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EVO for $49.99? Am I missing something?...
The "math" of the EVO pricing seems to be as follows (as discussed elsewhere, and even in some Sprint releases)...
$449.99 (initial price) - $150.00 (two-year activation) - $100.00 (mail-in rebate, or instant Best Buy / Radio Shack rebate) = $199.99 (final price).
OK, I get that. Fairly straightforward. But there's another potential(?) savings that I haven't seen discussed on here. In my Sprint account, there's this language: "We love you, and to say thanks for spending time with us, you qualified on 08/01/08 to save $150."
So, can I actually get this phone for $49.99?...
$449.99 (initial price) - $150.00 (two-year activation) - $100.00 (mail-in rebate, or instant Best Buy / Radio Shack rebate) - $150.00 (Sprint "qualification" as described above) = $49.99 (final price).
In my mind, the $150 savings I get for agreeing to extend my contract by 2 years is *different* than the $150 savings I *should* get for being eligible for a phone upgrade. Anybody off the street can sign up for a 2-year contract. But the $150 "qualification" I pasted above is a reward for my loyalty to the company (so to speak). So, I should be able to get the phone for $49.99 (as long as I agree to extend my contract 2 years). Am I wrong here? Is this some sort of sneaky language or fine print situation?
I apologize for my ignorance - thanks for any insight...
- 05-14-2010, 08:37 AM #2
- 05-14-2010, 08:47 AM #3
I agree, I think the 150 you get off on that date is your upgrade, which is essentially like the 2 year activation price. The device will still be the 199.99. I couldnt see them letting that device go for 49.99 anytime soon.
- 05-14-2010, 08:57 AM #4
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Sorry, but while I'm not "new to Sprint," I don't know much about their plans, policies, or fine print. Not all of us have that stuff memorized. That's why I'm kindly asking these questions. As I said before, I appreciate any info. Thanks...
- 05-14-2010, 09:50 AM #6
- 05-14-2010, 10:05 AM #7
- 05-14-2010, 10:39 AM #8
- 05-14-2010, 11:20 AM #9
I just did this not to long ago. My contact had about 6 months left on it. So what Sprint did was this:
Extended my contract and gave me $75.00 credit on my account
Left my $150.00 upgrade intact.
$449.99 - $150.00 - $75.00 = $224.99
Now the question is, will sprint let me extend my contact again to get the $100.00 off? I dunno. But we'll find out.
Thats essentially what I'll be paying for the EVO as an existing customer.
- 05-14-2010, 12:40 PM #10
- 05-14-2010, 12:44 PM #11
Sprint bent over backwards to get me as a customer. When I switched they paid off my contract. When I called around to possibly switch from sprint not one other carrier offered to pay off my contract.
No other carrier offers 'some extra' to get customers.
- 05-14-2010, 01:02 PM #12
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When I got my Sprint Diamond in Nov of 2008. I got a credit for renewing my contract and another loyalty credit. I have a 5 line family plan so I renewed all 5 lines and ended up having a credit of $100 with sprint just for getting a new phone.
In my experience if you call sprint and dont like their answer then call back in 5 min and you will get told something completely different.
- 05-14-2010, 04:38 PM #13