1. verwon's Avatar
    I reckon since I won the contest, I'll be getting that thar lovely white iPhone before Sprint gives me that $150 discount in December. YEEEEE_HAAAAAAA!!!!!

    And now back to the Sprint iPhone thread.....

    3G coverage all over Atlanta has been good with my EVO, even in places like Fairburn, where the AT&T signal would randomly drop. Anyone else here in the Atlanta area? If so, let's also report dropped call rates and data coverage in the Atlanta area.
    Congrats! Best way to get a new toy!!


    Mistress of Mischief
    10-13-2011 01:26 AM
  2. verwon's Avatar
    I'm currently on the phone with Sprint and the lady said that our shipments are on the way to the UPS facilities right now, and the tracking information will be updated tomorrow morning! Then we will know which day to expect our phones. Kind of made me excited all over again because I had started to worry! Thats the most information I've seen/heard since I ordered on the 7th. I take this as good news for all of us!
    What...you got someone at Sprint that knows something? ....did you dial the right number?


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    10-13-2011 01:28 AM
  3. cking1786's Avatar
    I hope that's accurate, I've been increasingly more frustrated everyday with a lack of shipping info. Is it Friday yet....
    10-13-2011 01:39 AM
  4. paul-c's Avatar
    Congratulations, DARK_BLU.
    10-13-2011 02:04 AM
  5. Dark_Blu's Avatar
    Congrats! Best way to get a new toy!!


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    Yes indeed. Merry Christmas a bit early> LOL!!!
    10-13-2011 09:11 AM
  6. Dark_Blu's Avatar
    Congratulations, DARK_BLU.
    Thank you sir!! I thank you and SIRI thanks you!! :-)
    10-13-2011 09:12 AM
  7. Dark_Blu's Avatar
    This will be especially interesting for me since I've never been to an Apple store. So when I go there to use my Apple Store certificate, I will report on the experience when I get back home. The Apple product veterans won't hear anything new, but those of us who are new to the iPhone (and the Apple store) may be interested to hear how different the experience is to shopping anywhere else.
    10-13-2011 09:14 AM
  8. Dark_Blu's Avatar
    Wait a second. I think I get an "educational discount" for working at Morehouse School of Medicine. At least I use to get the educational discount. I think they are still on the list. Let me check...
    10-13-2011 09:23 AM
  9. DreamOutLoud65's Avatar
    Congrats Dark_Blu!! Awesome that you don't have to wait until December now..
    10-13-2011 09:52 AM
  10. Dark_Blu's Avatar
    Nope. Educational discount not supported on the iPhone 4S by Sprint. Gotta love this institution. They denied my employee Discount on Sprint because I'm on the Simply Everything plan. I think that applies here because the iPhone utilizes the Simply Everything plan on Sprint. Not sure if other employers deny the employee discount on Sprint for that reason but mine does. Cheapsters. LOL!!!
    10-13-2011 10:12 AM
  11. mab4285's Avatar
    Nope. Educational discount not supported on the iPhone 4S by Sprint. Gotta love this institution. They denied my employee Discount on Sprint because I'm on the Simply Everything plan. I think that applies here because the iPhone utilizes the Simply Everything plan on Sprint. Not sure if other employers deny the employee discount on Sprint for that reason but mine does. Cheapsters. LOL!!!
    It's not the employer that deny's the discount. It's Sprint. They believe that the Simply Everything plan is already so much of a value that they don't discount it. It doesn't matter which employer you are with. It should work if you go to the Everything Data plans with 500 or 900 (can't remember the exact numbers) minutes.

    Also, educational discounts have never applied to the iPhone. They only apply to computer purchases at the Apple Store. That's Apple policy, not school policy.
    10-13-2011 10:22 AM
  12. mab4285's Avatar
    Yes!!!!! Shipment notification has FINALLY been updated on UPS's site. I'll have my 4S by the end of the day tomorrow!
    10-13-2011 10:33 AM
  13. Dark_Blu's Avatar
    It's not the employer that deny's the discount. It's Sprint. They believe that the Simply Everything plan is already so much of a value that they don't discount it. It doesn't matter which employer you are with. It should work if you go to the Everything Data plans with 500 or 900 (can't remember the exact numbers) minutes.

