1. useport80's Avatar
    hey all,
    i got my epic4g in april 2011 by using my upgrade. i came from an older blackberry so i figured i'd make the jump android.

    i'm loving life on the android platform and i wanted to get the epic4g touch.

    what would be the cheapest way for me to get the epic4g touch? I can buy the phone outright, but i'd rather not pay $500 for it. i hear that sprint is pushing customers to add another line to my account so i can get the phone for cheaper.

    i've been a sprint customer since the nextel days and im currently on the 'everything data 450minutes' plan.

    are there any caveats to adding another line to my account aside from a higher monthly cell phone bill? and does adding another line to my account mean my account changes to a family plan?

    please let me know. thanks all.
    09-26-2011 11:03 AM
  2. drjb74's Avatar
    You can do either. If you add another line, you could make it a second line, or switch to a family plan. Family plan may be cheaper, as your cost goes up, but the second line is "free," if that makes sense. I just got my wife the E4GT, but I bought it outright. I didn't want to add to her contract length. I like Sprint, and have been with them for over 11 years, but I don't necessarily like being contractually obligated to anything.

    I turned around and sold her EPIC 4G for $250.00 on craigslist, so the phone was basically the same price as if I had signed a new contract. That would be my suggestion. Buy it outright, sell the old one. Basically works out the same, but you are not adding any additional monthly costs.
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    09-26-2011 01:03 PM
  3. cgardnervt's Avatar
    You may also get a good deal if you can stalk Ebay and CL. Friends of mine got iPhones and other devices that way cheaper. Then still sell the old one when your done. The only thing is...Doing that way you more than likely will NOT have any warranty. So its really on how cheap you wanna be. If it was me I would do what the guy up above said!

    Just a 2nd idea.
    09-27-2011 12:57 PM
  4. w9awx's Avatar
    Question to piggyback on this post is once you get the replacement phone through eBay, craigslist, etc, how do I add it to an existing line or new line if not bought right from sprint?
    10-16-2011 07:11 PM
  5. Photon4glover's Avatar
    Go to sprint and they'll switch it for yoy

    Sent from my MoPho on The Sprint Network
    10-16-2011 09:12 PM