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Can you imagine traveling without your smartphone? It’s hard to believe that just 15 years ago, that’s precisely what we did. We survived each and every day without our phones attached to our bodies like an extra appendage. These days, if I run out to do groceries and forget my trusted iPhone 7 Plus at home, I feel completely at a loss, disconnected and vulnerable in a way.
Besides my passport, my iPhone is a travel essential unlike anything else I pack in my bag. You can always pick up a toothbrush if you forget yours, you can buy a new pair of shoes if yours are giving you blisters (I’ve had to do this more than once!), and you can easily pick up a phone charger. But my iPhone is not only jam-packed with essential travel information like my airline and hotel reservations but it holds the answer to every single question I have as a traveler. I can get directions, order a ride share, find the nearest ATM, book a dinner reservation, check the weather, check in with family … the list is endless.
If you’re thinking of a new phone or a new service provider, you’re going to be excited about this. If you switch to Sprint, you can receive a $400 Visa® Prepaid Card when you activate three or more new lines on Unlimited (ends 7/13). And if you activate a new Sprint account, you can earn up to 25,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles, which is enough for a round-trip domestic class ticket! The first 20,000 miles are awarded when you activate a phone line and the remaining 5,000 are awarded after maintaining your account for one year, earned at 417 miles per month.
If you’re an existing Sprint customer, you can earn up to 5,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles a year when your Sprint account has one active line in good standing. With airline miles getting harder and more expensive to earn, this is a pretty sweet way to start accumulating those precious miles and an easy way to score a free trip!
If a free trip sounds good to you (and why wouldn’t it?), then you can start planning a getaway to anywhere in the continental US that American Airlines flies. Unfortunately, that means Hawaii isn’t an option but there are plenty of other places to have an amazing getaway (I’m looking at you, New York, Miami, LA and one of my all-time favorite cities, San Francisco!) Or instead of those obvious choices, how about flying into LA and driving to Palm Springs, or going to Connecticut from New York, Key West from Miami or Sonoma from San Francisco?
This new promotion from Sprint and American Airlines is a limited time offer but also includes an iPhone Forever offer, which means you can upgrade any time to the latest iPhone after 12 lease payments. Plus, when you lease any iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you can get an iPhone 7 32GB lease at no cost to you (iPhone offer ends 7/13).
If you’re not sure whether you should get the iPhone 7 Plus, let me just say that it is totally worth it! I absolutely love the size and resolution of the screen but best of all is the portrait mode camera feature. It takes incredible photos and the depth effect blurs out the background, giving you the kind of photo that was once only achievable using an expensive and bulky DSLR camera. It’s a game-changer for sure!
Travel isn’t cheap and upgrading to new phones isn’t always easy but with this great offer, you can get both. The miles offer ends at the end of the year so take AAdvantage of it before it’s gone!