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Old September 9th, 2011, 08:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wow that is really cheap but that's for new contracts I believe. Upgrade is around $150 at walmart. Just wondering internationally this phone is supposed to be very expensive but in the states it seems pretty cheap compared to the rest of the world. Is this phone different from the international version?
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Wow that is really cheap but that's for new contracts I believe. Upgrade is around $150 at walmart. Just wondering internationally this phone is supposed to be very expensive but in the states it seems pretty cheap compared to the rest of the world. Is this phone different from the international version?
Yes it is. One big difference being the screen, from 4.27 to 4.52.
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Every thing thats different is in our favor. It has a bigger screen, a larger battery, a notification light (the only us variant to get one) and it has a hdmi/micro USB combo port. The only bad thing is that the sprint version does not have NFC and all the others do but I'll trade that for the other goodies any day
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Every thing thats different is in our favor. It has a bigger screen, a larger battery, a notification light (the only us variant to get one) and it has a hdmi/micro USB combo port. The only bad thing is that the sprint version does not have NFC and all the others do but I'll trade that for the other goodies any day
This too.
But I don't mind not having NFC, because I have no use for it.
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So are they legit third parties to pre-order from? Does the LogicBuy one have to be a new contract or does that price include upgrades as well?
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This too.
But I don't mind not having NFC, because I have no use for it.
I've had my nexus s for a while and have yet to find a use for NFC. If samsung would've asked me what feature I could do without, it would've been NFC. It won't be missed
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So are they legit third parties to pre-order from? Does the LogicBuy one have to be a new contract or does that price include upgrades as well?
The only reputable places I know of to pre order from right now are wirefly($150) and walmart($99 bucks for new contracts and $150 for upgrades)
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The only reputable places I know of to pre order from right now are wirefly($150) and walmart($99 bucks for new contracts and $150 for upgrades)
The Wal-Mart and LogicBuy both come to 154.99 if your able to upgrade. I just went through the process as if I was going to before I actually did. If your new to Sprint period then it's cheaper. The thing is, no matter what shipping method you chose from LogicBuy it comes free shipping wise. Walmart is free standard and cost more if you want it 2-day(8.95 and overnight 18.95). I think I will go with LogicBuy. No tax when it was all being added up. I'm not saying I didn't add the tax. I mean they didn't have it when it was all said and done with the final price.

I called Sprint just now to make sure my original plan will carry over etc and that was a yes. I asked them if it got damaged or anything and they said it will be covered by Sprint. He mentioned Walmart and BB to be exact, but still said any third party carrier. The only thing I will be paying is the 154.99 and the new activation fee smh. $34 now I think. It was $18. Not a big deal for a cheaper overall price and getting it overnight! Plus I think the activation fee goes in your first bill cycle for your new phone anyways. That's why the first bill is always the highest. With my monthly discounted bill (25%) leaving me at 75$ a month is nice to me. Oh, and I am a Gold customer

Getting ready to put my pre-order in now with LogicBuy. Anyone else taking that route?
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Yea, I could care less about NFC.
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Okay, I just went through with the pre-order from LogicBuy. Total was $154.99. Kept my same plan ($69.99) plus the premium $10 on any 4G phone, so $79.99 in my case. Overnight shipping was FREE through LetsTalk. So basically I want it now! lol. Emailed me a confirmation and order number.

Only thing that will change is the phone.
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Nice.
5 more days till release day!!
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I thought the activation fee is waived when u order from Sprint online. Pluss you can charge it to your bill.
I did this with the photon. Returned it after 3weeks. Never spent a dime out of pocket
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I thought the activation fee is waived when u order from Sprint online. Pluss you can charge it to your bill.
I did this with the photon. Returned it after 3weeks. Never spent a dime out of pocket
What did you think of the moto photon?
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I thought the activation fee is waived when u order from Sprint online. Pluss you can charge it to your bill.
I did this with the photon. Returned it after 3weeks. Never spent a dime out of pocket
My understanding is that the activation fee just went up to $36 everywhere except Sprint online where it is $15.

