Hi everyone. I'm brand spanking new here but have been hawking these boards for info on the EVO 4G as research. Great stuff here! I ordered my EVO 4G's today as part of my Sprint upgrade. Of course they are sold out and on a waiting list. Here's some things I learned that hopefully can save some $$'s for anyone getting ready to purchase OR anyone who is eligible after their purchase for more special discounts. 1) If you deal directly with Sprint customer service ( *2 on your phone ) you get a better deal than the store can offer. Basically they waived an entire month's service fee (for me that's $129.95) as their 'concession'. The stores aren't allowed to do that (but may have authorization to waive up to $70). 2) If you belong to a credit union you can get 10% off your monthly plan. I confirmed this with Sprint just 30 minutes ago. So, I have 2 EVO's coming and doing unlimited plan on both. This will same me about $500 over the 2 years. Couple that with the $130 free monthly service and we're talking some serious cash of $630 during the contract. Nothing to sneeze at, eh? 3) Sprint customer service didn't require I order the phones with them. I was told I could go to the Sprint store near me, order the phones and when they arrived I could call customer service FROM THE STORE and they would handle all the perks and discounts right from there. Basically bypassing the store's parameters and just using them for delivery and activation. Otherwise, the customer service dept. couldn't say when phones would be available. And, that the stores get shipments regularly and would most likely have them much sooner. Plus, saves shipping time on top of that. There's also a wide variety of other corporate discounts available if you happen to be an employee of a big company, a student ,etc. VERY WORTHWHILE to check out. In dealing with customer service the price of the phone was the same but the special offers are much different. EVEN IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED YOUR PHONE you are still eligible for the special offers for the free month of service AND the discounted plan costs. Hope this helps some of you out!