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  1. #1
    Putty
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    I'm ready to buy a new phone and I'm eligible for the rebate.
    If I buy it at Radio Shack is it a mail-in rebate or instant rebate?
    What if I buy it on line or at a sprint store - mail in or instant?
    Can I still get a rebate if I stick with my same plan and buy it on a
    non-sprint website?

    Thanks



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  2. #2
    Me!
    Guest

    Re: Will it be a mail in rebate or instant rebate?

    Putty <[email protected]> wrote in news:081220061624030292%[email protected]:

    > I'm ready to buy a new phone and I'm eligible for the rebate.
    > If I buy it at Radio Shack is it a mail-in rebate or instant rebate?
    > What if I buy it on line or at a sprint store - mail in or instant?
    > Can I still get a rebate if I stick with my same plan and buy it on a
    > non-sprint website?
    >
    > Thanks
    >


    My contract just ended a week ago, and I've moved since I signed the last
    contract, to a different area code. I'm getting the black Katana and a new
    local number. So here's *my* situation. (you be the judge)


    Since I want a new number and a new phone, and the Katana retails at
    $279.99 discounted $240.00 with a new contract, and I get to transfer my
    current plan to the Katana for the same monthly fee. The cost of the phone
    will be $39.99.

    Since I'm eligible for the $150 "new phone upgrade", the Katana will cost
    me $129.99 if I kept my current number. No rebate since I would use my
    upgrade option.

    These costs are up front, not included in the next monthly bill.

    Overall, if you do this over the phone with a Sprint CSR, and you've been a
    "loyal customer" for several years, ALWAYS ask if they can include some
    *incentive* if you went with a new plan and possibly a new number (if you
    wish) Myself, I got a $52 "loyality" reward credited to my account, the
    Sprint CSR took care of the mail-in rebate as part of signing a new
    contract, (the phone is now free) the $12 shipping cost is non existant (to
    have the Katana shipped right to my doorstep) AND...getting back to the
    mail in rebate...it's for $80. Now, if I do my math right, that's an
    additional $40.01 that they're paying me to go through with this plan.

    I'm aware that it'll cost me, over the 2 year plan, more than the extra $40
    that was credited to me, but forty bucks is still forty bucks!


    So, if you're willing to take on a new number, you'll look like a new
    customer and get some good discounts with a new plan. As far as buying it
    at a non-Sprint site, BEWARE! You may get a good deal and you may not.
    Rebate or not. You'll save more shopping online at Sprint OR by calling
    Customer Service and starting a new plan. I've found that shopping at the
    little kiosk booths at the mall or around town, can't give the same deals
    that the Sprint Customer Service Rep can, compared to somewhere else.

    Either shop at Sprint.com or call them. That's where the deals are.



  3. #3

    Re: Will it be a mail in rebate or instant rebate?

    As far as buying it
    > at a non-Sprint site, BEWARE! You may get a good deal and you may not.
    > Rebate or not. You'll save more shopping online at Sprint OR by calling
    > Customer Service and starting a new plan. I've found that shopping at the
    > little kiosk booths at the mall or around town, can't give the same deals
    > that the Sprint Customer Service Rep can


    Check out this little site I found online www.sprint.all.at I see
    lots of great deals. Depending on the phone that you would
    want I see some that even pay you upto $60 cash back.




  4. #4
    Michael Raphael
    Guest

    ways to get phone?

    Is there any way to phones or rebates like these without signing up for a
    new plan?
    I've been on a month to month since our contract expired about two years
    ago, and we pay less than the current lowest plan and we have more minutes.
    I'm not really interested in any new plan, but maybe a new phone.
    Anyone have experience with cell phones from ebay?
    Once I read hear about asking in the store for a 'returned' phone?

    Thanks, just thought I'd ask.

    Mike


    "Me!" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    Putty <[email protected]> wrote in news:081220061624030292%[email protected]:

    > I'm ready to buy a new phone and I'm eligible for the rebate.
    > If I buy it at Radio Shack is it a mail-in rebate or instant rebate?
    > What if I buy it on line or at a sprint store - mail in or instant?
    > Can I still get a rebate if I stick with my same plan and buy it on a
    > non-sprint website?
    >
    > Thanks
    >


    My contract just ended a week ago, and I've moved since I signed the last
    contract, to a different area code. I'm getting the black Katana and a new
    local number. So here's *my* situation. (you be the judge)


    Since I want a new number and a new phone, and the Katana retails at
    $279.99 discounted $240.00 with a new contract, and I get to transfer my
    current plan to the Katana for the same monthly fee. The cost of the phone
    will be $39.99.

    Since I'm eligible for the $150 "new phone upgrade", the Katana will cost
    me $129.99 if I kept my current number. No rebate since I would use my
    upgrade option.

    These costs are up front, not included in the next monthly bill.

    Overall, if you do this over the phone with a Sprint CSR, and you've been a
    "loyal customer" for several years, ALWAYS ask if they can include some
    *incentive* if you went with a new plan and possibly a new number (if you
    wish) Myself, I got a $52 "loyality" reward credited to my account, the
    Sprint CSR took care of the mail-in rebate as part of signing a new
    contract, (the phone is now free) the $12 shipping cost is non existant (to
    have the Katana shipped right to my doorstep) AND...getting back to the
    mail in rebate...it's for $80. Now, if I do my math right, that's an
    additional $40.01 that they're paying me to go through with this plan.

    I'm aware that it'll cost me, over the 2 year plan, more than the extra $40
    that was credited to me, but forty bucks is still forty bucks!


