- 06-08-2011, 01:46 PM #76
It says right on there $150 rebate. The only downside is you won't get the credit on your account for about 2 months. I think thats ok. Money and Money. However i HATE rebates. I'm praying the 21st call ahead is instant rebates. Right now its looking a little hairy
- 06-08-2011, 05:12 PM #78
- 06-08-2011, 05:39 PM #79
yes Cenix, you have to pay the extra $10 cause its "premium data"
I JUST Got back from the Sprint store and Radio Shack, asking the managers almost every question on here, and here is what I've found out:
When you buy the phone on June 21st, it will NOT ship until LAUNCH DATE (June 24th) because of the simple aspect of that day being just that, the official launch date. any sales (as in, receiving/activating the phone) prior to that date, is a breach in some legal mumbo jumbo XD
The phone is supposed to come with the Green Hornet 3D pre-loaded regardless of store.
The activation fee for Radio Shack and Best Buy (or any other place for that matter) is $18 for upgrade, $36 for new contract. If you get charged more, you are over paying and should go to sprint to receive some sorta credit.
If you buy the phone In-Store (as in, an actual sprint store) the activation fee is free, as well as if you order online (didn't give details about the June 21st orders being free, just that online sales in general have free activation).
Trade in of the HTC Evo 4G/Shift will indeed be $100 for Radio Shack. Although right now the "pricing" is higher, the manager said that by the time the 3D comes out, the price will be $100 plain and simple...
Hope that helps everyone!
- 06-08-2011, 05:49 PM #80
- 06-08-2011, 06:18 PM #81
So basically, if you live somewhere that doesn't have 4G service, you are paying extra for your plan in order for them to build those towers in your area.. Or at least, that's how i'm looking at it anyway.. I dont get 4G in my area, closest place is over an hour and a half away... But since they started the whole extra $10 dollars for 4G phones, they have built towers in I believe two or three more places. Although the towers aren't being built in my area yet, it doesn't mean they wont arrive sometime in the next 6 ta 12 months. and by then, almost every new phone will probably be 4G, thus forcing carriers to build more and more towers.
Granted, I've heard that Sprints 4G (Wiimax) is pretty much a pile of crap in most areas, and when indoors its nearly impossible to actually keep a steady signal (only based on what I've heard from youtube videos, blogs, forums, and such), At least they are providing it.. Even if the rumored deal with about LTE towers goes down, at least they already have some service up..
The $10 Premium charge has nothing to do with 4G ... or Building 4G towers ... The charge is for DATA USE on a premium phone ... It's kind of like a luxury tax on vehicles over $50,000 ... By having these premium phones you are GUARANTEED to up your data usage by 50% or more ... Streaming music and videos and tethering and browsing the web and twitter and facebook and podcast etc ... As well as the auti syncs your phone is constantly using like a junkie ... I know I use my phone 100% more than I have ever used any other smartphone in my life and I get a new one every year ... My Evo is by far hands down the best. With all the data and tethering I am doing I am happy to give them that $10 ... Its a freakin bargain.
- 06-08-2011, 06:53 PM #83
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- 06-08-2011, 06:59 PM #85
I could always go back into Sprint tomorrow and ask the Manager/Cousin about it as well XD
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- 06-08-2011, 07:51 PM #94
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It would make ZERO sense for Sprint to even come out and say SP members can order it early if they actually wont be getting it until after the 24th. That would be the dumbest thing ever.
My bet is the 22nd or the 23rd the SP members will be getting theirs.
- 06-08-2011, 08:16 PM #95
This is what I got out of the online chat person:
Questions asked were:
If the HTC EVO 3D is ordered online/in-store (sprint store) is the activation fee waived?
If the HTC EVO 3D is ordered online for the June 21st promotion, when will it arrive?
1. Online/In-Store orders WILL have the action fee WAIVED.
2. The phone will have TWO shipping options. Standard shipping which will arrive within 3 ta 5 days, and Overnight which would get it to your door step on June 22nd.
After these two answers, I asked a follow up to clarify if the phone would actually be USABLE if received on June 22nd. The question was:
So if the phone was received on the 22nd, would it be ready for activation right out of the box, or would you have to wait till the 24th?
Simply contact Sprint, and they will activate it right then and there no matter the date.
Picture of chat:
- 06-08-2011, 08:19 PM #96
- 06-08-2011, 08:27 PM #98
Probably should have asked it anyway lol.
But, i would assume it shouldn't be too much, considering the phone doesn't way more than what, a pound? and the included accessories and what not can't had that much more weight to it, so I could not see it being more than around 10 ta 15 dollars... but, I could be DRASTICALLY off with that..
Anyone here buy their HTC EVO 4G with overnight shipping??? If so, that'd probably give us a nice clue as to what the shipping would be for the 3D!
- 06-08-2011, 08:31 PM #99
So, I take it you have gotten a phone online similar to this before??
And, from what I understand from your post, you weren't charged???
If that is so, then screw my Pre-Order at Radio Shack, I'll be doing the lovely June 21st ordering! Although it basically means I wasted $50 at Radio Shack XD But, then again, I could always use that lovely $50 gift card to buy me a cheap bluetooth headset, or maybe a case, or the nice HDMI adapter so I can watch stuff on my lil tv >.<