For years, the program was a black eye on Sprint’s positioning. The Referral Rewards program was prone to abuse, allowing customers to randomly enter an unlimited number of requests… and ultimately paying off years of service in nefarious referral credits. Some even went as far as to purchase $700 smartphones, billing them to their accounts, and then paying off the bill via phony referral credits. Eventually, the program was corrected to prevent this, but at the cost of no longer being widely promoted by the tech savvy.
Now, Sprint appears to be correcting that. From now, until the end of March, any new Sprint Nextel customer will get a $25 credit for being referred by a friend. However, the real reward is to the existing Sprint Nextel customer that made the referral; they will get $100 (four times the previous amount). The person who was referred to Sprint must call #REF (#733) within 15 days of activating service.
The same limits to the referral program apply, including a limit of 12 referral reward credits per calendar year.
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