    So, if you're willing to take on a new number, you'll look like a new
    customer and get some good discounts with a new plan. As far as buying it
    at a non-Sprint site, BEWARE! You may get a good deal and you may not.
    Rebate or not. You'll save more shopping online at Sprint OR by calling
    Customer Service and starting a new plan. I've found that shopping at the
    little kiosk booths at the mall or around town, can't give the same deals
    that the Sprint Customer Service Rep can, compared to somewhere else.

    Either shop at Sprint.com or call them. That's where the deals are.

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  5. #5
    Me!
    Guest

    Re: ways to get phone?

    "Michael Raphael" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > Is there any way to phones or rebates like these without signing up
    > for a new plan?
    > I've been on a month to month since our contract expired about two
    > years ago, and we pay less than the current lowest plan and we have
    > more minutes. I'm not really interested in any new plan, but maybe a
    > new phone. Anyone have experience with cell phones from ebay?
    > Once I read hear about asking in the store for a 'returned' phone?
    >
    > Thanks, just thought I'd ask.
    >
    > Mike
    >
    >

    Not that I'm aware of. (unless I've been asleep for WAY too long)

    See, this is their "hook" to reel you in. They'll offer you a hot new
    phone for next to nothing if they can lock you into a new contract.
    This kind of business is called "positive cash flow", for 1 or 2 years.
    This is how I got my Katana for free. I wanted to get a new phone
    anyways, AND I wanted to change to a local number. It was a win-win-win
    situation for me. Read my earlier post to see what I got.

    Now, about finding a new phone on E-bay or whatnot. Sure, you could get
    the deal of a lifetime there, and you may not. *Do your homework* Shop
    around and never buy the first deal you find. Bookmark that page
    because you know that somewhere out there on the internet, someone has a
    better deal. It's just a matter of finding it. Since you couldn't find
    that better deal, go back to your bookmark and buy there.

    But it looks like that you'll have to pony up for the full price if you
    want a new phone through Sprint. You'll get to keep the same plan
    without signing a new contract. But don't let the Sprint CSR tell you
    that you can't keep the same plan as you have now. Think about it...if
    your old plan is obsolete, then why have they let you keep it for two
    years? They tried pulling this on me. Since they don't have the 300
    anytime Fair & Flexible plan anymore, they wanted me to upgrade to the
    450 minute F&F plan, for $10 more per month! But here's where I turned
    the tables on them...since my 2 year contract was up, I'll just go with
    Cingular and sign a new plan. Suddenly, the CSR put me on hold to "talk
    to the supervisor" and then came back and told me that it's possible to
    do the 300 anytime minutes on my new phone. I win again! You just have
    to keep bending their arms to get what you want. Be forceful, but not
    rude. You'll be surprised what you can get.

    If you DO find a new phone with a rebate online, you may have to take
    that soon because those deals usually don't last long.

    By the way, it never hurts to ask if there's "refurbished" phones either
    at your local store or through the company. But remember, those phones
    once had a problem, and they may break again. Usually, those phones get
    repaired and sent back to the company for an exact replacement of what
    was turned in for repair. You never know, you might get lucky there.

    I wish you luck in your search, and sorry for the long post.



  6. #6
    Andy
    Guest

    Re: Will it be a mail in rebate or instant rebate?

    i got mine free helps to work for the AFSCME union


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    "Me!" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Putty <[email protected]> wrote in news:081220061624030292%[email protected]:
    >
    > > I'm ready to buy a new phone and I'm eligible for the rebate.
    > > If I buy it at Radio Shack is it a mail-in rebate or instant rebate?
    > > What if I buy it on line or at a sprint store - mail in or instant?
    > > Can I still get a rebate if I stick with my same plan and buy it on a
    > > non-sprint website?
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > >

    >
    > My contract just ended a week ago, and I've moved since I signed the last
    > contract, to a different area code. I'm getting the black Katana and a

    new
    > local number. So here's *my* situation. (you be the judge)
    >
    >
    > Since I want a new number and a new phone, and the Katana retails at
    > $279.99 discounted $240.00 with a new contract, and I get to transfer my
    > current plan to the Katana for the same monthly fee. The cost of the

    phone
    > will be $39.99.
    >
    > Since I'm eligible for the $150 "new phone upgrade", the Katana will cost
    > me $129.99 if I kept my current number. No rebate since I would use my
    > upgrade option.
    >
    > These costs are up front, not included in the next monthly bill.
    >
    > Overall, if you do this over the phone with a Sprint CSR, and you've been

    a
    > "loyal customer" for several years, ALWAYS ask if they can include some
    > *incentive* if you went with a new plan and possibly a new number (if you
    > wish) Myself, I got a $52 "loyality" reward credited to my account, the
    > Sprint CSR took care of the mail-in rebate as part of signing a new
    > contract, (the phone is now free) the $12 shipping cost is non existant

    (to
    > have the Katana shipped right to my doorstep) AND...getting back to the
    > mail in rebate...it's for $80. Now, if I do my math right, that's an
    > additional $40.01 that they're paying me to go through with this plan.
    >
    > I'm aware that it'll cost me, over the 2 year plan, more than the extra

    $40
    > that was credited to me, but forty bucks is still forty bucks!
    >
    >
    > So, if you're willing to take on a new number, you'll look like a new
    > customer and get some good discounts with a new plan. As far as buying it
    > at a non-Sprint site, BEWARE! You may get a good deal and you may not.
    > Rebate or not. You'll save more shopping online at Sprint OR by calling
    > Customer Service and starting a new plan. I've found that shopping at the
    > little kiosk booths at the mall or around town, can't give the same deals
    > that the Sprint Customer Service Rep can, compared to somewhere else.
    >
    > Either shop at Sprint.com or call them. That's where the deals are.






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