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  1. #41  
    I'm sure that many people on this board already know about the 23% discount on monthly Sprint service charges. But just incase you have been under a rock... depending on WHO you work for. I personally work for a large automotive group & happen to have 16 different franchises. All I had to do was go into the local Sprint store & mentioned that I would like to have them check the different brands that we sell. The monthly discount ranged from 7% all the way up to 23% off. I found that Chrysler had the best discount (according to the Sprint CSR, 23% off is the BEST discount that you can get with out working for Sprint) All I needed to do was let them photocopy my paycheck stub (proof), and I got the discount.

    If you factor in how much you save on the plan, you may be able to justify paying full rate at the Sprint Store. I personally paid $549 out the door.

    BTW: This discount plan doesn't get you a discount on the actual phone handset purchase
  2. #42  
    Quote Originally Posted by morningstar1844
    What can one get today for the Treo 650 on ebay in execellant condition?
    thats what i got for mine which was in excellent condition, i threw in a 1gb sd card BTW
    Treoing & Loving it
  3. #43  
    Quote Originally Posted by headgeek
    I'm sure that many people on this board already know about the 23% discount on monthly Sprint service charges. But just incase you have been under a rock... depending on WHO you work for. I personally work for a large automotive group & happen to have 16 different franchises. All I had to do was go into the local Sprint store & mentioned that I would like to have them check the different brands that we sell. The monthly discount ranged from 7% all the way up to 23% off. I found that Chrysler had the best discount (according to the Sprint CSR, 23% off is the BEST discount that you can get with out working for Sprint) All I needed to do was let them photocopy my paycheck stub (proof), and I got the discount.
    Um, not true about 23% being the biggest discount--many more offer 25%, and a couple offer 27%. Here's the unofficial corporate discount list:

