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    Background:
    I am a current Sprint customer. I have the everything data family plan with 1500 anytime minutes. Since I have had that plan for awhile and am a "premier" customer I currently have $150 off for a phone upgrade.

    So here is my question. Hypothetically let's say after the various rebates--instant and mail in--they price the Pre at $199. When I purchase the Pre how does my current $150 upgrade work? Can I apply it to the hypothetical [new] customer price of $199 if I sign a new 2 year agreement so the phone would cost me about $50 or do I take $150 off the full-retail price--let's say that price is $499 so that would cost me $350?

    I can't imagine sprint allowing me to apply my $150 upgrade to the new price {$199} if I sign a new agreement. However, that would be awesome.
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    150 off retail... $599 or so

    cell phone companies (and retailers) make $$ on new user contracts...thats where the (most) commission is.
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    When you login in to Sprint.com and hit "Upgrade My Phone", whatever price you see there will reflect your maximum upgrade discount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trim81 View Post
    150 off retail... $599 or so


    They better have it for $300 as retail...$599 they must be nuts.

    Any truth to your above price? Not using the "giveaway sweepstakes info".

    I am/was in for two but......
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    Theway it works is the phone would retail for $599... if you are eligiable for your full $150 discount you would get the "new customer" price. So the phone starts out at $599 and you might pay $300 out the door with a $100 mail in rebate, same as a new customer. So when all is said and done, you have paid $200 for the phone.

    Ken
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    the $150 is off the retail price, but sometimes you can get the new contract price of the phone. when I got the Instinct I asked at one store and was told only 150 off the retail, but I went to another store and all i paid was the 129 price everyone else was getting from buying it new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bakerman1 View Post
    Theway it works is the phone would retail for $599... if you are eligiable for your full $150 discount you would get the "new customer" price. So the phone starts out at $599 and you might pay $300 out the door with a $100 mail in rebate, same as a new customer. So when all is said and done, you have paid $200 for the phone.

    Ken

    This.
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    What if there is NO rebate for the Pre and the new customer price is $199 then how much will current customers pay if they can get a $150 upgrade?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneDeep View Post
    What if there is NO rebate for the Pre and the new customer price is $199 then how much will current customers pay if they can get a $150 upgrade?
    Then there isn't a rebate and you pay more. We don't know specifics so don't expect any.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bakerman1 View Post
    Theway it works is the phone would retail for $599... if you are eligiable for your full $150 discount you would get the "new customer" price. So the phone starts out at $599 and you might pay $300 out the door with a $100 mail in rebate, same as a new customer. So when all is said and done, you have paid $200 for the phone.

    Ken
    WTF? that's some fuzzy math, ken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gekko View Post
    WTF? that's some fuzzy math, ken.
    i think he's saying you get the new customer deal instead of applying the 150 discount. math seems fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmart603 View Post
    i think he's saying you get the new customer deal instead of applying the 150 discount. math seems fine.
    so BASICALLY he's saying that you pay the LESSER OF -$150 OR the new customer price? the LESSER OF verbiage would have helped in the communication.
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    Hey guys,

    When I went down in uniform a few weeks ago to get put on the waitin list I asked this question as well.

    I have the same plan, and i have the 150 in credit.

    She told me, (remember shes speaking to an officer now), that my pricing would be the exact same as a new customer. I would not pay a dime more than whatever joe blow paid just walking in from switching to att and buying the pre.

    So whatever the new price is for new customers, $100-200, is what I personally will pay.
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    New Customer Price:
    List Price $549.99
    Instant Savings -$150.00
    Mail In Rebate -$200.00
    -------------------------
    New Price $199.00

    Current Customer Price:

    List Price $549.99
    Credit for New Phone -$150.00
    Mail In Rebate -$200.00
    -------------------------
    New Price $199.00

    For Current customers you have to sign up for a New 2 Year Agreement when buying the new phone to get the $199.99 Price. So you probably have to come in with $400.00 + Taxes when you pick up your phone and then send in the rebate and wait for your $200 rebate check in 9 to 12 weeks.
    Last edited by sbrad425; 05/18/2009 at 12:35 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbrad425 View Post
    New Customer Price:
    List Price $549.99
    Instant Savings -$150.00
    Mail In Rebate -$200.00
    -------------------------
    New Price $199.00

    Current Customer Price:

    List Price $549.99
    Credit for New Phone -$150.00
    Mail In Rebate -$200.00
    -------------------------
    New Price $199.00

    For Current customers you have to sign up for a New 2 Year Agreement when buying the new phone to get the $199.99 Price. So you probably have to come in with $400.00 + Taxes when you pick up your phone and then send in the rebate and wait for your $200 rebate check in 9 to 12 weeks.
    Alternatively, just go to Best Buy, and get the rebate instantly and walk out the door with the phone for 199 plus taxes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbrad425 View Post
    New Customer Price:
    List Price $549.99
    Instant Savings -$150.00
    Mail In Rebate -$200.00
    -------------------------
    New Price $199.00

    Current Customer Price:

    List Price $549.99
    Credit for New Phone -$150.00
    Mail In Rebate -$200.00
    -------------------------
    New Price $199.00

    For Current customers you have to sign up for a New 2 Year Agreement when buying the new phone to get the $199.99 Price. So you probably have to come in with $400.00 + Taxes when you pick up your phone and then send in the rebate and wait for your $200 rebate check in 9 to 12 weeks.
    The Treo PRO is priced as follows:
    List Price: $549.99
    Instant Savings: -$250.00
    Mail-in Rebate: -$100.00
    New Price: $199.99

    I think the Pre will be more along the lines of what Sprint offers with the Treo PRO, meaning $299.99+ Tax out the door with 9-12 week wait period for Mail-in Rebate
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    Rebate is typically for NEW ACTIVATIONS only...not for upgraders

    So again, like my previous post, it will be $150 off $599 retail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trim81 View Post
    Rebate is typically for NEW ACTIVATIONS only...not for upgraders

    So again, like my previous post, it will be $150 off $599 retail.
    I spoke with multiple Sprint reps about upgrading my current service, and I specifically asked if I could get a Pre at the 2-yr contract price, and the answer I was given was that I was eligible for the lowest price possible on a new phone. I asked (to confirm) if this was the 2 yr contract price, and they said yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trim81 View Post
    Rebate is typically for NEW ACTIVATIONS only...not for upgraders

    So again, like my previous post, it will be $150 off $599 retail.
    Looking at my Best Buy receipt from last June when I bought the Samsaung Instinct...

    REG: 599.99
    _________________
    470.00 Dollars Off w/ 24 MO+ Sprint 2 YR Qualified Upgrade
    _________________
    TOTAL: 129.99

    I qualified for a 2-year upgrade $150 discount and my total was that in which a NEW CUSTOMER would pay.
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    Best Buy and Sprint have different pricing.

    w/ Best Buy..there are no mail in rebates. Sprint does.

    edit actually, I stand corrected.

    upgrade pricing does qualify for mail in rebates.

    But like mentione dabove, Best Buy does not deal with Mainl in rebates.. its straight up.


    Mail-in Rebates Requirements:
    Take advantage of our Mail-in Rebate offers and save a bundle on your new phone.
    Purchase your phone on Sprint.com or by phone through Sprint Customer Service.
    1 to 2 yr. contract (for new and upgrading customers).
    Last edited by trim81; 05/18/2009 at 02:41 AM.
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