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  1. shoopem

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    Hi guys,

    I am currently on contract, but want to upgrade to the EVO. The best deal I am seeing is $469, no tax/free shipping.

    Is this the best off-contract deal available, or can I do better?

    Thanks!
     

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    Not sure how much it is going for if you straight out buy it from Sprint. But, you can never go wrong with Amazon. About the only place who ever has it cheaper is maybe Newegg and eBay but eBay can always be sketchy.
     
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    I think it is $549.


     
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    good price...
     
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    I pre-ordered my EVO 3D from Radio Shack.

    EVO 3D............................$599.00
    2 year contact.... subtract $200.00
    Eligible upgrade... subtract $200.00
    EVO Trade-in...... subtract $148.13
    Otter Box Defender............ $49.99

    After taxes and applying the $50 Radio Shack gift card I had to buy when I pre-ordered the 3VO I only owed $70.60

    Total out-of-pocket was $120.60 for an EVO 3D and an Otter Box Defender. Seems like giving me $148 bucks for a day 1 EVO was pretty good. Anyone else?
     
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    Not good enough. 28 days and this baby is going back.
     
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    $199.95 minus $150 buyback......can't beat that?
     
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    i paid 59 dollars. thats includes best buy buy back programs for 30 dollars and geek squad for 9.99 a month which i wont keep.i traded mine in for 143.
     
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    After Sprint subtracted the $50 deposit gift card, and they bought back my evo 4g for $150 dollars, it was free, so I spent $62 on a case and screen protector.:D
     
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    W-e-l-l, I still get an annual upgrade, since I've been with Sprint since our phones had Roman numerals on the big stone rotary dialers. I also got the phone two whole days earlier than the "peasants" for the same reason. :p

    Beyond that, Sprint cut me this really sweet deal for $199 plus tax, lol.

    A far cry from the feature phone days When every time my contract ran out, I would call retentions and hem and haw about cancelling my contract till they bought me off with a discounted monthly rate or even free enhanced Sprint TV (oh joy!) to watch on a subsidized new Treo, if I remember right. Now I feel real special just to get a new phone a couple of days early!
     
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    I think that is a great price considering I dished out $525 for mine at RadioCrap. Which I'm going to try to return so I can get the $150 upgrade that I know I'm entitled to.
     
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    $199 with a 1yr contact in the morning.
    Then went and called Sprint that night and used the same number to order a second one against because it was still eligible in their computers. Again at $199 for 1yr.
    Yes I am leaving out the part in the middle.
    I have 2 evo 3d phones I can now activate against any 2 numbers I choose.

    No don't ask how. ;)
    It's a corporate account anyway.
     
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    I basically made $20 on getting the evo 3D, I bought mine using wirefly and the bank of america add it up program for $129. I had sold my Evo 4G two weeks ago for $150.
     
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    Thats what I did. Ended up paying $50 plus the stupid $16 activation fee, or however much it was. I don't remember. It was less than $75 overall for sure though.
     
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    Picked up the Evo 4G at the beginning of June as a placeholder and to test the network. I got a port-in credit for 125 from T-Mobile. No activation fee, 18% discount off the phone, accessories and rate plan due to work. I've had two new phones in a 30 day period. I got my E3D for under $50 when all was said and done, but that is not the end of the deal for me.

    I am on a network that has better signal in my area. I get signal in every part of my house and have had no dropped calls. 750 minutes, 450 more minutes than I had before, unlimited texts as opposed to 300. Also, as opposed to my old deal with T-Mobile, I will be saving more than ten dollars a month on the plan.
     
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    Mine was free!!!
     
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    Well today I took the plunge into Android and Sprint. I recently switched jobs and my new company offers discounts on Sprint services and hardware, so in the interest of saving money I've left my Big Red Blackberry centric homeland and am sailing into new territory.

    However, I got an even better deal that I thought I was going to after quite a bit of frustration, but I ended up getting 2 3vo's for only $25 each, so I think it worth mentioning in case it helps anyone else out.

    To get my corporate discounts I have to apply through a special link provided from my business (BP.) I went through the entire process of picking on my plan, selected both lines to be 3vo's, billing information, background check, porting over my old numbers, etc. I noticed a promotion code on the frontpage of the link that gave me a $50 credit per line on new activations as well (which was "save50" without the quotes.) The discount was supposed to be $25 off per phone over 2 billing cycles, starting on the 2nd or 3rd bill. So I was pretty excited that I was essentially getting the 3vo's for $150 each.

    Well, when I tried to finalize the checkout, my credit card was declined. I double checked everything, tried it a few more times, and it was declined again. Upset (and knowing that it wasn't my credit) I tried 3 other cards I have, and they all failed. After searching around, I found a phone number for online sales problems and called it.

    I'm going to leave out the ranting and raving, but after 2.5 hours on the phone with Sprint customer support, constantly verifying my personal information, going over every detail with several people, supervisor after supervisor, I finally spoke to someone who had a high enough pay grade and IQ to understand my problem and help me.

