Want to upgrade - best option?


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  1. Doomstang

    Doomstang Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Back in February of this year I upgraded my old Blackberry and got a Hero. I'm wanting to get an Evo now but don't know if there is a way to get it at a reasonable price since I'm only 3 months into this contract. We have a Premier account with Sprint and have a total of 4 phones on the account. I assume I wouldn't be able to simply go to Best Buy and upgrade for the $200 (when it is released obviously)...and if I could, wouldn't I incur fee's from Sprint? I'm eligible for upgrade discounts once per year since I'm the primary number on a Premier account so even though my contract isn't up until Feb '12, I would be eligible for the '2 year upgrade discounts' in Feb '11.
    Is it possible to upgrade one of the other phones on our account that is eligible for the 2 year discount and then switch it to my number (and give the other line my Hero)? All of our phones already have data plans except for one...and that older style phone needs to stay with that number (since we taught my grandma how to use it and can't be changing it on her). So the other 3 lines on my account are eligible for 2 year upgrade discounts but mine (obviously) is not.

    Basically I'm asking what my best options are. Can I upgrade at the Evo's release at a reasonable price or will I have to wait until next Feb?

    Thanks in advance for the info!
     

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  2. clambert1273

    clambert1273 Well-Known Member

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    use any line you can get the upgrade on.. go to best buy so you don't have to do mail in rebates... switch the phone to your line after :)

    *it's what I have to do too lol*
     
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  3. Loonytunes

    Loonytunes Well-Known Member

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    If any of your other lines are eligible for the upgrade, you can purchase the phone on that line, but activate the phone on your line. Confirmed with Sprint. Best Buy will be able to do this as well. You do not have to go home and do it, they will do it at the time of purchase. You just tell them that you want to purchase the phone on whatever line is eligible, but activate it on your line.
     
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  4. Doomstang

    Doomstang Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Awesome thanks guys...so then I'll have the price of the phone at Best Buy and then activation fees (x2...one for each line) from Sprint? Any idea how much I'm lookin at for 2 activation fees?
     
  5. Loonytunes

    Loonytunes Well-Known Member

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    $18.00 per phone.. $36.00. That is if you are getting 2 phones, if you are only activating one it will only be $18.00. Unless you are a premier member. Then the activation fees are waived.
     

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