1. blackempire21084's Avatar
    I will be available for any upgrade in august so i am gonna stick it out til then, but the wife wont be able to upgrade til like july of next yr. what will the price be for hers if i am to buy it outright.
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    05-16-2010 03:49 PM
  2. Whiteboyx69's Avatar
    05-16-2010 03:58 PM
  3. lawmangrant's Avatar
    449.00 through sprint and 599.99 through retail outlets...
    05-17-2010 03:59 PM
  4. Complex Pants's Avatar
    449.00 through sprint and 599.99 through retail outlets...
    Thanks for letting me know about the $450 through sprint. I was at best buy and they said $600.
    05-17-2010 04:04 PM
  5. Gameboy70's Avatar
    I think a more pertinent question is how anyone will be able to qualify to get it outright, since no one is currently paying the $10 premium data charge. If the charge is mandatory for the Evo, Sprint would have to allow the premium to be off contract. The 4G upgrade is really the only thing that keeps me from buying the Evo outright.
    05-17-2010 05:36 PM
  6. Jeremy's Avatar
    I think a more pertinent question is how anyone will be able to qualify to get it outright, since no one is currently paying the $10 premium data charge. If the charge is mandatory for the Evo, Sprint would have to allow the premium to be off contract. The 4G upgrade is really the only thing that keeps me from buying the Evo outright.
    Not sure I understand what you mean but of course they will tack on the $10 4G tax if you are off contract or not...
    05-17-2010 07:11 PM
  7. scaryhumor's Avatar
    At $449, is there still a mail in rebate?
    05-17-2010 08:44 PM
  8. njbianco#AC's Avatar
    At $449, is there still a mail in rebate?
    no definitely not
    05-17-2010 10:17 PM
  9. MannyZ28's Avatar
    That 449 price is NOT confirmed. I asked several Sprint employees that are higher up in the Sprint hierachy, and they all said that while that price is a good guess, Sprint has not yet finalized the actual price yet. I hope it's 450, but it might also be 650.
    05-17-2010 10:58 PM
  10. Jeremy's Avatar
    That 449 price is NOT confirmed. I asked several Sprint employees that are higher up in the Sprint hierachy, and they all said that while that price is a good guess, Sprint has not yet finalized the actual price yet. I hope it's 450, but it might also be 650.
    I could have sworn it is indeed confirmed.
    05-17-2010 11:05 PM
  11. MannyZ28's Avatar
    I could have sworn it is indeed confirmed.
    Not according to everyone I talked to.

    If it was confirmed, I am sure they would show something on Sprints website. According to the people I talked to, the Evo won't be up for sale on the Sprint site until June 1, and that, supposedly is going to be the day when they make the price official.
    05-18-2010 12:42 AM
  12. error4o4's Avatar
    Not to rain on a parade, but typically it goes like this at shacks:

    $449 or $499 with $150 or $200 IR. (Which gives the $199 OTD)

    Without contracts are typically the pre-rebate price + $200.

    Go into any Shack and compare. Almost all phones are 200 retail above the pre-rebate price.

    Sadly this puts the phone at about 649-699 retail.

    But really thats not too unreasonable of a price.

    449-499 out the door is sadly a dream.
    05-18-2010 01:47 AM
  13. clownberg's Avatar
    I have a quick question-a sprint rep told me if u buy the phone off contract u still need a 2 yr agreement to get sprint service.Why then would u pay $600 for a phone you can only use on contract ?
    05-18-2010 10:17 AM
  14. Rigmaster's Avatar
    I have a quick question-a sprint rep told me if u buy the phone off contract u still need a 2 yr agreement to get sprint service.Why then would u pay $600 for a phone you can only use on contract ?
    Don't think your rep was prepared for the question. I think I read somewhere that other Sprint reps have said you can buy the Evo at full price and add the $10 charge to an existing contract as long as that contract currently includes data.

    Would be a little pointless to tell existing customers they had to extend contract just to buy the Evo. What if the original phone was lost or damaged and the customer just wanted to replace it with something newer/better. I think your rep was just wrong. Probably not intentionally, but wrong nonetheless (love silly compound words like that one).
    05-18-2010 10:39 AM
  15. clownberg's Avatar
    but I dont have a phone plan with anybody - why would I buy the phone off contract If I have to get a 2 yr contract for it ?
    05-18-2010 10:52 AM
  16. Rigmaster's Avatar
    but I dont have a phone plan with anybody - why would I buy the phone off contract If I have to get a 2 yr contract for it ?
    It wouldn't make sense to buy the Evo if you don't use Sprint service. Off-contract prices are for people who want to buy phones without doing anything to existing service plans or who are not eligible for upgrade pricing.
    05-18-2010 10:59 AM
  17. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    the 449 price is in an official e-mail sent from sprint who signed up for updates. I received the e-mail as well
    its 449- 150 2 year contract -100 MIR= 199 with 2 year agreement.

    Its stated here:
    05-18-2010 12:47 PM
  18. Rigmaster's Avatar
    the 449 price is in an official e-mail sent from sprint who signed up for updates. I received the e-mail as well
    its 449- 150 2 year contract -100 MIR= 199 with 2 year agreement.
    If it's standard marketing material, it doesn't reflect every purchase scenario possible - just the standard one that Sprint wants the masses to remember.
    05-18-2010 12:54 PM
  19. PhantomPhreak53's Avatar
    the 449 price is in an official e-mail sent from sprint who signed up for updates. I received the e-mail as well
    its 449- 150 2 year contract -100 MIR= 199 with 2 year agreement.

    Its stated here:
    So that means for us that purchased at Best Buy are paying $450 without renewing a contract? A previous post said something about adding $200?
    05-18-2010 01:03 PM
  20. error4o4's Avatar
    I stand corrected, we've been told that Unactivated prices are 499.99. (Call your local shack and verify!)
    05-18-2010 01:43 PM
  21. PhantomPhreak53's Avatar
    I stand corrected, we've been told that Unactivated prices are 499.99. (Call your local shack and verify!)
    I just got off the phone with Telesales for Sprint and they said they don't have an unactivated price yet.
    05-18-2010 02:01 PM
  22. error4o4's Avatar
    I'm telling you what is written on screen to be told to customers.

    "Customers wanting to pre order at the unactivated price (499.99) are allowed."
    05-18-2010 02:02 PM
  23. PhantomPhreak53's Avatar
    I'm telling you what is written on screen to be told to customers.

    "Customers wanting to pre order at the unactivated price (499.99) are allowed."
    Oh ok. Cool!
    05-18-2010 02:03 PM
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