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  1. androidnewb1

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    I want to get a Samsung moment but i'm not eligible for a upgrade but my mom is and she wants to keep her phone.Is it possible to get the phone from sprint.com on her account and activate it on my account, or could i get it from Best Buy activate on her account the switch the phone to my account? BTW I have a Samsung Exclaim right now
     

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    i don't see why not.
     
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    My wife and I talked about that, Sprint said that is upgrade Fraud.
     
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    All you have to do is upgrade your mom to the moment. When you have her on the moment go online and transfer her back to her old phone and then transfer you over to the new phone. You can do it all online if you want, its pretty easy. You just have to enter in a few numbers and program it and Sprint online does the rest.
     
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    1) You can certainly do it "the long way," by first buying and activating the Moment on your mother's line, then switching your mother back to her old phone and activating the Moment on your own line.

    2) If you order from Sprint's web site, and specify not to activate the Moment automatically, you may be able to shortcut the procedure by directly activating the Moment on your own line when it arrives. I did this successfully for my nephew last year. If Sprint complains or tries to goof up your account (which is highly unlikely), you can just say honestly that you were trying to save all sides the trouble of the longer procedure (1).

    If you're dealing with rebates, this procedure (2) might goof up the rebate. But right now, Sprint's web site is offering instant discounts instead of rebates anyway.

    3) There is no issue of "fraud" at all. Even in procedure (2), Sprint correctly renews the contract on the upgraded line, and marks it as recently upgraded. Procedure (2) really is just a shortcut of procedure (1).
     
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    Why a moment? Might as well go for the EVO. Or better yet, wait for a few weeks??? And get the EPIC.
     
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    Well for anyone that doesnt want or cant afford the extra $10 a month for the 4G the moment is still a great choice
     
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    We just went through this to get my wife her Moment. Sprint (both at the sprint store, and customer service) told us that the rebate process is to verify 30 days after the phone is purchased, that it is still assigned to the line that it was purchased on. If it is not on that line (even if it is on the same account) your rebate will be rejected. If the other comment is correct about instant savings rather than a rebate, then this is obviously not applicable.
     
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    Doesn't really apply to the OP but while were on the subject of shortcutting upgrades. Another trick i learned when upgrading a phone a year or so ago is to tell the representative (if your on the phone) that the website is down and they will honor any website promotions over the phone.
     
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    thats true does anyone know when the Epic is coming out???
     
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    August 11 is the latest an greatest rumor.
     
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    I have three phones on a family talk only plan and my Samsung Moment on its $69 data plan. One of the phones on the talk only plan is over due for an upgrade. Could I put all phones on a family data plan and use the upgrade for an Epic and switch the phone numbers between the Moment and Epic? And how would I go about doing that?
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    Would I be better off waiting a few more months until the Moment can be upgraded at 12 months, then I should be able to put the moment on the phone number that has the upgrade without using the upgrade. How many days early can you upgrade?
     
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    does any one think that the epic is going to be cheaper in a year
     

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