1. ariellemerperle's Avatar
    uh, I can't upgrade to an iPhone 4S on Sprint cuz I just got Sprint service only a couple months ago and the only way to get the new pricing is to add a line . why are prices so high on eBay and Craigslist for an iPhone 4S on Sprint(nothing less than 600 for a 16GB)? Is there any other cheap way or place I can get it?
    11-06-2011 10:56 PM
  2. noaim's Avatar
    uh, I can't upgrade to an iPhone 4S on Sprint cuz I just got Sprint service only a couple months ago and the only way to get the new pricing is to add a line . why are prices so high on eBay and Craigslist for an iPhone 4S on Sprint(nothing less than 600 for a 16GB)? Is there any other cheap way or place I can get it?
    A retail iPhone is expensive as a matter of fact any phone retail is expensive and it's a new and hot product your not going to get it cheap sorry.


    Phone companies subsidize the price if you sign a two year and it seems like you have already done that with another phone


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    11-06-2011 11:03 PM
  3. ghostface147's Avatar
    Sprint phones tend to be hard to come by, at least locally in Houston. YMMV
    11-06-2011 11:10 PM
  4. ariellemerperle's Avatar
    then what do I do open up another line and then sell my sh*tty evo 4g, switch the iPhone 4S to my primary line, and then cancel the new line?
    Last edited by ariellemerperle; 11-06-2011 at 11:18 PM.
    11-06-2011 11:16 PM
  5. ghostface147's Avatar
    Discuss your options with Sprint.
    11-06-2011 11:35 PM
  6. ariellemerperle's Avatar
    I am just wondering if I open a new line and close it and not return the iPhone if I will get charged?
    11-06-2011 11:41 PM
  7. ghostface147's Avatar
    Discuss your options with Sprint.
    ...................................
    11-06-2011 11:45 PM
  8. takeshi's Avatar
    I am just wondering if I open a new line and close it and not return the iPhone if I will get charged?
    Yes. They're not just going to give you a subsidized device for nothing in return.
    11-07-2011 12:01 AM
  9. koolhand79's Avatar
    You won't be able to buy a phone and then cancel the line without either returning the phone or being charged full retail price for the phone.
    11-07-2011 12:14 AM
  10. ariellemerperle's Avatar
    I wonder if I can just put my EVO on the hotspot plan after I switch it and put my iPhone 4S on my regular line?
    11-07-2011 12:37 AM
  11. verwon's Avatar
    You can switch the lines the phone's are on, but as was already stated, you can't cancel the line and keep the phone.

    I added a line to get my 4S, my Evo is collecting dust, now.


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    11-07-2011 01:02 AM
  12. verwon's Avatar
    I wonder if I can just put my EVO on the hotspot plan after I switch it and put my iPhone 4S on my regular line?
    The Evo has to have a data plan and the $10 premium data fee, so you'll still pay more than just the hotspot fee.


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    11-07-2011 01:04 AM
  13. izzo00's Avatar
    what you could do is new a line and switch the phone on the new line with and old regular sprint phone and cancel that line after a month or so and your cancel fee wouldn't be higher than $200.
    11-07-2011 01:19 AM
  14. Cleveland's Avatar
    If you add a line and wait a month or so and then cancel the line you'll still be charged the ETF for the line but not full retail for the device
    11-07-2011 01:23 AM
  15. verwon's Avatar
    what you could do is new a line and switch the phone on the new line with and old regular sprint phone and cancel that line after a month or so and your cancel fee wouldn't be higher than $200.
    Full ETF on a new Sprint line is now $350, so they'd be paying more than $200.

    $330, or so, plus at least $199 for the phone....not much cheaper than off contract price and once you add the activation fee of $36, plus that month of service....


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    11-07-2011 01:27 AM
  16. Cleveland's Avatar
    Full ETF on a new Sprint line is now $350, so they'd be paying more than $200.

    $330, or so, plus at least $199 for the phone....not much cheaper than off contract price and once you add the activation fee of $36, plus that month of service....


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    Would still save some bucks lol I'll save a hondo just about anywhere I can lol
    11-07-2011 01:33 AM
  17. ariellemerperle's Avatar
    You can switch the lines the phone's are on, but as was already stated, you can't cancel the line and keep the phone.

    I added a line to get my 4S, my Evo is collecting dust, now.


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    and how much are you paying for your other line? I have a spending limit of $150 so I am just worriedabout it
    11-07-2011 01:37 AM
  18. ariellemerperle's Avatar
    I also wonder if they will let me extend my contract and get it for $199.99?
    11-07-2011 01:49 AM
  19. sdakidd's Avatar
    Well if a new line is $10, then adding a line is the cheapest option. $10 a month over 2 years is $240. IMO I think you should do that, another benifit is it is not a whole chunk of money you have to come up with. Buying a unlocked/retail price phone does not benifit you at all in the US unless you traveling oversees.
    11-07-2011 02:04 AM
  20. sdakidd's Avatar
    Oh and I highly doubt they will, from what I hear sprint is not very flexible with stuff of that nature.
    11-07-2011 02:05 AM
  21. Cleveland's Avatar
    Well if a new line is $10, then adding a line is the cheapest option. $10 a month over 2 years is $240. IMO I think you should do that, another benifit is it is not a whole chunk of money you have to come up with. Buying a unlocked/retail price phone does not benifit you at all in the US unless you traveling oversees.
    And the unlocked iPhone is GSM only not CDMA so it's only unlocked for AT&T t mo and carriers in other countries
    11-07-2011 03:03 AM
  22. ariellemerperle's Avatar
    And the unlocked iPhone is GSM only not CDMA so it's only unlocked for AT&T t mo and carriers in other countries
    actually the iPhone 4S is the only compatible with both GSM&CDMA even a locked one
    11-07-2011 03:50 AM
  23. ariellemerperle's Avatar
    Well if a new line is $10, then adding a line is the cheapest option. $10 a month over 2 years is $240. IMO I think you should do that, another benifit is it is not a whole chunk of money you have to come up with. Buying a unlocked/retail price phone does not benifit you at all in the US unless you traveling oversees.
    it is only $10/line if you have 2 more on top of your regular line I tried online
    11-07-2011 03:53 AM
  24. Cleveland's Avatar
    That's probably the way to go... To add a line ... But I would check and see how sprints 3G is holding up in the area you live, haven't heard good things about their 3G data speeds on the iPhone
    11-07-2011 04:00 AM
  25. ariellemerperle's Avatar
    well people are complaining because they are in a bad area or they can't roam on Verizon...and I love the 3G speeds I get on my EVO all thru-out my county are flawless @ 5mbps on Sprint....I could only expect that on my iPhone 4S they will be the same :-)....but I can't pay 2 bills I can only afford 1.....I don't know what to do
    11-07-2011 04:08 AM
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