All Sprint 4G phones are just a penny at Amazon
Some of the handsets available are the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G in black or white, HTC EVO Design 4G, HTC EVO 3D 4G in black or plum, Samsung Epic 4G, and the Samsung Nexus S 4G.
Unfortunately the LG Viper and the Galaxy Nexus aren’t part of this deal, but it is a sweet price on quite a few great 4G Android devices. Be sure to head on over to Amazon Wireless for more details.
source: Amazon Wireless
1. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
phone is only $.01 but sprint wants me to pay a $200 deposit and sign for 2 years.
4. wumberpeb (Posts: 414; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
I don't mean to be crass but if you need a $200 deposit to start service, you either need to pay off your old Sprint bill or you need to work on your credit. Honestly though, are you really surprised that they ask for a 2 year contract?
2. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 829; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
THEY ARE LIQUIDATING OUT DATED WIMAX...DUH. Get a LTE phone this is for folks that are cheap or don't know wimax is dying
3. threeline (Posts: 256; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)
Why wouldn't 4G handsets,oops I mean 3G, cost .01? 90% of the Sprint customers don't have WiMax service and soon 100% of Sprint customers won't have the service because it won't be offered any longer to the few people that have it now. I've had my Epic 4G since Nov. 2010 and never got Wimax in my area, so I guess I've only had an Epic 3G. I really like Sprint's prices and I've been a customer for 10+ years but I'm very leary about re-upping with another promise of an advanced service coverage like LTE. I believe the service is good but Sprint's ability to deliver makes me nervous, especially with this Clearwire deal along with a 300mil tax fraud lawsuit. But all things to the side atleast they are offering the Galaxy Nexus LTE and it's pure Google so Sprint can't mess with updates and I've never had 4G so I can't miss it I guess.
8. pbui.818 (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
Ditto on nearly everything except particularly the good service remark.
Thought that was getting better but it didn't last.
Can't comment on the tax fraud lawsuit.
Wouldn't get the Nexus because it's basically last year's news. No microSD. :(
Galaxy Note is where it's at. Have Miranda Kerr introduce the next revision too.
I would not mind if it were possible for me to pick up an new original Epic 4G as a backup device. As long as it's new and really cheap. Main gripe about it was that it wasn't built durably, there's very little onboard storage and the battery is way too small.
With all the hype surrounding Galaxy S III, I'm wary of being disappointed
11. threeline (Posts: 256; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)
I'm in a very tough spot because I don't know how much longer my Epic can make it. I was really hoping they would bump the processor speed on Sprints GN. Is the Note coming to Sprint for sure? I wish they atleast give some release dates for the Evo One and SGSIII after it's announced but I bet Samsung will annouce it on May 3rd with no release dates execpt coming 3Q 2010 type of sh*t.
12. threeline (Posts: 256; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)
You don't think the Galaxy Nexus is a good deal on Sprint for 199 or maybe cheaper on Amazon or Wirefly? You don't think it can remain viable for the next 22 months?
15. pbui.818 (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
I look at the Galaxy Nexus and think, "mmnehh!"
After all, I got the Epic for the keyboard.
If I'm going to be holding onto a phone for over 2 years, I want to be able to finally view full width websites in sufficient detail. I want to be able to offload data. I want an improved camera.
With the Note, I am still resigned to abandon the desire for a keyboard but at least I get the benefit of the S-Pen to offset that and I get the memory card slot.
I don't care for NFC, yet.
13. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 829; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
Wimax was a hope that faded with the industry acceptance of LTE. Sprint had to utilize 1900 frequency or lose it. Now they are switching that 1900 to LTE. Unlike Wimax LTE will roll out in most places, and if you go to 4GSRU you can see when you may get LTE Sprint should have all of their markets covered in LTE by 2013 and have 1x advance lte by 2014 in all markets. You need to research whats the deal then talk. I do see why you feel this way, but the past is the past. Sprint will be fine, and don't think for a minute they will go out of service for 300 million in possible past taxes. This will be decided by NYS and Sprints legal team! Other than this just worry about your bills not theirs lol.
