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Buying a phone at full price before contract is up - will that relieve me from the contract (but keep me with Sprint)?

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Journeyman

Buying a phone at full price before contract is up - will that relieve me from the contract (but keep me with Sprint)?

My contract is up in about 160 days but my phone, an HTC Evo, has a broken USB port so I can't recharge it anymore (I have to charge the battery separately and keep swapping).

I'm taking it in for servicing but if I were to replace the device with another one (say, a Samsung Galaxy S or Nexus S), I'd have to pay full price. If I did pay full price, would that effectively void out my contract and make it "month-to-month"?

I'm considering going that route since I do want to stay with Sprint. I used to be able to upgrade every year but was downgraded to Premier Silver status so, in all honesty, I'm waiting to see if another (national) carrier starts offering yearly upgrades since that's very important to me.

Thanks in advance for the responses.

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Buying a phone at full price before contract is up - will that relieve me from the contract (but keep me with Sprint)?

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If I did pay full price, would that effectively void out my contract and make it "month-to-month"?

No it would not void out your contract and make it "month-to-month"

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Wizard

Buying a phone at full price before contract is up - will that relieve me from the contract (but keep me with Sprint)?

To answer The question

If I did pay full price, would that effectively void out my contract and make it "month-to-month"?

No it would not void out your contract and make it "month-to-month"

Pink Elmo

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Journeyman

Buying a phone at full price before contract is up - will that relieve me from the contract (but keep me with Sprint)?

Thanks for the reply. I'll decide what to do next, I suppose.

Here's something that Sprint brass might want to be aware of - a Sprint (Corporate) store here in NYC seems to think otherwise. They insisted that the contract would be nullified if I bought a phone outright. I'm thinking this line of reasoning stems from the rapid rise in customer requests for the iPhone that, at the time, just came to Sprint.

I won't specify the store name/number/etc here in a public forum but this information should be dessiminated to the corporate stores.

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