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Thinking about switching to sprint..(is this a good plan?)

Discussion in 'Sprint' started by aliciaa1, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. aliciaa1

    aliciaa1 Member
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    I currently have metro pcs as my phone carrier and I am thinking about venturing out to see what the others offer..
    I was on the sprint website recently and I could get "everything data plan" with unlimited text & data and 450 minutes (to talk since I ever rarely talk on the phone)
    I would have to pay roughly $80 a month for it and thats with a smartphone as well.
    Is that a good deal?
    Which phone is best to get? I've been thinking about the evo (if I do get sprint)

    At verizon (for the same type of plan) I'll be paying roughly $90 a month (with a smartphone)
    I'm not sure which to do..I'm thinking more sprint though because I would like to get the evo if I do switch..

    I would like to hear your opinions or suggestions.
    thank you!
     



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  2. BenChase7

    BenChase7 Android Expert


    Yes, that's a good plan. The Everything Data 450 plan is pry the best plan in wireless. Keep in mind, Verizon may only be 10 bucks more, but the plan does not include as much as Sprint gives you. You're getting a lot more than 450 mins in theory with Sprint because they give you unlimited calling to ANY mobile phone in America, regardless of carrier... Also, only Sprint gives you truly unlimited data. So in the big picture, Sprints value is unbeatable.

    EVO 4G is a great phone, but at one year old, its not the most advanced anymore. Good phone, but I'd consider the EVO 3D or Photon 4G if you want the latest technology.

    Also, Sprint has a lot of available discounts depending on where you work. You can even get 10% off a month just for banking at a credit union or if you're a AAA member. My employer discount gives me 25% off my Sprint bill each month. Big savings! :) SEE: http://androidforums.com/sprint/81670-do-i-qualify-discount.html#post769879
    Just scroll through the Google doc's links and see if your employer is listed.

    Also, if you switch to Sprint... Don't miss out on their current promo... They'll credit your account 125 bucks if you port your old cell number to Sprint. Basically a month and a half of free service in your case.
    See: www.Sprint.com/switchtosprint
    Just don't forget, you only have 72 hrs to go to this website and fill out the application after you port your number, to take advantage of this deal.

    If it makes any difference, I've been with Sprint for about 10yrs and been pretty happy.

    Good luck with your decision! :)
     
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  3. aliciaa1

    aliciaa1 Member
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    Oh thank you so much! this helped me out. I'm really thinking about switching to it.
    Yes, where I work at we get discounts for sprint as well. Oh I wanted to know if I could switch my phone number if I ended up switching..I would love to keep my number! Hmm...I think within the next week I'll be changing to sprint!
    Thank you again! I really appriecate it!
     
  4. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw Well-Known Member

    The EVO 3D is an excellent phone, I have had one since launch and had a 4G before it. I endorse the 3D.

    But if you can wait a short bit, the Galaxy S2 may please you more. I believe Sprint will market it as the Epic 4G Touch. NOT the original Epic, which is almost a year old.
     
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  5. Gavisann

    Gavisann Android Enthusiast

    Be prepared, there is a $10 premium data fee on Sprint, it isn't a big deal.

    If you like keyboards and smaller screens, go for the EVO 3D. If you want a bigger, faster phone, go for the Epic Touch 4G when it launches.
     
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  6. Do not leave the old provider until you have varified the new provider. Take one month over lap from the old to the new. Each carrier has its own problems, make sure you can live with sprints before you change. For me, I have zero problems with sprint where I live and travel, but for some people coverage is a problem.
     
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  7. aliciaa1

    aliciaa1 Member
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    My friend has the evo 3d. Its pretty intresting I think. So I'm debating to maybe get the new evo 3d.
    Thank you everyone! I really appriecate it.
    I'm going to go to a sprint store next week and set up everything. I'm still using the old provider (I needed time to think about it) But I think I have made my choice.
    I'm excited! ahaha!
    Thank you everyone :)
     
  8. BenChase7

    BenChase7 Android Expert

    Yes you can bring your old number to your new Sprint phone. In fact, You must do this if you want to take advantage of Sprints 125 dollar credit for new customers.
     
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  9. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    before you jump ship..

    you should ... ask friends and people you know in your area about the sprint service quality... calls and data speeds.

    every carrier has holes and weak areas...
     
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  10. aliciaa1

    aliciaa1 Member
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    A couple people I work with have sprint and they said it works just fine. I also looked up where I live (did lots of research on it! ahah) and there wasn't anything bad about the area..only if you go out to temperance then I'll have some issues..but I never go out there anyways aha.
    Thats sweet! I will definetly do that.
    Thanks again!
     
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