14. threeline (Posts: 256; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)
First of all qwikstrike, Sprint knew Wimax was a shotgun thing that wasn't going far but did not relay that piece of info to the customer when they were pumping this Wimax tech as wave of the future. They also knew some areas would never see any Wimax service but also failed mention that when pretty much any decent phone they stocked was WiMax. Made the customer believe WiMax was there plan, don't believe call them now and they try there hardest to sell you a WiMax phone without telling you it's obsoleted but not you bucause you know the "real deal". You sound like a Sprint cheerleader you freakin idiot. You must be Dan Hesse's boy toy. Please don't respond because from your post you are one these dip-sh*ts that thinks he has the world figured out froms his mom's CPU and in reality you probably work at Blockbuster or Game Stop. Go away and let the adults talk.
16. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 829; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
You are just a slighted fruit cake crying over spilled milk. The decision to deploy Wimax was failed because of failed support in the US. Wimax was being deployed in areas over seas. Clearwire was SUPPOSE to roll out Wimax but ran out of money!
Sprint was betting Wimax would be the industry standard and decided to lead with Clearwire a company ready to roll it out. Hesse figured that if Wiamx failed they could still re-farm the Wiamx band width as LTE in the future a win win until Clear ran out of money
Sprint Already had the 1900mhz bandwitdh so to roll out Wimax made perfect sense. Had they not rolled out Wimax on the 1900mhz frequency they would have lost that spectrum. Go read about the spectrum shortage then come again turd.
Sprint did what made perfect business sense; lead the industry by rolling out Wimax, and then re-farm that band width to LTE Spectrum. By doing this they take the lead in 4G, and then re-farm the 1900 Wimax spectrum for LTE. Hesse had no control over clears inability to get the job done and even bought 51-53% of Clear to help them.
When Wimax failed to catch on in the US as a standard, and Clear had no money to continue rolling Wimax out I think sinking money into a technology with no support would have put sprint deeper in the red.
Hesse had no way of knowing Light squared would be turned down for their LTE aspirations, and still has LTE rolling out by years end in most major and secondary markets. Sprint will take the lead with unlimited LTE, and HD voice, while rolling out SVDO now with the launch of the EVO LTE.
Hesse made business decisions that failed due to no fault of his own with the failures of Clearwire, and Light Squared. You probably have little to no business sense or experience, and if you do then you just lack the facts as they really are. In your mind Dan Hesse wanted your money to defraud you!
If I was a business man, and I have been for over 25 years, I would try to liquidate any stock of anything that is old or is not selling....Why do you think Supermarkets run sales. They do this to liquidate food before the expiration date, or because merchandise is not selling. They don't run sales on the fresh and new unless they want to get things moving.
You sound like a jaded little biotch whining over spilled milk. I feel your pain with no Wimax but I think given the circumstances Dan performed admirably. You can cry like a lil sissy over spilled milk or look at what your pain will net you in the end should you stay....unlimited LTE that you can grandfather in.
You could also go to Verizon or AT&T. Before you leave go to 4GSRU, and read about how AT&T LTE wont really be complete until way after Sprints 2014 completion date because of Spectrum interference on the 700 LTE bandwith they are rolling out. HSPA will be here for quite some time not to mention they wanted Tmobile for their spectrum because of the spectrum shortage they face.
17. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 829; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
BTW There is nothing deceptive about offering 200-500.00 merchandise for a penny to acquire new, or to keep old subscribers looking for cheap prices. This by the way is what sales and marketing is all about.
You have to be smart and ask yourself what reason would they sell this for a penny unless you are cheap looking for a good deal. I find cheapo's always get their ass in a sling looking for cheap deals! When I speak of LTE on AT&T I speak of the 1X LTE Advance by the way. Sprints LTE 1x Advance should be completed in most markets by 2014!
5. wumberpeb (Posts: 414; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
Damn, that's a good deal! That's going to suck for those Sprint store salesmen and women!
Aww crap, that's me...
18. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 829; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
Maybe not the Galaxy Nexus sold out already.
6. othello_bad (Posts: 7; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)
This does not apply to adding a line, for people who already have sprint. You must not have an account with Sprint already. This sucks. I was going to add a line for a family member. It's 89.99 for customers who are seeking to add a line. Ugh.
9. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1551; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
yea wtf make it for existing customers sheesh
19. quryous (banned) (Posts: 106; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
The offer is nice, and all, but where is the Galaxy Note?