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Sarah Thomas 1/13/2014 | 10:37:32 AM
Framily plans one up One Up? Looks like Sprint is abandoning its short-lived One Up early upgrade plans in favor of the Framily plans, which is weird because Hesse talked up how well they were doing at the Citi conference. Plus, I thought they were linked to the Framily plans, ie you have to pay up front or be a One Up subscriber to take advantage of Framily?

 http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57617119-94/sprint-kills-one-up-in-favor-of-framily-plan/
Kruz 1/9/2014 | 7:02:45 AM
Re: Mooches It is already hard agreeing on a package with another "friend". 7 will be just too much to follow-up on...
Sarah Thomas 1/8/2014 | 11:47:19 AM
Re: Mooches He said neighbors, but -- seeing as I'm not close with any of my neighbors -- I figured they'd have to be real moochy to try to get on my plan. No one has ever even tried to borrow sugar.
Sarah Thomas 1/8/2014 | 11:44:53 AM
Re: Good deal That's true, and it comes down to the original guy to keep all his other people on the plan. First he has to find 7 people in 14 days (for max discount) then convince them to stay on. It could be a lot of work. I'd just want to be one of the people that latches on late.
DOShea 1/7/2014 | 8:50:10 PM
Mooches Did Hesse actually suggest neighborhood mooches as possible "framily" plan members? I want to believe he did.
R Clark 1/7/2014 | 6:57:27 PM
Re: Good deal Sounds like a good way of adding subs, although the problem with chasing price-sensitive customers is they're easily lured away at the end of the contract.

In HK, I just upgraded to 4G for an extra $10 a month and the operator threw in a free extra 4G SIM card.
Sarah Thomas 1/7/2014 | 5:39:15 PM
Good deal I think this is a good model for Sprint. Creates sticky customers because the more they have on the plan, the lower the cost, plus no fighting over the data, which could be ackward if you don't know these people well.

There is a catch -- you have to pay up front for the phone or pay in installments, but the plans are cheap enough to offset that initial pain.

What do you think? Would you be able to get 7 people on board for a plan like this? Sprint says you have two weeks to do so after signing up before your plan is locked in.
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