Sprint to match Verizon pricing on Touch Pro2?

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Sprint to match Verizon pricing on Touch Pro2?
When Verizon priced its version of the HTC Touch Pro2, it was at a price point $150 lower than what T-Mobile and Sprint were charging for the same handset. Big Red's move paid off as it was the only carrier of the three to have sold out its inventory of the phone (as we reported, Verizon should be re-stocked by this weekend). Perhaps it was this reason that Sprint has decided to match Verizon by dropping its price on the Touch Pro2 to $199.99 after a mail-in-rebate and a 2 year contract, starting on Thursday, October 1st. This is the word that is coming from Sprint customer reports.

If you are a Sprint customer who purchased the Touch Pro2 within the last 30 days at the higher price, you can return the phone and repurchase it at the new, lower price. If you ask nice enough, you might be able to avoid all that and simply have the Sprint rep issue you a credit to your account for the difference in price. With the two CDMA versions now going for $199.99, it should be interesting to see if T-Mobile joins the crowd, and what AT&T will do when it launches its' version as the Tilt2 on October 18th.

HTC Touch Pro2 Specifications (CDMA) | Review (Verizon) | Review (Sprint)
HTC Touch Pro2 Specifications (GSM) | Review (European Version)
HTC Touch Pro2 Specifications (AT&T)

source: ppcgeeksforum

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7 Comments

1. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

This is the best news ever, wish the same could be done with the original and Diamond. I really hope they fix the pricing on the HD too and not price future phones out of range either

2. mattyroc

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

Just wanted everybody to know this article is 100% TRUE!!!! I called into sprint yesterday to upgrade to the Touch Pro 2, and the rep told me after MIR and credits to my account, the device would cost me $199!!! And now, to find this article..Its no joke..

3. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Ya I hope they do drop the pricing on the Instinct HD also. I've been waiting for the HD for a long time, but with a price like $250 its just plain expensive. If the TP2 is dropped down to $199 that might force me into getting a TP2. Its just too good of a deal to pass up. I might pick up a TP2 right after Oct 1 and try it out. If I fall in love with it I'll keep it, what seems odd to me is the local corporate Sprint store doesn't have a TP2 on display. So I might buy the TP2 and wait to try out the IHD at the corporate store then decide which phone I want more. The only phone I want more than the IHD is the HTC Leo tho. Damn, 4.3" of awesome.

4. stuntz

Posts: 178; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I know it doesnt have the full qwerty, but you dont think the 5mpx camera with flash and HD video on the Instinct HD are enough reasons for you to spend 50 bucks more than you would a on TP2?

5. BB_HTC

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

ALL I KNOW IS THAT THE HERO I HAVE IS HONESTLY THE BEST SPRINT PHONE I HAVE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE!!! THE ONLY DOWN SIDE IS NO FLASH BUT W/E I LOVE THE QWERTY VURTUAL KEYPAD IS IS EXTREMELY EASY TO TXT...

6. BB_HTC

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I STILL USE MY CURVE, BUT MY TRIAL PHONE IS THE HERO AND MAN IS IT NICE

7. nexsprint

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 27, 2009

Why are you yelling? Yeah we get it, the Hero is sweet. The TP2 is aimed at a different type of customer so calm yourself

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