1. marisdaman's Avatar
    I have never bought from RadioShack and the fact that they have instant rebate and going to give me a $50 gift card back I am considering that route instead of sprint store so I have one or two questions

    1. Can they charge the phone to your account like sprint does or do you have to pay on the spot.
    2. Can I get sprint insurance if I buy from radioshack/bestbuy.. Some people tell me no some people tell me yes

    3.
    08-12-2010 02:03 PM
  2. Phone#IM's Avatar
    I have never bought from RadioShack and the fact that they have instant rebate and going to give me a $50 gift card back I am considering that route instead of sprint store so I have one or two questions

    1. Can they charge the phone to your account like sprint does or do you have to pay on the spot.
    2. Can I get sprint insurance if I buy from radioshack/bestbuy.. Some people tell me no some people tell me yes

    3.
    1. Im not sure but I do believe only Sprint stores can do this and that you have to be approved beforehand with good credit to do so YMMV
    2. Yes you can buy insurance from Bestbuy/Radioshack
    08-12-2010 02:06 PM
  3. rmt5's Avatar
    Apparently, Radioshack is taking preorders starting tomorrow, but how will these be done? Via the web or should we just call a store?
    08-12-2010 02:26 PM
  4. Phone#IM's Avatar
    Apparently, Radioshack is taking preorders starting tomorrow, but how will these be done? Via the web or should we just call a store?
    You go instore and place a $50 deposit down that they give back to you in the form of a giftcard.

    Than when the phone is released you are guaranteed a phone and you only have to pay the $200 remaining to buy the phone since you already put down $50.
    08-12-2010 02:37 PM
  5. scientific's Avatar
    Apparently, Radioshack is taking preorders starting tomorrow, but how will these be done? Via the web or should we just call a store?
    You'll have to go into a local store (Radio shack or Best Buy), put a deposit down of $50 and go in pay the rest and pick it up on launch day!
    08-12-2010 02:38 PM
  6. H20wakebum's Avatar
    You need to pay cash... instant rebate, but they can't charge accounts.
    08-12-2010 02:39 PM
  7. H20wakebum's Avatar
    I mean you can pay with credit card too.. but payment must be up front.
    08-12-2010 02:39 PM
  8. marisdaman's Avatar
    I'm approved for getting billed to my account from sprint..that how I usually do it and jus pay the bill down weekly..jus need to know for sure if radioshack can do this too..also I don't want radioshack/bestbuy insurance..that why I want to know if I buy from R.S. Can I still get Ins. From sprint. I like that sprint does on spot repair and replcement turnover is less
    08-12-2010 02:40 PM
  9. jamex's Avatar
    I have never bought from RadioShack and the fact that they have instant rebate and going to give me a $50 gift card back I am considering that route instead of sprint store so I have one or two questions

    1. Can they charge the phone to your account like sprint does or do you have to pay on the spot.
    2. Can I get sprint insurance if I buy from radioshack/bestbuy.. Some people tell me no some people tell me yes

    3.
    How do you know they are giving $50.00 gift cards?
    08-12-2010 02:40 PM
  10. lpsteve72's Avatar
    I have never bought from RadioShack and the fact that they have instant rebate and going to give me a $50 gift card back I am considering that route instead of sprint store so I have one or two questions

    1. Can they charge the phone to your account like sprint does or do you have to pay on the spot.
    2. Can I get sprint insurance if I buy from radioshack/bestbuy.. Some people tell me no some people tell me yes

    3.
    Are they giving you a 50.00 gift card to purchase something else or are you purchasing a 50.00 gift card and using it when you pick up the phone?
    08-12-2010 02:41 PM
  11. Phone#IM's Avatar
    Are they giving you a 50.00 gift card to purchase something else or are you purchasing a 50.00 gift card and using it when you pick up the phone?
    The $50.00 Gift card is supposed to be used to pick up the phone but since it is a gift card im guessing you could use it to buy anything you want.

