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Old July 20th, 2011, 10:33 AM   #51 (permalink)
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man my head is spinning, so many choices so little time lol

Ok, on an upgrade on a phone that is out of contract, would the Wire fly/Slick deals offer sound the best or is there another one better.

Also, regardless of deal or price, if one orders on Sunday, how soon would they get the phone in their hands?

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Typically don't most legit companies always have the pre orders at your door the day they come out? I thought that was just kind of a standard thing....but maybe it's just Amazon.

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Wow totally forgot about the Sunday thing it just slipped my mind. In that case wouldn't it be at your door on Monday?

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Damn, sometimes patience doesn't pay off. Seems like Wirefly might have taken this down already, so $149 isn't in play anymore.

Looks like it'll be a choice between Amazon or Best Buy. Amazon upgrade would save me about $50 since they don't charge tax.
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man my head is spinning, so many choices so little time lol

Ok, on an upgrade on a phone that is out of contract, would the Wire fly/Slick deals offer sound the best or is there another one better.

Also, regardless of deal or price, if one orders on Sunday, how soon would they get the phone in their hands?

TS out

From your earlier post it seems Sprint or Best buy is a safer choice. Wirefly and I believe Amazon also requires the phone to stay on the contract line for at least 180 days. Which means you can't use ur kids upgrade and switch it over to your number without penalty in the first 180 days.
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man my head is spinning, so many choices so little time lol

Ok, on an upgrade on a phone that is out of contract, would the Wire fly/Slick deals offer sound the best or is there another one better.

Also, regardless of deal or price, if one orders on Sunday, how soon would they get the phone in their hands?

TS out
If you order on Sunday with next day shipping, it will ship Monday and get there Tuesday, two day / Wednesday. However, if you pre-order you might get it as soon as Monday. Depending on if they are allowed to ship early so it arrives on or just after the release date in this case.
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From your earlier post it seems Sprint or Best buy is a safer choice. Wirefly and I believe Amazon also requires the phone to stay on the contract line for at least 180 days. Which means you can't use ur kids upgrade and switch it over to your number without penalty in the first 180 days.
Really? That seems strange to me. How does the 3rd party seller have override over Sprint's Gold Premiere program?

If that is the case, looks like Best Buy will be my choice.
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Here's something interesting regarding Best Buy not having a pre-order. They have an accessories page for any accessories that can be used for the photon!...LOL. How do you have an accessories page, but no pre-order for the phone? That's the funniest ish I've ever seen for sales
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Here's something interesting regarding Best Buy not having a pre-order. They have an accessories page for any accessories that can be used for the photon!...LOL. How do you have an accessories page, but no pre-order for the phone? That's the funniest ish I've ever seen for sales
New Motorola Photon 4G Accessories - Best Buy Mobile Accessories
Is it possible that they aren't going to carry the Photon yet? I don't see why they wouldn't but with the release being a week & a half away & it not even showing "coming soon" on BB's website....it makes no sense!
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Damn, sometimes patience doesn't pay off. Seems like Wirefly might have taken this down already, so $149 isn't in play anymore.

Looks like it'll be a choice between Amazon or Best Buy. Amazon upgrade would save me about $50 since they don't charge tax.
Still looks like its working! At least for me. I just checked it out. I'm thinking this is the way to go, but like another on here(can't remember who) I'm curious when I would actually get the phone? Also - has anyone else had any trouble going through the friends and family site, even though they have no friends or family who are employed there?

Thanks, Stoked to get the Photon. FINALLY Sprint has a top of the line android WORLD PHONE!

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Still looks like its working! At least for me. I just checked it out. I'm thinking this is the way to go, but like another on here(can't remember who) I'm curious when I would actually get the phone? Also - has anyone else had any trouble going through the friends and family site, even though they have no friends or family who are employed there?

Thanks, Stoked to get the Photon. FINALLY Sprint has a top of the line android WORLD PHONE!

WOOT.
Somebody had mentioned that Wirefly and Amazon requires the phone staying activated on the line for 18 months, but I don't know exactly how they'd be able to override Sprint's Gold Premiere program. Nontheless, I tried the link again and it's still showing this error for me:

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We apologize but there is a temporary problem with the link you requested.
Our 24-hour technical team is working to resolve it quickly.

Please try again in a few minutes, or if you prefer you may call to speak to one of our mobile phone specialists.
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Thank you for your patience.

