PugRanch said: There are two very important downsides to the $30 Tmobile plan. It doesn't roam on AT&T. This is a big deal. Also the plan doesn't include any free nights and weekends so the 100 voice minutes will be exhausted quickly. The Nexus 4 is outstanding. Just maybe find a better plan.
Oh really? I just know about the roaming issue... so this only applies to $30, or applies to all new plans?
Also yeah I agree 100 minutes is too less for me... I want to try voip (using cell data), but too many cons looks like...
anyone heard how Softbank acquiring Sprint might effect these plans? I still have my good old Sero 500 $30/month with an old HTC Touch (although I converted it to android and overclocked it), was planning on switching soon for the extra $20 a month so I could pick up a new phone. possibly the S4.
How did you make bestbuy upgrade for you? Very interested in your tips.
I went last week for HTC ONE. But the system shows that "dealer not allow to upgrade the account, please call custom service for upgrade..." after the clerk put in my phone number. I am on sero-p by the way.
h82lose said: i have s4 on then 30 now 50 a month. 30+10+10.. working great, just renewed this month. Best buy had the phone for 199-50 instant so got it for 149.
You can definitely upgrade at a corporate Sprint store. I did it a few weeks ago and upgraded to the HTC ONE. The store had to put me in a different plan termporarily to update to the new phone, then they had to call the mothership to change my account back to SERO.
I had the 30$ 500 min Sero plan until the last two touch pros that I bought used died on me in 2 yrs. I went up and looked how much I actually used in terms of data and minutes. Made the switch to Ting which is a Sprint MVNO. Bought a used S2 in pristine condition for 100$ and my bill is about 10 bucks less than what I used to pay, 500 min, 100 texts and 100 MB internet.
therivler1 said: Don't think I can stay on the $30 plan much longer due to crappy phones.
Is there a "best" phone that would be $40, or is everything pretty much $50 now?
EDIT: Can Android be installed on a TP2? I can't deal with Win6.5 anymore. Had a friend on the $40 plan and he wanted a physical keyboard so he tried the Motorola Admiral (because Sprint told him it was $40/month still) and he went to activate it and they said its $50. He ended up returning it and got the Motorola XPRT from eBay which he successfully activated on the $40 SERO Premium plan.
The list of $40/month phones seems to be getting shorter and shorter, I ended up just upgrading to a Galaxy s4 and have to deal with the fact that I'm stuck with $50/month plan I love the phone though, way better than my LG Marquee. And I was expecting no 4G service in my area but seems like its spotty 4G (considering my initial expectations I'm happy for now).
I have the HTC Arrive ($40 a month). Decent phone, physical keyboard. I like it, but remember i'm an old guy who came up from one of the crappy $30 phones. My kids had TP2's and I saw how that phone drove them ape (and me too, since the TP2s crapped out all the time, requiring replacements).....so I didn't bother with that one.
SuperCalo2K said: So can I upgrade at BestBuy or Amazon anymore or am I SOL and have to use Sprint to upgrade ? I tried at Best Buy and they wouldn't do it, my previous upgrade (almost 2 years ago) I did at Best Buy without any problems so they must have changed it and now you have to use Sprint
So I called Employee care and they changed my plan to Sero-P from my original $30 SERO 500, although he said Telesales would add the $10 for the 4G data. Does this sound right? Also can I instead order the phone through Amazon because I have Prime for free shipping and its $150 + $61 tax for the Galaxy S4?
Sprint Telesales will only give me it for $250 + a $50 rebate (wait six weeks for) + pay $12 shipping + tax (their base price is higher than Amazon making tax $79 instead of $61 at Amazon). So something like $341 before I get the rebate 6-8weeks later. so that just sucks. Seems to be mixed responses in the thread, but some are pretty old.
Seems the HTC Arrive is best for me (from Touch Pro II) to go from $30 to $40. However there is some problem with Windows Phone 7.5/7.8 and getting Gmail pushed to the Arrive's email. Anyone know a fix for that? Battle between Google & MS I believe.
First I'll say I really enjoyed using the HTC Arrive while I had it.. I finally upgraded this past month to the Note 3 when it came out... I was one of the poor idiots who believed the liars at Sprint when they promised over and over it would support LTE at 800 + 1900 mhz... I was actually told via Twitter, web chat, over the phone, and in person at the Sprint store... Idiots and liars, all of them!
Anyways, I never had or have a problem with it pushing my gmail + hotmail to my phone, and I used the combined inbox to have both in 1 nice easy place to read... There is an ongoing feud with microsoft+google, but that, i believe, extends more to contacts, searching the inbox, and a few other things... but I still have an Arrive that I HSPL unlocked and installed a custom ROM on, and it receives all my emails fine still while it's on WIFI... It can't over the cellular network since it's no longer active..
At times I regret moving on from the Arrive, as it's a really nice device.. I'm just pissed at microsoft since they don't support it for crap and it doesn't get many apps supported... They're working to push everyone to Windows 8.x, and the ROM scene isn't what it used to be.. It would also help if Sprint could work with manufacturers to get their network supported by the better WP devices out there (Nokia)...
I ended up pulling the trigger on the LG G2. I called them and they are mailing it out. Seems like a good deal at $50 + California double taxation. Its a way bigger than I am used to or like but it was a better deal than the 8XT and I can use it as a remote on my LG HTIB. The rep at the SERO line knew what she was saying and quite nice.
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