1. TheTaste's Avatar
    are you quitting or something? like, is there any reason you're doing this other than to be a nice guy? i mean, i'm not complaining, you're doing god's work here, but won't these plans go away if you leave?
    Those are the Advantage Club plans that you are thinking of. I'm only allowed to have 30 of those, they are tied to my credit/paycheck, and evaporate when I leave Sprint. These accounts, on the other hand, are all yours until the day you decide to close them. There is no limit to how many people I can sign up (there are rumors out there that I have more accounts than any other employee except for the VP of Marketing, and I'm working on passing him too ) and they persevere even if I leave Sprint.

    We are encouraged to offer these plans to attract new customers. You could say I take that encouragement to extremes, lol. I love working at Sprint, I think we have a lot to offer, I like having the opportunity to share that with people who geek out over smartphones like I do
    10-11-2011 06:30 PM
  2. powerbyte#AC's Avatar
    Hopefully a couple of Sprint converts come out of this post! Great job man!
    10-11-2011 09:03 PM
  3. ivhs72's Avatar
    I've been on Sprint for several years with SERO that my neighbor got me on. It's changed a bit over the years, but with the unlimited mobile to mobile/data/text it is the best bang for the buck around. I had four lines, and two of us switched to AT&T since Sprint couldn't get our Blackberry issues resolved, and I'm not an android fan. But now that Sprint has the iPhone, I will be able to port these numbers back, and save about $40/month on my bill. Sure there are pros and cons to all carriers, but Sprint has always done right by me (except for not getting the iPhone soon enough).
    10-12-2011 05:46 PM
  4. saleen2002's Avatar
    if you already have a discount thru your employeer. can that be applied to this too ? or would that be "stacking" discounts. thanks
    10-15-2011 12:30 AM
  5. TheTaste's Avatar
    if you already have a discount thru your employeer. can that be applied to this too ? or would that be "stacking" discounts. thanks
    Generally it's one or the other, most times if you have an employee discount where you work it'll beat this deal. Different companies have negociated different discounts with Sprint, some are only 10-15% while I have seen others as high as 30%.
    10-17-2011 08:54 AM
  6. patricksmangan's Avatar
    @CowLikeObject, thanks for all the information so far! I've bookmarked this thread, but I have a couple questions.

    I don't see a place to port my number over in the online form. I was thinking of doing the google voice thing you were talking about, because I'm all ready with sprint. Would I have to call in after I got my phone to port my number into the sero plan if I made one?

    Also, I might not need sero if the discounts don't stack on top of each other. I got my Palm Pre through another employee who gave me a 20% employee discount, which looks like it's saving me a little more than sero would. Do employee discounts automatically transfer over to a new 2 year contract every time?

    Thanks again.
    10-18-2011 11:28 PM
  7. TheTaste's Avatar
    @CowLikeObject, thanks for all the information so far! I've bookmarked this thread, but I have a couple questions.

    I don't see a place to port my number over in the online form. I was thinking of doing the google voice thing you were talking about, because I'm all ready with sprint. Would I have to call in after I got my phone to port my number into the sero plan if I made one?

    Also, I might not need sero if the discounts don't stack on top of each other. I got my Palm Pre through another employee who gave me a 20% employee discount, which looks like it's saving me a little more than sero would. Do employee discounts automatically transfer over to a new 2 year contract every time?

    Thanks again.
    Ok, there are a couple of things going on in here. If you are a current Sprint customer under contract you are probably not going to be able to migrate directly over to this plan. But there might be ways around it, depending on your monetary pain threshold.

    * If you are done with your contract you can do like you suggested and port your number to Google Voice. Then open a new account (be sure to close the old one first) on the SERO plan. Then port your number back from Google.

    * If you still have time left on your contract you could open a new SERO account, and pay for both plans until the original contract is satisfied. In the mean time you can use Google Voice to port your original number to the new phone (I think?).