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Interesting...I just clicked back to the home page of the F&F Wirefly website, clicked on the Photon 4G and it no longer was an error:

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yeah weird. I got that error when I tried the link, but just going to the page and searching the photon gets me there fine.


I saw the mention about the 18months..... I'm inclined to agree with you that they shouldn't be able to override the Sprint Premier status.... at any rate, I bet I could just talk some sense into the Sprint CSR and take care of it at that time.... having the 11yr tenure comes in handy most times.
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FWIW I found this on the Wirefly Website

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INSTANT SAVINGS DISCOUNTS
Wirefly promises you savings in the form of instant discounts with no rebates or gimmicks when you sign up for wireless carrier service on a 2 year agreement. Delivering on this promise means that you must agree to maintain your agreement for a minimum of 6 months after activation. Deactivating your phone, or downgrading features or the rate plan, may lead to additional charges.

To provide you with significant savings vs. buying in a retail store, the price you paid for your device includes an Instant Savings Discount from Wirefly.

By accepting this Instant Savings Discount, you agree to repay $200 of this discount ($350 for smartphones, tablets, and netbooks) and authorize us to charge your credit card in repayment of this amount if, you signed up for a 2 year agreement and during the 181 days after your new equipment is activated, your wireless carrier notifies us that the services you purchased have been suspended, disconnected, or deactivated, or if you return your purchase outside of the return and exchange provisions of our 30-day Satisfaction Guarantee.

Please note some of the reasons your wireless carrier may notify us of a deactivation include if:

You transfer this equipment to another carrier line of service after it is activated
You change your rate plan to a lower monthly service rate than was specifically required at the point of purchase
You deactivate texting/data features that were specifically required at the point of purchase
The new line of service activated with your order is used to replace a pre-existing account
PRICING ERRORS
Despite our best efforts, a small number of the items offered by us from time to time may be mispriced. If an item's correct price is higher than our stated price, we will, at our discretion, either contact you for instructions before shipping or cancel your order and notify you of such cancellation.
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FWIW I found this on the Wirefly Website



Interesting......
Hmmm, with that stipulation, I think I may be leaning towards either the early Sprint purchase or Best Buy...possibly Amazon, if they don't have the same stipulation as Wirefly. I'm only holding out for Best Buy to confirm that they're actually going to have the phone on launch. Otherwise, it'll be my first upgrade directly through Sprint in years!
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I think I'm considering the same. Although I would probably plan to keep the phone for 18 months anyway, being tied to a carrier is bad enough - I don't want to be tied to Wirefly as well..... I usually prefer to go through BB.

Actually, after reading this more, do you think that this is just Wirefly passing on the carrier ETF? I mean, I would guess that if Wirefly signs you up, and you terminate early, the carrier goes after Wirefly for the ETF. So perhaps this is really just the same as the carrier ETF and therefore, my Gold Premier status would actually carry through?

I think I might call Wirefly and confirm....
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No. Its 2 separate contracts and 2 separate penalties. $200 from Sprint and $200 from Wirefly. This is why they can offer phones for a penny.
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The Nexus S for AT&T will be available in 3 days at Best Buy & the presale starts today.
I just checked Best Buy's website & it doesn't show on there yet.
Hopefully this is a sign that Best Buy is just dragging their feet on the presale for the Photon.
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I never understood why you would wait less than a week before release (in AT&T's case) to set up pre order. I mean understand maybe you get overwhelmed with pre-orders and you're out of stock but come on...they should be able to give us at least 2 weeks.
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No. Its 2 separate contracts and 2 separate penalties. $200 from Sprint and $200 from Wirefly. This is why they can offer phones for a penny.
Yep - came to that conclusion after reading a bit more around the web. BUT I was initially under the impression (for some reason) that it was 18months. It's actually just 180 days. So if I am reading this right, the 2 year agreement they are referring to is the CARRIER agreement, and the WF agreement is just 180 days...

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....repayment of this amount if, you signed up for a 2 year agreement and during the 181 days after your new equipment is activated, your wireless carrier notifies us that the services you purchased have been suspended, disconnected, or deactivated.....
Also it's not 200.00, its 350.00 for smartphones.

I might pull the trigger with Wirefly....
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Still, can't anyplace cheaper than 200.

Edit: just realized that 2 out of 4 of my devices gets $150 each off toward a new phone but on Aug 1 and beyond. So I'm going to have to wait regardless.

