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  1. cabbie

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    Just got the email from Sprint from signing up for news on the EVO site:

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    This means $450 without a plan unless I'm mistaken (which is how I'm planning to buy it). This would be tremendous.
     

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  2. ogwilson

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    That will be amazing.
     
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    Wow.... That just goes to show how much an OS costs on a phone. Good thing android is free.
     
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    Agreed, that is an AWESOME move if it's true. I already have $300 raised and plan to sell my Hero and 80gig ipod too, which should put me right in that area. *happy dance* :)
     
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    I might be offloading my moment... who wants one? LOL
     
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    Quick dumb question...that would be the price at the Sprint store only or anywhere it will be sold ?. I want no contract either.
    Absolutely brand new to smartphones and how to get one the first day...and I can only be in one place at a time that day...June 4
     
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    Rumored $450 off contract. Not bad...
     
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    Ok.. so $200 with a contract and a $200 ETF, that prorates down over time.. the max you will be paying is $400 if you want this phone contract free.. What am I missing here? Why would you go with the contract-free option?
     
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    Because I'm not eligible for an upgrade yet but this phone gives me an woody and I must have it.
     
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    thats from the official email from sprint so its a bit more then rumor i got the same email
     
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    $450, I'll believe it when I see it. If Android really does help cut the cost that much for it being a free OS, then $450 for that hardware is NOTHING.
     
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    Its insane that the EVO full retail price is $150 less then the Incredible. There's no explanation other than that either (a) Sprint is subsidizing the full retail price (through the $10/mo fee?), or (b) Verizon is screwing its customers. Or both.
     
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    I also got the same email ... the hd2 was also 450 no contract I plan on starting fresh with sprint can't resist the phone
     
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    or sprint is just bending over backwards as usual to gain customers. its still failing ;)
     
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    I have 2 questions that maybe somebody can answer.

    1) If I pay retail price of $450 then I don't have to sign another contract?
    2) Is there still a $100 mail in rebate when u buy the phone without a contract?
     
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    1) That is correct.
    2) That is the way I read it and what people missed up until your post. I was going to say the same thing. This phone is actually $349 after rebate!!!!
     
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    I'm attempting to confirm whether the MIR is still applicable, if you are not eligible for an upgrade (as I'm not until Aug 1st).
     
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    450 is a great unsubsidized price. You just made up a year of 10$ fees right there compared to the Pre.
     
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    Be advised, according to the Sprint reps I am speaking to now, this is NOT true. Both the MIR and New Line Activation/Upgrade credit, are apparently tied to your Upgrade Eligibility. :(
     
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    So I can not get the mail in rebate because my upgrade isn't until October 1?
     
  21. Bek

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    That is correct.

    After dealing with an online service rep for about 20 minutes, they finally offered me a $100 account credit instead. They put a note on my account that they made this offer to me, so once I buy an Evo, I can call back and they'll apply the credit. That was an acceptable compromise.
     
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    And how did u pull that off ?
     
  23. Bek

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    Just reasoning back and forth. Give it a try... be polite but persistent. Heck, feel free to say "I know someone else who contacted you and was offered a $100 credit, will you do the same?"
     
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    It looks like they are saying the cost on contract is $449 but if you have a NEW 2 year contract it's another 150 off plus a 100 MIR, but they also mention the $200 ETF before anything so I think that is also factored into the $449 price. I think the retail will be closer to $600
     
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    I'm confused by what you're getting at. How does the final retail cost of someone who is not eligible for an upgrade not be $449?
     
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