1. MDteX's Avatar
    I've called Sprint and stopped by a store. No one could give me any information other than it will be available June 4. No pre-order available, no pricing, no nothing and nothing to look at. The demo's can't be put out until June 4. Even my local Best Buy took their dummy units back until June 4.

    The Sprint guy took a guess and said the off contract price would be $600. I'm buying one off contract so I just want to know what the damn thing will cost!

    Talk around here is Sprint will be $449 but I will only believe that when they announce it. There is nothing on their website that says that and not confirmed by any Sprint person I've talked to. RS is supposedly $499 and BB about $700. But none will/can commit to a price until June 4 when Sprint opens the bag. The only "known" is the upgrade price.

    I will call again June 1 and see if any information is available or if they truly are being tight lipped until June 4.
    05-27-2010 09:44 PM
  2. klimb22's Avatar
    Talk around here is Sprint will be $449 but I will only believe that when they announce it. There is nothing on their website that says that and not confirmed by any Sprint person I've talked to. RS is supposedly $499 and BB about $700. But none will/can commit to a price until June 4 when Sprint opens the bag. The only "known" is the upgrade price.
    I guess you missed Radio Shack information. It clearly says $499.99 unactivated.

    http://radioshackwireless.com/templa..._SITESEARCHEVO
    05-27-2010 09:48 PM
  3. estebancam's Avatar
    Ok.... why would you ever buy one off-contract?

    I can let you know the other stuff, but answer me that question, if you would please.
    05-27-2010 09:49 PM
  4. Jordus's Avatar
    Its not anyones fault for not giving you off contract price because the vast majority of phone sales are on contract.
    05-27-2010 09:53 PM
  5. BigRick10's Avatar
    449.99 at Sprint. Here is the email they sent out:

    May require up to a $36 activation fee/line, credit approval and deposit. Up to $200 early termination fee/line applies. Phone Offer: While supplies last. $449.99 – $150.00 (two-year activation) – $100.00 (mail-in rebate) = $199.99 (final price). Mail-in Rebate: Requires activation at the time of purchase. Line must be active 30 consecutive days. Allow 10 to 14 weeks for rebate. Upgrade: Existing customers in good standing with service on the same device for more than 22 consecutive months currently activated with a service plan of $39.99 or higher may be eligible. See in-store rebate form, sprint.com/upgrade for details. Everything Data Plan: Includes 450 Anytime Minutes. Additional Anytime Minutes (overage): Up to $0.40/minute. Nights: Monday – Thursday 7pm – 7am; Weekends: Friday 7pm – Monday 7am. Partial minutes charged as full minutes. Any Mobile, Anytime (AMA)/Unlimited Calls to Mobile: Applies when directly dialing/receiving standard voice calls between domestic wireless numbers as determined when the call is placed using independent 3rd party and Sprint data bases. Standard roaming rates/restrictions apply. Only available with select Sprint Plans and while on the Nationwide Sprint or Nextel National Networks (excludes calls to voicemail, 411, and other indirect methods). Data/Web: Premium content/downloads (games, ringers, songs, certain channels, etc.) are additional charge. Messaging: Includes text, picture and video for domestic messages sent or received. International messages are $0.20 sent or received. SMS voice messages may incur an additional data charge of $0.03/KB. Text to 3rd parties to participate in promotions or other may result in additional charges. International services are not included. GPS Navigation: GPS reliability varies by environment. Voice/Data Usage Limitation: Sprint reserves the right, without notice, to deny, terminate, modify, disconnect or suspend service if off-network usage in a month exceeds: (1) voice: 800 minutes or a majority of minutes; or (2) data: 300 megabytes or a majority of kilobytes. For other usage restrictions, including limiting throughput, see sprint.com/termsandcondition
    05-27-2010 10:02 PM
  6. chazm's Avatar
    I can never understand why people wont get with contract. You can buy this phone for $199. What happens if after 6 months you decide you don't like sprint? Sell the phone, should be able to get more than you paid for it, because there will be other jack nuts who don't want a contract and pay more. Use that money to pay the ETF
    05-27-2010 10:06 PM
  7. bp3dots's Avatar
    Ok.... why would you ever buy one off-contract?

    I can let you know the other stuff, but answer me that question, if you would please.
    I can never understand why people wont get with contract. You can buy this phone for $199. What happens if after 6 months you decide you don't like sprint? Sell the phone, should be able to get more than you paid for it, because there will be other jack nuts who don't want a contract and pay more. Use that money to pay the ETF
    I don't buy on contract because my retailer plans don't allow it. Some people simply prefer not to be on a contract. (Far better option to me)
    05-27-2010 10:12 PM
  8. LABLE's Avatar
    Ok.... why would you ever buy one off-contract?

    I can let you know the other stuff, but answer me that question, if you would please.
    Why is it a problem if you buy off contract. There are plenty of people that buy phones that way.


