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Can i change my phone without extending my plan?

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Journeyman

Can i change my phone without extending my plan?

Yes, i know this question has been asked before, but i don't know what else to do to find this out. I currently have a Samsung Reclaim. Ive had this phone since Dec 23, 2009. This phone is always breaking. This is my third replacement and im tired of it breaking. The back is always coming off even if i don't drop it and it's always turning itself off if i open it too fast or if i press certain buttons. I want to know if i'm able to switch to a Rumor Touch with out having to extend my contract for another 2 years. I'm desperate and i really need a new phone asap.

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Wizard

Re: Can i change my phone without extending my plan?

Generally speaking yes, you may swap your phone without a contract extention. which service plan do you have on your account right now?

Journeyman

Can i change my phone without extending my plan?

Be careful when you talk to the Sprint customer service. They extenended my plan even though I hadn't upgraded my phone yet. Now, they want full price for me to get a new phone. I've tried to get them to fix this foul up, but they are slow in doing so.

Journeyman

Can i change my phone without extending my plan?

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Journeyman

Can i change my phone without extending my plan?

so if i swapping my phone won't extend my plan do i have to pay an activation fee or an upgrade fee? and if so how much?

Wizard

Can i change my phone without extending my plan?

You should have no problem swapping phones without a renewel of your service agreement, we would renew your service agreement with that plan if we sold you a phone, with an upgrade discount. since you did not mention when you wrote about switching to the Rumour touch on how you had/wanted to obtain the phone that may affect the outcome. if you purchased this phone either from sprint with no discount, or from another party then your service agreement would be untouched. If you go to a service and repair center and they say that the M560 must be replaced and they are willing to help, you may ask since you have had the phone replaced multiple times if there may be a comparable phone that they could swap it for. some of the time I see people using the term swap a few ways, it could indicate the action of exchanging a phone, at a store for example. In other examples the word swap may be used to activate a new phone on one of your phone numbers through sprint.com or by calling us. please let me know if you have any unanswered questions.

Journeyman

Can i change my phone without extending my plan?

I have protection on my samsung reclaim so if i buy the Rumor Touch from somebody else would it go to that phone? Like if the Rumor Touch happened to break or get damaged id be able to get a replacement for it? && if i buy it from sprint how much will the upgrade discount be?

Wizard

Can i change my phone without extending my plan?

If you are willing to renew your service agreement and qualify for upgrade pricing the discount will vary by model, if you highlight shop, then click phones you will see more, or less the same prices that the stores and call center's offer, sometimes it may be different price by channel, and if there is a mail in rebate some of the time bestbuy may be a better deal as they no longer allow mail in rebates and they offer instant rebates instead. TEP, ESRP, and ERP protection plans will follow your phone number, not the phone, so if you got a phone from a friend, as long as our stores had not previously judged as damaged beyond repair by a service center it will be covered.

Journeyman

Can i change my phone without extending my plan?

so if i bought the phone from another person all id have to do is renew the service agreement? && my plan and everything else will stay the same?(:

Wizard

Can i change my phone without extending my plan?

I apologize, I mean to say that if you get a phone from a friend/craigslist, or where ever you had you will not have to renew your service agreement, you will only have to renew the agreement if we (sprint) sell you a discounted phone, or change you to a plan that requires a specific term length which had not already been fulfilled, for example, I had a 1 year contract that was fulfilled, but the plan I want requires a 2 year service agreement.

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