    Also, educational discounts have never applied to the iPhone. They only apply to computer purchases at the Apple Store. That's Apple policy, not school policy.
    Yea, but when I signed up last December with Sprint, they told me immediately that according to THEIR policy with my employer, I qualified. Then I got a notification that my employer denied the discount. Not Sprint. I was told that by at least 3 Sprint reps. It's the school. They wouldn't have denied it if I was on a different plan. Either way is fine and not a prob. Just found it to be interesting.
    10-13-2011 11:02 AM
  14. Kylazin's Avatar
    Phone has shipped and will be at my house end of day tomorrow! Now to train my cat to accept deliveries so I don't miss the UPS guy.

    10-13-2011 11:11 AM
  15. Dark_Blu's Avatar
    Out of curiosity,

    Are any of you existing Sprint customers who don't have a phone upgrade/discount available and still were able to pre order the iPhone 4S from either Sprint or the Apple store at the subsidized price? My upgrade/discount isn't until December and on the Sprint website, it shows the iPhones at full price. I'd think they'd want to keep existing customers, given that their stock is trading at $2.64 a share. When my gift certificate arrives, I'd like to just get the phone and not be forced to wait until December 1st, and obviously, I'll be getting it at the Apple store and not a Sprint store.
    10-13-2011 11:11 AM
  16. Crystalftw's Avatar
    Out of curiosity,

    Are any of you existing Sprint customers who don't have a phone upgrade/discount available and still were able to pre order the iPhone 4S from either Sprint or the Apple store at the subsidized price? My upgrade/discount isn't until December and on the Sprint website, it shows the iPhones at full price. I'd think they'd want to keep existing customers, given that their stock is trading at $2.64 a share. When my gift certificate arrives, I'd like to just get the phone and not be forced to wait until December 1st, and obviously, I'll be getting it at the Apple store and not a Sprint store.
    Nope, my husband isn't due for an upgrade until April next year and they are sticking to it. It he wants to get the iphone he will have to pay full price.
    And yay for you!!! Have fun shopping! =)
    10-13-2011 11:14 AM
  17. IndoX's Avatar
    Out of curiosity,

    Are any of you existing Sprint customers who don't have a phone upgrade/discount available and still were able to pre order the iPhone 4S from either Sprint or the Apple store at the subsidized price? My upgrade/discount isn't until December and on the Sprint website, it shows the iPhones at full price. I'd think they'd want to keep existing customers, given that their stock is trading at $2.64 a share. When my gift certificate arrives, I'd like to just get the phone and not be forced to wait until December 1st, and obviously, I'll be getting it at the Apple store and not a Sprint store.
    Keep in mind that if you started your contract with them prior to 2011 you do get a discounted price on your ETF. I think it's $200 for the ETF with a reduction of $10 a month, capping at $50 (something like that). I'm not up for renewal/upgrade til March 2012, I called to ask what my ETF would be and it was just $70.

    I cancelled, then added a new line for the iPhone and I paid the subsidized price. Granted it's not the same number, but it's a cheaper option if you're impatient like myself. This only applies to contracts in 2010 though.
    10-13-2011 11:24 AM
  18. powerbyte#AC's Avatar
    Out of curiosity,

