Pricing with the SS


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  1. JMac202

    JMac202 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Any speculation as to what pricing might be with a contract with a Super Sonic?

    My Hero was replaced on Thursday last week with a brand new one so Im gonna consider selling it and try to get enough out of it to cover as much if not all of the SS.
     

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  2. billsmed

    billsmed Well-Known Member

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    Dunno. Maybe you should ask that question in the Sprint forum.
     
  3. neodorian

    neodorian Well-Known Member

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    My guess:

    $599 off contract
    $349 one-year upgrade
    $199 new contract perhaps with additional $50-100 MIR.
     
  4. bron019

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    im guessing with contract 300 $
     
  5. Covert_Death

    Covert_Death Well-Known Member

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    ima sayyyyy
    $600-$650 no contract
    $250-$275 with a mail rebate of $50 -$75 so it's an even $200 all said and done

    i HOPE it's cheaper but i doubt it'll be the same price as moment/hero when they hit shelves
     
  6. JMac202

    JMac202 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well I figure I can sell my Hero for 250-300 bucks and if they offer it for 200-250 with MIR then Im in good shape because Best Buy doesnt do MIR and just take it off in store.
     
  7. Covert_Death

    Covert_Death Well-Known Member

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    do you have an upgrade though? if not i think that is where this phone will snag ya
     
  8. neodorian

    neodorian Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I will probably sell my Pre and iPod Touch to raise funds for an out-of-contract purchase. If it's much before June I will probably not want to wait. Still, I feel guilty buying yet another expensive-ass device without selling off some of the redundancy first ;)
     
  9. billsmed

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    I can't see it when you can get the N1 for $179. My personal opinion is Sprint needs to expand their customer base and what better way to do it than with the Supersonic. If they go too high, people will walk away, no matter how good you think the phone is. I think they really want people on their WiMAX network.
     
  10. JMac202

    JMac202 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes, on another line on my account. My buddy works at Best Buy and said he'll do the upgrade for that line and once its activated deactivate it and put it on my line.

    Ahh friends...
     
  11. Covert_Death

    Covert_Death Well-Known Member

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    ohh thats IS a friend... keep him around :)
     
  12. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    Imagine if the cost was 0 with a simply everything plan....
     
  13. neodorian

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    That's why I think it will be $199. That is in line with other high-end offerings and not much more than the N1 despite having bigger screen and Wimax. Anything over that for new customers (the ones they hope to grab) would slow sales. Even though plans are a good deal cheaper than a lot of the competitors, people in the US are used to subsidies and will hesitate to pay over $200 for a new contract.
     
  14. JMac202

    JMac202 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    He got me my hero for 75 bucks when they were selling it for 199 with contract renewal. I dont think I'll get that kind of deal since the phone will be so new but if he can get it for 200 bucks or so I'd be excited.
     
  15. Covert_Death

    Covert_Death Well-Known Member

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    yea me too... his cell number please!?!?!?!?
     
  16. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member

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    I think $200 w/ 2 year contract is a fair price. Anything higher would be too much, especially w/o a physical keyboard.
     
  17. SoFLO

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    I'm thinking $299.99 with a two year agreement. That's the current price of Sprint's top range phone (Touch Pro 2).
     
  18. Covert_Death

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    that's a world phone though with a HUGE attena spectrum and that costs some bank to do that
     
  19. Orion

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    This is what I'm guessing also.
     
  20. SoFLO

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    True but this this a 4G phone, the first of its kind in the United States. I would think it would be at a bit of a premium as a result especially if the rumored specs are true. The original iPhone was released at $399 for the 8GB and $499 for the 16GB in just 2007.
     
  21. neodorian

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    A lot of it is placement and perception. Supersonic will be a flagship--the one that theoretically brings people over from other carriers. I'm basing my guesses off last year's big exclusive flagship, the Palm Pre. Compared to the Touch Pro it was cheaper as the Touch Pro was marketed as something for business and for people who could afford a professional device.

    iPhone prices are harder to use as a comparison because Apple seems to like high prices to a point in order to retain the perception of a premium device. Also at the time, it was the first device of its kind and the majority of folks who were used to RAZRs and stuff and didn't know about smart phones had no frame of reference. 0

    Seems kinda funny now to consider a phone with no apps, no 3G, no GPS, and no camera as a smart phone but hey...;)
     
  22. billsmed

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    Except that phone is WinMo. Those are always the most expensive phones on Sprint.

    Good point.

    They didn't raise the prices when they released the new 3G phones, did they?
     
  23. JMac202

    JMac202 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I like how some of us had that Notification Sayin Check Back...blah...blah and now it's not there. Anyone know what time they are supposed to be speaking at CITA? I heard 9 but can someone confirm it?
     
  24. billsmed

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    Look at this thread under "Helpful Links".
     
  25. SoFLO

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    All of you make great points but are missing the main thing from my reasoning. History shows more often than not that the first of anything is usually expensive and the Supersonic will be the first 4G phone. I'm not talking so much the hardware or software (except for the iPhone) but the technology.

    The Pre with webOS has great software (shame for the hardware) but didn't change our lives necessarily, just another alternative in a competitive smartphone market. It was just an evolution of software.

    The iPhone wasn't the first smartphone but it definitely changed the market seeing as companies are trying to come up with their best "iPhone-killers" and Apple suing left and right. I would argue this software change was more revolutionary than evolutionary thus the premium as well as it being an Apple product as previously stated by neodorian. Apple didn't raise iPhone prices on the 3G because 3G was already out on other devices through different carriers.

    I'm not a business major but Sprint is trying to get the most profit out of this device. If they price the device too low, sure more people will have it but they won't be making as much of a profit as they could. If Sprint prices the device too high they won't get enough customers and will make even less of a profit. If they can find that balance where the premium is just right and can make more money than just by selling the phones to everyone at a cheap price they'll do it. Also I don't think Sprint will charge extra for 4G service so logically that'll be a factor in the pricing of the phone as well. The Supersonic will be the first of its kind.

    Don't get me wrong, the cheaper the better for me but at the same time I'm being reasonable in this thread by stating what I think Sprint will price the phone at not what I want it to be priced at. This is just my reasoning not researched facts. I do enough researching in school. In the end this is all just speculation and we'll know for sure shortly.
     

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