With the money saved by choosing sprint/evo vs at&t/iphone, you could buy...

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  1. woofermazing

    woofermazing Well-Known Member
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    ...an iPad...and still have almost 500 bucks to fill it with apps (over the life of the 2 year contract obviously). Not that I ever want one, but it's food for thought.
     

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  2. secretmethod70

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    Erm...that's not true, unless you're also making a substantial change to your plan. I've currently got 450 min + unlimited data + unlimited text on at&t for $89.99. Sprint with the Evo will give the same thing for $79.99. That's a savings of $240 over two years.

    I'm eager to get the Evo and switch to Sprint, but the amount of money I'm saving - especially thanks to the additional $10/mo Evo fee - won't amount to much.
     
  3. woofermazing

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    Whoops, shows me for believing the Sprint ad straight up. They were comparing At&t's unlimited minute plan to Sprints everything data with 450 minutes. Not a fair comparison unless the majority of your calls are to cell phones.
     
  4. NSXLA

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    Hmmm you forgot to mention Sprint Navigation which is included how much is that on At&t? and Sprint includes 1,500 mins in their 79.99 plan - and MOBILE TO MOBILE ON ANY CARRIER IS FREE also the data is uncapped.
     
  5. reallynotnick

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    I agree though Sprint does sort of have more minutes as it has anytime mobile and nights start at 7, so if you are a heavy talker you might have to be on a higher minute plan if you are on ATT (or Verizon) compared to Sprint. I still can't figure out how to make it $1,000 however.

    EDIT: This is what I get for tabbed browsing...
     
  6. sikclown

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    Huh? What 79.99 plan?
     
  7. NSXLA

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    Also if you are a heavy data users, uncapped (with the EVO), but i have let to see anyone get a warning of any sort on all carriers cause they went over the cap.
     
  8. tpd25w

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    And you can sell your Iphone
    that 500 +
     
  9. woofermazing

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    The ad pointed out that sprints 69.99 dollar plan included unlimited data, texting, and gps navigation while the verizon and at&t 69.99 dollar plan did not, and to get those you'd need to spend another 60 dollars monthly. I did not consider GPS navigation(10 bucks monthly) since "there's an app for that", though for all I know those apps are costly as well. Anyways, 50 bucks extra a month for 24 months comes out to 1200 dollars. The Evo tax adds an extra 240, so you end up with 960.

    If any mobile and free calls on the weekends and after 7pm make an unlimited minute plan unnecessary for you, it's a fair comparison i guess.
     
  10. Zanthexter

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    Well, it's not really "the same thing" in three important ways:

    1) N&W start at 7, and calls to cell phones on any carrier are free - for most people this amounts to hundreds of extra free minutes each month.
    2) Data usage really is unlimited, no 5GB cap with EVO.
    3) You can actually make phone calls and browse the web. Friends of mine with iPhones have constant connectivity and quality issues.

    Also, Sprint gives discounts to anyone that asks. There are three easy ones to get that are open to everyone:


    Credit Union Members - 10% off (A $5-25 deposit will get you membership at most credit unions)

    College Students - 15% off (StudentRate - Local and National Student Discount)

    Everything Plus Referral Program - 15% Off and extra minutes - Use russ.s.mcguire@sprint.com and 383 to sign in, the email address and ID were posted by a Sprint VP on his very public and very well known blog.​


    There are also many employer and loyalty discounts of up to about 27%, but those aren't open to the general public.

    So, assuming you went with the EPRP above, you'd save $20 a month, so about $500. ($480+taxes)

    If you can replace a $60/mo 3G USB modem plan with the $30/mo EVO HotSpot plan, you'll save another $720.

    You will also get new phone pricing every 12 months (All EVO plans qualify for Sprint Premier), which is another $150 if you don't want to wait 2 years to upgrade.

    The savings are compounded on a family plan.

    Everyone's finances are different, but saving $650 ($480+taxes+150) is substantial money for a lot of folks, and that doesn't count the better service.​
     
  11. Mistiq

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    What I want to know is if those discounts stack together? I was a Sprint customer for many years, having a military discount and an AT&T(?) discount on my account, but I recall that they made me choose the discount I wanted to keep, because policies stated that you could only have one discount per phone line or something to that effect. So the method that you have listed is that a way around that or are you just giving out a list of options to choose from?​
     
  12. clambert1273

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    no they don't stack... so choose the one that yields you the most :) I had multiple options but chose the 23% discount :)
     
  13. Mistiq

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    Not the answer I wanted to hear, but then again the truth rarely is.... Thanks for the info
     
  14. clambert1273

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    np... It would be cool.. I would have a free bill :D
     
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