06-19-2011 12:22 AM
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  1. RomanHelmet's Avatar
    Wanted to let everyone know I was able to "pre-order" one from my local Sprint store today. I called two, and the first one didn't know anything. But the next one put me on hold for a few minutes then came back and took my name and phone number, and asked if it was going to be an upgrade for a current line.

    So take it with a grain of salt, but depending on what store you call, you may be able to get on some kind of (un)official list.
    05-17-2011 04:33 PM
  2. tes5884's Avatar
    I just pre-ordered mine from Radio Shack !
    05-17-2011 05:11 PM
  3. dantheman68's Avatar
    It doesn't sound very official, did they just say they would call you or that you were actually on a preorder list.
    05-17-2011 06:47 PM
  4. user7618's Avatar
    I just pre-ordered mine from Radio Shack !
    +1! They also asked if I wanted to preorder the kickstand case. I said no after they told me the price. $50! Yikes!

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    Sent from my CDMA Hero. I got some hot Ginger-on-Hero action here!
    05-17-2011 07:29 PM
  5. alvarezjpr's Avatar
    +1! They also asked if I wanted to preorder the kickstand case. I said no after they told me the price. $50! Yikes!
    $50!!?? Did you tell them that you wanted only one, not the whole case? ;-)
    05-17-2011 09:35 PM
  6. boggs3010#AC's Avatar
    We have a short list at work.. So far just me...lol
    05-19-2011 08:01 PM
  7. MannyZ28's Avatar
    We have a short list at work.. So far just me...lol
    Not surprising, since only us forum crawling geeks like us know about it! LOL
    05-19-2011 10:28 PM
  8. RomanHelmet's Avatar
    Not surprising, since only us forum crawling geeks like us know about it! LOL
    Haha very true. I'm willing to bet once they start advertising this phone more they're going to sell out all over the place.

    I talked to a buddy of mine who works for Sprint as a retail sales rep. He's at a different store than I preordered at, but he said that the preorders they do like the one I got on is legit. They sometimes will call you a day early to come in and pick up your phone before everyone else, and it does save you a phone. So if you're getting one through Sprint then its worth calling around, especially since they don't ask for any money down.
    05-19-2011 10:54 PM
  9. MannyZ28's Avatar
    I am not too upset about the 50 bones I had to put down, after all, it goes towards the purchase price of the phone, so it just makes purchase day less painful!
    05-19-2011 11:32 PM
  10. Rose4uKY's Avatar
    I can't believe that kickstand case is gonna be 50 bucks. I just got a different style seido case about a month ago and I love it. It's the innocase active with 2 parts to it and I am hoping to get a similar one for my EVO. But I am sure I'll have the kickstand one too. I don't know! I hope I can sell my EVO with all my accesories for a decent price.
    05-20-2011 01:12 AM
  11. bryanjfaber's Avatar
    Me too, your best bet is the corporate sprint stores w/repair shop in back, the bigger ones....i heard radioshack leaked a memo saying rough launch june 4th...it sounds right in line with last 2 sprint launches htc evo and palm pre(most underrted OS) both lunched first wken in june, plus spint ill want to beat tmobile htc sensation aka evo3D minus 3D...comes out june8 or sumthing?

    Plus at sprint i can charge a phone to my account or accessories, its nice i charged full price htc hero while i waited for my insurance claim..returned it at day 25ish.
    05-20-2011 09:38 AM
  12. bryanjfaber's Avatar
    I am not too upset about the 50 bones I had to put down, after all, it goes towards the purchase price of the phone, so it just makes purchase day less painful!
    I used it to pay my latest bill, to pay on i mean $220 for 4lines unlmted everything but 1500 landline minutes plus insurance, i get. $50 bucks n avrage p/person
    05-20-2011 09:41 AM
  13. SCSnare's Avatar
    I just stopped by the corporate store near me and was able to buy the $50 gift card and put my name on the preorder list. They said I was the first one at that store, so now I just have to wait for them to actually announce the release date.
    05-20-2011 03:32 PM
  14. garrettfarnum's Avatar
    +1! They also asked if I wanted to preorder the kickstand case. I said no after they told me the price. $50! Yikes!

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    Sent from my CDMA Hero. I got some hot Ginger-on-Hero action here!
    Well it's $50 down, and that's both of them. I bet the case will be like $25-30


    Sent from my (almost) HTC Evo 3D using Tapatalk
    05-20-2011 04:33 PM
  15. puchdog's Avatar
    I did my pre order today for $50 as well. At my local sprint store. So it is official.
    05-20-2011 05:56 PM
  16. user7618's Avatar
    Well it's $50 down, and that's both of them. I bet the case will be like $25-30


    Sent from my (almost) HTC Evo 3D using Tapatalk
    No, I specifically asked what the price was. Though she seemed unsure. Anyway, I think I can live without a kickstand.

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    Sent from my CDMA Hero. I got some hot Ginger-on-Hero action here!
    05-20-2011 06:09 PM
  17. Angry Man's Avatar
    Has anyone been able to Pre Order from Sprint directly yet?
    05-20-2011 08:15 PM
  18. xavier28's Avatar
    I went in on the 1st day pre-order was available at best buy and no one had done it yet...decided to wait. Couldn't wait that long and went in about 3 weeks ago and Im now 3rd on the list....should have known better not to wait. STILL, it's looking pretty good that I will be able to snatch one up on the release day!
    05-20-2011 08:21 PM
  19. RomanHelmet's Avatar
    Yea forgot to mention that. The store that did do a preorder for me was a corporate store with a repair shop in back.
    05-20-2011 08:40 PM
  20. Jackietreehorn's Avatar
    Lucky Roman, I called 8 corporate Sprint stores today, and not a single one had any clue about a preorder, although one said at their meeting this morning that they were told to expect the 3D "sooner than you think." Wish that actually meant something...
    05-20-2011 09:45 PM
  21. ElijahRain's Avatar
    I have a business account and called over to business sales. I was told that the pre-orders started today and must be done in store with a $50 gift card purchase, unless you're a Gold level member or have a business account in good standing.

    So, I called my local corporate store and was able to get on the list with no purchase. I was already the 5th person to register for that store.

    I was also told that the internal buzz at the business side is a June 19th release date. The guy in the store said that they're expecting shipments to arrive in store on the 14th. I have no idea how reliable the info is.
    05-20-2011 10:35 PM
  22. Melaza's Avatar
    Just talked to a sales rep in the Brandon, FL store and they said they'll start taking pre-orders next week with $50 gift card
    05-21-2011 09:30 AM
  23. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Just talked to a sales rep in the Brandon, FL store and they said they'll start taking pre-orders next week with $50 gift card
    If they start to officially take pre orders next week, then I am expecting an announcement of the release date next week as well.
    05-21-2011 10:38 AM
  24. patchs's Avatar
    I was at a Sprint third-party kiosk yesterday and they're taking $50 preorders, no release date or price info.
    05-21-2011 02:54 PM
  25. failmatic's Avatar
    The pre-order ad was in Entertainment Weekly by the way.
    05-21-2011 04:55 PM
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