    It sounds to me, though, that you already have a SERO plan. If that is the case then you are golden. You can just log into MySprint and upgrade your phone. Your plan should carry over, but you may be confronted with the new $10 a month Premium Data smartphone charge (which is probably why your plan is currently cheaper).

    BTW, the place to port the number over - for those interested - is located a couple of pages into the buying process. It'll be on the bottom of one of the pages, IIRC, though the website changes often so I could be wrong.

    Hope this helps. I'm an IT geek, so the rules of sales are not exactly in my realm.
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    10-19-2011 07:32 AM
  8. ridan1234's Avatar
    Hi,

    Has the sprint stopped giving iphone for employee referral schemes ? Because I am thinking of taking one
    10-23-2011 01:52 AM
  9. TheTaste's Avatar
    As long as we're selling iPhones they will be available on the referral plan... unfortunately we've been selling out of them as fast as we can get them from Apple. If you see them in stock I would recommend hitting the "Buy" button as fast as you can. He who hesitates is lost.
    10-24-2011 09:05 AM
  10. Kaze105's Avatar
    When trying to buy the iphone, I dont see any information regarding warranty, but does it come with it? I dont see how I can get or choose coverage, excluding apples 99 dollar warranty.

    Edit: applecare + says it offers 1 year hardware coverage, and another 1 year if I purchase the applecare+. So I go to apple if I have a problem with phone? Correct me if im wrong.
    Last edited by Kaze105; 10-30-2011 at 04:46 AM.
    10-30-2011 04:41 AM
  11. TheTaste's Avatar
    When trying to buy the iphone, I dont see any information regarding warranty, but does it come with it? I dont see how I can get or choose coverage, excluding apples 99 dollar warranty.

    Edit: applecare + says it offers 1 year hardware coverage, and another 1 year if I purchase the applecare+. So I go to apple if I have a problem with phone? Correct me if im wrong.
    That's the story we're getting over on this side of the fence as well. We don't have an explanation as to why, it could be something the insurance provider is demanding, but there are hints that this is a temporary thing.
    10-30-2011 08:02 PM
  12. Trashmop's Avatar
    Hey everyone, my dad works for sprint and he handles bussinesses and stuff and I was just wondering when can sprint employees get the iPhone 4s? Like I know if you work for sprint and order one for yourself you can get fired for that and I was just wondering if you guys had an answer or anything it'll really be helpful, thank you for you time!
    11-05-2011 10:16 PM
  13. Trashmop's Avatar
    As long as we're selling iPhones they will be available on the referral plan... unfortunately we've been selling out of them as fast as we can get them from Apple. If you see them in stock I would recommend hitting the "Buy" button as fast as you can. He who hesitates is lost.
    Hey, my dad works for sprint and he handles bussinesses and stuff and I was just wondering when can sprint employees get the iPhone 4s? Like I know if you work for sprint and order one for yourself you can get fired for that and I was just wondering if you guys had an answer or anything it'll really be helpful, thank you for you time!
    11-06-2011 10:37 AM
  14. TheTaste's Avatar
    Hey, my dad works for sprint and he handles bussinesses and stuff and I was just wondering when can sprint employees get the iPhone 4s? Like I know if you work for sprint and order one for yourself you can get fired for that and I was just wondering if you guys had an answer or anything it'll really be helpful, thank you for you time!
    Wish I knew. The only people who know are not talking.
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    11-07-2011 02:26 PM
  15. Trashmop's Avatar
    Do you think it'll take a while?
    11-11-2011 05:34 PM
  16. TheTaste's Avatar
    Do you think it'll take a while?
    If I had to guess I would say not until after the Holidays. Maybe by March if we are lucky.
    11-12-2011 10:51 AM
  17. teraSMASH's Avatar
    it's been "officially" announced in the sprint forums that it's 12/6/11 for new employee accounts, and 1/9/12 for upgrades. hurrah!
    12-07-2011 02:57 PM
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