1 Upset Customer (Verizon to Sprint questions, etc)

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by LinuxHack3r, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. LinuxHack3r

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    I know that I am "grandfathered in" unlimited on my currently "unlimited" plan, but I am upset over it. I love my Thunderbolt and 4G coverage, but hate Verizon. I am considering the following:

    Selling my Thunderbolt (+ Invisible Shield and Seidio Surface)
    Switching to Sprint

    Hopefully this phone will sell close to $300, then Sprint will give me $125 credit for switching.

    However, I am rooted and running Das Bamf, so I would like to return the phone to stock if selling on Ebay. But I may sell it here.

    I am considering either the Evo 4G, Evo 3D, or Nexus S.

    I was hoping that perhaps I could "void" the contract due to them ridding their data, but I don't think I can.

    I am asking you for comments and advice.

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    I doubt you will get out of the contract that easy since they grandfathered you in anyway. You'll have to pay the ETF...

    Good luck, I have thought about doing the same thing.

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    I have a friend with the Evo 3D and while he loves the phone, Sprints 4G service is lacking so he really cannot enjoy it to it's full extent. 4G service is what kept me from switching to Sprint. Colleagues of mine have Sprint 4G phones but here at work, they cannot get 4G service while I on Verizon can't.

    Just some food for thought.
     
  4. LinuxHack3r

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    Exactly.
    I guess I could justify the fee using the following :

    1)Hopefully $300 to my Thunderbolt
    2)$125 credit from Sprint
    3)Sprint seems to be a bit cheaper per month

    If I knew Sprint would treat me right (long term unlimited), then I would do this asap.

    What is the best way to "stockify" my phone?
    Where is the best place to sell it?

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  5. LinuxHack3r

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    Well TBH I am willing to sacrifice 4G, right now Sprint doesn't have 4G in my town but Verizon does.


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    So when Sprint goes to the Tiered plans where will you go then? If all the other carriers are doing it, then it is only a matter of time before they want more money also. Good luck though.
     
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    The sale of phone + the credit should offset the cost of the ETF. There's probably plenty of folks who are willing (and probably desire) to purchase a rooted TB, as the rooting process seems to be a bit intimidating for some, so you should explore that possibility before trying to return it to stock.

    The Evo 3D looks like a really awesome device.
     
  8. LinuxHack3r

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    Well that is hard to say. It is not certain they will, but likely in the scheme of things. However I feel they would gain so many customers if they stay unlimited.


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  10. brad92

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    Sprint has way better customer service and treats you right. Verizon on the otherhand tries to screw you every chance they get.

    This is personal experience also, not just making this up

    sent from my ApeX
     
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    There is no way you can void your contract. They did not breach because they are still giving you unlimited data (they they are probably going to start slowing down the speeds for people with unlimited that they suspect are tethering or downloading torrents).
     
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    The problem with everyone going to Sprint is when their network gets bogged down by the excess load what do you think they are going to do? The same thing everybody else is doing limits.

    Sent from my Thunderbolt!!