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  1. #1
    Michael Raphael
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    I read an article recently that one strategy in replacing a phone is to ask the company about a refurbished phone, knowing that many of them do not like to publicize their availability.

    Does anyone know if Sprint/Nextel sells these in their stores?

    I'm just curious, as eventually I might consider replacing my phone but don't want to change my contact. (I'm paying less than the minimum for the exchange program)

    Thanks,

    Mike




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  2. #2
    dr news
    Guest

    Re: Refurbished phones?

    We have a retail store, and we occasionally have a used phone for sale. But
    the phones aren't refurbished, just used. I'm not aware of the corporate
    stores selling refurbished phones. Understand that some stores will pay you
    for your used phone (agps et all), up to $35 if you have all the parts. But
    I've not seen what they do with them. dr

    Sprint: haven't see em buy/sell used phones.
    Nextel: some offer $35 for your old phone. Unknown what they do with them
    Us: we take the trade-ins (thank you), and if excellent; make them available
    as loaners; if just used, then we clean off all the phone numbers/details
    and give it to the Center for Prevention of Abuse as a 911 only phone.

    Note: Phones given to us for the expressed reason of going to the center, go
    to the center, even if new.

    --
    dr.news Better Price? (not better than you deserve, just more than you are
    used to)
    home of the better priced phone and service:
    http://free.better-price.biz

    "Michael Raphael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    I read an article recently that one strategy in replacing a phone is to ask
    the company about a refurbished phone, knowing that many of them do not like
    to publicize their availability.

    Does anyone know if Sprint/Nextel sells these in their stores?

    I'm just curious, as eventually I might consider replacing my phone but
    don't want to change my contact. (I'm paying less than the minimum for the
    exchange program)

    Thanks,

    Mike





  3. #3
    Brad Houser
    Guest

    Re: Refurbished phones?

    On Sun, 6 Nov 2005 22:17:25 -0500, Michael Raphael wrote:

    > I read an article recently that one strategy in replacing a phone is to ask the company about a refurbished phone, knowing that many of them do not like to publicize their availability.
    >
    > Does anyone know if Sprint/Nextel sells these in their stores?
    >
    > I'm just curious, as eventually I might consider replacing my phone but don't want to change my contact. (I'm paying less than the minimum for the exchange program)
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Mike


    They will sell you a refurbished phone at half price of new. However, if
    you have any credit towards your next phone ($75 for one year, $150 for
    two) you will not be able to appy it and the clock will get reset. They
    don't have many in stock so it can be hit or miss as they get sold quickly.

    BH



  4. #4
    Michael Raphael
    Guest

    Re: Refurbished phones?

    Thanks.
    I'd assume none of the credits or rebates would apply, as to obtain them I would need to 'renew' my contract for another two years. The issue I have with that is that the lowest per month rate now is more than I'm paying and I have PCS to PCS waived each month also. So, I'm keeping my contract, and thought about 'exchanging' the phone at some point.


    --
    Dr. Michael Raphael
    University of Phoenix Online
    Faculty
    [email protected]
    "Brad Houser" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    On Sun, 6 Nov 2005 22:17:25 -0500, Michael Raphael wrote:

    > I read an article recently that one strategy in replacing a phone is to ask the company about a refurbished phone, knowing that many of them do not like to publicize their availability.
    >
    > Does anyone know if Sprint/Nextel sells these in their stores?
    >
    > I'm just curious, as eventually I might consider replacing my phone but don't want to change my contact. (I'm paying less than the minimum for the exchange program)
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Mike


    They will sell you a refurbished phone at half price of new. However, if
    you have any credit towards your next phone ($75 for one year, $150 for
    two) you will not be able to appy it and the clock will get reset. They
    don't have many in stock so it can be hit or miss as they get sold quickly.

    BH



  5. #5
    George G
    Guest

    Re: Refurbished phones?

    Michael, you do not have to change your plan to get a new phone , (although most of the new plans are better). Of course, if you expect to get a discounted price, then you will have to renew your agreement, only fair .


    "Michael Raphael" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    I read an article recently that one strategy in replacing a phone is to ask the company about a refurbished phone, knowing that many of them do not like to publicize their availability.

    Does anyone know if Sprint/Nextel sells these in their stores?

    I'm just curious, as eventually I might consider replacing my phone but don't want to change my contact. (I'm paying less than the minimum for the exchange program)

    Thanks,

    Mike




  6. #6
    Michael Raphael
    Guest

    Re: Refurbished phones?

