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Re: Sprint Framily
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2014, 09:40:37 PM »
"And for a limited time if you purchased a discounted phone prior to 1/10/14 and are not upgrade eligible, Sprint will waive the $15/mo/line service charge to move to the Sprint Framily Plan."
It looks to me that they'll let you convert from a reg pllan with a contract into the framily plan.
What if some of the phones on my plan upgraded before 1/10/14 and some upgraded after?

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Re: Sprint Framily
« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2014, 03:57:43 PM »
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Re: Sprint Framily
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2014, 01:23:46 AM »
You could try it and find out for yourself, but every carrier handles roaming agreements differently. Sprint is famous for asking folks who roam too much to leave, it was a fiasco of sorts 5+ years ago. Not a sure thing and I am not aware of other carriers doing it (I'm not even sure Sprint still does that as aggressively as they used to, after the bad press it got them).
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Re: Sprint Framily
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2014, 11:03:52 AM »
If I understand correctly, isn't this an easy way to get out of a Sprint contract? Just switch to a Framily plan and then you can cancel after a month. Or did I misunderstand?

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Re: Sprint Framily
« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2014, 08:34:32 PM »
If I understand correctly, isn't this an easy way to get out of a Sprint contract? Just switch to a Framily plan and then you can cancel after a month. Or did I misunderstand?
If you are currently in a Sprint contract, you have to pay a $15 fee for every month you have left. That way people don't use this as a way out of your contract.

If you are out of contract (as I have been for 2+ years), you can switch to Framily without a problem.
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Re: Sprint Framily
« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2014, 09:04:20 PM »
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If you have less than a year left to your contract they let you switch for free IME.

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Re: Sprint Framily
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2014, 09:24:57 PM »
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If you have less than a year left to your contract they let you switch for free IME.
Supposedly it's a limited time promotion that they're waiving that fee.

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Re: Sprint Framily
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2014, 10:09:00 PM »
So its without a contract, right?
And it's 3g or 4g?

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Re: Sprint Framily
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2014, 10:24:11 PM »
So its without a contract, right?
And it's 3g or 4g?
New customers = no contract
Existing contract customers will have to finish off their contract.
It's regular Sprint service with 4g, lte. etc.

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Re: Sprint Framily
« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2014, 10:42:49 PM »
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If you have less than a year left to your contract they let you switch for free IME.
Supposedly it's a limited time promotion that they're waiving that fee.

It was supposed to end Jan 10th (when the plan officially launched- basically, whoever was waiting for this plan would be allowed to switch without penalty).
But it seems some folks have managed to have the fee waived after that date, its a major YMMV however.
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Re: Sprint Framily
« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2014, 12:11:55 AM »
It was supposed to end Jan 10th (when the plan officially launched- basically, whoever was waiting for this plan would be allowed to switch without penalty).
But it seems some folks have managed to have the fee waived after that date, its a major YMMV however.
I just joined last week and didn't have to jump through any hoops to waive the fee, the store representative just said it Bepshitus.

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Re: Sprint Framily
« Reply #41 on: January 27, 2014, 10:20:41 PM »
Would it be possible to sign up for a new sprint plan get a phone and then join this plan and pay just $40 a month?

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Re: Sprint Framily
« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2014, 11:24:00 PM »
It was supposed to end Jan 10th (when the plan officially launched- basically, whoever was waiting for this plan would be allowed to switch without penalty).
But it seems some folks have managed to have the fee waived after that date, its a major YMMV however.

It says the fee is being waived very clearly on their site as of yesterday, as long as you didn't upgrade a phone after 1/10/14.
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Re: Sprint Framily
« Reply #43 on: January 28, 2014, 03:39:39 PM »
ah, guess they are extending that offer officially. I don't know how long until, but they clearly aren't planning on keeping it forever.
Would it be possible to sign up for a new sprint plan get a phone and then join this plan and pay just $40 a month?
If you find a group of 6 to join so that everyone's plan is $25 a month, and then add the fee or paying out your contract ($15 a month) I guess that equals $40.
But I'm not sure if they would also make you pay out the phone price on top of that. Meaning, right now if you are in contract and switch to Framily, they are technically supposed to charge you a fee for every month left in contract. If you want a new phone, you have the option to pay it out (depending on model, usually somewhere around $20 a month), so if you switched and bought a new phone, your monthly plan *could* be something like $60 ($25 for joing a group of 6+, $15 for contract payout + $20 for phone payout).

It sounds like you are suggesting joining a new plan with a new subsidized phone, and then switching to Framily and paying out the rest of your contract for only $15 more ($40 total, and thus avoiding a new phone fee). That might actually be a pretty solid deal, except that you probably have the keep the other plan long enough to extend past the trial period, otherwise I'm guessing they'll ask you to send the phone back (with any new plan you have a trial period to return without a penalty, usually something like 15 days or more). You'll also have to pay a pro-rated bill for the time that you had the phone under that trial period, however. So in the end, you might not actually be saving any money over just buying a phone and paying it out with a Framily plan ($25 + 20 monthly phone payment).
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Re: Sprint Framily
« Reply #44 on: January 31, 2014, 01:36:29 AM »



I started a Framily plan and already have 7 people on it.   Three more people can be added within the next 10 days, and will be happy to give my Framily account number to the first three that ask for it.


I am already paying the lowest amount for that plan, which is $25 monthly, for unlimited phone, unlimited texts, and 1 GB of data per line, so anybody that joins should get the same deal, and it won't cost me (or you) anything extra (besides the notorious amount of taxes that all cellphone providers seem to get away with).


You can upgrade to 3GB for $10, and unlimited GB for $20/month


Please PM me for the Framily account number - but only after you do your research and plan to use it - so this way other people that really need it can get it.


This plan does not include the device, so you have to buy your own.
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