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Still, can't anyplace cheaper than 200.

Edit: just realized that 2 out of 4 of my devices gets $150 each off toward a new phone but on Aug 1 and beyond. So I'm going to have to wait regardless.

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TS, if Sprint is an option for you, I have absolutely NO doubt that they'd be willing to change the date for you, so that you could get the phone on the day of release.
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If the release date is Sunday July 31 and many say that being a Sprint Premier customer you can usually get the phone a few days before that (I believe someone mentioned Thursday July 28th) then that would mean today would be exactly 1 week from then. But yet Sprint has no mention of it as of now. So just how long can they wait to open this up to allow people to order and them to package it and get it ready for shipping for next week?
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If the release date is Sunday July 31 and many say that being a Sprint Premier customer you can usually get the phone a few days before that (I believe someone mentioned Thursday July 28th) then that would mean today would be exactly 1 week from then. But yet Sprint has no mention of it as of now. So just how long can they wait to open this up to allow people to order and them to package it and get it ready for shipping for next week?
Sprint stated it clearly in their press release on July 13.

Sprint Newsroom | Motorola PHOTON 4G Debuts on July 31 for $199.99

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Sprint Premier Customers will have the opportunity to purchase Motorola PHOTON 4G – online only – three days before the national launch, while supplies last. Customers who have elected to receive email notifications from Sprint will be notified of the details on July 28. Premier customers can also log on to their account at Cell Phones, Mobile Phones & Wireless Calling Plans from Sprint on July 28, click “show me my rewards” and then “Sprint Premier Community” for additional details.
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Thought about reasons why best buy doesn't have pre-order going yet. Anybody think it's due to the titanium being released on the 24th? Just trying to come up with logical speculation. We're getting closer to release and there isn't even any indication if they'll be offering the phone, which would be really disappointing.
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If your contract has just expired, or will expire soon, you may want to ask about this $50 credit. Considering the added restrictions you'd get from buying from Amazon and WF, I think it might be safest to just do the SP pre-order and ask for the credit. Then again, not sure if you can get the credit AND order from WF...
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If your contract has just expired, or will expire soon, you may want to ask about this $50 credit. Considering the added restrictions you'd get from buying from Amazon and WF, I think it might be safest to just do the SP pre-order and ask for the credit. Then again, not sure if you can get the credit AND order from WF...
That's actually been around for a LONG time. I got a credit last year, prior to my contract expiring. It was actually more last year and even more a few years ago. I've done my phone upgrades through Best Buy for the past few years also, not directly through Sprint.

The reps clearly confirm that the loyalty credit will extend your contract for 2 years, BUT it won't have any affect on your phone upgrade eligibility.
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That's actually been around for a LONG time. I got a credit last year, prior to my contract expiring. It was actually more last year and even more a few years ago. I've done my phone upgrades through Best Buy for the past few years also, not directly through Sprint.

The reps clearly confirm that the loyalty credit will extend your contract for 2 years, BUT it won't have any affect on your phone upgrade eligibility.
Does that mean we can pre-order through WF F&F and then ask Sprint to apply the ACE credit? If we pre-order from Sprint on the 28th, would we be able to get the phone earlier than the 31st?
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Does that mean we can pre-order through WF F&F and then ask Sprint to apply the ACE credit? If we pre-order from Sprint on the 28th, would we be able to get the phone earlier than the 31st?
The credit is only if you're close to or past your 2 year agreement.

There are some people that pre ordered the evo 3d through the premier early purchase and they got their phone the next day. So, if you ordered on the 28th, you'd possibly get it the 29th.
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Still, can't anyplace cheaper than 200.

Edit: just realized that 2 out of 4 of my devices gets $150 each off toward a new phone but on Aug 1 and beyond. So I'm going to have to wait regardless.

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I've talked the people at the sprint store, and they can push back that date a little, not as much as they used to be able to, but one day would not be a problem
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I've talked the people at the sprint store, and they can push back that date a little, not as much as they used to be able to, but one day would not be a problem
Yup. I have no doubt because they did it for one of my secondary lines that was due for an upgrade a few days after the Epic was released (but different months).
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Just pre-ordered on Wirefly(friends and fam) against my better judgement. I don't qualify for ACE, and I wanted to save the money. 157.00 after tax. BTW if you didn't know, they don't actually bill you until the phone is activated and shipped, so actually I just reserved my place in line for one. They said it will ship ON July 31rst. I'm planning to just hold on to this reservation unless something better comes along - hopefully Best Buy will have a good deal - I always prefer to buy there.

