Sprint puts its Upgrade Now program on hold

Sprint pauses its Upgrade Now program

Sprint has been scaling back its upgrade perks for more than a year, and another just met its end -- momentarily. The carrier has confirmed to us and Android Central that it's freezing its Upgrade Now program, which lets subscribers pay extra for a quicker hardware refresh than usual. While Sprint can't provide an explanation at present, or say how likely it is we'll see a revival, it does offer a glimmer of hope: the company asks that we "check back later" to see if Upgrade Now returns. No doubt many customers would rather have it be matter of when, not if, they can resume upgrading on a quicker schedule.