    Realistically all they are doing is taking your name down.
    08-12-2010 02:46 PM
  12. rmt5's Avatar
    If I'm not eligible for my upgrade until September 1st, do I think I can still go in and reserve one, and then pick it up/pay the rest in full on 9/1?
    08-12-2010 02:59 PM
  13. jamex's Avatar
    The $50.00 gift card is paid for by you. I just read it.
    08-12-2010 03:02 PM
  14. cr3amy's Avatar
    If I'm not eligible for my upgrade until September 1st, do I think I can still go in and reserve one, and then pick it up/pay the rest in full on 9/1?
    They said they'll hold the reservation until 6pm local time on 9/1. They're not going to not sell you the phone if that's what up, you're fine.
    08-12-2010 03:04 PM
  15. lpsteve72's Avatar
    If I'm not eligible for my upgrade until September 1st, do I think I can still go in and reserve one, and then pick it up/pay the rest in full on 9/1?
    Generally sprint will let u upgrade 2 weeks before your actual date, so you are fine. I have done it twice at best buy(upgraded early). You can reserve one tomorrow if you want. Reserving has nothing to do with your upgrade date.
    08-12-2010 03:07 PM
  16. Marty1781's Avatar
    I'm approved for getting billed to my account from sprint..that how I usually do it and jus pay the bill down weekly..jus need to know for sure if radioshack can do this too..also I don't want radioshack/bestbuy insurance..that why I want to know if I buy from R.S. Can I still get Ins. From sprint. I like that sprint does on spot repair and replcement turnover is less
    1. No, RS or BB cannot charge your Sprint account. You will have to pay for the phone upfront with one of BB/RS's accepted forms of payment.

    2. Yes, you can 100% still have the Sprint insurance added to your account/phone regardless of where you purchased the Epic. If you have it on your account now, then you are set as it will automatically transfer over to the Epic once you activate the phone.
    08-12-2010 04:34 PM
  17. raiderep's Avatar
    The giftcard is usable however you want so if you hold it until launch day the price will be $200. You have 30 days after any phone purchase to add insurance thru Sprint. They told me they check your upgrade eligibility when you reserve one so just go down tomorrow and see what they say.

    Sent from my HTC Hero CDMA using Tapatalk
    08-12-2010 05:40 PM
  18. DJPellegrino's Avatar
    1. Im not sure but I do believe only Sprint stores can do this and that you have to be approved beforehand with good credit to do so YMMV
    2. Yes you can buy insurance from Bestbuy/Radioshack
    What is required to get approved?
    08-12-2010 06:07 PM
  19. steveholtam's Avatar
    I think you just need to call Sprint and see how much credit you have with them. It depends on how long you have been with them, how you originally signed up, and other variables. I'm sure a CS person can tell you. And they may be able to increase it if you need more, depending on your credit and such.
    08-12-2010 06:18 PM
  20. marisdaman's Avatar
    What is required to get approved?
    For me when i signed up with sprint my credit score was high and wasn't required to put no money down..thats really all i can remember since it was like 10yrs ago and every time i decide to get a phone i just tell the rep to put it on my bill. the rep then looks at me.. then looks at my account and says yes i can do it. I haven't paid for a phone up front in 10 years and that why I asked If R.S and B.B. do this too. I'm pretty sure if you call sprint now they could tell you if you can or cant and/or tell what it takes
    08-12-2010 08:33 PM
  21. lpsteve72's Avatar
    For me when i signed up with sprint my credit score was high and wasn't required to put no money down..thats really all i can remember since it was like 10yrs ago and every time i decide to get a phone i just tell the rep to put it on my bill. the rep then looks at me.. then looks at my account and says yes i can do it. I haven't paid for a phone up front in 10 years and that why I asked If R.S and B.B. do this too. I'm pretty sure if you call sprint now they could tell you if you can or cant and/or tell what it takes
    Radio shack and best buy will not let you put the price of the phone on your sprint bill. You are purchasing the phone from retail stores that have to account for inventory levels. They cannot let you leave with the phone without ringing it into their registers and taking payment for it. To my knowledge, and I may be wrong here but the only way to put it on your bill would be to purchase online with sprint or through sprint telesales. I am not even sure about online.
    08-12-2010 10:43 PM
  22. c3PreO's Avatar
    Apparently, Radioshack is taking preorders starting tomorrow, but how will these be done? Via the web or should we just call a store?
    The Shack is now set up to pre-order the Epic on their website. Here's the link:

    Samsung Epic - Coming Soon

    I've purchased from the Shack before. Its best you go in personally and not by their website. Its cleaner and easier. You don't have to mess around with your calling plan like you do if you do it over the web.

    In person, you basiclly pay them $50 to reserve it. You get a $50 RS Gift Card in return that you use when you pick up your phone. So you cough up another $200 when you pick it up.

    One thing I noticed though, Radio Shack is NOT offering any "specials or gift" for per-orders for the Epic like they did for the other Galaxy class devices.

    What's with that????
    08-13-2010 02:13 AM
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