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Discussion in 'Sprint' started by zombdroid, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. zombdroid

    zombdroid Android Enthusiast
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  2. BenChase7

    BenChase7 Android Expert

    Damn! on a softer note, I've been with Sprint for 10 years, have had damn near as many phones, and have never paid activation fee or upgrade fees. Just call, be nice, and they'll waive it. If that does not work, repeat.
     
  3. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw Well-Known Member

    I'm more annoyed at the increase in the early termination fee, even though I expect never to need it. The naysayers who claim terrible side effects of iPhone coming to Sprint have a point in this case.
     
  4. marctronixx

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    sprint are a company.. sprint have to make a profit for their shareholders. us consumers are last in the bread line.

    ill likely not need to worry about the ETF either. I see its a necessary step Sprint have to take to keep competitive.

    i tell you id rather have the ETF fee and handset upgrade fee (both of which i dont ever plan on seeing at Sprint) go up than the price of my plan or data!

    other carriers have high ETFs as well as high plan costs and offers less in those plans than what Sprint offers... so let them make some strategic moves to keep them in business.
     
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  5. BenChase7

    BenChase7 Android Expert

    +1

    Honestly, I think a lot of this as to do with the iPhone coming to Sprint. The iPhone requires more subsidization than any phone on the market (thanks to Jobs/Apple), really, these fees are not a major problem to me if it keeps my unlimited data and good service plan rates. One time fees are far better than recurring fees (like overages for data, etc.)
     
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  6. Gavisann

    Gavisann Android Enthusiast

    One of the best aspects of Sprint was their prices and unlimited plans. Now we are seeing Sprint slowly follow Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile by tacking on more and more fees. Who knows, maybe in October when the hoard of Apple-loving fanboys all buy Sprint iPhones, we could see a data cap...
     
  7. RoboMonkey

    RoboMonkey Android Expert

    Even if sprint gets the iPhone it will only be the iPhone 4GS at best. It will not be an iPhone 5. Also if Sprint ever goes to limited data they can bend over and kiss their customers goodbye. Me and a lot of other people will just go to VZ or prePaid.
     
  8. falconey

    falconey Android Enthusiast

    I know Sprint has to make money, but this company is starting to scare me.
     
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