Upgrade through Sprint?

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  1. Mike00

    Mike00 New Member

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    It seems Sprint has a much crappier upgrade system then my old provider cingular has.

    I want to upgrade to a Blackberry Pearl and it seemso nly way to even get any money off is to go with a new two year contract (it's been about 1 yr 3 months on old contract).

    Is it possible to just buy the phone online or is there some other way to get a decent deal o nthe phone? Right now I fail to see why I should not just pay retail for the phone instead of adding a 2 year agreement to save 75 bucks.
     
  2. TheWeasel

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    Sure you can pay retail for it on eBay but expect to pay a hell of a lot for it.
     
  3. Mike00

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    They give you a measly 150 back from upgrading with a 2 year contract.

    Seems kind of pointless really.
     
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    Once you complete your 2yr term with Sprint, they treat you like a new customer when it comes to getting a new handset -- so you could get the Pearl for $199.

    However, if you're still in contract, you're not gonna get a very good price. Remember that Sprint gives you a subsidy for signing the contract, and they expect you to stay the entire term to make that subsidy back for them -- they'll give you another subsidy after the term to prevent you switching carriers (no etf when out of contract.... while in contract the etf protects them from loosing-out).
     
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    Sigh See the nice thing about Cingular when I Was with them was about 1.5 years into the contract I could usually do that two year upgrade.

    Main issue is I would like to switch over to the pearl as it's much sleeker then my pocket pc and the other thing is it's been dropped a lot and is pretty messed up at the moment.

    I guess I Could claim insurance and get one to use until my contract is up in august.
     

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