I was able to get one when I bought my epic. I have been a sprint customer since they merged with nextel. My girlfriend and I both had separate premier status accounts for years. We decided to merge accounts and get her grandmother a phone on our plan. I had 2 months to go untill a 12 month full discount was due for me. The lady at the store told me we could merge accounts and still get an epic in 2 months at full discount. When I returned to the store two months later, they told me a sub account can only get an upgrade price after 22 months or something like that. I called sprint and told them the story and they allowed me the $200 price for an epic instead of $500.
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