Well, it's pretty clear that buying a used something is cheaper than new. However, without going through calling Sprint customer service, being put on hold, being re-routed through the system, etc., I turn you the forum faithful.
What I want to know is if I purchase a used phone (I am looking to upgrade my wife from her normal, run of the mill Sprint service, to a Blackberry/Treo type service), what additional charges am I looking at trying to upgrade her service.
I am guessing the worst, in that I have to get a new 2-year contract for her, which is fine, because she'll use it. However, I'm wondering if I need to cancel her old service and pay an early termination fee, or if I can just upgrade without additional costs.
Is it farfetched to only have to do this?:
- Buy the phone from outside of Sprint (used, but in great working condition)
- Upgrade her service to include a data plan, keeping her current voice plan paying no additional costs (agree to a new 2-year contract?)
- Pay the activation fee.