1. rleflore's Avatar
    renewing a 2yr contract with sprint what phone would u reccommend or should i wait n save for the new releases coming up in this month or april and just go phoneless n patient
    03-10-2013 09:19 AM
  2. Voliam's Avatar
    I would wait until the One and the SIV are released. Both are getting all the love right now. Do your research on them now and try to make a decision.

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    03-10-2013 09:48 AM
  3. Imnutsnj's Avatar
    I would wait until the One and the SIV are released. Both are getting all the love right now. Do your research on them now and try to make a decision.

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    Agreed

    Sent telepathically from my padded cell via an HTC DROID DNA
    03-10-2013 09:49 AM
  4. Va1ha11a's Avatar
    renewing a 2yr contract with sprint what phone would u reccommend or should i wait n save for the new releases coming up in this month or april and just go phoneless n patient
    Definitely wait. The HTC One should be coming soon, and Samsung is announcing the Galaxy S4 on Thursday. If neither the One or the S4 interests you, the other phones on sprint will definitely be cheaper.
    03-10-2013 09:59 AM
  5. AnAndroidDroid's Avatar
    I'd definitely wait for the Samsung announcement at least, then decide.

    Based on the sg4 rumors, HTC one, and xperia z, I'd wait and buy next gen if I were in your position, just a question of which. If you want next gen but can't wait, the xperia is already out is it not?

    I was in a similar situation a few months back, but opted not to wait. Next gen devices were too far away at the time, especially in Canada. Hurts me to see all these new devices come out, but I think I made the right call.

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    03-10-2013 11:47 PM
  6. natya's Avatar
    I'd be leery of any deal tied to a 2-year contract, especially with Sprint. Sprint is hurting -- AT&T and Verizon have a commanding lead on them. In two years, who knows what shape they'll be in or whether their service will be usable?

    In my opinion, the whole business of 2-year contracts is consumer-hostile and should be resisted. These contracts are how wireless companies prevent people from insisting on decent prices and service. :/ I limit the damage by having a single wifi tether (Verizon's Jetpack) with a dataplan, and then getting devices that connect to it via wifi. That way I have mobile devices wherever the wireless company has at least 2G, and the company doesn't get to demand a new contract with each device or charge insane "full retail" prices for the devices.
    03-11-2013 01:02 AM
  7. AnAndroidDroid's Avatar
    I'd be leery of any deal tied to a 2-year contract, especially with Sprint. Sprint is hurting -- AT&T and Verizon have a commanding lead on them. In two years, who knows what shape they'll be in or whether their service will be usable?

    In my opinion, the whole business of 2-year contracts is consumer-hostile and should be resisted. These contracts are how wireless companies prevent people from insisting on decent prices and service. :/ I limit the damage by having a single wifi tether (Verizon's Jetpack) with a dataplan, and then getting devices that connect to it via wifi. That way I have mobile devices wherever the wireless company has at least 2G, and the company doesn't get to demand a new contract with each device or charge insane "full retail" prices for the devices.
    I would kill for 2-year contracts in Canada, quit yer bellyachin, eh.

    Just kidding

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    03-11-2013 02:14 AM
  8. anon5664829's Avatar
    renewing a 2yr contract with sprint what phone would u reccommend or should i wait n save for the new releases coming up in this month or april and just go phoneless n patient
    What about the Nexus 4? its 299 unlocked!
    I dont know for sure(don't kill me guys I don't live in the U.S) but Straight Talk gives you unlimited calling,texting and data although Tmobile is better due to HSDPA+ 42 compared to HSDPA+23 on Straight talk since they piggyback of AT&T towers.
    03-11-2013 02:22 AM
  9. anon5664829's Avatar
    I would kill for 2-year contracts in Canada, quit yer bellyachin, eh.

