1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    You may have misunderstood my point of view. the point of my telling was not 2 weeks... i mean sprints earlie upgrade programmed allowed customers to get out of the contract 5-6 months in advance JUST to upgrade.. You pay the 100$ to upgrade and get a 2 year contract. However if sprint does not allow this then they have the customer for 6 month months at a 80$ minimum 80*6=480 + another 2 year contract..Personally $480>$100.
    Let's say that I purchased an iPhone valued at $600 via Sprint at a contract rate of $200 on January 1, 2012. With the purchase, let's say I have a 450 minute calling plan and a mandatory $30 data plan because the iPhone is a smartphone. Now, 18 months later (June 1, 2013), I decide I want to upgrade to a newer iPhone. According to you, I could pay a $100 upgrade fee and sign a new 2 year contract as well as buy the newer phone at contract rate - say $200. This practice cost Sprint money, right? The mandatory data fee itself is $540 over the 18 month period and when you add the $100 upgrade fee, Sprint is $40 ahead and that does not include the $50+ monthly fee for the voice plan over that same 18 month period. On top of that, I'm now contracted to Sprint for another 2 years. I'm sorry but, Sprint is not losing money by my estimation. They may, however, be receiving less profits than projected.


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    Last edited by JustMe'D; 05-24-2012 at 09:52 PM.
    05-24-2012 04:35 PM
  2. Blacklisted's Avatar
    regarding your last post thats not entirely true. The plan for 450 min with text and data due to you having a smart phone your plan is $79.99 + tax.. rough $90 with gov fees and taxes. Over a course of 2 years you will pay 90*24=$2,160..Now figure sprint allows you to upgrade at your 18 month for $100..90*18=$1620+100=$1720..Either way you see it you will be resigning your contract for a new phone. So your looking at a loss of minimum $440 per customer and if we figure at lowest sprints 40 million customers roughly 9 million less then last counted. Thats a loss of 17,600,000,000 per 2 years. Now these numbers are just as a reference if 40 million customers did it as well as 40 million customers not having family plans or buissness or things like that so the numbers may be off a little bit.
    05-25-2012 10:42 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    regarding your last post thats not entirely true. The plan for 450 min with text and data due to you having a smart phone your plan is $79.99 + tax.. rough $90 with gov fees and taxes. Over a course of 2 years you will pay 90*24=$2,160..Now figure sprint allows you to upgrade at your 18 month for $100..90*18=$1620+100=$1720..Either way you see it you will be resigning your contract for a new phone. So your looking at a loss of minimum $440 per customer and if we figure at lowest sprints 40 million customers roughly 9 million less then last counted. Thats a loss of 17,600,000,000 per 2 years. Now these numbers are just as a reference if 40 million customers did it as well as 40 million customers not having family plans or buissness or things like that so the numbers may be off a little bit.
    At full price, let's say that a 16GB iPhone is $600. I buy it from Sprint for $199 an agree to a 2-yr contract with Sprint. The difference in price between me paying outright & a contract rate is $401. At a monthly rate of $79.99 (I'm purposely leaving out the government fees & taxes that customers pay for Sprint), it take approximately 5 months for Sprint to recoup the $401 that it waived in lieu of a 2 year contract. Right? The remaining 19 months are all profit for Sprint. Now don't get me wrong. I understand what you're saying. The problem I'm having is with the phrase "losing money". Losing money and failing to reach a projected monetary goal are not the same, at least from the perspective of the customer, and I argue that it is the latter. Anyway, thank you very much for replying. I enjoy conversations like this. . Take care and enjoy the rest of your day.


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    Last edited by JustMe'D; 05-25-2012 at 02:57 PM.
    05-25-2012 11:33 AM
  4. Blacklisted's Avatar
    I agree as well. I dont personally care what they do as a company...I just want them to keep my job going .They pay their sales reps VERY well with commission in a high market...Again.. I loved the convo..Hope to have another one.
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    05-25-2012 01:45 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    A lot of people will suggest you get a protective covering for it and maybe a car adapter. I keep my iPhone case-less and I don't have any accessories for it.


    Just Me, D
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    05-25-2012 06:39 PM
  6. dj80d's Avatar
    dam going to get our phones tomorrow since its past our time now. kinda of funny this thread is still going glad to see people on my side. but one question what accessories do you get when you buy the 4s.
    05-25-2012 07:32 PM
  7. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    If the OP lived so far away and it was going to be such a pain to go out there to soothe upgrade and he knew he was going to be 6 days early, why didn't he call first to make sure that they were going to upgrade him? Would have saved him some time, frustration, and gas.

    I never expect the carriers to give me anything other than what I paid for and what they are contractually obligated to do. If they extend courtesies to me then it's a bonus. I will consider those courtesies when it comes time to renew my contract.


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    08-26-2012 08:23 AM
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