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  1. #1
    Michael Raphael
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    I am interested in suggestions regarding good places (Price etc.) to
    purchase a new cell phone without extending my Sprint contract. I have been
    on a month to month for well over a year, am not a big minute consumer, and
    today's lowest plan is more $$ for less minutes than I have.

    So, when I decide to replace my phone I plan to just buy one, and I assume
    there will be no discounts or 'rebates' from Sprint.

    Any suggestions on where to look?

    Thanks, in advance.

    Mike

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  2. #2
    Phillip Devoll
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    Re: Buying Sprint phone w/o contract


    "Michael Raphael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > I am interested in suggestions regarding good places (Price etc.) to
    > purchase a new cell phone without extending my Sprint contract. I have

    been
    > on a month to month for well over a year, am not a big minute consumer,

    and
    > today's lowest plan is more $$ for less minutes than I have.
    >
    > So, when I decide to replace my phone I plan to just buy one, and I assume
    > there will be no discounts or 'rebates' from Sprint.
    >
    > Any suggestions on where to look?
    >
    > Thanks, in advance.
    >
    > Mike
    >
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    So why get get a phone from sprint and extend the contract and keep your
    plan? They will let you keep your current plan?





  3. #3
    Michael Raphael
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    Re: Buying Sprint phone w/o contract

    I've been using the original phone I got which is now over three years old. I assume that eventually it will 'die' and I'm just thinking ahead.
    You are correct in asking why I would get a phone from Sprint as that is my question. I went to the store and they say it is full retail without a plan.

    That's what led to me question --- there has to be a less expensive place than a Sprint store to replace a phone with a new one.


    "Phillip Devoll" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]

    "Michael Raphael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > I am interested in suggestions regarding good places (Price etc.) to
    > purchase a new cell phone without extending my Sprint contract. I have

    been
    > on a month to month for well over a year, am not a big minute consumer,

    and
    > today's lowest plan is more $$ for less minutes than I have.
    >
    > So, when I decide to replace my phone I plan to just buy one, and I assume
    > there will be no discounts or 'rebates' from Sprint.
    >
    > Any suggestions on where to look?
    >
    > Thanks, in advance.
    >
    > Mike
    >
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    So why get get a phone from sprint and extend the contract and keep your
    plan? They will let you keep your current plan?



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  4. #4
    skip
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    Re: Buying Sprint phone w/o contract

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

    >
    > I am interested in suggestions regarding good places (Price etc.) to
    > purchase a new cell phone without extending my Sprint contract. I
    > have been on a month to month for well over a year, am not a big
    > minute consumer, and today's lowest plan is more $$ for less minutes
    > than I have.
    >
    > So, when I decide to replace my phone I plan to just buy one, and I
    > assume there will be no discounts or 'rebates' from Sprint.
    >
    > Any suggestions on where to look?
    >
    > Thanks, in advance.
    >
    > Mike
    >

    I just replaced 2 phones the same way. No discount but no plan extension
    either. I simply went to the Sprint store I was treated nicely and because
    I went there they did not charge me for activation. I did try Costco once
    and the phone was cheaper but then I was chaged for activation.



  5. #5
    AZ Nomad
    Guest

    Re: Buying Sprint phone w/o contract

    On Sat, 27 Jan 2007 09:43:29 -0500, Michael Raphael <[email protected]> wrote:


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    >I've been using the original phone I got which is now over three years =
    >old. I assume that eventually it will 'die' and I'm just thinking =
    >ahead.
    >You are correct in asking why I would get a phone from Sprint as that is =
    >my question. I went to the store and they say it is full retail without =
    >a plan.


    >That's what led to me question --- there has to be a less expensive =
    >place than a Sprint store to replace a phone with a new one.


    I've bought replacement phones on ebay and also found reburbished
    units via froogle.com. Make sure you include 'sprint' in your
    searches. My wife'n'I current have samsung I500 pda-phones that I
    buy for <$130 reburbished vs. their list price around $500.



  6. #6
    Michael Raphael
    Guest

    Re: Buying Sprint phone w/o contract

    I understand the logic.
    However, the minimum plan I see now is 200 min. for $29+
    I pay that for 300 minutes and also have pcs to pcs that is waived each month since I signed on for a special initally.
    All this would change with a 'new' contract.

