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Cheap Sprint Phone with Clean ESN

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  1. ashykat

    ashykat Well-Known Member
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    Hey everyone. I switched to Sprint for the Evo, and am very happy with it. But, before I had Sprint I used GSM carriers. I'm looking for a cheap Sprint phone that I can have as a backup in case something (god forbid) happens to my Evo, or if I'm going somewhere that I wouldn't be comfortable taking a 4.3 inch screen. It doesn't need to be fancy, but of course I'd prefer it not to be a complete piece of crap. Only real requirements I have are that it works, holds a charge, comes with a charger, and has a clean ESN. Looking to spend less than $40. PM me. :) Thanks.

    PS. I'm in Irvine (Orange County, CA) so local would be great if possible.
     

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  2. jradicle11

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    Careful if you switch to the cheap phone. I switched from my Devour to my backup phone for three days then switched back. Next phone bill it was around $1,500 because the switch somehow turned off my unlimited data plan when I went back to using my Devour.
     
  3. ashykat

    ashykat Well-Known Member
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    Did they take care of that for you? I would argue with them that a data service is "required" with these phones therefore it's their fault for turning off the unlimited data. Thank you for the tip.
     
  4. jradicle11

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    Yea, we argued and they fixed it. No way in hell were we paying $1,500 for their mistake.
     
  5. IOWA

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    Hmm never had a problem with esn swaps like that before... but I digress.

    I would suggest one of the older sanyo flip phones. The sanyo katana dlx worked great for me when I had it. Battery was plentiful, small, and great reception. Should be real cheap now


    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
     
  6. ashykat

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    Yeah the Katana is one I thought about. I figured I'd try here first before trying ebay. People on Craigslist are nuts, trying to get $75 for a used Katana. They're about $20 on ebay right now from good sellers.
     
  7. IOWA

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    Make sure you opt for the dlx. Its the best of the bunch(that I've used, though no experience with the newer ones)

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
     
  8. flyjbaker

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    I have a Samsung Instinct that I would let go for $50. Not a bad PHONE really. PM me if interested.
     
  9. ashykat

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    Right now I'm in the lead on ebay at a whopping 11 cents on a katana. If that doesn't work out I'll shoot you a PM.
     
  10. flyjbaker

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    Okay...35 bucks!...:)
     
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  11. ashykat

    ashykat Well-Known Member
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    Won the katana for $2. Thanks everyone.
     
  12. IOWA

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    HA! now thats a steal!
     

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