My issue with Sprint's online sales is that they cost $50 more than other places and they charge tax. (Which in California comes to about $43.)
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I'm having trouble going through the steps to preorder through Walmart Wireless. I'm currently on a family unlimited plan. It keeps trying to get me to start a new plan or to upgrade. I'd like to renew the same plan for 2 the year agreement to get the phone for $154. I don't want to change anything. Can anyone help me out on what I need to do.
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I'm having trouble going through the steps to preorder through Walmart Wireless. I'm currently on a family unlimited plan. It keeps trying to get me to start a new plan or to upgrade. I'd like to renew the same plan for 2 the year agreement to get the phone for $154. I don't want to change anything. Can anyone help me out on what I need to do.
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This appears to be the same on all online order sites. You simply select the plan you currently have in order to upgrade your phone. Thus, the plan doesn't change as far as Sprint sees it.

If you have any issues with the plan after you get your phone, just call Sprint and have them put you back on the same plan. However, there really shouldn't be an issue if you select the same plan you currently have.

BTW, you are selecting a "new plan" even if it is the same plan. You are signing up for another two years.
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What did you think of the moto photon?
My only complaint was the screen, couldn't get over the pixleyness ( yes I made that up)of it, it was fast, motonotblur was ok. Loved the full mirroring. Cam button was nice. Best kickstand I've seen or used
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What do you mean?
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What do you mean?
He was talking about making up the word "pixleyness"... the word he was looking for is "pixelation".
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Walmart preorder went up $20 across the board
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Walmart preorder went up $20 across the board
I saw they have a special now to waive the activation fee that they didn't have when I ordered mine.
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This appears to be the same on all online order sites. You simply select the plan you currently have in order to upgrade your phone. Thus, the plan doesn't change as far as Sprint sees it.

If you have any issues with the plan after you get your phone, just call Sprint and have them put you back on the same plan. However, there really shouldn't be an issue if you select the same plan you currently have.

BTW, you are selecting a "new plan" even if it is the same plan. You are signing up for another two years.
What if you aren't fully eligible for the upgrade and tried to order it online from walmart?
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What if you aren't fully eligible for the upgrade and tried to order it online from walmart?
They check your upgrade status before shipping the phone.

But just ask Sprint to move your upgrade up. They'll do it if you're within a few weeks. Try harder if it's a few months....
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They check your upgrade status before shipping the phone.

But just ask Sprint to move your upgrade up. They'll do it if you're within a few weeks. Try harder if it's a few months....
My 22 months isn't until April, I'm only eligible for the $75 discount
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My 22 months isn't until April, I'm only eligible for the $75 discount
Unfortunately you will not be able to upgrade for the renewal price
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I'm in the same boat as you. I got the EVO on launch and I'm not eligible till April 2012.
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I'm in the same boat as you. I got the EVO on launch and I'm not eligible till April 2012.
If you got the Evo on launch, you were most likely a Premier member at that time. If so, when Sprint changed the game and made you silver, you were eligible for a one-time one year upgrade.

I would check with Sprint and point this out. Hopefully, you aren't too late if the above is correct and you were a Premier member last year. Can't hurt to call.
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I'm in the same boat as you. I got the EVO on launch and I'm not eligible till April 2012.
Dude there was a forum on sprintusers.com where a sprint employee was reinstating yearly upgrades for those who got screwed

I am typing from my phone or I would have found a link for you
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I got mine and my friends line reinstated. Restored my faith in sprint again
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Same here.. they restored my yearly upgrade just by calling and asking, did it for my friend too. Next year I will be Premier Gold for 10 years as a Sprint customer... So Awesome! Love getting a new phone every summer for only 200 bucks!
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looks like it expired but you can try
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Pretty sure it did expire.
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