- 12-01-2010, 04:41 PM #2
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- 12-01-2010, 05:16 PM #4
- 12-01-2010, 06:51 PM #5
- 12-01-2010, 07:12 PM #6
[QUOTE=5111;451370]What if you are with Sprint and eligible for the one year $75
Two year upgrade is $150, one year upgrade $75 so I believe your price would be $75 higher than the two year upgrade price. Do it at RS and it would be $179.99 +$75, $249.99. It's worth checking out.
- 12-01-2010, 09:49 PM #8
- 12-02-2010, 10:27 AM #9
- 12-02-2010, 12:25 PM #10
- 12-02-2010, 01:48 PM #11
- 109 Posts
However, you can "buy out" the remaining time before your next upgrade eligibility by calling Sprint's Retention Dept. We have done this for two phones over the past few months, both with a upgrade date in April 2011. It cost us about $45 for each, however the representative also gave a service credit to balance that out, so it wound up being a free "buy out".
- 12-02-2010, 02:32 PM #12
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Also, when they changed your upgrade date, how long did you have to wait for that to be active? Sprint changed my primary line to be my daughter's phone (still don't know how this changes) and now they have said they will "reset my upgrade eligibility date" but that it would take 1 to 2 billing cycles to take effect.
- 12-02-2010, 02:58 PM #13
- 109 Posts
I'm currently doing the same thing for the kiddo's phone, and called either Monday or Tuesday about it. It has yet to show up and I'm currently on with customer service about it.
As for asking about it, I guess you could use the "I hate my phone, and will leave if I can't 2yr upgrade" approach like we did the first time, at which point you will be sent to the retentions dept. This time, I simply asked about doing an early upgrade, and got sent to retentions dept.....of course, it may have helped I had other account issues to discuss as well (but those did not require retentions dept).
If you need something done account wise beyond the basics, always work your way to Retentions.....they have pretty much been able to help me do whatever it was I was trying to do.
- 12-06-2010, 09:14 PM #14
Future Epic Owner Just a few questions :)
Hey guys , Im gonna be a future epic owner!~
So as everyone else, i got a few question, maybe one for know since i don't have the phone yet so i'll update this threat when i do if i got some questions that i can't find answered in the board. Don't worry! I'll try to not make new useless threats, I make sure to see if there are any similar to what im thinking of posting
Now the question is where, or how can i find good deals for the phone? Of course going to sprint itself aint going to cut it for much
I found in amazonmobile for 179 for the phone
Wirefly had some good deals, though alot of people say not to do it through wirefly because they have their own Lil Hidden Contract fee's and what not.
Should i just get it from Sprint?
Im just trying to save a couple of bucks or try to get the phone at the least 150.
- 12-06-2010, 09:22 PM #15
- 98 Posts
Buying from a Sprint store certainly is easiest in terms of returns/exchanges and setup support, but yes, you pay a lot for the convenience.
- 12-06-2010, 09:57 PM #16
- 12-06-2010, 10:39 PM #17
- 12-07-2010, 05:22 PM #18
- 12-07-2010, 07:44 PM #19
- 98 Posts
"Items that are not returnable
AmazonWireless does not accept returns of the following items:
* Any product that indicates use or damage by the customer "
Basically, if it doesn't look "like new" when they get it back, they won't take it.
The penalty for canceling your contract (or getting canceled by Sprint for nonpayment) within 181 days is $250.
- 12-07-2010, 08:13 PM #20
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- 12-07-2010, 09:56 PM #22
- 12-08-2010, 03:37 PM #23
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Amazon did have a steal, I think it was one day only special back about a month ago. It was for new customers only $99.99, with free activation and free 2 day shipping!!
Sammy & Amazon must have talked a sweet deal to each other for that one...
Next best deal I've seen was $150 since then.
BTW, Before you rush over to Amazon to see if they have any sweet deals going they still don't offer upgrades/adding new lines at Amazon. New customers and purchases without contract only.
Last edited by Paul627g; 12-08-2010 at 03:43 PM. Reason: correction
- 12-09-2010, 07:31 PM #24
- 12-10-2010, 02:36 AM #25
- 216 Posts
I'm considering getting the Epic, but I am wondering where the price of $179 is coming from for RS? Their online price is $179, but the in store price is $219. My experience with price matching at Best Buy is that they have to see a print ad showing a different price. I don't think a Best Buy store will price match radioshack.com.