EVO Purchasing Decision - March 2011

jasonblanco

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I was unemployed for a good part of last year, so the wife and I wisely agreed to just hold on to our phones. I've held pat with my rooted HTC Hero, and my poor wife is still using a 3 year old Palm Centro.

Now we're both excited to upgrade phones, and the EVO appeals to both of us, since we don't care for horizontal sliders.

My concern is that we purchase two EVOs in the next few weeks, Sprint subsequently announces the EVO2, and drops the original EVO price.

I'd like to upgrade but could wait if I thought it would save money.

Anyone know of a similar situation and whether Sprint is likely to drop the price anytime soon?

Thanks!
 

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Well, sprint is set to announce SOMETHING at CTIA (march 14th? i dont think im right, but march something lol) so see what happens with that first and as for an EVO2, probably this summer. Just guessing though.

You can get an Evo as an upgrade for 150$ if you shop around, so id say if your not worried about your phone being surpassed or any of that non-sense, buy after CTIA.
 
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We'll go to a Sprint store this weekend and see what deals are available. I know the phone will be surpassed soon enough, but I'm obviously not hung up on having the absolute latest and greatest.

I just don't want to waste money on an upgrade if Sprint is likely to drop the price anytime soon. Maybe I'll see if they can give me a 30 day price guarantee...
 

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There should be no issue with the price guarantee. if they have a return policy of 30 days, they should honor the price reduction if it happens. Now if that happens that they will just give you the difference back in cash or apply it towards your bill, that would depend as well.
 

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If you're not worried about having the latest and greatest, I would wait for any CTIA announcements from Sprint and then shop for a good deal on an EVO uograde. As it stands, new phones coming out now or soon will only be slightly faster than the EVO. Ex. HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon, its a glorified EVO with newer specs but almost identical. The EVO was way ahead of its time.
 

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CITA is March 22.. but the phone is most likely will not release till Summer. So you will have to wait till then to get it.

30day is automatic...

but.. searching online at amazon.. wirefly.. etc..
will get much better prices than sprint stores!!!!
 

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Well, sprint is set to announce SOMETHING at CTIA (march 14th? i dont think im right, but march something lol) so see what happens with that first and as for an EVO2, probably this summer. Just guessing though.

You can get an Evo as an upgrade for 150$ if you shop around, so id say if your not worried about your phone being surpassed or any of that non-sense, buy after CTIA.

Yeah CTIA 2011 is held March 22-24 in Orlando FL. Supposedly Sprint is 'bringing the latest in wireless innovation at CTIA'.
 

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Thanks to everyone who responded. I'm guessing we'll pick up EVOs today or next weekend, since a price drop really seems unlikely for a few months at the least. We're on Advantage Club plans, so it might even take longer for us.

I also know Sprint will give you money for your old phone - my friend said he got $45 for his Hero when he upgraded. Anyone know whether I'll need to take mine back to stock before turning it in?
 

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There should be no issue with the price guarantee. if they have a return policy of 30 days, they should honor the price reduction if it happens. Now if that happens that they will just give you the difference back in cash or apply it towards your bill, that would depend as well.

Go to Best Buy instead. You get the mail in rebate instantly and they have started this buy back program where if you want the latest and greatest they will buy your phone back for like 50% retail which is like $300 for the Evo.
 

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Thanks to everyone who responded. I'm guessing we'll pick up EVOs today or next weekend, since a price drop really seems unlikely for a few months at the least. We're on Advantage Club plans, so it might even take longer for us.

I also know Sprint will give you money for your old phone - my friend said he got $45 for his Hero when he upgraded. Anyone know whether I'll need to take mine back to stock before turning it in?

I don't know if I would sell it back to the Sprint store. There's always Swappa.com which should get you more. Or you might want to keep it as a backup phone.

Sent from my HTC EVO 4G
 

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I got my Evo for $99 upgraded price in December from Radioshack.com along with a free bluetooth headset.

Shop around, you can definitely find a good deal for sure
 

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This Nexus S on Sprint rumor might be a tempting alternative. I'd be excited to have two sweet phones of the same form factor from which to choose!
 

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