January 18th, 2012
Update: A Sprint internal memo to employees confirms that this change is considered material and does justify opting out of your contract for free.
Starting on your February 2012 bill, Sprint will no longer offer an employee discount on any of the additional lines.
From your January Sprint bill:
“Important Information Relating To Your Sprint Bill
Discount Policy Change Notice
Effective your February bill cycle, Family and Business Share monthly plan charges will be billed differently.
Discounts will only apply to the monthly recurring charge of the primary line.
Line 2 will be billed at the applicable Add-a-Phone rate and will not be discount eligible.”
If you have more than one line and are receiving employee discount pricing you have the right to opt-out of your contract due to this material change in the price you will pay for your service.
In other words if you get 20% off your monthly bill due to who you work for (or where you go to college, etc.) that discount will now only apply to the primary line and not on the 2nd line.
Sprint may offer you a credit to keep your account, but you still have to right to refuse it and opt-out of your contract.
You will likely need to fight for this, but you should be able to get your account notated that your early termination fee will be waived when you port your number to another carrier. Of course Verizon and AT&T already implemented this a while ago, so don’t expect to pay less by porting away, but you probably can expect better service than what you get with Sprint…