I know a lot of people have upgraded to SERO-P but in the true spirit of fatwallet I'm trying to stick with my original SERO $30 plan. I'm due for an upgrade, but when I try to look at phones it tells me that I must have a plan of $35 or higher to be upgrade eligible. I'm just looking at feature phones like the Rumor Reflex so SERO-P shouldn't be required. Does anyone know how to get your 2 year phone upgrade online with SERO? (I want to do it online because my plan is $24 because it has a 20% discount and I've heard that discounts are removed from SERO plans when someone looks at them).
If I can't upgrade, can I at least do an esn swap online? When I try to activate my old Samsung Reclaim it says no changes to my plan are necessary, but then shows my monthly bill as $70. Can I clone the esn on my current HTC Snap to the Samsung Reclaim to avoid doing an esn swap (if so, how)? I don't want to make any adjustments to my plan but my phone no longer holds any sort of charge so I have to do something. Thanks for the help!
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posted: Jun. 1, 2012 @ 1:11p
Cloning ESN is illegal. You should be able to to activate another phone from website easily. I activated my HTC Snap (that I bought ffrom eBay) two months ago when my LG Rumor Touch went bonkers on me. As long as the new phone is a feature phone, it should work. If having problems, chat with them. This way, when you do activate a new phone, you have it in writing that everything is OK. With phone call, you dont have that.
posted: Jun. 1, 2012 @ 8:50p
If you get a touch pro 2 off of eBay or craigslist you can use it with the $30 plan. As a cool perk for the tech savvy, you can install a custom android rom onto the phone. It is what I am running. Another thing tip is that if your used TP2 breaks somehow... you can do an exchange for a referb unit in store for about $35+tax for the moment with no insurance. The phones are going for around $50-$75 in used conditon and upto ~$125 for new/referb.
posted: Jun. 2, 2012 @ 12:53a
what is the name of your custom android rom? I have one,are they working fully with the rom?
I'm all for saving money but TP2 in June 2012 is painfully slow.
posted: Jun. 2, 2012 @ 2:35p
Thanks for the input. It sounds like Plan C is out (esn clone - although I can't imagine Sprint would care about me swaping back to my old Samsung Reclaim that had previously been on my account). Plan B (online esn swap) is somethig I did without problem about a year ago when I bought an HTC Snap off eBay but now the message says no changes to my plan are necessary but the description of charges shows $70 for my monthly bll. I am reluctant to call fearing the removal of my 20%discount. Plan A is by far the best option - getting my two year upgrade credit. Does anyone know how to get an upgrade online for a $30 sero plan? does anyone have recent experience with an online esn swap or online phone upgrade for a $30 sero plan?
posted: Jun. 2, 2012 @ 5:46p
Go into the store and be nice. DONT explain about the $35 to you will just point attention to it. Say you want to upgrade but want to make sure nothing changes on your plan. They will let you know during the process if it requires the change, if so, ask them to do your esn swap. If you point out the $35 as soon as you walk in and before they have the phone in their hand they'll turn you away so they don't have to deal with it since they don't get commission for upgrades.
posted: Jun. 2, 2012 @ 9:53p
ymarker said: I'm all for saving money but TP2 in June 2012 is painfully slow. That is why I suggested overclocking. I get a 750mhz cpu vs the new in the store running at 800. Almost anyone can hit the 710 mark worse case. If you are trying to stay on the $30 plan it is still the fastest option.
Plus when I load google voice onto my phone I get free unlimited calling. Wifi makes for the best voip calls mind you.
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