    Long story short, Chase (my bank) had haulted the charges from Sprint because after the 1st attempt at paying went through successfully (even though it didn't appear to on the website), every other attempt was also succesful. This sent off a bunch of red flags that were now fixed, so I was good to go.

    The icing on the cake, and the point of this post, is that because I called and was polite the entire time, they turned my $50 per line delayed credit rebate into instant rebates, and applied the expired $125 dollar credit for porting your line over from another carried to both lines also. I had been offered the $125 earlier, but now I was getting an instant $175 off the $200 contract price for each phone for my trouble and time. I didn't have to buy any accessories, take any surveys, or do anything silly. I was also given free shipping and a waived activation fee, but I'm pretty sure that's standard treatment.

    Also, if you're having problems ordering from Sprint's website, you might want to call your bank and make sure that you're not actually being charged even though Sprint is saying that it's been declined. I was definately charged every single time. If I had given up and seen this later, instead of it working out this way, my intense rage at having a $2000 charge from Sprint could've leveled an entire city. 8)

    So if you haven't ordered yours yet, give them a call first. You'll get a larger discount if you're polite and ask nicely for it. You just may have to be on the line for awhile. If they say it's expired, it is, but they gave me the discount with no problems today (6/25) so I'm sure they'd be able to help you too. They were also able to get my corporate discounts applied correctly to my plan, so even though I was extraordinarily annoyed and irritated at my first experience with Sprint, I think they made up for it nicely.

    My new phones are set to arrive early next week, and my services switch over officially this next Friday!
     
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    I bought the 4G from radioshack for 99 dollars on June 4th with a new 2 year contract. (less than 30 days ago) I went to RS on the 24th to make the switch and ended up only paying another 99 dollars.
     
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    I ported my numbers too (two numbers from T-Mobile onto a family plan with Sprint). I've gotta say, I was astounded at the great customer service.

    First, I was impressed that they called the day before to confirm my preorder, scheduled an appointment, and then emailed an appointment confirmation. But when I got there, the rep was awesome. Not only was she eminently competent and didn't force me to do anything I didn't want to do (I wanted to set up my phone myself, etc.), but she went out of her way to make sure I saved as much money as I could. "Let's see, maybe your employer has a discount... hmm.. no, there must be something... do you belong to a credit union, anything like that?" "Triple A?" "Perfect! That'll work. I can give you 10% off your monthly bill forever. You know what... I can waive the activation fee, too." Then: "You know... why don't I give you 10% off your Otterbox case, too." Keep in mind, she wasn't trying to convince me to join Sprint; I was already commited to signing up. She just did everything she could to save me money. She was pushing *me* to look for a discount instead of the other way around. 10% off my monthly bill, forever- wow! Then: "Let's look up your old phone, maybe we can do a buy-back to save you some more." Sure enough, she offered me 20 bucks for my piece of crap, dented, banged up Motorola Cliq. She also made sure I understood how to claim the two, $125 port credits. I'm completely blown away by how smooth it all went (phone number transfers only took about 10 minutes, too).

    As a new customer of Sprint (and also as a shareholder), I'm all sorts of impressed. And if you don't know it already, having AAA will give you a 10% discount off your monthly bill. Combine that with At8Mistakes' tip(s) and you'll be sitting pretty with your new, heavily-discounted Evo 3D and Sprint service. :)
     
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    They didn't charge an activation or shipping fee for my phones either, and didn't pressure me to buy any accessories or anything else, so no complaints. I was tempted to pick up an otterbox, but I want to hold on in my hand and play with it first to see if it's worth the purchase price.

    My corporate discounts were applied to my plan and services, but those aren't available to others, so I just wanted to put out that $50.00 for 2 brand new Evo 3D's left me with a nice fuzzy feeling inside. The phone reps didn't get the memo that the $125 promotion ended 6/23. 8)
     
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    Totally, that's all sorts of awesome At8Mistakes. :) I just wanted to chime in that I have the same nice, fuzzy feeling (but for different reasons). Buying the Evo 3D was my first-ever Sprint customer service experience and I'm still feeling a little giddy over it.
     
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    They don't charge you activation until the first billing cycle. Check your Sprint account in a few days and I bet it shows up on your first statement. You might be able to get it waived, but you got to talk to people in telesales/online. Also the port in credit date was extended to 7/23, just that stores won't have the right fliers.
     
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    I specifically asked about the activation fee and was told that it was waived, so I'm not expecting any surprises.

    I hadn't heard that the port credit had been extended, since the website ad for it states that it's still 6/23 (or it did when I was signing up for it.) In any case, it's still easily possible for most people to get their phone for $25.
     
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    They changed that add a week before the Evo 3D release. Port In Credit

    But good that you got the activation fee waived. Some people think they didn't have to pay it only to see it on their first bill.
     
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    Good news about the port credit then for those still looking to get it. What I thought was special is that they gave it to me for both of my lines that I was porting, since I definately wasn't expecting that.

    The online store was offering free shipping and activation, so I asked about that while sorting out my payment problem and they told me that they could offer me the same. Every dollar off counts!
     
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