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Updated End of Life Listing Makes us Wonder What’s on the Way?

Posted In Featured, News - By Mark Hearn On Monday, September 12th, 2011 12:38pm PST With 5 Comments

Not too long ago we got a taste of Sprint’s EOL (End of Life) listing and got a look at what handsets were on their way to retirement. Our beloved Super Spies have just hit us with an update and it appears that Sprint has made a few adjustments here and there. For starters the HTC EVO 4G has been pushed up to mid-September and oddly the original Samsung Epic 4G is now nowhere to be found. Perhaps they’ll be setting the original Epic to freebie status in the next few weeks due to the Galaxy S II’s release.

As a brief refresher, this listing means that Sprint will soon stop ordering the listed handsets for their retail stores. If you happen to need a replacement due to theft or damage, they will provide you with a comparable handset if your device is no longer in stock. Before you start freaking out, in most cases this results in a slight upgrade. Please keep in mind that this doesn’t mean you should “accidentally” break your EVO or Bold 9650, but this should give you an idea of what to expect in the next few months.

 

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About - Mark is the founding father of SprintFeed. He is a nerd's nerd if ever such a thing existed. His love affair with the Now Network started with the release of the Treo 600 back in 2004 and has been going strong ever since. Highly opinionated and somewhat eccentric he shares his ramblings about his network of choice here at SprintFeed.

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  1. Jesus Cumba says:

    evo? no!!!!!! not yet!!! evo 4g….the greatest android phone ever!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hmm… I see a partial username in that screenshot above (check the taskbar for the hotmail account)… Did it need to be edited out?

  3. Anonymous says:

    The EVO is a great phone, but it’s very dated when compared to many of the new devices coming to market. It’s time for it to be retired. The SGS2 looks to be a pretty decent follow up for at least a few months (queue the whining about how dated it is compared to the rest of the world…) until we see what’s next on the Android front in Q4 and early next year. Maybe we will get an early Ice Cream related xmas present.

  4. “If you happen to need a replacement due to theft or damage, they will provide you with a comparable handset if your device is no longer in stock. Before you start freaking out, in most cases this results in a slight upgrade. Please keep in mind that this doesn’t mean you should “accidentally” break your EVO or Bold 9650, but this should give you an idea of what to expect in the next few months.”

    Being a person who’s used the TEP insurance to replace a few phones that have had defects, the replacement goes as below.

    1. Your phone is replaced with the same model, generally it is NOT NEW.
    2. Refurbished models carry the original remainder of the 1 year warranty or 90 days warranty (whichever is greater) depending on how long you had left on the warranty of the original phone.
    3. If your device has to be replaced 3x within a specific period (as determined by Sprint/Assurion) then your device will be given a like-brand, like-model with like-features which may or may not be “new” or “refurbished”, this is also Sprint/Assurion determined and customers will not have a choice in the brand, make or model.
    4. In most cases, your device will be upgraded slightly, however Sprint generally will give you the option of renewing your contract for a better upgrade for a price of generally $100, the phone will be NEW as well.

    So dont think you can just break your phone, or when something goes wrong with it, Sprint will just replace it. I have an EVO 4G and I know there is a ton of stock left of refurbishments that are waiting for another year or TWO to replace my phone if it breaks. I dont expect to be upgraded to an EVO 3D anytime soon if they were out of EVO 4G’s either. Id expect Sprint would attempt to resign me to a new 2 Year and offer me an EVO 3D at $99.99 or I can take the free replacement without contract renewal.

  5. Terry Knab says:

    One reason I suspect the Epic was pulled from EOL is Sprint has no other full keyboard 4G phone ready. EOL it and what do you replace it with?

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