Sprint iPhone upgrade problem

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by burnetto57, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. burnetto57 macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2011
    My daughter has an android transform (it's on it's 'last leg') - she has been on a Sprint family plan for years. YDay she tried to upgrade to the new iPhone 4S and was told she would have to pay, not 399.00, but something like 600.00+ (this, to my knowledge is some sort of 'retail' price, I had believed nobody actually pays). Can anyone explain this? Essentially how a long term established customer can be made to keep a, basically useless phone or pay a crazy price (as her only upgrade option)?:confused:
  2. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    Is she still under contract with the Android phone? Probably, they calculated the ETF with the price of the 4S upgrade.
  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    That would be the same Samsung Transform that was announced just about a year ago? She will not be eligible for another "Subsidized" phone until she's had her current one for 20 months.
  4. CerealKillers macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2011
    Like the others said, given that the Transform was released on Sprint in Oct 2010 and assuming your daughter got the phone right away, she wouldnt be eligible for an upgrade til June 2012 (Sprint's full upgrade is available after 20 months) so just see when your daughter got the phone and add 20 months to that.

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