1. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    So you owe a bunch of money to the phone companies and you want to spend more money with Sprint to expand your family plan just to have an iPhone? lol...awesome.
    ame and numb3rmonkey like this.
    11-07-2011 06:40 PM
  2. ariellemerperle's Avatar
    So you owe a bunch of money to the phone companies and you want to spend more money with Sprint to expand your family plan just to have an iPhone? lol...awesome.
    well I owe Verizon $550 cuz some ***** stole my phone and bought $500 worth of stuff and they wouldn't credit me cuz I didn't have insurance plus I don't owe AT&T anything it's prologue my credit from that and maybe that's why AT&T wants to charge me $700
    11-07-2011 06:47 PM
  3. ariellemerperle's Avatar
    But why would she have that 129.99 family plan and ONE phone line? This doesn't make sense.

    Oops doesn't matter, she can't switch cause she owes or has bad credit. What a waste of time that was :P
    I don't have a family plan yet but that is the cheapest way and maybe I can give. the evo to a friend or family member and have them pay half
    11-07-2011 06:50 PM
  4. ame's Avatar
    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.
    Thats actually one of MANY reasons I left Sprint. They were telling me I could not swap lines anymore, without paying a $36 activation for each ESN swap. Why bother. I mean, that was just one of MANY reasons, most of which was the fact that they DO NOT value their long time customers.
    11-07-2011 07:53 PM
  5. ariellemerperle's Avatar
    how long ago was that? cuz I don't think they do that anymore.....someone on here said you can online easily
    11-07-2011 08:13 PM
  6. ame's Avatar
    how long ago was that? cuz I don't think they do that anymore.....someone on here said you can online easily
    I fired Sprint in February 2011.
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    11-07-2011 08:56 PM
  7. ariellemerperle's Avatar
    someone just told me earlier that you can swap phones easily online
    11-07-2011 09:12 PM
  8. ame's Avatar
    I got charged every time I did it.
    11-08-2011 09:43 AM
  9. Designed4Him's Avatar
    I was never charged when I swapped phones online; I did it with my sister a bunch....I even took her upgrade and activated it on my line (2 separate accounts) and was never charged and always swapped ESN online.
    11-08-2011 12:06 PM
  10. ariellemerperle's Avatar
    I was never charged when I swapped phones online; I did it with my sister a bunch....I even took her upgrade and activated it on my line (2 separate accounts) and was never charged and always swapped ESN online.
    how do you do that? will they let you in store after you buy it if you tell that you hate your phone and and don't want it?
    11-08-2011 12:44 PM
  11. Designed4Him's Avatar
    how do you do that? will they let you in store after you buy it if you tell that you hate your phone and and don't want it?
    What I did was log onto my sprint account and clicked the phone that I wanted to swap and then I swapped the phones. You don't have to go into the store to swap the phones.....it use to be a problem swapping phones because you would loose the mail in rebate; I haven't bought a phone from the sprint store in ages I normally do it at a Best Buy or RadioShak the only reason I will be going to sprint is because they are offering the most for my Epic
    11-08-2011 12:48 PM
  12. ariellemerperle's Avatar
    I will be going in to buy it to see my options for getting it at new contract price w/o having to get a new account and if ultimately that is what I have to do then so be it.....the iPhone 4S doesn't have a mail-in rebate
    11-08-2011 12:53 PM
  13. Designed4Him's Avatar
    I know so it shouldn't be a problem for you to switch it to your main line sell the phone that you have and save it so you can put it towards your ETF the only thing that I don't know for sure is how long you will have to wait before you can do that to avoid having to pay full price for the phone.
    11-08-2011 12:57 PM
  14. ariellemerperle's Avatar
    can you explain to me in detail how to do it online?
    11-08-2011 01:05 PM
  15. verwon's Avatar
    I know so it shouldn't be a problem for you to switch it to your main line sell the phone that you have and save it so you can put it towards your ETF the only thing that I don't know for sure is how long you will have to wait before you can do that to avoid having to pay full price for the phone.
    30 days!




    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    11-08-2011 01:53 PM
  16. Designed4Him's Avatar
    You will go to sprint and log into your account and since you have the one device you on the right hand side you should see a tab that says manage this device click on it and it will give you a list of options and then you will see activate a new device and you click on that and then a screen that says enter the information from the phone and then you complete the steps and you are all done.
    11-08-2011 02:03 PM
  17. gregorylkelly's Avatar
    The answer here is to sell your Evo 4G on ebay/craigslist and but an iPhone 4S on ebay/craigslist. It's going to end up costing you a few hundred still but it's better than any other options.
    11-08-2011 02:06 PM
  18. ame's Avatar
    Buy the iPhone first. THEN sell the EVO
    11-08-2011 02:55 PM
  19. ariellemerperle's Avatar
    You will go to sprint and log into your account and since you have the one device you on the right hand side you should see a tab that says manage this device click on it and it will give you a list of options and then you will see activate a new device and you click on that and then a screen that says enter the information from the phone and then you complete the steps and you are all done.
    and that is how swap them online? any new activation fee?
    11-08-2011 11:43 PM
  20. Designed4Him's Avatar
    and that is how swap them online? any new activation fee?
    Thats how you do it...I know that when I did it the numerous time that I did I never had to pay an activation fee.
    11-09-2011 12:17 AM
  21. verwon's Avatar
    and that is how swap them online? any new activation fee?
    Nope, not if you do it yourself.

    The Evo, however, is going for $100 or less used, in good shape.


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    11-09-2011 12:43 AM
  22. kilroy2730's Avatar
    Wow - I never thought of doing that!
    11-09-2011 03:21 PM
  23. ame's Avatar
    Well if you aren't on Sprint, you can't really do it. With ATT you kind of just move SIM's I would think.
    11-09-2011 03:34 PM
  24. crackercraig#IM's Avatar
    well I owe Verizon money and AT&T charges a $700 deposit for new customers I tried already

    AT&T charges $700 for new customers? What's that about? I wasn't asked to pay anything when I first signed up with AT&T except the cost of the phone.

    Maybe you could think about getting an iPhone 4 instead. You can find one for a much lower price and go to Verizon. Just pay them what you owe them and sign up. Unless you owe them too much and that's a whole other story all together. That changes things. I don't normally pass judgement but it seems to me that for someone that has wireless companies coming after them, maybe it's a sign that a $500 phone just wasn't meant to be. Maybe the wisest decision is to ride out your contract with the Evo and get the iPhone 5 when it comes out.

    Whatever you do, make sure you pay Verizon the money that you owe. My sister owed them a little over $300 and they sent it to collections and then the collection agent filed a judgement against her because she ignored it. Now she cant get a mortgage and she is stuck renting some crappy apartment with her husband and kid. Good luck getting that off your credit report. Is it really worth it? for a cell phone?
    11-09-2011 03:46 PM
  25. ame's Avatar
    I think there is a lot more to this story than this poster is sharing. I didn't have to pay $700 to start with ATT. She must have a credit issue or something.
    11-09-2011 04:16 PM
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