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  1. #1
    sprtel
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    Got an e-mail from Sprint offering 10% off my bill for 1 year, Just
    have to sign a 2 year contract.

    Any catch?



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  2. #2

    Re: ten percent


    sprtel wrote:
    > Got an e-mail from Sprint offering 10% off my bill for 1 year, Just
    > have to sign a 2 year contract.
    >
    > Any catch?


    Hmm. Never heard of that offer before but sounds good. Is it some
    sort of corporate or business discount?




  3. #3
    Frank Thomas
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    Re: ten percent


    "sprtel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Got an e-mail from Sprint offering 10% off my bill for 1 year, Just
    > have to sign a 2 year contract.
    >
    > Any catch?


    The two year contract. I would not sign a contract that long with any
    provider.





  4. #4
    John Richards
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    Re: ten percent

    Frank Thomas wrote:
    > "sprtel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Got an e-mail from Sprint offering 10% off my bill for 1 year, Just
    >> have to sign a 2 year contract.
    >>
    >> Any catch?

    >
    > The two year contract. I would not sign a contract that long with any
    > provider.


    If you have no plans to move (for example, I'm retired), then it's a
    good deal. But I wonder if taking the 10% will disqualify me from
    getting a $150 handset upgrade rebate.

    --
    John Richards






  5. #5
    Tinman
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    Re: ten percent

    John Richards wrote:
    > Frank Thomas wrote:
    >> "sprtel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> Got an e-mail from Sprint offering 10% off my bill for 1 year, Just
    >>> have to sign a 2 year contract.
    >>>
    >>> Any catch?

    >>
    >> The two year contract. I would not sign a contract that long with any
    >> provider.

    >
    > If you have no plans to move (for example, I'm retired), then it's a
    > good deal. But I wonder if taking the 10% will disqualify me from
    > getting a $150 handset upgrade rebate.


    I was told that it would not affect handset upgrades. However, you'll
    still get the contract extension if you do go for the "rebate" (I think
    the discount is instantaneous now). So if you took the 10% deal right
    now, you'd have a contract till September of '07. But if in December you
    take the $150 phone discount, your contract would be extended to
    December of '07.

    At least that's what I was *told*. I'd hate to think they'd add on
    another two years to whatever end-date you already have. We'd have
    people contracted to SPCS for life. <g>

    But I do wonder what would happen if you had more than a year, but less
    than two years left on your contract and you took the smaller phone
    rebate (the one that only requires a one-year contract extension). Would
    they leave your contract's end-date alone, or would they increase it?
    And if they increased it, to when? Hmmm....


    --
    Mike





  6. #6
    stevie
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    Re: ten percent

    i think it would all depend on who you talked to and how they were feeling
    at the time.
    "Tinman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    John Richards wrote:
    > Frank Thomas wrote:
    >> "sprtel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> Got an e-mail from Sprint offering 10% off my bill for 1 year, Just
    >>> have to sign a 2 year contract.
    >>>
    >>> Any catch?

    >>
    >> The two year contract. I would not sign a contract that long with any
    >> provider.

    >
    > If you have no plans to move (for example, I'm retired), then it's a
    > good deal. But I wonder if taking the 10% will disqualify me from
    > getting a $150 handset upgrade rebate.


    I was told that it would not affect handset upgrades. However, you'll
    still get the contract extension if you do go for the "rebate" (I think
    the discount is instantaneous now). So if you took the 10% deal right
    now, you'd have a contract till September of '07. But if in December you
    take the $150 phone discount, your contract would be extended to
    December of '07.

    At least that's what I was *told*. I'd hate to think they'd add on
    another two years to whatever end-date you already have. We'd have
    people contracted to SPCS for life. <g>

    But I do wonder what would happen if you had more than a year, but less
    than two years left on your contract and you took the smaller phone
    rebate (the one that only requires a one-year contract extension). Would
    they leave your contract's end-date alone, or would they increase it?
    And if they increased it, to when? Hmmm....


    --
    Mike






  7. #7
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: ten percent

    sprtel wrote:
    > Got an e-mail from Sprint offering 10% off my bill for 1 year, Just
    > have to sign a 2 year contract.
    >
    > Any catch?



    Well, yes: you have to extend your contract for two more years.

    I would get these offers on a regular basis from Sprint, particularly
    when my contract would come close to ending. It basically ensures that
    you have an disincentive for leaving.

    --
    E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.



  8. #8
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: ten percent

    Frank Thomas wrote:
    > "sprtel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>Got an e-mail from Sprint offering 10% off my bill for 1 year, Just
    >>have to sign a 2 year contract.
    >>
    >>Any catch?

    >
    >
    > The two year contract. I would not sign a contract that long with any
    > provider.


    Unfortunately, that kind of committment is pretty standard nowadays.


    --
    E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.



  9. #9
    John Richards
    Guest

    Re: ten percent

    Isaiah Beard wrote:
    > Frank Thomas wrote:
    >> "sprtel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>
    >>> Got an e-mail from Sprint offering 10% off my bill for 1 year, Just
    >>> have to sign a 2 year contract.
    >>>
    >>> Any catch?

    >>
    >>
    >> The two year contract. I would not sign a contract that long with any
    >> provider.

    >
    > Unfortunately, that kind of committment is pretty standard nowadays.


    Yep. I just re-upped with DirecTV for two years, in return for a free
    DVR and 6 months of free HBO & Showtime.

    --
    John Richards



  10. #10
    Frank Harris
    Guest

    Re: ten percent

    I was offered and accepted a 5% discount some years ago. I'm on a
    4-line family plan with several add-ons (roaming, 7pm, Vision, etc), and
    my 5% is just off the base family plan, not off all the add-ons,
    options, & taxes.

    sprtel wrote:
    > Got an e-mail from Sprint offering 10% off my bill for 1 year, Just
    > have to sign a 2 year contract.
    >
    > Any catch?


    --
    Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A680



  11. #11
    DAVID
    Guest

    Re: ten percent

    I took the 10% a couple of years ago, I looked at as a break for some of the
    dang taxs. There coustemer service can leave some thing to be desired some
    times, but I havent found many places I have not had a decent singal.





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