Anyone else? AT&T to Sprint, iPhone to iPod Touch


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  1. Frjps

    Frjps New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well, here's my plan: On Friday I get the Evo on Sprint & cancel my iPhone account on AT&T (with a bit of an ETF). Then using Sprint's hotspot, transform my iPhone into an always-on wifi iPod Touch. Seems like the best of both worlds, no?

    Will be paying Sprint the same $ as I do AT&T now, even with their $30 hotspot service (using Sprint's $69 mobile to any mobile plan).

    The only thing that could change my mind would be a big, surprising announcement from Steve Jobs on Monday, but I can't imagine what would convince me not to do this. Though I will try to find a friend using an iPhone with no intention of upgrading to the new one, but willing to stay with AT&T another two years. Then I can buy the new iPhone hardware through them.

    Anyone else following this plan?
     

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  2. sontaikle

    sontaikle Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't Sprint have a 30 day guarantee? Why not hold off on canceling your AT&T account until after the announcement? That way if the new iPhone really wows you, you can just return the Evo without paying any fees.

    Your idea though? I think it sounds solid. I've read of some people doing something similar with Verizon's mifi and an iPod Touch.
     
  3. kp5lrhs

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    I heard that AT&T is upping their ETF to $350 so you might want to check when those deadlines are. Also do you really want to carry a Evo and a iphone around everywhere you go? The mobile hotspot is $30 as well, thankfully the phone has been rooted. I'd just use the iphone as ipod in situations you wouldn't want the Evo to get roughed up.
     
  4. jayhawksean

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    first, the Sprint rate is not $69 for the EVO . . . it's $79.

    but the ETF for AT&T only applies to new customers so folks thinking of dropping their current contract with AT&T and getting an EVO will pay far less in penalties.
     
  5. Frjps

    Frjps New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes, I'll wait until after June 7th before I actually switch numbers just in case...

    Of course it will be a bit of a pain to carry both devices with me but each phone has it's advantages. For example, I like the calendar, contacts, iPod, email programs on the iPhone, but really like google maps, text input (swype), voice input, and notifications on the Evo. The iPhone has a more consistent & polished looking UI, but the Evo has the best hardware. Too bad I can't find the best of all these in just one phone! So I'll have to settle for two devices so as to have the best of both.

    I also hate AT&T & love Sprint.

    Again, it would be the same as someone having a phone (e.g. android) but also an iPod Touch. That's how I see it anyway.
     

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