    Abercrombie & Fitch 15%
    Accenture 24%
    Adecco Employment Services 9%
    AECOM company gets 5%
    Aflac (the duck) 12%
    Airborne Express 20%
    Alliance Title 10%
    Allianz = 12%
    Allstate Insurance 15%
    AMC Theatres gets 9%
    American Airlines 25%
    American Cancer Society 15%
    American Eagle 5%
    American Medical Response. 25%
    Amtrack 12%
    Anheuser-Busch 20%
    AOL 24%
    APAC (customer service Center ) 10%
    APAC manufacturing group 5%
    AppleBee’s 15%
    Arbys 9%
    Arco Gas Stations 20%
    Arthur Andersen 20%
    autozone=24%
    Avaya Inc. 16%
    Avis Rent-a-Car 18%
    Avon 15%
    Bally's 5%
    Bank of America 23%
    Bank One 20%
    Belk 8%
    Berlex 10%
    Best Buy 22%
    Best Western 9%
    Big Lots 7%
    Blockbuster 16%
    BlueCross/BlueShield 20%
    Boeing 25%
    BECU members - 25% (Boeing Employees Credit Union)
    Boston Scientific 5%
    Brinks Security 5%
    Burger King 15%
    Capital One 12%
    Carmike Cinemas 10%
    Caterpillar 8%
    CB Richard Ellis employees - 15%
    Century 21 Realtors 21%
    Cerner Corporation 15%
    Charles Schwab 18%
    Chase (JP Morgan) 25%
    Check into Cash 9%
    Chevron 20%
    Cigna Healthcare 18%
    Circuit City 25%
    Cisco Systems 25%
    CitiGroup 27%
    City Employees (WSCA) 15%
    Client Logic 25%
    CNF Service Company, Inc. and all of its subsidiaries get 12%
    Coca-Cola 21%
    Coldwell Banker 18%
    Comcast Cable 13%
    Comp USA 13%
    Computer Sciences Corporation(CSC) - 15%
    ConAgra - 8%
    Conoco Phillips66 16%
    Continental Airlines 25%
    Convergys Corp. 24%
    Corporate Express 15%
    Costco 22%
    Countrywide Home Loans 12%
    Cox Communications/Cox Enterprises 25%
    CR England Trucking gets 15%
    CSC 15%
    Daimler Chrysler Motor Corp. 24%
    Days Inn 18%
    Dell 25%
    Delphi 18%
    Delta Air Lines 7%
    Dennys -
    Department of Homeland Security 15%
    DHL 23%
    Discover Card 12%
    Dish Network 5%
    Dollar Financial Group 7%
    Dominos 8%
    Drexel 10%
    Dwyer Group 13% - Glass Doctor, Mr. Appliance, Mr. Rooter, Air Serve,
    and Rainbow Restoration
    Earthlink 18%
    Eastman Kodak 20%
    Eaton Corporation 15%
    EB Games/Game Stop 5%
    EDS employees get a 25% includes NHIC
    Edward Jones Investments 20%
    Eli Lilly & Co – 12%
    Enterprise Rent-A-Car 23%
    Ernst & Young 15%
    Express Scripts, Inc - 15%
    ExxonMobil 15%
    Farmer’s Insurance 15%
    Family Christian Store 10%
    Federal Beaurau of Investigation (FBI) 13%
    FedEx 23%
    Ford Motor Corp. 25%
    Frito Lay 25%
    Fuji Photo Film, U.S.A gets a 15%
    GAP, Inc. 13%(old navy bananna rep)
    Georgia - Pacific 18%
    Genesco 5%
    General Electric (GE) 25%
    General Mills 5%
    General Motors Corp. (GM) 18%
    Gevity 15%
    Goodyear 8%
    Guaranty Bank 9%
    Gymboree 9%
    H&R Block 15%
    Hallmark 13%
    Hat World 5%
    Hertz Rent-A-Car 23%
    Hewlet Packard (HP) 23%
    Hilton 13%
    Hollywood Video 12%
    Holiday Inn 8%
    Home Depot 25%
    Honda 18%
    Honeywell 18%
    Humana Insurance 18%
    IBM 25%
    IKON Office Solutions 15%
    Infospace 9%
    International Paper Company 15%
    ITT Industries - 11%
    Jackson Hewitt 18%
    JC Penney 13%
    Johnson & Johnson 18%
    Johnston & Murphy 5%
    Journey's 5%
    JP Morgan (Chase) 27%
    Kaiser Permanente 23%
    Kaufman Broad 5%
    Kelly -Moore Paint Co. 5%
    Kelly Services 15%
    Kenedy Health System in NJ gets 23%
    KinderCare Learning 24%
    Kinko's 5%
    K-Mart 15%
    Kohl's 5%
    Kroger Manufacturing gets 15%
    Kraft 23%
    Lane Bryant 8%
    LASUD 18%
    LensCrafters 18%
    Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies 10%
    Levis (includes Dockers) 5%
    Liberty Mutual= 10%.
    Lids 5%
    Hat World 5%
    Limited Brands 15%
    Lockeed Martin - 22%
    Lowes 9%
    Lucent Technologies 25%
    Maricopa County= 15%
    Marble Slab Creamery 5%
    Marshall Fields 17%
