Well guys I'm heading to Sprint now! Thanks for your help below I copied and pasted my e mail and sprints reply about upgrading early and well I believe I might be able to buy out my contract and upgrade early let's hope shall we!! Il let you know asap driving to Sprint now! EVO 3g LTE here I come hopefully !!!!! 2year buyout hopefully and new contract and new phone soon hopefully here is the email I sent and sprints reply!!! Good luck to others in the same position as me!!
Here is an e-mail reply from Sprint regarding my particular account.
Dear Sprint Customer,
Thank you for contacting Sprint regarding the handset upgrade.
Sprint will launch LTE market by market.The launch of these major markets marks the next step in the companyâ€™s overall network strategy, also known as Network Vision. The changes are expected to provide Sprint customers with ultra-fast data speeds, improved 3G voice and data quality, and stronger in-building signal penetration providing a more valuable wireless experience.
When we announced the Network Vision program, we described it as a 3-5 year deployment program. Because of the compelling benefits, we are targeting a three-year completion of the entire program (end of 2013). At this point, Phase 1 will include many major metropolitan areas around the country. For example, in 2012, Sprint expects to cover 123 million people with Network Vision and 4G LTE service; by 2013, 250M people should be covered. Future cities have not been announced yet, but stay tuned for more information.
We plan to launch CDMA/LTE devices midyear 2Q of 2012 with up to 15 devices expected in 2012 - including phones, tablets and mobile broadband data cards.
Regarding the early upgrade:
Sprint is trialing an Upgrade Now program for a limited time to select customers in certain markets. The trial program lets qualifying customers upgrade their device early by paying a fee. Besides being able to purchase a new device at the lowest promotional price available, a new two-year contract is required and the standard $36 upgrade fee also applies.
Great news! I checked and youâ€™re in a trial market. Since participation is limited, please go to one of the following Sprint stores near you to see if you further qualify to participate in the program. The Sprint stores near you:
4005 Buffalo Rd Erie, PA 16510 Phone number: (814) 899-5130
We value your business and appreciate the opportunity to answer your questions. Please reply to this email or visit sprint.com if we can be of assistance.
Sincerely, Agnes G. Sprint
EDIT: Okay guys well i just went to the Sprint store and they were more than willing to help but they told me that account services hadto push my eligible upgrade status to their system for me to be able to do so. So now I haveto call customer service and findout how much it will be for me to buyout my contract and then preorder the new EVO 4g LTE at New contract price so im calling Sprint customer services now and i also replied to that email from the Sprint rep that I posted earlier and told him what the Sprint store had told me waiting for their reply VIA email as we speak!
FOLLOW UP: Well guys GREAT NEWS!!!! I called Sprint and they forwarded me over to the upgrade dept..I spoke with a woman about the buy up program and she said to buy out my remaining 2years of my contract it would only be $115 which was definitely LOWER than I would have imagined. So with that being said she billed the $115 to my contract and within 24-48 hours il be eligible for a new 2 year contract upgrade can we SAY EVO 4G LTE HERE I COME!!!!!
EVEN BETTER NEWS SPRINT IS ALSO DOING THE BUYBACK PROGRAM STILL AND I CHECKED FOR THE EVO 3D WE CAN GET $90.00 CREDIT SO MY PLAN IS TO SELL MY EVO 3D TO SPRINT FOR $90.00, AND PAY SPRINT $115 TO BUYOUT MY CONTRACT, AND THEN MAY 7TH PRE ORDER THE EVO 4G LTE !!!!! THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP GUYS!!!! ANYONE ELSE WHO WANTS TO DO THE SAME DO WHAT I DID AND YOU WILL BE IN LUCK LIKE ME!!!!!