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No contract option?

bradspace

Sep 15, 2009, 6:58 PM
Does Sprint offer a no contract option like T-mobile's FlexPay? I am EXTREMELY hesitant to sign 2 year deal. Also, is there a "trial period" in which I can cancel if I don't like the service?
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Azeron

Sep 16, 2009, 3:24 AM
No. They won't even allow a one year contract option. If one provides one's own equipment or purchases a device at full retail price, Verizon has a month-to-month (No contract) option, but Verizon is more expensive than Sprint. Sprint has a 30 day return period as most every other carrier has. I say go ahead and give them a try.
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acdc1a

Sep 16, 2009, 8:18 AM
Also note that the ETF is pro-rated. I say get a nice discount on the phone and go for it. You have 30 days.

Another option, Virgin Mobile uses Sprint's network. $49.99 for all you can talk isn't a bad deal and the phones are inexpensive. Good luck.
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rarodrig26

Sep 16, 2009, 9:23 AM
It'd be really great if ppl knew what they were talking about before they ran their mouth. For phone service Sprint has a no contract option, it is the 29.99 basic plan with 200 min...then you pay an extra 10 bucks to keep it out of contract. So 39.99/mnth for 200 anytime minutes basically, but that is the only option, all other plans require a 2 yr agreement. Also you don't get a discount on the phone if you do the no contract option.

Also something to consider...with Sprint's pro-rated cancellation fees, it's cheaper to do a 2 yr contract, get the discount on the phone, and cancel when you want, then to pay the full price for the phone just cuz you are afraid of the word contract.
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Azeron

Sep 16, 2009, 8:50 PM
LOL That's not the same thing. If you cannot get the No contract option on all plans (as you can with Verizon) then Sprint doesn't have a No Contract option. Don't get your panties in a bunch. As a new customer, I would still go with Sprint with the Two year option. I am just answering his question. Very few consumers are really willing to pay Full Retail in any case.
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rarodrig26

Sep 18, 2009, 9:51 AM
By definition, a no contract plan is a "no contract option" idot...just because they can't get any plan they want without a contract does not mean Sprint doesn't have a no contract option.
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bradspace

Sep 16, 2009, 1:49 PM
Thanks for the replies all.

rarodrig26 - Wouldn't you also just give back the devices if you cancel within the thirty days?Every other carrier that I have done this with over the past 10 years has just taken back the device and charged me for the minutes/data used.
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rarodrig26

Sep 16, 2009, 4:48 PM
If you return it within the 30 days yes, we'd just refund you for the phone and you would get pro-rated bill for however long you had it.
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ac4321

Sep 16, 2009, 8:02 PM
Unless you plan on leaving the country or moving soon, you end up spending less money by having the contract. If you dislike the service within 30 days, return it. If you keep service for more than a few months it ends up being cheaper to break the contract and pay the ETF. Seriously, it's just $150- 200. You save more than that on the cost of the phone when you get service. The amount of worry and headache people put into it isn't worth $200 to me.


That said, if you have very low use- less than 200 minutes a month or so- it's cheaper to get a prepaid service.
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skin

Sep 18, 2009, 2:41 PM
most of the other carriers offer a no contract option. U.S. Cellular, T mobile, even AT&T if your hesitant to sign- dont let sprint sucker you in- you can still get a pretty good discount on phone through prepaid
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