Now, I know there’s been some debate in regards to whether or not one would be eligible for the $150 rebate from sprint on top of the 50% off coupon from palmone. But as I understand, and correct me if I’m wrong, if I am a new subscriber to sprint, I’m eligible for a $150, regardless of what phone or what plan. So I had the following idea…

Once I get my Treo 650 from palmone, I call up sprint and talk to the reps as if I was interested in a cell phone / plan. Then I bring up the fact that I heard about the $150 rebate thing…. Once he confirms this, I say “yeah lets go with that one….oh by the way, I already have a Treo 650 and my ESN is XXXXXXX....” I read somewhere that it would be illegal for the rep at that point to tell me he could not honor the $150 coupon….some sort of a ‘bait and switch’ thing…

I guess I’m just looking for input from people who have dealt with sprint representatives to see if this is even feasible, or a good idea for that matter. Thanks in advance!