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Uneligible for Upgrade until Feb. What are my options?

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  1. EmM HoLLa

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    I currently have an EVO 4G and an old Palm Pre that I dont use.. I would very much like to get my hands on an EVO 3D but now for the $600 regular price.. I am not eligible for upgrade until sometime in February.. What are my option if there are any?..
     

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    Craigslist/eBay, but there's a bit of risk there.

    Cancel your contract, pay the ETF, and then get a new contract phone. If your contract ends in Feb, then it can't be too expensive of an ETF.

    Or wait until Feb and get the hottest phone that's out that month.
     
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    Thanks.. Cancelling my contract is not an option.. I guess I will scour craigslist and ebay...
     
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    sell palm pre and 4g on craigslist and buy the 3d on craigslist or trade or what have you.
     
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    The best way around your issue is, add an additional line to your plan. When you add an additional line you will get the phone for the reduced price. However, the problem with this is you will now have an added monthly fee of $19.99 on your plan for the extra line.

    Some have done this method (myself included), and some have gone a little further by canceling one of their existing lines to avoid the added monthly charge of 19.99. However, Sprint has caught on and will now attempt to charge you an early termination fee on the canceled line. But some people have called customer service reps who waived the early termination fee.

    But as of right now, that is one of the only ways you can get the phone before your upgrade is ready.
     
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    You can look into Sprints buy back program to get money for the phone. Sprint does offer some nice prices for certain phones. You could use someone elses upgrade, (if you have multiple people on your account) or if you only have yourself on the account. if you have someone you want to combine with and get a family plan you can add a line and give the person your old phone!
     
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    You may want to just call Sprint and ask for an early upgraded. They seem to be pretty generous in regards to early upgrades. they have let me upgraded early twice in the last 3 or 4 years.

    Edit: after reading more carefully, it appears you may have to go to a Sprint corporate store to get this deal.

    Also, I posted this a few days ago: http://www.sprintfeed.com/2011/12/sprint-offering-early-upgrades-through-end-of-2011/

    " If youâ&#8364;&#8482;re a Sprint customer, you may want to listen listen up. Seems old Yeller is throwing a silent (read: secret) promotion for certain eligible Premier customers by allowing them to upgrade early. I know, it sounds crazy but look at the above leaked pic for proof. Every phone appears to be up for grabs, meaning you can upgrade that old Evo 4G and finally come up on that Samsung Epic Super Galaxy S II Fantastic 4G Touch phone youâ&#8364;&#8482;ve been eying in the store window.

    Word is, the promotion is only valid in-store â&#8364;&#8221; so, youâ&#8364;&#8482;re going to have to get off the couch and march into a Sprint corporate location (no licensed dealers) and make sure you do it before December 31st when the Holiday upgrade offer will be over. We still canâ&#8364;&#8482;t guarantee this will work for everyone but it never hurts to try, right?

    [Via SprintFeed]
    -Phandroid
     

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