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    Michael Raphael
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    I'm interesting in hearing the pro's and cons about buying a new Sprint cell phone on ebay and then switching my existing account to it.

    Thanks,

    Mike





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    Re: Buying a new phone on ebay?

    I have bought probably 4-5 phones off ebay, most new but a couple used.
    Never had a problem activating them with Sprint, just make sure the
    ESN is clear and the phone will work in your area. Activating a
    different phone from my experience will not alter your contract, but it
    will alter your rebate timeframe. So you may want to check and see if
    you qualify for a 75.00 or 150.00 rebate first.

    Sherry

    Michael Raphael wrote:
    > I'm interesting in hearing the pro's and cons about buying a new Sprint cell phone on ebay and then switching my existing account to it.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Mike





  3. #3
    Michael Raphael
    Guest

    Re: Buying a new phone on ebay?

    Thanks Sherry (and Bob in the last note)

    I had not thought about the ESN.

    There won't be any rebate involved. That's another issue that leads me to
    this path: while I have been a suscriber long enough, for the rebate plans
    you need to have a plan of $34.99 or higher. Well, fortunately (for me),
    our plan is less than that. That's why I don't want to 'upgrade' and get a
    new contract at the current rate. I can't see paying more per month when we
    don't use our minutes up anyway now.

    Mike


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    I have bought probably 4-5 phones off ebay, most new but a couple used.
    Never had a problem activating them with Sprint, just make sure the
    ESN is clear and the phone will work in your area. Activating a
    different phone from my experience will not alter your contract, but it
    will alter your rebate timeframe. So you may want to check and see if
    you qualify for a 75.00 or 150.00 rebate first.

    Sherry

    Michael Raphael wrote:
    > I'm interesting in hearing the pro's and cons about buying a new Sprint
    > cell phone on ebay and then switching my existing account to it.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Mike






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