    Mary Kay 15%
    Matheson Truck Line 5%
    May Merchandising 12%
    May Tag 11%
    McDonald's Resturants 20%
    McGraw Hill 10%
    McLeod 14%
    MCI 18%
    Meals on Wheels 5%
    Merrill Lynch 20%
    Mervyn's 17%
    Memorial Hospital 23%
    Metlife 20%
    Metro One 15%
    Midas 7%
    Mitsubishi Motors USA 8%
    Mobil Oil 15%
    Morgan Stanley 12%
    Motorola 24%
    National Educators Association (NEA) 8%
    National Universities 17%
    NBC 25%
    Neiman Marcus 8%
    Northwest Airlines 25%
    Northwestern Mutual 13%
    Nissan Motor Corp. 10%
    NTB = 25%
    Office Depot 12%
    Office Max 13%
    Olive Garden 8%
    Omni Hotels – 10%
    OSI - 15%(outback steakhouse, carrabbas, bonefish grill, flemings prime
    steakhouse and wine bar, roy's restaurant, lee roy selmon's, paul lee's
    chinese kitchen
    and 'cheeseburgers in paradise')
    Owens Corning 10%
    Payless Shoes 13%
    Pearle Vision 13%
    Panera Bread 5%
    Partners Healthcare 23%
    Penske Truck Rental and Leasing 25%
    Pepsi Co. 23%
    Petsmart 7%
    Phillip Morris 23%
    Praxair Distribution 15%
    PricewaterhouseCoopers 23%
    Primedia, Inc 24%
    Progress Energy 18%
    Progressive Insurance Company 13%
    Prudential California Realty 5%
    Prudential Financial (Insurance) - 9%
    Public Schools (WSCA) 15%
    Public Storage 8%
    Publix Supermarket 9%
    Radioshack 15%
    Raymond James Financial 11%
    Raytheon 23%
    Red Lion Inn 9%
    Red Lobster 13%
    Regal Entertainment 5%
    Rent-A-Center 8%
    RoadWay Exspress gets a 23%
    Rockwell Automation 20%
    Ruby Tuesdays 12%
    Ross Stores 8%
    Safeway 9%
    Save A Lot 5%.
    Sam Ash - 5%
    Samsung 18%
    Schering AG 15%
    Science Applications International Corp 20%
    Sealy Mattress 13%
    Sears/Orchard Supply Hardware 25%
    Securitas Security Services 10%
    Siemens - 18%
    Sherwin Williams 18%
    shop n save=18%
    Southwest Airlines 15%
    Sprint 23%
    St. Lukes Hospital
    Starbucks 7%
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts 15%
    State Employees (WSCA) 15%
    State Farm Insur. 23%
    Stewar Title 10%
    Stop & Shop Supermarket 24%
    Sunglass Hut 15%
    SunTrust 18%
    SUNY Albany 10%
    Super 8 8%
    Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 23%
    Sysco 23%
    Swift Transportation - 7%
    Taco Bell 11%
    Takata (TK Holdings) = 21%
    Target 15%
    Tenent 10%
    The Body Shop 9%
    Things Remembered 13%
    Time Warner 24%
    Toyota of America/Lexus 8%
    Tricon Global (Yum Foods) 11%
    Tyco Inc 18%
    UBS (formerly Paine Webber) - 13%
    Under Ground Station 5%
    Uhaul 12%
    UICI 5%
    Union Pacific Railroad 21%
    Unisys Corporation 20%
    United Airlines 25%
    Universal Studios 13%
    United Parcel Service (UPS) 25%
    Universities (WSCA) 13%
    U.S.Military 15%
    U.S. Government 5%
    US Postal Service 25%
    VHA(Volunteer hospitals of america) 23%
    Viacom 20%
    Vons (Safeway) 10%
    Wachovia Bank 20%
    Walgreen's (Corporate Level) 18%
    Walgreen's (Store Level) 8%
    Wal-Mart (Corporate level) 15%
    Wal-Mart (Store level) 7%
    Walt Disney Company 12%
    Washington Unviercity(stl) - 23% (employees only)
    Washington Hospital 5%
    Washington Mutual 10%
    Waste Management 15%
    Wearhouse Music 8%
    Wells Fargo 24%
    Westaff 10%
    Wendys 18%
    Weyerhauser 5%
    Whole Foods 10%
    Wilson Leather 5%
    Winn-Dixie 10%
    wingstop=7%
    Xerox Corp. 18%
    YMCA 11%
    Yosemite Concession Service 23%
    YUM Brands(A&W, KFC Long, John Silvers, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell) 12%
  4. #44  
    Quote Originally Posted by T-Love
    Um, not true about 23% being the biggest discount--many more offer 25%, and a couple offer 27%.
    Thank you for letting me know that 23% isn't the best discount. Like I said, this was according to the Sprint CSR who was helping me (and we know how mis-informed some can be.)

