Did anyone by the Evo at full retail price?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mattstud36, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. mattstud36

    mattstud36 Well-Known Member
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    I have 3 months to go, and I'm thinking about upgrading now at MSRP!
     

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  2. charlesdonahue

    charlesdonahue Active Member
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    I bought one on amazon for $450... but only after I sold my Hero for $250, and my old blackberry for $80. Quite happy with my purchase
     
  3. shadiguy1

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    i bought it full price..
     
  4. stevieo526

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    If you are a Sprint premier member you can usually upgrade ~ 6 months prior to your renewal date. If your not, they will allow you to upgrade 2 months early. That's my understanding of it anyway.
     
  5. Bek

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    I'm sorry, but that is not accurate.

    If you are a Premier member, you can upgrade after 1 year instead of waiting the standard 2. However, Sprint will only budget upwards to 2 weeks, off your eligibility date.

    I fall under this category, with my next upgrade due on August 1st. At most, they could only bump it 2 weeks. I attempted numerous customer service reps, including several tries with Retentions, and all came back with the same answer.

    Since I was stuck buying full price, I spent the same amount of $$$ on a Google IO phone instead, and got it several weeks prior to everyone else. And I couldn't be happier.
     
  6. mattstud36

    mattstud36 Well-Known Member
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    I'm on the same boat as you, but my date is September 1st. I talked to 5 different customer service reps, and they all told me the same thing.

    I did read several posts on here about people supposedly paying $50 and then getting their date pushed up. I'm assuming those stories were all BS.
     
  7. vipervin

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    I wish this was true. Only way I know that may work is to threaten to cancel. But I paid full price by buying a Google IO phone off Craigslist.
     
  8. akkidy

    akkidy Well-Known Member
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    Wow! such good price for your Hero!, mine was only worth as much as your old crackberry when I traded it to Sprint! :(

    Bought the Evo full price! Just can't wait!
     
  9. flukeSG2

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    I bought the Sprint Hero the day it came out using my upgrade, so when EVO came out it was only roughly 6 months later. So yes I paid full retail price for my EVO.

    The Sprint Premiere members get $150 every 1 year to use towards upgrading their phone. Also as far as I can tell, if you are a premiere member on a family plan, every phone on the plan gets a $150 upgrade once per year (so far as I can tell on sprint website and talking to their chat support). Now qualifications to be a premiere member have changed and I'm not sure what it takes to exactly be one anymore, I believe the old plan simply stated you needed to subscribe to a plan that totaled more than $100 per month.
     
  10. MikeGi

    MikeGi Member
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    Only the primary phone on a family plan gets the $150 upgrade every year, the others get the standard $150 every 2 years.

    This is how it is on our plan, if anyone has a different experience let me know so I can do some yelling for both lines to have the 1 year upgrade :)
     
  11. mbell75

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    Yea, thats what I did to upgrade to my Hero in Jan. Had to pay full price for the Evo though. Dont regret it at all!
     
  12. Hal Jordan

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    Customer service can definitely help out in this scenario. I couldn't wait for my upgrade so I paid full price...but...I convinced a supervisor to make a note on my account that I did in fact pay full price and when my upgrade becomes available they will credit my account.

    The guy I spoke to actually went above and beyond. I bought my phone on the Friday it came out and he called me on Monday to see how I was enjoying it and at that time he went in and credited my account $250. It covered my bill for this month and the bill for next. So in the end I got it for the $199 advertised.

    I'd ask to speak to a supervisor and tell them this story. If they say they can't do it they're lying.

    Go out and get yourselves your Evo!!
     
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