08-27-2011 10:04 PM
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  1. jaysmallz's Avatar
    As per a very good source...the rumored priced of the Epic 4g Touch is going to be $249 after a 2yr contract renewal during the first 6 weeks then drop down to $199 afterwards. I hope I am wrong on this one and it's $199 from the start.
    08-19-2011 08:02 PM
  2. cacherpaderp's Avatar
    As per a very good source...the rumored priced of the Epic 4g Touch is going to be $249 after a 2yr contract renewal during the first 6 weeks then drop down to $199 afterwards. I hope I am wrong on this one and it's $199 from the start.
    Sprint's flagship phones come out at $199.99. I'm pretty sure you're wrong on this.
    08-19-2011 08:23 PM
  3. jaysmallz's Avatar
    Sprint's flagship phones come out at $199.99. I'm pretty sure you're wrong on this.
    I hope I am....I don't want to pay $249 for this phone but I will.
    08-19-2011 08:44 PM
  4. srkmagnus's Avatar
    $249 won't surprise me one bit. I hope it's not, but considering the price point of new phones on other networks it could well carry over to Sprint. Wasn't the Epic priced at $249?

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    08-19-2011 09:09 PM
  5. Officerpolabear's Avatar
    The only reason why the epic was $249 was for the keyboard (and arguably, the LED notification). I think it would be $199. No keyboard, no overpriced phone. Simple as that.
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    08-19-2011 10:04 PM
  6. sndplace's Avatar
    I hope its $199 also but who knows . the charge came out $299 the Bionic is Rumored $299. If Sprint goes the $250 route which i hope it doesn't it will hurt them. I would probably get it anyway but i think just like so many things people will pick on the price just to put Sprint down. They saw it didn't help them last year and on the 3D they could have done that but didn't . So hopefully the stay the course with $199 being the price. Cant wait 3 weeks (rumor) more .
    08-19-2011 11:51 PM
  7. cacherpaderp's Avatar
    I hope its $199 also but who knows . the charge came out $299 the Bionic is Rumored $299. If Sprint goes the $250 route which i hope it doesn't it will hurt them. I would probably get it anyway but i think just like so many things people will pick on the price just to put Sprint down. They saw it didn't help them last year and on the 3D they could have done that but didn't . So hopefully the stay the course with $199 being the price. Cant wait 3 weeks (rumor) more .
    You can't really compare Sprint prices to overpriced VZW. VZW usually has more expensive phones simply because they are on Verizon.
    08-20-2011 12:23 AM
  8. RBrown9180's Avatar
    Sprint's flagship phones come out at $199.99. I'm pretty sure you're wrong on this.
    The epic was $249 when it first came out last year.
    08-20-2011 09:33 AM
  9. jaysmallz's Avatar
    08-20-2011 09:59 AM
  10. garrettfarnum's Avatar
    He speculates it'll be 249.99, that's different than it actually being 249.99.
    08-20-2011 10:28 AM
  11. cacherpaderp's Avatar
    The epic was $249 when it first came out last year.
    Simply because of the keyboard.
    08-20-2011 11:21 AM
  12. RBrown9180's Avatar
    Simply because of the keyboard.
    I disagree. The htc evo shift is on par with the epic spec wise, had a keyboard and did not cost $249
    08-20-2011 12:58 PM
  13. cacherpaderp's Avatar
    I disagree. The htc evo shift is on par with the epic spec wise, had a keyboard and did not cost $249
    You forget that the general population is ignorant and they would see the 800mhz and think that it is slower. Plus, remember that it did not have a Front Facing camera, it had a 5 Megapixel camera (vs evo's 8), it did not have hdmi out, and it had a smaller screen.
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    08-20-2011 05:36 PM
  14. Officerpolabear's Avatar
    I disagree. The htc evo shift is on par with the epic spec wise, had a keyboard and did not cost $249
    I forgot to point this out, but Sprint probably paid a bit extra for having an exclusive phone (which ultimately made it so CM7 was harder to get on this phone) and Sprint felt like it was just to pay $250 because it is the only Galaxy phone in the 'S' Series that has a keyboard.
