UPDATED:New Pre buyers receive $100 service credit from Sprint

UPDATED:New Pre buyers receive $100 service credit from Sprint
Sprint is trying to pump up the Pre's sales numbers by offering a $100 service credit to new buyers of the device. Simply purchase a new Pre with a two-year contract before October 10th and bring over an active phone number from your old carrier. Within the next 3 invoices, you will receive a credit for $100. In effect, it is like paying $99 for the Palm Pre. There are a few conditions written in fine print that you can check out at the source link. If you have been eyeing the Pre from afar (read another carrier), Sprint is opening their vault in an effort to lure you in. Have you been hooked?

Palm Pre Specifications | Review

source: Sprint

So much for the $100 credit. Sprint has pulled it, saying in a statement that it was put into the system by mistake and was
an error. Sprint apparently told All Things Digital that it will honor the offer to anyone who purchased the Pre while the offer was live.
Still, playing Indian Giver doesn't help a carrier's reputation.

source: CNET



1. shaunieo

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 04, 2009

Cnet is reporting they have pulled the offer already. This is why Sprint is 4th in the US (out of 4 major companies). I'm waiting for the Hero anyways..........but c'mon. Are they trying to go out of business?

2. Vlondril

Posts: 91; Member since: Aug 22, 2009

lol....epic fail XD

3. Cooper33

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 31, 2009

this is irrelevant but phonearena needs to calm down with their advertising partners. seriously this is getting ridiculous. i just went through three full page advertisements before i even got to the home page for phonearena.

4. chupum

Posts: 115; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

ugh!!! Sprint sucked when I left them 5 years ago, and they still suck. Why the heck did Palm go to Sprint, instead of verizon anyway? Wouldn't it have been smarter to go sell their phone on a network with more people signed on? Clearly, I'm not savy on the business end of telecommunications, but it makes sense to offer your product to a network with a lot of people to maximize your chances of selling it to as many people as possible. At the very least, it would have been a stronger debut...

5. nalu808

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

chupum you are way wrong wait till the pre goes on the other carriers networks. wont be as good because sprints data is consistently faster and cheaper..plus how the hell do you pay more with vz for the same crap and slower data speeds....somebody is a fool

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