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  1. #1
    Kelo Graham
    Guest
    I've got an old $30 plan for 300 minutes.
    If I want a new free phone I would have to go to the $35 plan or
    buy a phone outright..

    Then I could get another phone in 18 months. That's $90 more over the
    18 months. Seems like a good deal IF the plan is still offered in
    the future. I only need a voice phone. Any thoughts?





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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: free phone deal


    "Kelo Graham" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I've got an old $30 plan for 300 minutes.
    > If I want a new free phone I would have to go to the $35 plan or
    > buy a phone outright..
    >
    > Then I could get another phone in 18 months. That's $90 more over the
    > 18 months. Seems like a good deal IF the plan is still offered in
    > the future. I only need a voice phone. Any thoughts?


    If you buy a phone straight up, you don't need to change your plan, and
    there won't be any charge to do an ESN exchange.

    Bob





  3. #3
    Michael Raphael
    Guest

    Re: free phone deal

    I have the same situation.
    When you say 'buy a phone straight up', what does that mean? Maybe it's a simplistic question, but I'm curious. You mean no discounts, no coupons etc., but full price?
    If so, and it is used for phone only, is there any advantage as long as the current phone works well? (I can survive with a few scratches).

    Thanks,

    Mike
    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]

    "Kelo Graham" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I've got an old $30 plan for 300 minutes.
    > If I want a new free phone I would have to go to the $35 plan or
    > buy a phone outright..
    >
    > Then I could get another phone in 18 months. That's $90 more over the
    > 18 months. Seems like a good deal IF the plan is still offered in
    > the future. I only need a voice phone. Any thoughts?


    If you buy a phone straight up, you don't need to change your plan, and
    there won't be any charge to do an ESN exchange.

    Bob





  4. #4
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: free phone deal


    "Michael Raphael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    I have the same situation.
    When you say 'buy a phone straight up', what does that mean? Maybe it's a
    simplistic question, but I'm curious. You mean no discounts, no coupons
    etc., but full price?
    If so, and it is used for phone only, is there any advantage as long as the
    current phone works well? (I can survive with a few scratches).

    Thanks,

    Mike

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    Mike, when I say straight up, I mean without the $150 rebate, which requires
    one to lock themselves into a 2 year contract, nor to change their contract,
    if they are on a minimal plan to start off with. Mind you, I've been very
    satisfied with the coverage I've had since 98, so I wouldn't mind extending
    coverage, but I just changed plans last year and obligated for two years.
    All the phones on my account still have a one year obligation. 2 of the
    three phones on my account qualify for the $150 rebate, but if I were to use
    those, I'd be obligated for another 2 years, so I'd have 3 years left on my
    obligation.

    As for getting a good price on a phone, that's not to say that you can't get
    a better price for a new phone at other places like Best Buy, Sams, or even
    possibly Radio Shack. Sprint is not always the cheapest place to buy a
    phone.

    If you don't need a new phone right now, then keep it and use it, till the
    battery starts to crap out ... By that time,there might be more whistles &
    bells offered at a lower price on a new model.

    Bob






  5. #5
    Michael Raphael
    Guest

    Re: free phone deal

    Thanks Bob.
    That's exactly my plan. The phone works and I'm rarely in an area without service; and I'm paying $29.99/mo. for 300 min anytime and free n/wknd, and pcs to pcs waived each month.
    So, I'll lay low, pay monthly and wait.

    Mike

    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]

    "Michael Raphael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    I have the same situation.
    When you say 'buy a phone straight up', what does that mean? Maybe it's a
    simplistic question, but I'm curious. You mean no discounts, no coupons
    etc., but full price?
    If so, and it is used for phone only, is there any advantage as long as the
    current phone works well? (I can survive with a few scratches).

    Thanks,

    Mike

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    Mike, when I say straight up, I mean without the $150 rebate, which requires
    one to lock themselves into a 2 year contract, nor to change their contract,
    if they are on a minimal plan to start off with. Mind you, I've been very
    satisfied with the coverage I've had since 98, so I wouldn't mind extending
    coverage, but I just changed plans last year and obligated for two years.
    All the phones on my account still have a one year obligation. 2 of the
    three phones on my account qualify for the $150 rebate, but if I were to use
    those, I'd be obligated for another 2 years, so I'd have 3 years left on my
    obligation.