If Pre-ordering throigh Sprint, is it still an instant rebate? or Are they planning to bring back the MIR still?

EDIT: Just saw that it's pretty much confirmed, MIR's are back and its an AMEX gift card this time.

Looks like it's either WF or BB for me. COme on BB!
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Just pre-ordered on Wirefly(friends and fam) against my better judgement. I don't qualify for ACE, and I wanted to save the money. 157.00 after tax. BTW if you didn't know, they don't actually bill you until the phone is activated and shipped, so actually I just reserved my place in line for one. They said it will ship ON July 31rst. I'm planning to just hold on to this reservation unless something better comes along - hopefully Best Buy will have a good deal - I always prefer to buy there.

If Pre-ordering throigh Sprint, is it still an instant rebate? or Are they planning to bring back the MIR still?

EDIT: Just saw that it's pretty much confirmed, MIR's are back and its an AMEX gift card this time.

Looks like it's either WF or BB for me. COme on BB!
Supposedly, MIR was coming back after the 24th...but I guess we won't really know until next Monday. Thing is, it has been advertised as $200 "instant savings" by Sprint since they announced the Photon, so the MIR (if it's brought back) shouldn't apply to the Photon (well, I'll never say never, but I'd think that they wouldn't change that).

I'll be checking Best Buy again on Sunday-Wednesday. If by Wednesday, there's no pre-order or confirmation that Best Buy is selling, I'll have to decide if I'm going with Wirefly Friends, Amazon, or Sprint directly. I'll post up any updates I get from Best Buy when I go in.
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Just pre-ordered on Wirefly(friends and fam) against my better judgement. I don't qualify for ACE, and I wanted to save the money. 157.00 after tax. BTW if you didn't know, they don't actually bill you until the phone is activated and shipped, so actually I just reserved my place in line for one. They said it will ship ON July 31rst. I'm planning to just hold on to this reservation unless something better comes along - hopefully Best Buy will have a good deal - I always prefer to buy there.

If Pre-ordering throigh Sprint, is it still an instant rebate? or Are they planning to bring back the MIR still?

EDIT: Just saw that it's pretty much confirmed, MIR's are back and its an AMEX gift card this time.

Looks like it's either WF or BB for me. COme on BB!
according to all the posts its for devices 150 and under
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In general, whats the feeling on Wirefly. Have any of you used them before? Do they handle returns well?

I'm just not sure I want to risk it just to save 40 bucks..... sounds like they activate the phone and THEN ship it, so i won't have a working phone for 2 days?
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In general, whats the feeling on Wirefly. Have any of you used them before? Do they handle returns well?

I'm just not sure I want to risk it just to save 40 bucks..... sounds like they activate the phone and THEN ship it, so i won't have a working phone for 2 days?

I haven't use them but $40 bucks isn't much savings when you have to agree to a separate contract where it will cost you $300 bucks if you defaulted. $100+ savings then maybe.
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I haven't use them but $40 bucks isn't much savings when you have to agree to a separate contract where it will cost you $300 bucks if you defaulted. $100+ savings then maybe.
Yeah, I'm not worried about defaulting on a 180day contract. I'm more worried about dealing with returning a defect phone or something like that..... Best Buy is just so easy to work with.

I'm also concerned about not having a phone for 2 days during the shipping. Is that really how it works?
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Why don't you just buy straight from Sprint? You can preorder if you're a premiere customer. They both cost the same whether you buy from best buy or Sprint as the Photon will have instant rebate either way.
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Well yeah, I suppose it's the same at BB or Sprint Store - great point. My real choice is between Wirefly or one of the two aforementioned brick and mortars....
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If you don't plan on exchanging phone then Wirefly would save you money. It will be a hassle if you want to exchange phone or a refund. I guess the processing time can take a week or two or three.
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Why don't you just buy straight from Sprint? You can preorder if you're a premiere customer. They both cost the same whether you buy from best buy or Sprint as the Photon will have instant rebate either way.
Only reason I'd choose Best Buy over Sprint right now is due to Rewards Zone points.
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Even if you pre order it on 7/28/11, you most likely will not get it until Monday, so whats the advantage?
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Even if you pre order it on 7/28/11, you most likely will not get it until Monday, so whats the advantage?
Not true. Look at the EVO 3D premier customer early pre-orders. Some of them received the next day.
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Even if you pre order it on 7/28/11, you most likely will not get it until Monday, so whats the advantage?