    George:

    Thanks, I understand, I think.
    I can purchase a new phone outright and keep my plan, and I know that.
    I was asking about the possibility of buying the refurbished phone.

    We really do not need a 'new plan' as I never come close to using the minutes, and don't want to take pictures, and don't send text messages etc. We want to make calls when I want, which is usually not often.

    "George G" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    Michael, you do not have to change your plan to get a new phone , (although most of the new plans are better). Of course, if you expect to get a discounted price, then you will have to renew your agreement, only fair .


    "Michael Raphael" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    I read an article recently that one strategy in replacing a phone is to ask the company about a refurbished phone, knowing that many of them do not like to publicize their availability.

    Does anyone know if Sprint/Nextel sells these in their stores?

    I'm just curious, as eventually I might consider replacing my phone but don't want to change my contact. (I'm paying less than the minimum for the exchange program)

    Thanks,

    Mike




  7. #7
    George G
    Guest

    Re: Refurbished phones?

    well, if you have had your handset over 2 years, then you can get a free phone, or $150 off a phone of your choice, keep the plan you are happy with, just agree to keep service for 2 more years. And yes, if you can find a refurb, then you can buy without an agreement. However, Sprint stores usually do not have many to sell, better chance is to check with a local Radio Shack.
    "Michael Raphael" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    George:

    Thanks, I understand, I think.
    I can purchase a new phone outright and keep my plan, and I know that.
    I was asking about the possibility of buying the refurbished phone.

    We really do not need a 'new plan' as I never come close to using the minutes, and don't want to take pictures, and don't send text messages etc. We want to make calls when I want, which is usually not often.

    "George G" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    Michael, you do not have to change your plan to get a new phone , (although most of the new plans are better). Of course, if you expect to get a discounted price, then you will have to renew your agreement, only fair .


    "Michael Raphael" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    I read an article recently that one strategy in replacing a phone is to ask the company about a refurbished phone, knowing that many of them do not like to publicize their availability.

    Does anyone know if Sprint/Nextel sells these in their stores?

    I'm just curious, as eventually I might consider replacing my phone but don't want to change my contact. (I'm paying less than the minimum for the exchange program)

    Thanks,

    Mike




  8. #8
    George G
    Guest

    Re: Refurbished phones?

    Oh, one more possibility, ask the Sprint store if they have any "pre-owned" phones (different than refurbs).
    "Michael Raphael" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    George:

    Thanks, I understand, I think.
    I can purchase a new phone outright and keep my plan, and I know that.
    I was asking about the possibility of buying the refurbished phone.

    We really do not need a 'new plan' as I never come close to using the minutes, and don't want to take pictures, and don't send text messages etc. We want to make calls when I want, which is usually not often.

    "George G" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    Michael, you do not have to change your plan to get a new phone , (although most of the new plans are better). Of course, if you expect to get a discounted price, then you will have to renew your agreement, only fair .


    "Michael Raphael" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    I read an article recently that one strategy in replacing a phone is to ask the company about a refurbished phone, knowing that many of them do not like to publicize their availability.

    Does anyone know if Sprint/Nextel sells these in their stores?

    I'm just curious, as eventually I might consider replacing my phone but don't want to change my contact. (I'm paying less than the minimum for the exchange program)

    Thanks,

    Mike




  9. #9
    Zman
    Guest

    Re: Refurbished phones?

    Depending on the type of unit and condition, Nextel donated the phones to
    the American Red Cross who then sent them to military bases so that
    deploying and returning service members could call their families.

    They also sell them to their insurance vendor who refurbs them and uses them
    as replacements when users file claims.


    "dr news" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > We have a retail store, and we occasionally have a used phone for sale.

    But
    > the phones aren't refurbished, just used. I'm not aware of the corporate
    > stores selling refurbished phones. Understand that some stores will pay

    you
    > for your used phone (agps et all), up to $35 if you have all the parts.

    But
    > I've not seen what they do with them. dr
    >
    > Sprint: haven't see em buy/sell used phones.
    > Nextel: some offer $35 for your old phone. Unknown what they do with them
    > Us: we take the trade-ins (thank you), and if excellent; make them

    available
    > as loaners; if just used, then we clean off all the phone numbers/details
    > and give it to the Center for Prevention of Abuse as a 911 only phone.
    >
    > Note: Phones given to us for the expressed reason of going to the center,

    go
    > to the center, even if new.
    >
    > --
    > dr.news Better Price? (not better than you deserve, just more than you

    are
    > used to)
    > home of the better priced phone and service:
    > http://free.better-price.biz
    >
    > "Michael Raphael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > I read an article recently that one strategy in replacing a phone is to

    ask
    > the company about a refurbished phone, knowing that many of them do not

    like
    > to publicize their availability.
    >
    > Does anyone know if Sprint/Nextel sells these in their stores?
    >
    > I'm just curious, as eventually I might consider replacing my phone but
    > don't want to change my contact. (I'm paying less than the minimum for

    the
    > exchange program)
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Mike
    >
    >
    >






  10. #10
    Michael Raphael
    Guest

    Re: Refurbished phones?

