Sprint allows new customers to take $100 off Apple, Samsung and Motorola tablets by buying a smartphone
0. phoneArena 28 Dec 2012, 00:02 posted on
Perhaps the easiest way to save $100 on tablets made by Apple, Samsung and Motorola is to open a new Sprint account, sign a two-year contract, and purchase a new smartphone; all of the tablets eligible for the discount are LTE enabled like the fourth-generation Apple iPad, the Apple iPad mini, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and the Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi...
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1. iDroidx650 (Posts: 76; Member since: 26 May 2010)
Is there a contract required on the tablet. At&t is running a similar promo but must sign a 2 year plan.
2. phoneguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)
Yes a contract is required to save 100 on the tablet. And the Xoom is not a connected tablet so a person cannot get 100 off the Xoom.
4. freakinsweetdude (Posts: 8; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)
That's not true, there are no longer any contracts for tablets at Sprint. It is recommended that you keep it for at least 3 months to get your activation fee back, but there is no annual contract for tablets even when you take the $100 off. The only contract required is for the cell phone that has to be purchased with the tablet to save the $100. I work at Sprint too.
5. otto_1492 (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
Although you are correct that tablet purchases do not ordinarily require an agreement; phoneguy is correct that a 2-year contract IS required on the tablet itself for the $100 off promo and that the Xoom is not eligible. Don't believe it? Please check the Sprint website yourself to confirm. Since you are a Sprint employee, I believe it would be benefitial for you to familiarize yourself with the promotion to ensure you can deliver accurate information to Sprint customers, thus preventing poor CSAT.
6. rdaex (Posts: 148; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Incorrect, contract required on tablet as well.
If customer does not want to save $100, then contract is not needed
8. freakinsweetdude (Posts: 8; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)
Wow, that's weird our management was adament that no contract was required for the tablet and only on the smartphone. But I stand corrected, my appologies.
7. Sdubb3 (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)
Can us existing customers get a deal on something lol?
9. freakinsweetdude (Posts: 8; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)
Existing customers can take advantage of this promo with a qualified upgrade.
10. Landline (Posts: 6; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)
Just as an additional note, you don't necessarily have to perform the upgrade at the same time as the tablet purchase to receive the benefits of the promo. It is retroactive to September 15th, if you've upgraded a contract or started a line of service SINCE THEN with a smartphone, you are now eligible to get that $100 off on a contracted tablet.
I'm sure not sure if this was properly clarified but yeah, as was stated earlier, if you pay the full price for the tablet you will not have to sign any variety of contract, however if you get that discount then yes, you will be on contract, it is required. I've done a lot of these this month, it is a great promotion for those already in the market for iPads especially.
11. lsutigers (Posts: 819; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
I can confirm no contract is required if you do not receive the $100 discount. We just bought a new Sprint 4G LTE iPad w/ Retina Display and we are not under contract and were able to sign up for the $15/mo 1GB plan as my employer uses Sprint even though I have Verizon service. You can also switch plans without signing / renewing a contract. If you do not receive a subsidy on the device, there is no contract but I would assume a contract would apply w/ the $100 discount with new / upgrade activations of a smartphone and tablet.