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

    > I am interested in suggestions regarding good places (Price etc.) to
    > purchase a new cell phone without extending my Sprint contract. I have been
    > on a month to month for well over a year, am not a big minute consumer, and
    > today's lowest plan is more $$ for less minutes than I have.
    >
    > So, when I decide to replace my phone I plan to just buy one, and I assume
    > there will be no discounts or 'rebates' from Sprint.
    >
    > Any suggestions on where to look?
    >
    > Thanks, in advance.
    >
    > Mike


    Well, I can understand people getting newer phone from 3rd party to avoid
    signing a newer 2 year contract. But here you are happy with your current
    plan and also want a newer phone, and if you plan to stay with Sprint for 2
    years or more then why not just get newer phone from Sprint and keeping your
    current plan.

    IOW, when getting newer phone at discount they will require you to renew
    the contract but won't force you to change plan.


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  7. #7

    Re: Buying Sprint phone w/o contract

    I bought a phone from Powernet last year. I paid $100 for the phone and $25
    a month was taken off the bill for the next 4 months after that you can quit
    anytime you want. So the phone ends up being free. You can quit before the 4
    moths is up but then you pay the $100 or just lose whatever was left. Don't
    remember now. I just did it to see if Sprint service worked well where I use
    it before I make a change from Verizon. I have bought phones on Ebay when I
    needed them and had no problems there(used supposingly good sellers).



  8. #8

    Re: Buying Sprint phone w/o contract

    Michael Raphael wrote:
    > I understand the logic.
    > However, the minimum plan I see now is 200 min. for $29+
    > I pay that for 300 minutes and also have pcs to pcs that is waived each
    > month since I signed on for a special initally.
    > All this would change with a 'new' contract.


    Check out http://www.sprint.com/sero/

    > <mailto:[email protected]>
    > "Joel" <[email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > "Michael Raphael" <[email protected]
    > <mailto:[email protected]>> wrote:
    >
    > > I am interested in suggestions regarding good places (Price etc.) to
    > > purchase a new cell phone without extending my Sprint contract. I

    > have been
    > > on a month to month for well over a year, am not a big minute

    > consumer, and
    > > today's lowest plan is more $$ for less minutes than I have.
    > >
    > > So, when I decide to replace my phone I plan to just buy one, and I

    > assume
    > > there will be no discounts or 'rebates' from Sprint.
    > >
    > > Any suggestions on where to look?
    > >
    > > Thanks, in advance.
    > >
    > > Mike

    >
    > Well, I can understand people getting newer phone from 3rd party to avoid
    > signing a newer 2 year contract. But here you are happy with your current
    > plan and also want a newer phone, and if you plan to stay with Sprint for 2
    > years or more then why not just get newer phone from Sprint and keeping your
    > current plan.
    >
    > IOW, when getting newer phone at discount they will require you to renew
    > the contract but won't force you to change plan.
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  9. #9
    Phillip
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    Re: Buying Sprint phone w/o contract

    I have upgraded phone a few time and I have a brother that has a really plan and they let him keep his old plan......
    "Michael Raphael" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    I've been using the original phone I got which is now over three years old. I assume that eventually it will 'die' and I'm just thinking ahead.
    You are correct in asking why I would get a phone from Sprint as that is my question. I went to the store and they say it is full retail without a plan.

    That's what led to me question --- there has to be a less expensive place than a Sprint store to replace a phone with a new one.


    "Phillip Devoll" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]

    "Michael Raphael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > I am interested in suggestions regarding good places (Price etc.) to
    > purchase a new cell phone without extending my Sprint contract. I have

    been
    > on a month to month for well over a year, am not a big minute consumer,

    and
    > today's lowest plan is more $$ for less minutes than I have.
    >
    > So, when I decide to replace my phone I plan to just buy one, and I assume
    > there will be no discounts or 'rebates' from Sprint.
    >
    > Any suggestions on where to look?
    >
    > Thanks, in advance.
    >
    > Mike
    >
    > --------------------------------------------------------------------------

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    So why get get a phone from sprint and extend the contract and keep your
    plan? They will let you keep your current plan?



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