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Rumor Confirmed - Android phones will be available for SERO 10/1

beancntr 86 July 16, 2010 at 07:45 PM
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Users on sprintusers.com forums claim sprint reps confirm that Android will be available for SERO and other legacy Sprint plans for a $10/month up-charge (plus an additional $10 for "flagship devices" like evo, epic).

This post [sprintusers.com] begins the discussion which will play out for a while on several forums, but there should be more details to come in a press statement by Sprint, rumored to be released to legacy users on 9/1.

The rumored details:
1) October 1st, the restrictions on legacy plans will be lifted
2) Android will cost $10 extra per month for my plan
3) Evo4G would cost an additional $10 per month, for $50 total ($30+10+10)
4) Information will be printed in upcoming bills
5) Customer care received this information recently, but wasn't supposed to say anything until 2 days ago.


If this is posted in the wrong section please forgive me and move the thread. Thank you for your patience.

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Quote from aweekapaug View Post :
so will the iphone 4S work on the SEROP / $40 plan since it is only 3G? I am sure the details will be released in the next day or so.
THAT IS THE QUESTION. I highly doubt it. The way Sprint has been treating ALL of their customers recently, don't expect a free handout. IF they even allow the iphone on SEROP I highly doubt it will be at the $40 price point which thus far has been for all non 4g phones. I would expect a new $10 (or more) iphone tax on SEROP plans.

Russ seems to be tight-lipped about it:

http://mcguireslaw.com/2011/01/18/sero-premium-and-premium-data/#comment-6556
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I actually highly doubt if it didn't
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Quote from aweekapaug View Post :
so will the iphone 4S work on the SEROP / $40 plan since it is only 3G? I am sure the details will be released in the next day or so.
According to this post in the add another SERO line thread, from someone who spoke to a CSR (so take it with a tablespoon full of salt), the iPhone 4Gs will cost $50/month on SEROP. If that holds up, then I called it!=)
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According to this post in the add another SERO line thread, from someone who spoke to a CSR (so take it with a tablespoon full of salt), the iPhone 4Gs will cost $50/month on SEROP. If that holds up, then I called it!=)
Hahahahahah CSR hahahahahaha LMAO

If the Sprint CSR says $50, I'm gonna have to say $40, more than $50, or not at all.
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Quote from Killerz View Post :
If the Sprint CSR says $50, I'm gonna have to say $40, more than $50, or not at all.
LOL. I would not be surprised.

$50 for a non-4G phone does make sense though. But so does leaving SERO users out in the cold for some period of time to see how many will jump ship to non-SERO plans.
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LOL. I would not be surprised.

$50 for a non-4G phone does make sense though. But so does leaving SERO users out in the cold for some period of time to see how many will jump ship to non-SERO plans.
Yeah, maybe we will see NO iphone on SEROP!!! And then once everyone jumps ship they will have SEROP w/ iphone addon laugh out loud
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Yeah, maybe we will see NO iphone on SEROP!!! And then once everyone jumps ship they will have SEROP w/ iphone addon laugh out loud
Wouldn't surprise me. They did it with all Android phones initially, and even the cheapest smartphone EPRP plan is still $20 more per month than SEROP + 4G add-on, so it makes sense to try to get as many converts as possible.
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Engadget is showing that you can pre-order the Iphone 4 now. So I went to Sprint.com and tried to update for my sero account and it looks like I would be able to. However they are charging the $20 extra even though the phone is not 4g! So it looks like SERO is eligible except you are going to pay $50 a month instead of $40!
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Quote from Thurbs View Post :
Engadget is showing that you can pre-order the Iphone 4 now. So I went to Sprint.com and tried to update for my sero account and it looks like I would be able to. However they are charging the $20 extra even though the phone is not 4g! So it looks like SERO is eligible except you are going to pay $50 a month instead of $40!

I don't think you can know whether the amount is $40 or $50 until you actually activate the device and your plan changes. Can a Sprint CSR tell you for sure? When I do the same thing it says the phone will arrive by Oct 15 or so. Surely Sprint knows already what they will charge SERO folk who upgrade.
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I certainly would not be completely unsurprised if this did not happen possibly.
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Actually I was a little late with this news. I found another thread on SD that confirms what I wrote.

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3381666&page=16
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pre-ordered an iphone 4s for the wifey's SERO plan this morning. not sure if I am going to upgrade my SERO plan to an iphone or the Galaxy II S.
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So they want $50 for a 3G iphone or $50 for a 4G android phone...
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#1964
Perception goes a long way. prey bad if you look at it like that. pretty good if you look at it as $50 for unlimited text/data on an iphone vs. $79.99 for all other sprint users (or more on other carriers without unlimited data).

jailbreak and use with an ipad/tablet and you'll certainly get your money's worth. not even illegal anymore. suppose you can do that with a 4g phoen too though.
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i normally get a 20% employer discount on my SERO plan.
last month, for some reason i got another additon 20% employer discount.
so my plan is not around $25 total after all the taxes.

For those of you lucky enough to get the employer discount, anyone else get this additional 20% off?
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