Buy Sprint Phones without Contract Plan
June 18, 2009 by John
Want to buy Sprint phones without contract, why not get the best Sprint upgrade deals and save more money. For example the retail value for Blackberry Curve 8330 goes as high has $500 with no contract. And you can get free Blackberry Curve 8330 for Sprint plus free Bluetooth headset with a plan. Or you can simply upgrade for only $49 and receive the bonus headset too plus free shipping. That alone saves you over $400 when compare to buying Sprint phones with no contract. Not 100% satisfied with 30 days, exchange or return the phone without pay early termination fee.
Here is another instance where you can buy new Sprint phones without contract. You can get up to 5 free LG Rumor 2 with a family contract extension. Exactly how much you are saving? $1250! Huge discount that’s not available in stores. You get the ideas. There are many more examples I can’t illustrate them all here. In a word, I don’t see good reasons to buy Sprint cell phones without contract.
However if you do insist on paying the retail price upfront and not having to be locked into a two-year contract then you have choice of selecting a $70 monthly smartphone plan or a $50 one for feature phones. Both plans don’t include premium services such as personal hotspot and GPS navigation (they obviously think you won’t use Google Maps.) The monthly price itself is no unreasonable given the fact that you don’t have to pay early termination fee nor will you have to stick with the same carrier for the next 24 months. The phone price is not bad either. You can choose LG Optimus Elite for $150 (vs. $0 with a contract) or Samsung Victory for $250 (vs. $49 with a contract). Not a huge saving and I wonder how much the iPhone 5 will be if it becomes available through Sprint As You Go. The truth is that you can’t choose at all. There are very limited phone selections for the no contract service. Another disadvantage is that these prepaid phones are only available in stores.
Whether you are testing carrier network or just don’t want to settle for one particular phone, the contract-free plan is just a temporary solution. You will still be using a cell phone every day, every month, and every year. At the end of 24 months you will realize that you already paid so much for the phone and yet you’ve been stuck with the same phone for the last 24 months. So why not just saving as much as $500 upfront and spend that money on other gadgets?