Sprint Internal Documentation Further Confirms SERO Changes

Following up on our latest report regarding the forthcoming changes to SERO allowing Android devices on accounts in October, Sprint internal documentation has been acquired, further confirming the changes and placing purchase restrictions on the forthcoming Sprint Samsung Epic 4G for those customers until then, as well as restricting customers on EWD and SWAC plans from purchase until a later date.

Legacy SERO customers that want to upgrade to the device beforehand will have to switch over to the Everything Plus Referral plan and will not be allowed to switch back in October.

As previously reported, current customers under the legacy SERO plans will be able to add Android devices for an additional $10 surcharge beginning on October 1st, along with adding access to messaging and navigation service, with 4G service requiring another $10 surcharge, making the the new monthly rates $40 for Android and BlackBerry devices or $50 for Android+4G devices.

Humberto Saabedra is the Editor-in-Chief of AnimeNews.bizPhoneNews.com and an occasional columnist for Ani.me. He can also be found musing on things at @AnimeNewsdotbiz

7 responses to “Sprint Internal Documentation Further Confirms SERO Changes”

  1. bottomline

    Ok, so does this mean that those of us on “free & clear” plans r out of luck ???

  2. Celz

    Lmao at this being the only site to cover this.. Good work guys you always have exclusive stuff..

  3. rlowell

    I ditto bottomline’s question… Can those of us still on Free and Clear plans activate an Android phone on Sprint without being forced to change?

  4. 2000man

    Great post. Great site. Amazing exclusive. I can’t wait for 10/1 to get a new phone. Keep up the good work.

  5. digitalyuki

    I wonder how many SERO users there are left… I feel cool in the exclusively-nerdy sense… if also previously sad that I was being left behind (new mobile OS exclusion)

  6. Sprint_NVP_Customer

    On top of that.. I notice my normal bill total has changed. I see my NVP discounts have been removed for part of my account. I look at the ” IMPORTANT INFORMATION RELATING TO YOUR SPRINT BILL” and i see this…

    Discount Policy Change Reminder
    As a reminder, effective 8/1/10, employee/member discounts no longer apply to add-on services with a monthly recurring charge of $29.99 or less. Examples include, but are not limited to, Messaging Add-Ons, Data Packs, Data Premier.

    Discount Policy Change Notice
    Effective 8/27/10, discounts will no longer apply to the monthly recurring charge for Add-a-Phone lines beyond the first two lines on family or share plans. The primary and second lines will continue to receive discounts.

  7. magenta

    Well here it is Oct 1st..The long atticipated day. I dont see any posts that it happened.. or anything even simular.
    Guess its wait and see..