what would you pay for the Epic?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TRSN, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. TRSN

    TRSN Well-Known Member
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    Just saw online the Epic is likely to be released on August 20th at a price of $299 with 2 year contract. That seems a bit steep, considering the Captivate over at AT&T is $199.

    I was planning on 4 Epics for the family, but this may change my decision.

    Anyone hearing anything different?

    BTW, I am test driving the Captivate right now and love it.
     

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  2. mattism78

    mattism78 Well-Known Member
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    I imagine the $299 is prior to a $100 mail in rebate. I wouldn't think they would price this phone that much higher than it's counterparts.
     
  3. icemanjs4

    icemanjs4 Well-Known Member
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    Where did you see that pricing info?
     
  4. TRSN

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    You are probably correct. I bet there will be a $100 rebate.

    Here is the link where I saw this info.

    Epic 4G making its way to Sprint next month
     
  5. bdforte69

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    If it is any more than $199 (after rebate), then it will be a colossal failure I'm afraid. That is the new sweet spot for consumers. No one will ever pay 400-500 bones out of pocket for a cell phone ever again! Not with the state of the economy.
     
  6. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Well-Known Member
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    I might be forced to pay for the off contract price if they don't let me early upgrade from the Moment :( :(

    This thing keeps locking up!
     
  7. Nightfury82

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    I'm getting my off contract and hope its no more than $450.
     
  8. TRSN

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    I keep see people talk about paying off contract pricing. Can't you pay the early cancellation fee (usually starts at $175 and goes down each month), and then get a new phone for $199?

    If they don't let you do that to get a new phone, why not tell them you will be paying the early termination fee and switching to a different provider - see what they say then.

    just a thought.
     
  9. laredo7mm

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    Sprint's ETF starts at $200 and does not start going down until after 4 months in contract. Plus, by cancelling your contract you would lose your phone number.

    To me saving a few hundred is not worth changing my number or porting it around to other carriers just to try and get a full upgrade.

    Plus, if you buy off contract, when your upgrade does come, you can get another new phone and sell it to offset your costs.
     
  10. Puddin422

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    I'll pay the $199 upgrade/2 year contract price, but probably no more than that. Just don't have much cash flow these days.
     
  11. crow11ad

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    What the Moment locks up....:eek: say it isn't so...nooooooooo....Mine does too...Please sprint let us upgrade early.
     
  12. beldorian

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    Pricing ... This is a great discussion

    I will not pay any more than what the EVO went for... Especially since it is not shipping with 2.2 - Articles and reviews I've read say Sprint is targeting Blackberry users with the Epic 4G, but if I cannot use bluetooth voice dialing and if the phone has the Galaxy Outlook sync issue why would I pay more for missing basic functionality? In fact, if the phone ships with these "nerfs" I will have a hard time feeling comfortable upgrading, let alone possibly having to come out of pocket $300

    Just my .02 :)
     
  13. Jebus Christ

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    I just hope the off contract price isn't more than $500
     
  14. crow11ad

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    I really have a strong feeling that the price will be the same as the other carriers. Each carrier opted for their own version. Sprint will price accordingly if not be a little less...maybe as we can hope as they know they will make up any cocts with the 4g.
     
  15. miamithrice

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    Anticipating the same cost as the Evo @ $449.99 off of contract. Would gladly pay this amount.
     
  16. plainbrad

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    I can see $199 + 2 yr contract if IF there is some sort of proof that the GPS actually works.
     
  17. SebastianX

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    Would pay as high as 250 after rebate, meaning I'd go as high as 50 dollars more than the Evo but not a penny more. In my opinion this phone does cost more to make than it's competitiors but any high than 250 would be a fatal mistake for Sprint, I think it'll be the same as the Evo though Sprint will more than likely take the loss on the device as they usually do.
     
  18. beldorian

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    Does anybody else think its crazy to say things like I'd pay $$$ more than I absolutely have to??? I just find it weird to give these companies who are making their real money on the monthly contracted payments any more than we have to *sheesh*
     
  19. Soufjerzz

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    AGREED. I wouldn't even hesitate. Thats how fed up I am with The Moment ..
     
  20. So-Low Da Don

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    I'd pay up to 600 w/o contract and 300 with... that's how much I want this phone!
     
  21. crow11ad

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    I too am fed up with the Moment as I had to hard reset...seems to fix most of the problems....This is the first time I reset after geting Eclair update.

    But paying that much my wife would kill me...lol...Now since I get to upgrade this year...and she knows the problem I have been having...hence the "how convenient"
     

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