Best Buy and Sprint Offering Free Talk, Text and Data for 12 Months to Students Activating a New Line

It is the time of the year when everyone is checking their lists and trying to make sure they are getting the best deal on all their holiday gifts. Sprint and Best Buy are offering students a deal that is going to be hard to beat – FREE


What:   This holiday season, any eligible student can get 12 months of free talk, text and data from Sprint when they buy a Sprint phone at Best Buy and activate a new line of service on an Unlimited, My Way plan.


Where: Best Buy retail stores in the Bronx and nationwide

When:  Nov. 18 – Jan. 4, 2014


Why:     Today, K-12 schools and colleges are incorporating technology into their lesson plans and allowing students to use their smartphones in class. In fact, according to Pew Internet Research, among teen smartphone owners, 50 percent say they use the internet mostly via their cell phone.


Seventy-eight percent of teens now have a cell phone, and almost half (47 percent) of those own smartphones. That translates into 37 percent of all teens who have smartphones, up from just 23 percent in 2011. (Pew Internet Research)


College student smartphone use has risen dramatically since 2010 and projected to continue to rise through 2016 (Source: eMarketer, Aug 2012)


In an effort to enable students to use their wireless device where and how they need it, Sprint and Best Buy are offering students this exciting new and affordable plan for the holiday season. 


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