Anybody else feel pwned by Sprint?


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  1. sir_knoxalot

    sir_knoxalot Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well I do. Not trying to hate or complain even though I am. Most of us paid $180 for this phone and now I hear Verizon has come out with their version of the HTC Hero, the HTC Driod Eris, for $100? I mean really?

    Supposedly the specs are virtually the same. Not sure what to think anymore except that I got pwned. :mad:
     

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  2. illini

    illini Well-Known Member

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    Kinda but not enough to got to verizon, man there plans are high.
     
  3. les anderson

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    Look at the complete package. It is the best $80 you ever spent. $45 for data over there the last time I checked!
     
  4. ggoldfingerd

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    It may be $80 more, but you have to look at the fact that Verizon pricing is a lot higher for most people. The price difference will pay for the phone in 2 - 3 months, then you save so much more over the remaining two year period. You will get pwned by their two year price.
     
  5. shadrap

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    No I don't feel pwned. I feel Sprint is the most under rated company in cell phones. Most of it because of a stigma(their fault).

    I once switched carriers for a phone the (iPhone 3Gs). Worst and most costly mistake in my cell phone history.
     
  6. sir_knoxalot

    sir_knoxalot Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Very true in the monthly plans costing way too much at Verizon. Not a fan of two year contracts either, that's how they get ya.

    But you're all right, subsidized cost in the plan is even more pwnage.
     
  7. Syphon

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    No I don't because I have the data everything with only 450 minutes..for 69 a month and those ANY mobile to mobile does not count towards that 450....yeah my 80 dollars will be made up fast in savings.
     
  8. elguapo76

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    Plus you get to upgrade in 1 year not 2 as long as you are a Premier Member which everyone here should be...at least soon. By then there should be 2.0 handsets that will make the Moto Droid seem dated. Personally I like Sense a lot more than the Stock UI, although the gap is being closed. Good things are ahead for Android. Now Sprint needs to get onboard and encourage the innovation by releasing all available updates.
     
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    UPDATE to my post...

    here is the plan pricing....

    450 Everything Data on Verizon 99 per month (mobile to mobile with Verizon customers only)
    900 Everything Data on Verizon 119 per month (mobile to mobile with Verizon Customers and 5 free to and from numbers)

    So that means in 3 months, I saved 10 dollars being with Sprint on the 450 plan. Now on top of that, I was able to stick with 450 minutes because most of my calls are to other mobile phones on different networks with few land line. With verizon I would be forced to go to the 900 minutes.
     
  10. sir_knoxalot

    sir_knoxalot Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    That is something really good I was not aware of, the 1 year upgrade.
     
  11. sir_knoxalot

    sir_knoxalot Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Totally agreed that the Any Mobile to Mobile is the best thing out there. I'm sure most people make phone calls to mobile phones now a days anyway, I do at least.

    I think I only used ~200 of my 450 minutes this past month.

    Plus I'm all about the unlimited data. ~300mb I know on Verizon or T-Mobile it's almost $.45 for 1mb
     
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    punkzanyj Well-Known Member

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    If they were released the same day, you'd have a point.

    But, the fact is, technology is obsolete the moment you take it home. It depreciates very very quickly. That's why it's a good idea to NOT have the latest gadgets because you wait two months and the price drops.

    My partner bought a plantronics stereo bt headset for 130, on sale a year ago . I just got for 30 bucks, not on sale, a month ago.
     
  13. elguapo76

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    Yup as long as you have and Everything Plan, $69.99 or more prior to discounts. I believe it takes three months to kick in, but you will be eligible 1 year from when you originally signed your contract. You also get 25% off accessories.
     
  14. RhinoDoc

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    I came to Sprint for the Pre and switched to the Hero when it came out. I had several WinMo phones on Verizon and finally a BlackBerry. With the BB I was paying about $180/month for the minutes, data, and the special BB fee. I switched to Sprint and save about $100 a month. I figure even if I change phones twice a year, I am still coming out ahead (since I got the Pre on the new account discount, I paid $480 or whatever for the Hero).
     
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    Do me a favor. Work the math on the phone + plan costs for the duration of the contract and get back to me, mkay?

    What you'll find out is that even though the initial cost of the Hero on VZ is cheaper, you'll generally spend way more over the duration of the contract with VZ than you would with Sprint.

    If you dont feel up to doig the math, I may do it myself... just for giggles, and to prove the point.

    Also dont forget that VZ also directly competes with Sprint, that said, offering up nearly the same phone, at the same price wouldnt really make much sense. Not when your overall prices are higher.
     
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    I have a buddy who works for Sprint and got me in on the Advantage Club, so I feel like I pwned Sprint!
     
  17. sr1982

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    What is pwned?
     
  18. WhiteBrow24

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    i did the same thing, after 2 months switched back sold phone for profit
     
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  21. sir_knoxalot

    sir_knoxalot Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Exactly. I like the Wikipedia answer as well. id like it bit I'm on my hero and can't figure out the paste part.
     
  22. quentinfisher

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    I hear verizon is pretty anal about their phone insurance policies too lol. Idk how many times I've just walked into Sprint, showed them my phone, and got a replacement no questions asked lol...can't beat the plans or the lengths that they go through to keep customers.
     

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