    Just kidding

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    Oh thank goodness you was about to slap you silly if you wanted 2 year contracts.
    03-11-2013 02:25 AM
  10. AnAndroidDroid's Avatar
    Oh thank goodness you was about to slap you silly if you wanted 2 year contracts.
    Lol I wasn't joking about wanting 2 year contracts. Much better than the Canadian standard of 3 years...

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    03-11-2013 02:38 AM
  11. anon5664829's Avatar
    Lol I wasn't joking about wanting 2 year contracts. Much better than the Canadian standard of 3 years...

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    Oh I thought you had no contracts like my country, we choose to leave when we feel we have had enough of the plan and can choose to get into a two year agreement, but that is only if there is a good deal.

    EDIT: also carriers are not allowed to install their bloatware on our phones either best country ever!

    DOUBLE EDIT: I pay $19 NZD or $16.20CAD for 50 mins,512MB and 5000 texts(I use the data for what ever I want e.g. tethering)
    03-11-2013 02:42 AM
  12. AnAndroidDroid's Avatar
    Oh I thought you had no contracts like my country, we choose to leave when we feel we have had enough of the plan and can choose to get into a two year agreement, but that is only if there is a good deal.

    EDIT: also carriers are not allowed to install their bloatware on our phones either best country ever!

    DOUBLE EDIT: I pay $19 NZD or $16.20CAD for 50 mins,512MB and 5000 texts(I use the data for what ever I want e.g. tethering)
    No need to rub it in lol. To get subsidized phones we have to go 3 year contract, pretty much min plan of $50/mo + fees + taxes.

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    03-11-2013 02:54 AM
  13. anon5664829's Avatar
    No need to rub it in lol. To get subsidized phones we have to go 3 year contract, pretty much min plan of $50/mo + fees + taxes.

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    All I have to say to that is ouch!
    And sorry didn't mean to sound like a jerk
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    03-11-2013 02:56 AM
  14. natya's Avatar
    Lol I wasn't joking about wanting 2 year contracts. Much better than the Canadian standard of 3 years...
    I can't argue with that; it's true in much the same way that a bad cold is preferable to a bad case of the flu or pneumonia. :/ My condolences. Can you escape the contracts by simply paying for the device? (Then I'd think that my strategy of owning a WiFI hotspot device and using WiFi connections to it would work in Canada too.)
    03-11-2013 03:12 AM
  15. anon5664829's Avatar
    I can't argue with that; it's true in much the same way that a bad cold is preferable to a bad case of the flu or pneumonia. :/ My condolences. Can you escape the contracts by simply paying for the device? (Then I'd think that my strategy of owning a WiFI hotspot device and using WiFi connections to it would work in Canada too.)
    Canadian plans and American plans don't sound very fun no offence! Why do you let the carriers get away with this? look at my post above and look at how cheap it all is and that's the biggest telco the smaller ones are even cheaper!
    03-11-2013 03:19 AM
  16. AnAndroidDroid's Avatar
    I can't argue with that; it's true in much the same way that a bad cold is preferable to a bad case of the flu or pneumonia. :/ My condolences. Can you escape the contracts by simply paying for the device? (Then I'd think that my strategy of owning a WiFI hotspot device and using WiFi connections to it would work in Canada too.)
    They have a formula for buyouts. Needless to say it costs a fortune.

    Found this formula for one of the big providers:

    DSRF (device savings recovery fee) = Economic Inducement [Economic Inducement x (# months elapsed in your Service Agreement Term Total # months in your Service Agreement Term)] + applicable taxes

    Edit: we should get back on topic, the thread kinda got hijacked.

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    03-11-2013 03:24 AM
  17. Woodsy's Avatar
    You also aren't getting very much data or minutes and if you're a text fiend (like me) you'd run out of all that quickly. You must use wifi a lot.

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    03-11-2013 03:31 AM
  18. anon5664829's Avatar
    You also aren't getting very much data or minutes and if you're a text fiend (like me) you'd run out of all that quickly. You must use wifi a lot.

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    Yeah poor americans and canadians
    03-11-2013 03:44 AM

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