That's not necessarily true. Many have reported a next day delivery ( my friend and I included).
The trick is to order it at 12 am midnight so you don't have to wait for the processing time in the morning.
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Damn, sometimes patience doesn't pay off. Seems like Wirefly might have taken this down already, so $149 isn't in play anymore.

Looks like it'll be a choice between Amazon or Best Buy. Amazon upgrade would save me about $50 since they don't charge tax.
And it looks like its back.

The trick is to do the following...
Click on that link in the first quote..
You will get the standard "we encountered an error" message page
Click on the upper left WireFly logo
on the left side under Sprint, click on Renew/Upgrade link
Scroll down the page to Motorola Photon 4G
The price shows $149.99

Click Shop now

The next page still shows $149.99 for either new or existing/upgrade customers.

Now the only thing that concerns me is that I plan on upgrading both of my EVOs. One is on the Everything Data - 450 plan for $69.99 and the other is on the Everything Plus - 500 plan for $59.99. Looking at that last page I see select your upgrade type and I assume that I will have to choose one of those now.

$69.99 The Everything Data 450 +300 (750) Anytime minutes
Includes unlimited Web, Data, Text like the one I have on EVO #1.

$89.99 The Everything Data 900
Includes unlimited Web, Email, Data, Text

$99.99 The Simply Everything
Includes unlimited minutes, web, emails, data, text

While the price looks good on Wirefly, I am unsure its the best deal if I have to shell out more a month for service. Then again I do not know if the same applies if I were to go it through Best Buy or Amazon or Sprint etc.

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Stopped by Best Buy. Still no pre order, but mobile sales guy said they will have it on release day for sure.

Kinda reminds me how the sale of the Touch Pro was. It was thought that there'd be lines and the phone would sell out, but on the day of release, I just went 10 minutes before the store opened, walked in, and I was first to buy the phone.

I really don't mind if there's no pre-order at best buy as long as they have the phone in stock.
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I purchased the EVO 4G on launch day last year. A few weeks ago the EVO3D peaked my interest and I had been reading up on other EVO owners called Sprint CS to reset their 1 Year upgrade on their silver account. I didn't know however that Sprint was only doing this through the end of June(according to Sprint). Has anyone had any luck getting their one year upgrade we originally were supposed to get on our primary line before the change back in April? I lost interest in the EVO3D after playing with one at RadioShack. They told me I could buy off my contract for $75 then I'd be eligible, was hoping for the deal they were running (apparently only for a limited time) to use the one year upgrade we lost when they split the Premier account into Silver/Gold.
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[Hi Sprint Premier Community Users,

I would like to take a moment and introduce myself; my name is José and I am the newest member of the Sprint Premier Community Forum Team, working along with Hana and Clarissa.
I would truly like to start this venture out by assisting our members in this community with some lost early upgrades due to the April 1st changes to the Premier Program.

Any Sprint Premier customer, who has lost their Annual Device Upgrade due to becoming Premier Silver, I would like to assist in possibly getting your upgrade back if you were upgrade eligible prior to July 2011. If you fall in to this category, I would like to hear from you and get to know you, please send me a private message.

Sincerely,

Jose Nunez

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*Attention Premier customers* – we have been updated by the executive team and they are not authorizing any overrides past 7/31. Customers whose upgrades would have been active prior to 7/31 will also need to have their override requests submitted prior to 7/31 in order to be considered.
If you believe you qualify for an override, please send me a private message today. Thanks, -Jose”

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Those that were switched to Silver status and were originally due a annual upgrade looks like this would be our last chance to upgrade.
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Looks like Best buy is definitely where I'm buying. Just got a bunch of rewards points that I used to get best buy gift cards! I just hope they also have the docks and accessories on release because I'd probably swoop those up too.
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Same here. It really disapoints me there is no preorder bit i will just head up there early that morning.

I have a lady up at the store that claims they will call me if prorder info becomes available. Will update if I hear anything.

I can also confirm that those that WOULD have had a premier upgrade but lost itwith the gold/silver change are eligible until 7/31.
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Why do you guys need a preorder? It's not like this is the hot anticipated phone of the summer? I don't think there will be supply issues.

I plan on going in Sunday and picking one up. But at Target Mobile
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