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Sprint Galaxy Forever Program: Should You Choose Verizon Over Sprint?

Sprint Galaxy Forever Program: Should You Choose Verizon Over Sprint?
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Sprint Galaxy Forever Program: Should You Choose Verizon Over Sprint?

Let us start with what the Sprint Galaxy Forever Program offers, just in case you still do not know about it. Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have been in the news before they were officially announced. When Samsung released the phones, they were obviously among the most-wanted devices. To beat competition, Sprint came up with the Galaxy Forever Program where Samsung fans can upgrade to the latest flagship every year, whereas the newly launched phones, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge can be purchased on lease.

Now the question is, is the Sprint Galaxy Forever Program worth a shot? For some, the answer is yes, while for others, the answer is no. If you want to buy Samsung’s latest flagship phone but also do not want to burn a hole in your pocket, then Sprint’s 12-month lease is something you should definitely choose. This way, you will also be able to upgrade to the latest flagship every year. Budget-conscious and a tech-freak? The Sprint Galaxy Forever Program is right for you.

Now comes another important question: Who should not opt for the Sprint Galaxy Forever Program? People who are looking for good network and great performance should get Galaxy S7/S7 Edge from another carrier. Yes, there are improvements made, but the network is still not the best. If you see RootMetrics study on the carriers in the US, you will notice that according to their findings, Verizon is the best network. Then comes AT&T. Sprint ranks third and T-Mobile, fourth. This is what RootMetrics observed about Sprint:

“Although Sprint did not win any of our United States RootScore Awards, the network finished third in overall performance, network reliability, and text performance. In most categories, Sprint’s scores showed progress in terms of closing the gap with the leaders from prior testing. Sprint made noise by moving into a two-way tie with AT&T for the second position in the call category. Sprint climbed into second place thanks to an improved performance in blocked call testing, which also provided a boost to Sprint’s network reliability and overall performance. In our previous report, we noted that Sprint’s call results in metro areas had improved considerably compared to the first half of 2014. Halfway through 2015, it appears that Sprint’s improvements are starting to benefit consumers beyond just metropolitan markets.”

You can read the complete analysis here. So, right now, choosing Sprint Galaxy Program for the network won’t be the best thing to do. There are other carriers that will allow you to get the best out of your Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in terms of network speed, data performance and call performance. That does not mean that Sprint stands nowhere. It definitely is in the race and within no time, you might see the carrier beating other competitors. But if you have money for a one-time payment, you can choose Sprint next year as well.

Also Read: Samsung to offer Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Plans Like Apple

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About Shreya Naik

Shreya likes to keep herself updated about the happenings in the Tech world, and also to cover the tiniest of activity related to all the major players in the industry. You will find her writing mostly about upcoming gadgets, new releases, their reviews and other hot stories.

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