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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by infamousjax, May 20, 2010.

  1. infamousjax

    infamousjax Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Couldn't find a definite answer for this one:

    I have one line with premier member status. I want to buy the Evo when it comes out. Radioshack employee suggested that I can open a 2nd line and get the Evo for $199, and then pay my ETF for my original line. It ends up being a little cheaper for me this way. However, he said that I have to keep BOTH lines open for 60 days or else Sprint will shut me down for fraud.

    Can anyone clarify/verify this?

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  2. Aridon

    Aridon Well-Known Member

    Open up a family line, add the evo and keep both for around 30 days. Cancel the original line and say you got a divorce or something and go back to the single line. Sell original phone on ebay.
  3. DUBious

    DUBious Well-Known Member

  4. infamousjax

    infamousjax Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    hmm ok... i've already sold my old phone, should I just buy a $10 crappy model from craigslist so I have something?
  5. Sassy_Lina

    Sassy_Lina Well-Known Member

    @OP If you have premiere status why not just wait till your upgrade. You would be spending more than you have to opening up another line.
  6. Agent Jones

    Agent Jones Android Enthusiast

    Here what i did for the pre and will be doing again for the EVO
    When the phone comes out open a new line. and pay 199.99 for the EVO and get a new phone number well call it (111) 222-2222. Then swap the EVO to your exsistening line well call it (111) 111-1111. and your old phone new line (111) 222-2222. Then about 15-30 days later call sprint and cancel the line you just opened that has your old phone on it. Sprint will charge 200 bucks. so its a total of 400 bucks and you have yoru new evo on your old number.
  7. Agent Jones

    Agent Jones Android Enthusiast

    cause hes probably like me wants it on launch day! or asap.

    i want it so bad i have been thinking about paying 699 to buy one from the google I/O convention that are on sale
  8. infamousjax

    infamousjax Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    My upgrades not til next february :p
  9. infamousjax

    infamousjax Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Guy at radioshack said this is considered fraud
  10. clambert1273

    clambert1273 Android Enthusiast

    I am opening a 3rd line on my family plan.. but will keep the line for child emergency purposes lol just be switching the Evo to my line and putting my crap phone on the kid line..
  11. infamousjax

    infamousjax Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Also - they said that I wouldn't have to pay a deposit for the new line -- but I thought there was no way to check for that until you actually go through the process of opening the new line?

    I just want to be prepared for the Evo launch, and don't want any unexpected surprises :p If I'm $20 short, I'm going to be mad pissed.
  12. Agent Jones

    Agent Jones Android Enthusiast

    not really. and you shouldnt really care what RS considers it, only thing that matters is what sprint says. and sprint didnt care when i did it with them on the palm pre. and I did all the switching and everything in the sprint store.
  13. DUBious

    DUBious Well-Known Member

    we can see if you require a deposit as soon as we open your account. all we have to do is click add line. if they didnt at all get into your account then yes that is made up and they have no idea.
  14. clambert1273

    clambert1273 Android Enthusiast

    lol your not gonna rat us all out are ya :D

    sorry I had to LOL
  15. infamousjax

    infamousjax Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    cool -- yeah they checked my account. Thanks for the input guys, I feel at ease now. I can't wait to get my grubby hands on this phone.
  16. DUBious

    DUBious Well-Known Member

    lmao. i may work for _____, but i want the EVO as much you all and we dont even get discounts on the device. tey dont even offer a employee price plan yet for the EVO because of the damn $10 4G charge.
  17. clambert1273

    clambert1273 Android Enthusiast

    omg that SUCKS... you need a new job? :D
  18. armandov99

    armandov99 Member

    Activation fee for new line? This could add $35.
    Paying for service for 2-4 weeks? This could add $30-$60.

    In the end your bill for that new line is the $200 early termination plus those charges. I doubt you kept service for 15-30 days and managed to do it for less than $50. You're better off just paying the $450.
  19. Agent Jones

    Agent Jones Android Enthusiast

    activation = zero

    paying for service for = add a line for $10 bucks

    i did it with the pre and paid 10 bucks extra plus 99 for the pre plus 200 ETF and was gonna do it for the evo, but i just bought a new one on ebay that should be here next week!!!!!!!

    plus BB and RS wont let you preorder if you wanna pay the 450. only new lines, new customers, and upgrades are eligible to preorder.
  20. stroths

    stroths Well-Known Member

    I thought about this with a Touch Pro 2 before and was told that if I cancelled within 30 days, I had to return the phone or pay full price. If I cancelled on day 31, the phone would be mine and I would just have to pay the ETF.

    You could buy the EVO on the 2nd line and move the EVO to your primary line. On day 31, cancel the 2nd line and pay the ETF.
  21. Agent Jones

    Agent Jones Android Enthusiast

  22. MisterEd

    MisterEd Android Expert

    LMAO. That's probably why he works at Rat Shack for just about minimum wage. Ask him where he got his law degree.

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