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Unlocked Moto E6 Free (instant) with $30 activation of new Sprint line @BB with $25 Kickstart plan available or 5 lines for $100

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Best Buy has the Moto E6 unlocked for $25 with activation onSprint, ATT, VZW (deal of the day). . .but if you add it to cart as new sprint customer it drops to $0 (instant). Plus $30 activation and can choose the discounted $25 Kickstart plan as well. Guess $25 for upgrade lines.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/moto...Id=6355878

Those that buy into TMO not honoring Sprint end dated promo plans (i.e. 5 lines for $100 until either 04/30/21 or 07/31/21) might want to consider the savings of a $25 per line Kickstart line at the BB exclusive price of $25 per line per month. It's a crapshoot, but at least it doesn't have a stated end date come merger. . . .My take is if you need 5 lines, go with the 5 for $100 in hopes of grandfathering. . . .if less than 5 go with the BB deal and $25 per line, which has no stated end date.

I am not ever going to use this "free" e6. . . .but rather sub in a better phone, understanding the line cost $30, in effort of securing a monthly plan charge of #25 not available anywhere else. And again, with no end date speculated, I am running this chance as well as the popular 5 for $100 which many others have signed up for. . .but with a stated rate increase date of either 04/30/21 or 07/31/21. . . .with the $300 bonus to boot. I will let those lines ride until redemption

But thinking, in my situation has none of my daily phone numbers included. . .jumping on this BB deal, so as my actual used numbers are covered. .. .and then a day or two later switching sim #'s to the amazon $100 GC offer. Nothing to lose for me. but I think in my case it will work!!!
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Bb says $49 with activate today option. Where do you see it free??
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Bb says $49 with activate today option. Where do you see it free??
When you add it to cart with Sprint and the $25 Kickstart plan it comes out free for the phone, $25 for the plan, $30 activation. So $55 + whatever taxes.

Not that great but that's how the OP got there.
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I think monthly bill for one line would be around $29 to $30 including taxes and surcharges. Plus $5 additional discount with auto pay because it says on BB site "Save an additional $5/mo. when you enroll in AutoPay. Contact Sprint to enroll." while selecting plan. So, monthly bill would be around $24 to $25.

Any inputs on above assumption? $5 auto pay discount per line or per bill if there 2 lines? Any inputs from experienced BB Sprint $25 Kickstarter.
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what happends if cancel plan afetr one month? need to return phone?

16 GB not amazing

but an ok phone
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what happends if cancel plan afetr one month? need to return phone?

16 GB not amazing

but an ok phone
No, you don't need to return the phone. They don't prorate months so cancel before the first month billing cycle is over, otherwise you will have to pay $25+ taxes and fees for month #2.

These are really basic phones. Got a handful of them from a Visible free swap +$20 for first month. One is being used by my youngest as her first phone, because we all know it's going to get lost of have an accident.
Not terrible, but wouldn't compare it to a nicer phone. I can make calls, use it to tether, google search, BT music to my Jabra buds. Screen is a little small for me as a daily driver (but hey I need glasses lol). It does have most all US carrier bands, including TMO B71 which is rare at this price point.

Also using a few on the expired Sprint $300 BYOD deal as we need actual phones with #'s to take advantage of the offer. And we're using a couple for Duo group calls only. Mainly because we have the extras, so why burn main phone batteries. The kids are doing alot of Duo calls these days, and can Duo call with home wifi without any cell service.
Last one we are using, my wife takes one of these e'6's as her phone while on shift at the hospital. We didn't bother to get a case for it (because basically free) and find it much easier to sanitize after her shift than her galaxy (which stays away from hospital germs) so she can use it the rest of the week.

For a daily driver, I would go for the Moto G8 Power deal at BB for $129 with new sprint sign up. . .and should dip down to $99 or $75 sporadically (daily deal etc) in the next few weeks

I really posted the deal for those that wanted access to $25 Sprint Kickstart plan, and hopefully get grandfathered price with TMO when it disappears this summer. . .
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No, you don't need to return the phone. They don't prorate months so cancel before the first month billing cycle is over, otherwise you will have to pay $25+ taxes and fees for month #2.

These are really basic phones. Got a handful of them from a Visible free swap +$20 for first month. One is being used by my youngest as her first phone, because we all know it's going to get lost of have an accident.
Not terrible, but wouldn't compare it to a nicer phone. I can make calls, use it to tether, google search, BT music to my Jabra buds. Screen is a little small for me as a daily driver (but hey I need glasses lol). It does have most all US carrier bands, including TMO B71 which is rare at this price point.

Also using a few on the expired Sprint $300 BYOD deal as we need actual phones with #'s to take advantage of the offer. And we're using a couple for Duo group calls only. Mainly because we have the extras, so why burn main phone batteries. The kids are doing alot of Duo calls these days, and can Duo call with home wifi without any cell service.
Last one we are using, my wife takes one of these e'6's as her phone while on shift at the hospital. We didn't bother to get a case for it (because basically free) and find it much easier to sanitize after her shift than her galaxy (which stays away from hospital germs) so she can use it the rest of the week.

For a daily driver, I would go for the Moto G8 Power deal at BB for $129 with new sprint sign up. . .and should dip down to $99 or $75 sporadically (daily deal etc) in the next few weeks

I really posted the deal for those that wanted access to $25 Sprint Kickstart plan, and hopefully get grandfathered price with TMO when it disappears this summer. . .
Thanks for sharing.

This moto e6 bears enough bands for almost all major carriers. My question is:
Is there a $30 activation fee?

It would be perfect if Sprint prorates though.
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Thanks for sharing.

This moto e6 bears enough bands for almost all major carriers. My question is:
Is there a $30 activation fee?

It would be perfect if Sprint prorates though.
Activating a line at Best Buy incurs $30 activation fee to sprint on bill. If you are a current sprint customer adding a line and cancel, you can try and chat for a reduced activation fee, but as you said you were porting out (instead of returning phone to BB) they will not give all $30 back.

If you are a new sprint customer, and cancel (port out) within 3 days, you won't have to pay the first month or activation. This route causes a hard credit pull, though, being a new customer. I wouldn't take the credit hit for one cheap phone. Maybe for several, or otherwise savings of $300 or more. . .
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Activating a line at Best Buy incurs $30 activation fee to sprint on bill. If you are a current sprint customer adding a line and cancel, you can try and chat for a reduced activation fee, but as you said you were porting out (instead of returning phone to BB) they will not give all $30 back.

If you are a new sprint customer, and cancel (port out) within 3 days, you won't have to pay the first month or activation. This route causes a hard credit pull, though, being a new customer. I wouldn't take the credit hit for one cheap phone. Maybe for several, or otherwise savings of $300 or more. . .
Thanks very much. So helpful information. If as a current Sprint customer adding a line, is it the correct way to cancel as early as possible?
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Bb says $49 with activate today option. Where do you see it free??
Once you go to check out with a new line of service with sprint, it drops to zero. It's a combo of TMobile and best buy discounts. The advertised price is just with the best buy discount.
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what happends if cancel plan afetr one month? need to return phone?

16 GB not amazing

but an ok phone
This is a great deal, because you buy the unlocked phone for $0. You can then argue the activation fee off and drop the service. You end up with a free phone that you can switch to any carrier.
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Attempted to price out Kickstart. Phone shows as $50? Don't actually want the piece of junk but want to BYOD to Best Buy's $25 Kickstart
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