    Are any of you existing Sprint customers who don't have a phone upgrade/discount available and still were able to pre order the iPhone 4S from either Sprint or the Apple store at the subsidized price? My upgrade/discount isn't until December and on the Sprint website, it shows the iPhones at full price. I'd think they'd want to keep existing customers, given that their stock is trading at $2.64 a share. When my gift certificate arrives, I'd like to just get the phone and not be forced to wait until December 1st, and obviously, I'll be getting it at the Apple store and not a Sprint store.
    I have 6 lines on my account (5 + 1 AirRave). I ran into the same problem...3 of my lines are due up for discount, but my wife's EVO and my EVO 3D lines are not. I specifically stated to the rep on the chat line that I wanted to purchase 2 iPhones under the 2 upgrade eligible lines, and then activate them on my main two numbers. He GUARANTEED me this wouldn't be an issue. If it doesn't work out that way, I'm planning on changing my phone numbers anyway, so there is no skin off my nose. We shall see what happens tomorrow!
    10-13-2011 11:33 AM
  19. mab4285's Avatar
    I have 6 lines on my account (5 + 1 AirRave). I ran into the same problem...3 of my lines are due up for discount, but my wife's EVO and my EVO 3D lines are not. I specifically stated to the rep on the chat line that I wanted to purchase 2 iPhones under the 2 upgrade eligible lines, and then activate them on my main two numbers. He GUARANTEED me this wouldn't be an issue. If it doesn't work out that way, I'm planning on changing my phone numbers anyway, so there is no skin off my nose. We shall see what happens tomorrow!
    I've had friends who have done this, so it shouldn't be a problem (not with the iPhone, but with other phones.). I would just recommend doing the upgrade at a Sprint corporate store instead of an Apple store or online anywhere.
    10-13-2011 11:38 AM
  20. rlee2001's Avatar
    Yes!!!!! Shipment notification has FINALLY been updated on UPS's site. I'll have my 4S by the end of the day tomorrow!
    How do you find the delivery time? When I go to the UPS site and track the number, it is very generic. Acknowledge the shipment, etc. But, I see no indication of when it is to be delivered at all.
    10-13-2011 11:51 AM
  21. Dark_Blu's Avatar
    Keep in mind that if you started your contract with them prior to 2011 you do get a discounted price on your ETF. I think it's $200 for the ETF with a reduction of $10 a month, capping at $50 (something like that). I'm not up for renewal/upgrade til March 2012, I called to ask what my ETF would be and it was just $70.

    I cancelled, then added a new line for the iPhone and I paid the subsidized price. Granted it's not the same number, but it's a cheaper option if you're impatient like myself. This only applies to contracts in 2010 though.
    I signed up in December 2010. The moment that Gift Certificate is in my hands, I will be impatient. It will be interesting to see how it can be worked out. At $649 full price for the 1GB, I'd get $500 off and only have to pay $149, if it came to that. Either way, I just won't be able to wait until December with a $500 Gift certificate burning a hole in my pocket. $149 plus tax beats $649 any day of the week in my opinion.
    10-13-2011 12:01 PM
  22. Dark_Blu's Avatar
    I've had friends who have done this, so it shouldn't be a problem (not with the iPhone, but with other phones.). I would just recommend doing the upgrade at a Sprint corporate store instead of an Apple store or online anywhere.
    Doing it anywhere but the Apple store won't be an option for me. My Gift Certificate is to the Apple store. I'd rather pay $149 plus tax with the $500 Gift Certificate for the 16GB ASAP rather than attempt to live with the life sucking abyss that Gingerbread on the EVO, is for me right now. I can't stand this thing and since I have an immediate way out, next Friday is payday and I'd prefer to just go ahead and do it then (assuming my gift Certificate Arrives to me by the, Rene???)
    Last edited by DARK_BLU; 10-13-2011 at 12:17 PM.
    10-13-2011 12:05 PM
  23. powerbyte#AC's Avatar
    It will be identical to the Verizon iPhone 4, the AT&T iPhone 4, the Orange iPhone 4, the Rogers iPhone 4.....etc., etc.

    There really is no need for a separate thread for this.
    Not so much...
    Last edited by 21nyy21; 10-13-2011 at 06:22 PM.
    10-13-2011 12:25 PM
  24. verwon's Avatar
    Doing it anywhere but the Apple store won't be an option for me. My Gift Certificate is to the Apple store. I'd rather pay $149 plus tax with the $500 Gift Certificate for the 16GB ASAP rather than attempt to live with the life sucking abyss that Gingerbread on the EVO, is for me right now. I can't stand this thing and since I have an immediate way out, next Friday is payday and I'd prefer to just go ahead and do it then (assuming my gift Certificate Arrives to me by the, Rene???)
    Can we have a mass Evo funeral, after you get yours?


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    10-13-2011 12:28 PM
  25. rlee2001's Avatar
    Can we have a mass Evo funeral, after you get yours?


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    Hey, Verwon. This is "rlee2001" from the PreCentral site
    10-13-2011 12:38 PM
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