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22nd March 2011, 08:38 PM   |  #21  
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My wifes wasn't eligible to upgrade to an evo last year so we paid the pro rated etf fee..canceled her number and established again. Spent about $60 for etf..not the most conventional method but didn't have to pay full price for new evo
23rd March 2011, 04:45 AM   |  #22  
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Originally Posted by OneStepAhead

I'm pretty sure we can still upgrade after 1 year, the only difference being you get a $100 subsidy instead of $200.

The difference is that at 1 year, you only get a $75 discount. At two years, or with Premier Gold, you get $150 + the mail in rebate, so $250. And, if you use the $75 this year, then next year when the Evo 4D comes out, you'll be in the same situation of only getting $75. And, you push your contract out another year for that $75. And then when the Evo 5D comes out...

If you want to upgrade annually and aren't on premier gold, I think it's best to pay full price every other year in order to get the full $250 discount every two years and not be permanently on contract.
23rd March 2011, 04:54 AM   |  #23  
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I have $350 right now for a new phone fund, and my Epic is on Craigslist for $200. I like my Evo better, and I think I can do without an Epic. So If I can save up $550 without touching my other funds, I think I should be ok buying this phone straight up. What do you guys think? Will it cost more than that?
23rd March 2011, 05:17 AM   |  #24  
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I don't have anything at all to base this on, but I would hope 550 would be enough for this phone at full price. It may end up being 600.. but again, I don't know.

The real issue may be finding one. Nobody would sell me an EVO straight out. I tried Sprint, Best Buy, Radio Shack.. a few places online. They all were new account/upgrade only. I had ot get one off ebay.
23rd March 2011, 05:30 AM   |  #25  
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It's gonna be a game time decision for me. It depends on how much Sprint will give me in upgrade dollars (new customer in June specifically for the EVO). It also depends on what other retailers are selling it for, including Sprint online. Furthermore, I would consider adding a line to my family plan just for the new phone, then pulling a switcheroo and cancelling it if the ETF is low enough (in other words, if phone + ETF is less than full retail, then why not?).

Either way, I won't sell my EVO 4G. Why sell that when it can be a great backup phone in case the EVO 3D gets bricked, lost, pissed on, etc?

Edit: And I will probably wait until the EVO 3D is well rooted.
23rd March 2011, 07:54 AM   |  #26  
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Edit: And I will probably wait until the EVO 3D is well rooted.

This. I just found out that i'm eligible for a 2 yr upgrade, forgot that I bought the evo off-contract. Any chance of sprint releasing some other super-phone?
24th March 2011, 05:58 AM   |  #27  
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It's gonna be a game time decision for me. It depends on how much Sprint will give me in upgrade dollars (new customer in June specifically for the EVO). It also depends on what other retailers are selling it for, including Sprint online. Furthermore, I would consider adding a line to my family plan just for the new phone, then pulling a switcheroo and cancelling it if the ETF is low enough (in other words, if phone + ETF is less than full retail, then why not?).

Either way, I won't sell my EVO 4G. Why sell that when it can be a great backup phone in case the EVO 3D gets bricked, lost, pissed on, etc?

Edit: And I will probably wait until the EVO 3D is well rooted.

I probably would wait until it is well rooted as well. I think that it will only be a good upgrade then, but definitely will buy with no upgrade when I decide.
24th March 2011, 07:04 AM   |  #28  
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I don't have anything at all to base this on, but I would hope 550 would be enough for this phone at full price. It may end up being 600.. but again, I don't know.

The real issue may be finding one. Nobody would sell me an EVO straight out. I tried Sprint, Best Buy, Radio Shack.. a few places online. They all were new account/upgrade only. I had ot get one off ebay.

Radioshack cant reserve phones for contract renewals/new accts only. If they give you **** about it, call the dm's # that's posted by the register.
24th March 2011, 07:09 AM   |  #29  
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I'm going to have to wait until it's released to employees.... If Sprint follows the same guidelines that they did for the original EVO, probably not until November or so.

I work for the shack and I am going to have to do the same here, the monthly plan helps to ease the pain though.
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I am still getting the full $150 after a good chat with sprint
Here is a chat I had with Sprint rep last week after I realized that with the new Premier membership I no longer had my $150 for upgrade that was listed. So now I have it. Read through and maybe it could help if you want to get the 3d upgrade....

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Your session ID for this incident is 2637999.
Time Details
04/19/2011 06:57:08PM System: "Please wait and the next available account specialist will be with you shortly."
04/19/2011 06:57:28PM Session Started with Agent (Andrew K)
04/19/2011 06:57:28PM System: "If you are chatting today for Technical Support, please call 1-888-211-4727."
04/19/2011 06:57:28PM System: "Thank you for contacting Sprint. My name is Andrew K."
04/19/2011 06:57:28PM me: "I recently noticed that last week my upgrade price was $150 now it $75. I am tracking that the silver premier plan change is the reason, but why is that if you had $150 prior to the change you get penalized for not using. All that said what do I need to d"
o to make the change so I can get $150 quicker.
04/19/2011 06:58:09PM Agent (Andrew K): "I am happy to help you. Please hold a moment while I access your account."
04/19/2011 06:59:46PM Agent (Andrew K): "Thank you."
04/19/2011 07:00:39PM Agent (Andrew K): "Let me check this for you."
04/19/2011 07:00:44PM me: "ok"
04/19/2011 07:02:02PM Agent (Andrew K): "Thank you for waiting."
04/19/2011 07:02:28PM Agent (Andrew K): "I apologize for the inconvenience. Please let me check this for you."
04/19/2011 07:04:04PM Agent (Andrew K): "I will have that information shortly."
04/19/2011 07:06:12PM Agent (Andrew K): "Thank you for waiting."
04/19/2011 07:08:17PM Agent (Andrew K): "I have checked that he silver premier plan change is the reason. I have checked that your line is eligible for $75 now . As I have checked that you are our valuable customer Let me explain you nest way."
04/19/2011 07:09:58PM Agent (Andrew K): "I suggest you please upgrade phone with $75 now and then please contact us, then we will apply the $75 credit on the account for you so through this way you can get full upgrade discount."
04/19/2011 07:10:50PM Agent (Andrew K): "I have left the supportive notes in your account for you regarding the $75 credit."
04/19/2011 07:11:48PM me: "ok thank you for that. It will be available for awhile correct, if I reference this conversation?"
04/19/2011 07:12:18PM Agent (Andrew K): "Please save this transcript as a proof."
04/19/2011 07:12:32PM Agent (Andrew K): "You do not need to worry. I have left the supportive notes in your account for you regarding the $75 credit."
04/19/2011 07:12:53PM me: "Ok thank you very much for your support."
04/19/2011 07:13:04PM Agent (Andrew K): "My goal is to ensure the issues that prompted you to chat today are fully resolved. Did I address all the reasons for your chat today?"
04/19/2011 07:13:15PM me: "yes you did"
04/19/2011 07:13:20PM Agent (Andrew K): "It???s been my pleasure to serve you. You'll receive an email transcript of our chat after the session ends.

You have the option to complete a short survey at the end of this chat. I appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback because the survey res"
ults help Sprint measure my performance. Please don't hesitate to chat again for assistance at sprint.com.

Please click Exit and Complete Survey for me.
04/19/2011 07:13:34PM me: "will do"
04/19/2011 07:13:37PM Session Ended

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