    08-20-2011 08:14 PM
  15. RBrown9180's Avatar
    You forget that the general population is ignorant and they would see the 800mhz and think that it is slower. Plus, remember that it did not have a Front Facing camera, it had a 5 Megapixel camera (vs evo's 8), it did not have hdmi out, and it had a smaller screen.
    So as you just posted above, it clearly wasn't $249 solely for the physical keyboard
    08-20-2011 08:19 PM
  16. Ian B's Avatar
    I dont care about the price, i am getting it period. This thing is gonna sell like fresh hot bread in a third world country.
    08-20-2011 08:25 PM
  17. sndplace's Avatar
    Yea I would be in protest if it went for more then $200 after rebate. I am looking to get this now and then add a 3rd line just to get the Prime but if its going for $300 then i think i can wait for a price drop or the Prime. I really do hope Sprint sticks to $200. for both phones
    08-20-2011 10:34 PM
  18. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Yea I would be in protest if it went for more then $200 after rebate. I am looking to get this now and then add a 3rd line just to get the Prime but if its going for $300 then i think i can wait for a price drop or the Prime. I really do hope Sprint sticks to $200. for both phones
    Charging an extra $50 for a physical keyboard is not a legit argument. The shift cost less and was on par with the Epic. It must be a decision based on the price Sprint got Samsung phones and what they felt was a good subsidy and still walk away with minimal loss.
    08-20-2011 11:37 PM
  19. cacherpaderp's Avatar
    So as you just posted above, it clearly wasn't $249 solely for the physical keyboard
    So as you didn't read what I wrote I was clearly comparing it to the EVO which it was supposed to replace/upgrade and remember that the evo was $199.99 and the flagship 4g phone. You think they would charge more for a phone with "lesser" stats with simply an additional keyboard?
    08-20-2011 11:48 PM
  20. cacherpaderp's Avatar
    Charging an extra $50 for a physical keyboard is not a legit argument. The shift cost less and was on par with the Epic. It must be a decision based on the price Sprint got Samsung phones and what they felt was a good subsidy and still walk away with minimal loss.
    It was on par with the Epic but the advertised stats were lesser. The general populous isn't going to look at quadrant scores. They're going to see: that it has a smaller screen, that the screen doesn't look at nice, that it doesn't have a front facing camera, that it is clocked 200mhz lower (I've heard Sprint employees trying to always sell someone an Epic over the Evo Shift simply because "it is faster").
    08-20-2011 11:51 PM
  21. RBrown9180's Avatar
    The general public thinks any htc evo or evo like product is a gift of technology from the gods. While the epic was a better phone then the evo or shift it never got the just it deserved cause its not made by htc. You could slap htc evo on an old a$$ nokia that you play snake on and the "general public" would buy more of them then they would the epic. The "general public" is very nieve.
    08-21-2011 01:35 PM
  22. cacherpaderp's Avatar
    The general public thinks any htc evo or evo like product is a gift of technology from the gods. While the epic was a better phone then the evo or shift it never got the just it deserved cause its not made by htc. You could slap htc evo on an old a$$ nokia that you play snake on and the "general public" would buy more of them then they would the epic. The "general public" is very nieve.
    I agree dude. The general public is very naive, and the Salespeople at Sprint have to play on that.
    08-21-2011 02:46 PM
  23. wants2now's Avatar
    they should price it cheap for the USA since we waited so long!
    08-25-2011 08:39 PM
  24. STL 314's Avatar
    hopefully full price is 549.99
    08-25-2011 09:10 PM
  25. milominderbinde's Avatar
    If Palm gets an exclusive or some extra feature, it could be $249. Even the Palm Pre was $249 on June 6, 2009 until Sprint lost their exclusive.

    I hope Sprint does not get an exclusive.
    08-27-2011 09:37 PM
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