    I'm actually surprised that Chrysler is now listed at a 24% discount, since I still only get 23% off. Since we have 7 Ford stores, I should apply for the 25% off discount! (the 2% difference only is about $3... but that is still $36/a year)

    Thanks again for the info! ºoº
  5. #45  
    Quote Originally Posted by headgeek
    Thanks again for the info! ºoº
    No problem!
  6. #46  
    standard loyalty retention discount if you are out of contract is 25% now. it used to be 10% on enitre bill before tax, now 25% off plan like company discounts.
  7. #47  
    Quote Originally Posted by KAOSWLF
    399.00 with Sprints Retention price match...
    Sero Plan with everything free including text...
    Sell my 650 for about 150 if possible...
    399.00 - 150.00 = 249.00

    My Sero plan alone pays for this in savings...
    Quote Originally Posted by oddlou
    You've actually been able to get Retention to talk to you about the phone? I've called about 5 times, and been told each time, "well, we don't know what the deals on the phone are gonna be and we don't know if we can price match at this point, but telesales may be able to. " sigh...
    telesales wont do anything and if telesales charges you $1000 for th phone it doesnt matter once yuo have aprice in your notes from retention.
    Standard retention offer is $350 with some at $300 for good lon time customers.

    the $399 is easy since the phone has already been priced in sprint press releases -- on the sprint site with -- as 649 - 150 off new customer or two year old handset custeomer, and $100 off on top of that. retention is offering $50 to $100 more.

    you musat ahave a very low $$$ factor on your plan with sprint to get stonewalled on an offer dozens of posters on sprint users forums and howard forums have reported being offered since may 16th.
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    #48  
    Well the thing is, I went ahead and got my Sero account and had a fresh new 2 year agreement... so when I called, Sprint told me that the price they had for the 700p listed was 679.00... So I already spoke to retention and got them to give me a sero plan... now I was talking to them again after the fact that I got my sero plan... so pretty much they didnt have to offer me anything else... so for them to say ok we will price match you to Verizons "contract" offer... I felt was a good deal. They could've easily said screw you pay the full price we hooked you up already... But they didn't... They gave me the price match, as well as threw in free text...

    So overall I think its a good deal and I'm happy with it. I got my "Hard to get" Sero Acct, Free Text, and 25% off of my bill... not to mention my 700p for 399.00.

    KAOS
  9. #49  
    Quote Originally Posted by aero
    telesales wont do anything and if telesales charges you $1000 for th phone it doesnt matter once yuo have aprice in your notes from retention.
    Standard retention offer is $350 with some at $300 for good lon time customers.

    the $399 is easy since the phone has already been priced in sprint press releases -- on the sprint site with -- as 649 - 150 off new customer or two year old handset custeomer, and $100 off on top of that. retention is offering $50 to $100 more.

    you musat ahave a very low $$$ factor on your plan with sprint to get stonewalled on an offer dozens of posters on sprint users forums and howard forums have reported being offered since may 16th.
    musat I really? actually, I don't. I'm already getting a lot through retentions, including a 35% monthly discount on top of the 15% discount I get for being a federal employee. And I'm getting a $75 credit on top of the $75 i'm entitled to for having my current phone a year. But every time I've called specifically about the 700p, I've been told that they can't tell me anything about it yet. I'll keep trying though. It really just depends on the rep one gets when calling.
  10. #50  
    Quote Originally Posted by oddlou
    musat I really? actually, I don't. I'm already getting a lot through retentions, including a 35% monthly discount on top of the 15% discount I get for being a federal employee. And I'm getting a $75 credit on top of the $75 i'm entitled to for having my current phone a year. But every time I've called specifically about the 700p, I've been told that they can't tell me anything about it yet. I'll keep trying though. It really just depends on the rep one gets when calling.
    I dont think you understand the way sprint works. from your description you are a very low $ customer and won't get any spiffs. that is why they are making you pay a lot more for the phone than the standard $300-350 offer.

    always add your coprorate AFTER your phones if you want high end phones.
  11. #51  
    Wait, so if you work for any of those companies in post #43, you can get that percentage discount off of your monthly bill with Sprint?
  12. #52  
    Right and either Sprint constantly renegotiates or that list is old, I got a different percentage than what is listed.
    Pete
  13. #53  
    Quote Originally Posted by IsLNdbOi
    Wait, so if you work for any of those companies in post #43, you can get that percentage discount off of your monthly bill with Sprint?
    yes, but FIRST if you are near end of contract or buying a phone get every other discount you can get through retention and then as the very last thing, on a seprate call, get the corporate discount.
    you can even get a 10% discount for simply joining a credit bureau, something I did with 5 minutes time and no cost.
  14. #54  
    Nice. I'm an Office Depot peon here, but do direct deposit so I have no paycheck stub to show. How do I get this corporate discount then?
  15. #55  
    Quote Originally Posted by IsLNdbOi
    Nice. I'm an Office Depot peon here, but do direct deposit so I have no paycheck stub to show. How do I get this corporate discount then?
    I know that when I called to get the federal government employee discount, they didn't ask for any proof. That may have changed, as I got the discount a couple of years ago. Please don't abuse the discounts, though.