    May I ask what the difference is between 'pre-owned' and refurbished? Haven't heard of that.

    The stores tell me that I cannot get the free phone or 150 off as that only applies if my plan was $34.99 per month or more. That's my issue.
    I pay less than that right now, and in addition have the PCS - PCS feature included with the fee waived. Therefore, if I agree to a new two year agreement, which I would not object to, my monthly rate would be upped to the minimum.
    So, other than a newer phone, I cannot see paying more per month for less minutes and services......

    Oh well,

    --
    Dr. Michael Raphael
    University of Phoenix Online
    Faculty
    [email protected]
    "George G" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    Oh, one more possibility, ask the Sprint store if they have any "pre-owned" phones (different than refurbs).
    "Michael Raphael" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    George:

    Thanks, I understand, I think.
    I can purchase a new phone outright and keep my plan, and I know that.
    I was asking about the possibility of buying the refurbished phone.

    We really do not need a 'new plan' as I never come close to using the minutes, and don't want to take pictures, and don't send text messages etc. We want to make calls when I want, which is usually not often.

    "George G" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    Michael, you do not have to change your plan to get a new phone , (although most of the new plans are better). Of course, if you expect to get a discounted price, then you will have to renew your agreement, only fair .


    "Michael Raphael" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    I read an article recently that one strategy in replacing a phone is to ask the company about a refurbished phone, knowing that many of them do not like to publicize their availability.

    Does anyone know if Sprint/Nextel sells these in their stores?

    I'm just curious, as eventually I might consider replacing my phone but don't want to change my contact. (I'm paying less than the minimum for the exchange program)

    Thanks,

    Mike




  11. #11
    Notan
    Guest

    Re: Refurbished phones?

    Michael Raphael wrote:
    >
    > Part 1.1 Type: Plain Text (text/plain)
    > Encoding: quoted-printable


    If you insist on posting in HTML, I'd imagine your reader-base
    is going to be minimal.

    Notan



  12. #12
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Refurbished phones?

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > Michael, you do not have to change your plan to get a new phone , (although most of the new plans are better).
    > Of course, if you expect to get a discounted price, then you will have torenew your agreement, only fair .
    >


    That's actually not true. Minimum plan amount is $35. If his plan is
    below that, then yeah, he'd have to change his plan. IF, that is, he
    wants to take advantage of phone rebates. And without those rebates,
    why renew at all?

    --
    R
    O/Siris
    -+-
    A thing moderately good
    is not so good as it ought to be.
    Moderation in temper is always a virtue,
    but moderation in principle is always a vice.
    +Thomas Paine, "The Rights of Man", 1792+



  13. #13
    Michael Raphael
    Guest

    Re: Refurbished phones?

    Yes, that is exactly my situation: my plan is 29.99 and I've never used all my minutes.

    --

    "O/Siris" <r[email protected]st.nt> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > Michael, you do not have to change your plan to get a new phone , (although most of the new plans are better).
    > Of course, if you expect to get a discounted price, then you will have to renew your agreement, only fair .
    >


    That's actually not true. Minimum plan amount is $35. If his plan is
    below that, then yeah, he'd have to change his plan. IF, that is, he
    wants to take advantage of phone rebates. And without those rebates,
    why renew at all?

    --
    R
    O/Siris
    -+-
    A thing moderately good
    is not so good as it ought to be.
    Moderation in temper is always a virtue,
    but moderation in principle is always a vice.
    +Thomas Paine, "The Rights of Man", 1792+



  14. #14
    MickeyN
    MickeyN is offline
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    Who knows how to PLBL Sprint phones on the prepaid network can you help?

    i need to get some old sprint phones uploaded on the sprint prepaid network, can you PLBL sprint phones? if so how do you do it? if so please email me at [email protected]



  15. #15
    Notan
    Guest

    Re: Refurbished phones?

    MickeyN wrote:
    >
    > i need to get some old sprint phones uploaded on the sprint prepaid
    > network, can you PLBL sprint phones? if so how do you do it? if so
    > please email me at [email protected]


    Huh?

    Notan



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