- 11-07-2011, 03:35 AM #26
- 11-07-2011, 06:15 AM #28
My husband did this on AT&T when the iPhone first came out.
He opened up a second line, then transferred his iPhone to his original phone #, but had to keep the line open or else he'd pay a cancellation fee. We actually still have the line open because I've used the upgrade on it. Next year when it's contract is up, we are going to cancel it because it's $10 a month.
- 11-07-2011, 07:21 AM #29
This thread seems mixed up.
For a Sprint family Everything Data plan, it's 19.99 an additional line + the 10 dollar smartphone fee. I'm assuming the OP has a family plan because otherwise he wouldn't mention anything about adding a line. If he's got a single plan, then he needs help for even mentioning another line.
His Evo 3G speeds aren't 5mp. That's wimax or sprint's 4G (because his Evo is a wimax phone). You'll never see Sprint 3G at those speeds. You'll never see the iphone 4S on sprint at those speeds.
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- 11-07-2011, 09:09 AM #31
2. You are aware that family plans are much higher..double the cheapest single plan. We're not talking 10 a month more or 30 a month more.
3. You bought it, not me. That's rather obvious the Evo is a crappy phone. But you're still not getting 5mp on sprint 3G with a 3G phone. Not even close to it. Sorry.
You started this thread complaining about iphones being so high and wanting a cheap way to purchase one. Adding a line wouldn't seem to be an option.
Perhaps you should consider porting over to AT&T, paying the ETF eventually and selling the Evo. You seem to be in an hspa+ area or what AT&T considers 4G. Any way you slice it, you'll either have to buy retail or pay an ETF.
- 11-07-2011, 09:12 AM #32
- 11-07-2011, 09:17 AM #33
It's high because it's a brand new phone with limited supply right now. You're not going to get a deal unless you find one secondhand on Ebay that has a clean ESN and swap it with your current phone, and pay the activation Sprint will charge you to do that.
- 11-07-2011, 09:51 AM #34
They don't offer extensions on contracts anymore and just recently scrubbed their premier offers. Patience with your "****ty" Evo 4G. What's wrong with your Evo anyway that you can't wait a few months. Heard about the Internet speeds on sprint with the iPhone lately haha
- 11-07-2011, 10:55 AM #35
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- 11-07-2011, 10:57 AM #36
I say add the extra line for the cheapest price, and donít use that line, just keep it open. This way you will have 2 lines and can just rotate upgrading on the 2 different lines every year when the new iPhone come out. This will give you the ability to eligible for an upgrade every year and never have to pay full price for the iPhone. It's my opinion and an option if you really want the 4S right now and donít want to wait or pay full price.
- 11-07-2011, 11:42 AM #37
- 11-07-2011, 11:47 AM #38
- 11-07-2011, 01:03 PM #39
well, I have a spending limit balance of $150 and Verizon and AT&T are not an option for me I owe them both money....it's $129.99/mo 1500 landline mins unlimited mobile mins unlimited data and messaging premium data included. anyone know how much it would cost a month if I suspended it? is it different on an extra single line than family line?
- 11-07-2011, 03:19 PM #41
Im with Sprint
What you can do is add a new line and suspend your old one the suspension will cause you to have to pay a fee between 7-10 a month instead of paying for both lines at a full amount. Then when you have saved the money you can cancel the line the evo is on.
- 11-07-2011, 03:49 PM #43
- 11-07-2011, 03:52 PM #44
You are either going to have to suck it up and pay full price and keep your current number, or port your number to ATT or Verizon and pay your ETF after the port and new phone purchase. Those are your options. What you're trying to do to Sprint and to get yourself a deal on sometihng you either cannot afford to own OR you think you deserve at a lower price is FRAUD and they take that extremely seriously. You cannot just start up lines of service to save a buck, and you can't just swap phones around on lines anymore. So grow up, save up, or switch carriers and pay the ETF and be done.
- 11-07-2011, 04:37 PM #46
- 11-07-2011, 04:48 PM #47
Actually you can swap phones on line back and forth no matter what upgrade or anything you use. That has nothing to do with it. Thats the reason they increased the ETF. That way if someone does buy an iPhone, Droid, etc and switches the line over to a non-smartphone, they still have a $350 ETF.
- 11-07-2011, 04:56 PM #48
I pay $29.99 for the additional line, because it's a third, but your second is free and would only cost the $10 data fee on a family plan.
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- 11-07-2011, 05:31 PM #50