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Old 03-29-2013, 07:36 PM
 
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Kind of an unofficial prepaid?
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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I don't see why they wouldn't. As long as you are willing to buy the phone at full price or supply your own Sprint handset there should be no problem.
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Old 03-30-2013, 03:14 AM
 
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Kind of an unofficial prepaid?
All I know is Sprint's real prepaid are Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile. As for "Sprint proper", I think they have a BYOD program. Not too sure tho.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:37 AM
 
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Yea but they don't offer the same services you know? I'd be fine with paying sprints prices, but I don't wanna have to sign a contract. I always thought their reasoning for the contract is because they subsidize the cost of your phone.
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:53 AM
 
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Yea but they don't offer the same services you know? I'd be fine with paying sprints prices, but I don't wanna have to sign a contract. I always thought their reasoning for the contract is because they subsidize the cost of your phone.
yes the reson behind the contract is so that they subsidize the upfront cost of the phone and you pay it down when you pay your bill every month. they take xx amont of money from your bill and put it torwds the cost of the phone
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:34 AM
 
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you can walk into any carrier and buy a phone outright with no contract. just be prepared to fork out anyway from 200 bucks for an el chepo basic phone to 600-700 for a smart phone
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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Yea but they don't offer the same services you know? I'd be fine with paying sprints prices, but I don't wanna have to sign a contract. I always thought their reasoning for the contract is because they subsidize the cost of your phone.
I believe you can do it. I have sprint and instead of obtaining a phone at a discount which would then extend the warranty I buy from a slightly used version of the phone I want. I bring it in and activate it on my account, no contract extension. Typically people who don't care about extending their contract will get a new phone (say galaxy s4) for $99, extend their contract and then sell the phone for a profit. A bit round about but at least you don't pay the retain value of $600 for a phone, you pay some other guy $400 for the same thing. Ebay has a lot of these.
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:06 PM
 
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Depending on what you're getting, it might be better to sign the contract and just pay the ETF if you want out.

Example:

Galaxy S4 is $600 with no contract.
Galaxy S4 is $100 with a 2-year contract if you're switching from another carrier
ETF is $350.
You still save $150 by signing the contract and paying the ETF.

The ETF also goes down as time goes on. For instance, if you stay on the contract one year and then cancel, it's only a $240 fee.
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:08 PM
 
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Depending on what you're getting, it might be better to sign the contract and just pay the ETF if you want out.

Example:

Galaxy S4 is $600 with no contract.
Galaxy S4 is $100 with a 2-year contract if you're switching from another carrier
ETF is $350.
You still save $150 by signing the contract and paying the ETF.

The ETF also goes down as time goes on. For instance, if you stay on the contract one year and then cancel, it's only a $240 fee.
Very good point.
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