    OP:
    Best Buy: $599
    RS: $499
    Sprint: 449
    05-27-2010 10:13 PM
  9. BigRick10's Avatar
    Only if your an existing customer. All new customers sign a 2yr contract.
    05-27-2010 10:13 PM
  10. MDteX's Avatar
    Ok.... why would you ever buy one off-contract?

    I can let you know the other stuff, but answer me that question, if you would please.
    Because I'm not up for an upgrade. Plain and simple.
    05-27-2010 10:15 PM
  11. MDteX's Avatar
    449.99 at Sprint. Here is the email they sent out:
    Again that is the upgrade price. Show me on Sprint's site that states the price.
    05-27-2010 10:16 PM
  12. ChaosShadow's Avatar
    Not everyone CAN buy the phone for the contract price. Some customers already on Sprint may not be eligible for that pricing (due to their upgrade eligibility date), and have to pay the "out of contract" price to get the phone. Sometimes you may get a few bucks off here and there if you call customer service, but, nothing close to the $199 price.
    05-27-2010 10:16 PM
  13. NorthBayX415's Avatar
    Information has been out for a while, where have you been?
    05-27-2010 10:18 PM
  14. klimb22's Avatar
    Again that is the upgrade price. Show me on Sprint's site that states the price.
    What don't you get? That IS the regular price. $449.99 from Sprint.
    05-27-2010 10:18 PM
  15. MDteX's Avatar
    I can never understand why people wont get with contract. You can buy this phone for $199. What happens if after 6 months you decide you don't like sprint? Sell the phone, should be able to get more than you paid for it, because there will be other jack nuts who don't want a contract and pay more. Use that money to pay the ETF
    You don't understand contracts and upgrades very well then. I'm not available for an upgrade so I pay full price. I like Sprint. I've had them for the last 12 years or so. Great value and good service in DFW.

    I just doesn't seem that hard to understand why people buy off contract.
    05-27-2010 10:19 PM
  16. BigRick10's Avatar
    Again that is the upgrade price. Show me on Sprint's site that states the price.
    449.99 IS the full price! The upgrade price is 299.99 before 100 MIR! What else don't you get?
    05-27-2010 10:29 PM
  17. mvpilot172's Avatar
    Anyone know if you buy the full price Evo @ sprint and activate it/upgrade your phone there you get the $100 mail in rebate without a new contract. $350 for the phone would be a decent deal and I could save my upgrade for later.
    05-28-2010 09:42 AM
  18. chazm's Avatar
    You don't understand contracts and upgrades very well then. I'm not available for an upgrade so I pay full price. I like Sprint. I've had them for the last 12 years or so. Great value and good service in DFW.

    I just doesn't seem that hard to understand why people buy off contract.
    Forgot about that. That would be one reason.

    I guess I didn't think about it because I wanted the new iPhone when it comes out but I'm not eligible for an upgrade till Jan 11 2011 so instead of waiting I will cancel my contract and pay the ETF charge with the sale of my current iPhone and I am getting the evo
    05-28-2010 09:55 AM
  19. Caitlyn McKenzie's Avatar
    Anyone know if you buy the full price Evo @ sprint and activate it/upgrade your phone there you get the $100 mail in rebate without a new contract. $350 for the phone would be a decent deal and I could save my upgrade for later.
    I'm 99% sure you only get that rebate if you're getting a full $150 upgrade or a new contract.
    05-28-2010 10:01 AM
  20. BigRick10's Avatar
    Anyone know if you buy the full price Evo @ sprint and activate it/upgrade your phone there you get the $100 mail in rebate without a new contract. $350 for the phone would be a decent deal and I could save my upgrade for later.
    Yeah there is no MIR for people buying the phone at full retail.
    05-28-2010 10:12 AM
  21. mvpilot172's Avatar
    Thanks, just trying to get the Evo before my upgrade in September at the lowest price possible. Also will sell my Pre!
    05-29-2010 09:27 AM
  22. rockdawg's Avatar
    I have a convoluted scenario why I'm paying full price for my EVO. I had an iPhone 3g with AT&T and was paying $159/month after an employee discount. For whatever reason we were no longer eligible for the employee discount and the new cost would be $190/month. Switched to Verizon because I wanted the Droid and it was going to be ~$205/month. Had big time problems with the voice quality on the Droid. I went though two Droids plus my wife's and they all had the same issue.

    This caused us to look at other options and I found out how cheap Sprint was and they had good coverage in our area. Not to mention we found out that we were eligible for a discount through them too. Total monthly cost is $109! Even though I didn't care for any of their top phones, and I really didn't wan't to step down from the iPhone, my wife really liked the Hero (I hate the darn thing!). Also, I'd read about the EVO (called Supersonic back then) coming to Sprint soon. I knew by the time it came out I would be well past my 30 day period and I have to pay full price for it, but the savings per month from switching carriers will more than make up for that.

    So for me, I'm actually saving money by paying full price. It would have cost me more to wait to switch to Sprint and get the EVO for $199.
    05-29-2010 01:15 PM
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