    /jgt
  16. #56  
    How would I be abusing the discount if you guys say that we are eligible for the discount if we work for one of those companies on the list above? Or is the discount really only for those in the top level of the respective corporations?
  17. #57  
    Quote Originally Posted by IsLNdbOi
    How would I be abusing the discount if you guys say that we are eligible for the discount if we work for one of those companies on the list above? Or is the discount really only for those in the top level of the respective corporations?
    Oh, if you work for the company and call to get the discount there's no abuse. My concern was that, when I said I wasn't asked to prove I worked for the government, people would read that and call to get the discount even if they didn't actually work for the government (or whomever).

    /jgt
  18. #58  
    Quote Originally Posted by Treolo
    Well, I think I may have to muscle this with Sprint.
    I got my this way:
    -$100 Developer Discount
    -$100 Palm new mobile phone plan

    Shipped for $449

    -$150 Palm trade in program
    -$150 Sprint two year contract

    Total:$149

    Sweet deal, with only one problem. So far from what I'm reading there seems to be a problem with what I've done. I have already a Sprint Treo 650 and I thought that those Palm new mobile phone plan and two year contract discounts would apply to me, but there are people saying that it was only for new customers. WTF???? After I ordered I thought the only problem was on the 2 year contract rebate because I would probably get only $75 since I've been with sprint for 15 months.

    Anyway do you guys think I will be able to transfer my current number from my Sprint Treo 650 to this new one without a problem? Or what could they say? From what you can see on Palm sites it doesn't say that this offer is for new customers only? and I don't mind getting a new plan and throwing my old one. Any ideas?

    Could anybody help me with this?

    Thanks,

    Al
  19. #59  
    I just got off the phone with Sprint. Was told by retentions that they do not have the phone in the system. The rep will call me on Tuesday to place my order.

    Tried for the Sero plan, was basically told about how I have to get a new phone number and do it through the way explained on the various Sero threads. Also, she doubted that the Treo 700p would be available. I did not push trying to get the plan switched. She gave me unlimited text messaging for free for two years, then 8 dollars per month, but I will be getting the Treo 750 or 800 by that time.

    My monthly price of $44 stays the same except for the insurance. Not great, but certainly mmuch better than Verizon.

    Oh, yeah, I was told the phone will cost me $425 without activation fees or tax.

    Any suggestions what additional discounts I can try for after I get my phone?
  20. #60  
    Well,

    Same story here... I called two different times and both times the reps said that they could see the phone on the website, but they could NOT order it yet, as it wasn't showing in their system yet... The second lady I talked to was real nice and told me to call the stores and if I didn't have luck there to just call back tomorrow & repeat if necessary.

    I'm an existing Sprint customer (w/25% IBM discount), but my contract has been expired for some time now (so I'll get a $150 credit for a 2-year agreement), so I was hoping for at least a $399 deal. But this worked out even better for me b/c the first guy I talked to gave me a $50 service credit even though he couldn't order the phone. But the second CS rep was super knowledgeable and she said that even though it wasn't in her system yet she KNOWS that all IBMers get an ADDITIONAL $160 credit off smartphones. I've noticed this on the IBM portal of the Sprint site, although the 700p is not on there as of yet. Now, although she could not actually order the phone for me today, she did put the $160 credit on there for when I do order it (either through Telesales or at the Sprint Store or where-ever). This will put my total at $319 (679 - 160 -50 - 150) which is far better than I hoped for.

    As a side note, I asked her about me upgrading my wife's phone to a Samsung A900 and she said that would also qualify for the additional $160 IBM Smartphone credit! Whahoo... With the $150 credit for 2-year agreement this will put the A900 at $39.99.

    Oh well, now alls I need is to find the dang phone!



    Jacket
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