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Old July 1st, 2010, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to activate EVO on Sprint With No Contract

Just in case someone else has the same dilema i had by buying thier EVO online for full price so they dindt have to get the 2 year contract. but then realizing that sprint requires a new 2 year contract with every new line you activete regardles of you bought the phone outright or not. heres how how to get around it.


1 Buy EVO 4G wherever.
2 Activated old phone with a new number on the basic Month to month 200 plan (had to be done at the Sprint store they wold not let me activate over the phone with this plan)
3 go home and upgrade plan online to 99.00 unlimited everything
4 Swap old phone with EVO under activate new phone online
5 Port your phone number from whereever you have it to Sprint replacing the new phone you just got when you avtivated the line

Thats it, it quite a few steps but atleast you wont have to worry about getting locked in to a new 2 year contract.


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Old July 2nd, 2010, 09:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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your still in contract. sprint doesn't make you sign a contract due to the evo being placed on the account. ANY phone activated with a plan will be on a contract for 2 years. all your doing is paying alot more for the evo. look into that!

p.s. i work for sprint. im not saying your wrong just saying that isn't how activations work.
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Only carrier that you can even do something like that is Tmobile, is also nice since if you do that its $10 less a month.
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Old July 3rd, 2010, 03:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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your still in contract. sprint doesn't make you sign a contract due to the evo being placed on the account. ANY phone activated with a plan will be on a contract for 2 years. all your doing is paying alot more for the evo. look into that!

p.s. i work for sprint. im not saying your wrong just saying that isn't how activations work.
Are you sure? I thought you were only locked into a 2 year contract if you got a phone subsidy and/or rebate. I know for a fact I've changed plans, without changing phones, without being put into a new contract or extending my CSD.
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being as how i've had sprint for 10 years now. and upgrade is every year. i fail to see the problem with being locked in for 2 years anymore. it's not as if i'm going anywhere else. they're all too expensive. and i have yet to actually call sprint for billing issues. have only called them 3 times for dead phones. bottom line is i've been very happy with sprint. and as long as they keep offering the best deal in town. i don't see myself going anywhere else.
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