    As for getting a good price on a phone, that's not to say that you can't get
    a better price for a new phone at other places like Best Buy, Sams, or even
    possibly Radio Shack. Sprint is not always the cheapest place to buy a
    phone.

    If you don't need a new phone right now, then keep it and use it, till the
    battery starts to crap out ... By that time,there might be more whistles &
    bells offered at a lower price on a new model.

    Bob






  6. #6
    C M
    Guest

    Re: free phone deal

    Michael Raphael wrote:
    > Thanks Bob.
    > That's exactly my plan. The phone works and I'm rarely in an area
    > without service; and I'm paying $29.99/mo. for 300 min anytime and free
    > n/wknd, and pcs to pcs waived each month.
    > So, I'll lay low, pay monthly and wait.
    >
    > Mike
    >
    > "Bob Smith" <[email protected]
    > <mailto:[email protected]>> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Michael Raphael" <[email protected]
    > <mailto:[email protected]>> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > I have the same situation.
    > When you say 'buy a phone straight up', what does that mean? Maybe it's a
    > simplistic question, but I'm curious. You mean no discounts, no coupons
    > etc., but full price?
    > If so, and it is used for phone only, is there any advantage as long as the
    > current phone works well? (I can survive with a few scratches).
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Mike
    >
    > --------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > Mike, when I say straight up, I mean without the $150 rebate, which requires
    > one to lock themselves into a 2 year contract, nor to change their contract,
    > if they are on a minimal plan to start off with. Mind you, I've been very
    > satisfied with the coverage I've had since 98, so I wouldn't mind extending
    > coverage, but I just changed plans last year and obligated for two years.
    > All the phones on my account still have a one year obligation. 2 of the
    > three phones on my account qualify for the $150 rebate, but if I were to use
    > those, I'd be obligated for another 2 years, so I'd have 3 years left on my
    > obligation.
    >
    > As for getting a good price on a phone, that's not to say that you can't get
    > a better price for a new phone at other places like Best Buy, Sams, or even
    > possibly Radio Shack. Sprint is not always the cheapest place to buy a
    > phone.
    >
    > If you don't need a new phone right now, then keep it and use it, till the
    > battery starts to crap out ... By that time,there might be more whistles &
    > bells offered at a lower price on a new model.
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >

    Hey, I have the $30 300 minutes plan as well and the phone is sooooo
    old More than 5 years old(Samsung sch3500). But I do not have the free
    pcs to pcs Mike you have a better plan than me.
    Initially I dont even have the nights and weekends free but last year
    they added that if I am willing to sign a 1 year contract.



  7. #7
    Notan
    Guest

    Re: free phone deal

    Kelo Graham wrote:
    >
    > I've got an old $30 plan for 300 minutes.
    > If I want a new free phone I would have to go to the $35 plan or
    > buy a phone outright..
    >
    > Then I could get another phone in 18 months. That's $90 more over the
    > 18 months. Seems like a good deal IF the plan is still offered in
    > the future. I only need a voice phone. Any thoughts?


    You just said, in another thread,

    "I've got plenty of money and plan to get more."

    "Budgets are for poor people."

    Why worry? With all your money, just buy a new phone.

    Notan



  8. #8
    TCS
    Guest

    Re: free phone deal

    On Sat, 19 Feb 2005 07:56:34 -0700, Notan <[email protected]> wrote:
    >Kelo Graham wrote:
    >>
    >> I've got an old $30 plan for 300 minutes.
    >> If I want a new free phone I would have to go to the $35 plan or
    >> buy a phone outright..
    >>
    >> Then I could get another phone in 18 months. That's $90 more over the
    >> 18 months. Seems like a good deal IF the plan is still offered in
    >> the future. I only need a voice phone. Any thoughts?


    >You just said, in another thread,


    >"I've got plenty of money and plan to get more."


    >"Budgets are for poor people."


    >Why worry? With all your money, just buy a new phone.


    He doesn't even know what a budget is.



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