Hi stuntingace and Yosh, thanks for providing this. I hope this question doesn't fall into the category of ones that aren't useful but here goes:
I'm trying to convince my mother-in-law to switch over to our family plan (EPRP) for a couple of reasons - one to help Sprint/Palm out (if she can get a Pre), and also to help us get our per-phone cost down a little. I called Sprint Customer Care about this already and they basically were all about "no" which seems odd for a company wanting business, but maybe they don't care about new customers if they are just going on an EPRP plan with low margins? In any case, I don't always trust that customer care will always have the most accurate answer to a question Anyway, here are the questions:
1) She has an old LG C2000 phone and all her contacts are on it - she says they are on the SIM. Turns out there aren't all THAT many (maybe 60-70), so it's not a big issue, but basically I was wondering whether these could be transferred to a Pre if she got one? Do Sprint service centers not have equipment to do this from competing carriers? Seems like that would be a no-brainer to get people to switch... Sprint Customer Care said no...
2) Given that there's going to be a $100 iPhone and my mother-in-law said something about hearing about someone getting one for $50 (maybe a refurb?). Anyway, a friend of mine said they were offered $100 Pre's for the whole family since they were considering moving to AT&T for the iPhone, but when I talked to customer care they said $200 (with rebate) was the absolute lowest that you could get the Pre for even for an additional line. Is there any hope of getting anything lower?
3) I know there is currently a referral plan for new lines where the person being referred and the referrer will get $25 each, so this could potentially lower the cost another $50. I just wanted to confirm that this would happen with a newly added line on an EPRP account?