I will receive my Epic this coming Tue or Wed. I'm a deal hunter. I looked for "Epic" deals for 2 weeks before making my purchase. The best deal I could find was Studentrate.com's deal. Heres how it turned out. I will receive 25% off my monthly bill - 23% is what the deal is advertised at this time. Due to a misshap on Sprints end, it was increased to 25% and the $100 MIR is turned into a instant $100 off. Why? Studenrate.com advertised this deal: Upto 23% Discount Monthly Recurring Fees Waived Activation Fee Free Shipping $50.00 Credit to New Lines (you must use the promo code provided in the "Click for Link" window) $25.00 rebate from StudentRate for New Lines (you must use the promo code during the ordering process), and Free Car Charger (micro usb) for new lines and qualified upgrades. Sprint has not updated or added the EPIC and EVO phones to Studentrate's / Sprint Store, Studentrate is taking orders by hand at this moment. It has created a lot of confusion. So to make up for it, Studenrate has increased the % to 25% and done away with the MIR by adding $100 instant. The only problem is, once Sprint adds the ability for customers to use the coupon codes that studentrate offers, the the deal will change back to 23% off monthly and the extra $100 instant off phone deal will go back to just being the normal Sprint $100 MIR. When will Sprint finally add the phones for selection is unknown. The only CON to this deal is having to go through studentrate.com. They have their own requirements to join. For example to register one must have a .edu email. Also one must fill out a pdf form. Though, filling out the form at 8am in the morning, I received a call from studentrate that my order is processed and then received another call within 20min from Sprint asking for more personal account creating information. Later in the day I received a confirmation email that my order had been shipped with tracking number. I just wanted to share how I will save over $800 off my 2yr contract. w00t I personally cannot wait to get my hands on a android phone and hack the crap out of it.