each other in offering great deals on some of the most expensive flagships available on the market. Not long ago, T-Mobile announced a BOGO (buy one, get one for free) deal on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, while LG had a similar promotion on the G6, which was quickly pulled for reasons unknown.

Sprint has an entirely different promotional offer, which targets Apple fans rather than Android users. The carrier recently launched a BOGO deal on the iPhone 7, but it’s only available for customers who want to lease the phones instead …

Sprint lets you lease two Samsung Galaxy S8 phones for the price of one

Sprint announced the opportunity to lease two Samsung Galaxy S8 phones for the price of one with each new line activation. The promotion starts Friday, April 21 and goes through April 27. And with Sprint’s Galaxy Forever program, customers can upgrade to the latest Galaxy any time after 12 lease payments are completed.

Sprint also touted the Galaxy S8 and S8+ as HPUE-enabled (High Performance User Equipment) smartphones. It’s a fancy way of saying both phones will be fast on the carrier’s 4G network. Sprint claims HPUE can extend existing 2.5GHz coverage by up to …