The benefit of the Sprint Framily Plan is that you can refer ANYONE to join your group, it's not just limited to friends and family who have to be with you or know you in order to get the referral discount.
How it works is simple... every Framily Group can have a maximum of 10 members in it. These 10 members can all be on different accounts or on an account together, it doesn't matter. Once your group reaches the 7-10 member mark each and every member of the group will pay only $45 for their phone line which includes unlimited calling, unlimited texting, unlimited 3G/4G LTE data, and you get the ability to upgrade your phone every 12 months.
No, no... I'm not advertising for Sprint. I'm advertising for myself and inviting 5 complete strangers to switch to Sprint to get an extremely cheap monthly bill while at the same time lowering MY own monthly bill.
I currently have 2 lines on my Framily Group... It doesn't matter who you are or where you live or even if you know me or not. Once we hit 7-10 total members we will all enjoy $45 a month service. Note: It may take up to 2 billing cycles (roughly 2 months) before the final discount is applied to your account and you see the reduced monthly rate on your bill.
Sorry... but if you're already a Sprint customer don't bother. Only NEW customers can join an existing Framily Group, but you can still go to your Sprint store and request to switch to the Framily Plan and create your own group to invite people yourself and save even more...
So again... My group ID is:
"But wait!", you say. "I know there must be more fee's than that?"
Here, I'll break down the math for a single line:
1) With Sprint's new plans you are required to purchase a phone under "Sprint Easy Pay" which is essentially a lease agreement between you and Sprint. So Sprint will charge you a monthly fee (without interest) to lease a phone from them. You can pay off the phone any time you want and then you own it, you can take a full 24 months to pay it off and then you own it, or you can do what most people will do pay the minimum payment for 12 months then give the phone back to Sprint and upgrade again. So again, assuming you wanted a Galaxy Note 3, the monthly fee on Sprint Easy Pay for that device is $22.92.
2) Now assume you want Sprint's TEP insurance, which is full device coverage. Unless you're a rebel, most people would take this because if you break your phone on Easy Pay you are still obligated to pay it off and Sprint won't let you upgrade in 12 months anymore. But, if you have Sprint's insurance and you break your phone, Sprint will replace it for a deductible and you can still do your upgrade in 12 months. Sprint's TEP insurance is $11 per month.
Time for the monthly total:
Service: $45 (If you join my Framily Group)
+ Insurance: $11
+ Device Fee: $22.92
$78.92 (before tax) to have a Note 3 with unlimited calling, text and data with annual upgrades.