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General Existing Sprint customers, options to pay for phone?

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  1. VGPOP

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    Will you be able to pay for the phone into your Sprint account (bill to your Sprint account, for existing customers, of course). Or do you need to pay $200 + activation fee on the spot?
     

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    I believe it depends on your account. If you have no preset spending limit, I have seen the store put it on the account.
     
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    How do I check if I have a spending limit?

    (I guess I am too lazy to call them and just find out that way. But something tells me they dont even know it's coming next Friday.....lol)
     
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    I was talking to Sprint reps on the phone when I was trying to pre order the phone... and I asked them about it. They checked and told me billing to my account would be no problem and I could do that if I wish. I think it varies from customer to customer based on credit and spending limits on your account.
     
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    I'm sure it's also listed some where on your account online. Sign in and see if you can't find the info there if you don't want to call.
     
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    This is what I mean:

    Jessica: I am not able to confirm any information regarding potential upcoming devices.
    Jessica: You can stay tuned to Sprint Newsroom | Home for our most recent announcements and device releases.
    Jessica: Are there any other questions I can help with?
    You: No, thank you.
    Jessica: You're welcome.

    Chat on the website, that was her response.
     
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    But your question just needs to be whether you can put the cost of a phone (any phone) on your account if you buy it from Sprint. Actually, I think that is the preferred way to purchase from tele-sales.

    Of course, the great majority of Sprint reps aren't going to know anything about upcoming phones. They don't even know much about existing phones.
     
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    My main point of NOT calling Sprint and asking here, instead.

    But I gave it a shot anyway.

    :cool:
     
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    You gotta admit you have a much better chance of getting the right info from this forum than you do from Sprint.
     
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    Yeah I've always paid for new phones via my account. Just be ready for that slightly larger bill when it comes lol...

    I preordered mine through evpdiscount.com so if you have a discount through the company you work for I suggest you give them a try.
     
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    Like people have said before, it depends on your account. On thing I know you can not put on your account is the return/restocking fee when you return a phone within the 30 day trial period.
     
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    Depends on the credit rating your account was given. How many lines are you approved to have? Did you have a deposit and when you signed up? If you had a deposit you can't bill anything to the account. If you were approved for 5 lines, no deposit, you should be fine billing it to the account. It all depends on your credit.
     
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    5 lines, no deposit for me when i switched to Sprint to get EVO
     
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    Then you are golden. You should be able to bill phones to your account.
     
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    How about no deposit and 3 lines? Lol
     
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    You will have to call Sprint on that one. Depending on how long you have been with Sprint, but my guess is no.
     
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    You guys are pretty much right. Once when "times were tough" I was slow to pay my bill for several months. I was told that if my overdue bill got past $175, service would be disconnected. Within about 6 months of paying my bill on time my spending limit was completely removed.

    I guess this translates to: I can spend 24 hours a day on calls to France or China if I so desire, then stick it to Sprint. YEAH!

    Back to topic: I purchased the $50 prepaid card through my local sprint store. Can I put the rest of the phone bill ($165 with tax or so) on my sprint bill then upon pickup and activation?
     
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    Yup, I have charged phones to my account many times. It comes in handy sometimes.
     

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