My Dog chewed my cell phone

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  1. Scott Tucker

    Scott Tucker Stunt Coordinator

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    Sprint says i have to buy a new phone from them to keep the same phone #. I don't understand why i can't just go to any store to get a new phone. anyone else have a similar circumstance? To replace my phone w/ a similar one is $280. What a bummer. My contract is up with Sprint, so i could change carriers and maybe get a free phone. Any advice?

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  2. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

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    If your contract is up, I believe Sprint is lying. Didn't new rules just go into effect allowing people to keep the same phone number even if they switch carriers?
     
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    You can get any phone you want provided it's a Sprint PCS phone. Ebay is the place to look, though cell phones, in general, are expensive. You may be able to get a cheap phone if you commit to another 1-2 years but barring that, it's going to cost some money. After you get a compatible phone, just call up Sprint and give them the special number of your new phone and they should be able to transfer your service to it. I don't really see why they should care where you bought your phone from.
     
  4. Scott Tucker

    Scott Tucker Stunt Coordinator

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    Yeah, i knew there were new laws that say you can keep the same # even if you switch carriers. That's why i was wondering why i couldn't just by a phone anywhere.
    Scott
     
  5. JamesED

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    Doesn't Sprint do a $150 rebate toward a new phone every 18monthes? To get the rebate you renew a 1yr or 2yr contract.

    Oh and he's right about it just having to be any PCS phone, when I accidently busted mine, my Uncle had a spare phone still in the box that I used. You just turn it on and it'll connect you with Sprint, and you go from there.
     
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    A friend of mine found himself in a similar situation with Sprint. There's a Sprint number you can call if you are thinking of changing cell phone carriers. If you threaten to leave they will most likely give you a deal on a replacement phone. Easiest way is to do what others have suggested and do another contract.

    I just did another 2 year contract with Sprint and got a $300 rebate on 2 phones.
     

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