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Old 09-18-2010, 12:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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That was one of my reasons for switching to Sprint in the first place in July, and of course no mentioned the pending policy change. And I had others switch because of the previous policy. Way to go Sprint, now I will loose friends because of you.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I hope they don't do that I spend enough money, Sprint should be thanking my family member cause without them I wouldn't be paying for a cell phone. Had sprint service then cancelled for a year until family member wanted me to get a phone again.

Later: Looks like the EMP discount is only dropped from lines 3-5 so if you only have 2 lines your plan will remain unchanged.

Can anyone confirm or deny the details of these?

After more research the official statement came on statements

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---Discount Policy Change Reminder---
As a reminder, Effective 08/27/10, Discounts no
longer apply to the monthly recurrint charge
for the Add-a-Phone lines beyond the first 2
lines on family or share plans.
The primary and second lines will continue to receive
discounts---
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Here is what I found:

http://consumerist.com/2010/08/sprin...discounts.html


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The article says that it is false that it would be applied to only the first 2 lines, but I cant for the life of me figure out why:

"So if you had an employee/member discount, like for working for UPS, being a member of the armed forces, having Allstate Insurance, being in a certain credit union, or otherwise, and you had a family/share plan with multiple lines, it's only going to apply to the first phone line after Aug 27. (The notice says "primary and second" but that's a red herring as the discounts never got any discounts in the first place)."

I really hope it is still applied to both lines...I just switched my fiancee over to Sprint because she gets a 23% discount from working at Penn and it is supposed to be applied to both of our lines on our family plan.
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i never got this message in my bill...

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Old 09-21-2010, 02:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well, I hope this isn't true, but as far as the primary and secondary... there are no charges for the second phone for the discount to apply to. It's a "free" addon. the $19.99 additional line fee doesn't kick in till the 3rd line on a plan, which is why there's likely confusion about which phones it applies to with the first and second lines.

I'll find out in a few days, my bill cycles in 2 days, so should have my bill by the end of the week. I've got 3 lines on a family share (not the unlimited though). My other thought was it may be targeted at the unlimited family plans like discounts are screwed for the individual unlimited plans. But only a thought, can't confirm that.

Reading the link, the only thing that's charged for on lines 3-5 anyway (that the discount could apply to previously) was the $19.99 add on fee. So for me, I get a 27% discount, which means I'd lose $5.40 in discounts a month. Never the best thing to have happen, but even with it, I'm still getting way cheaper service for 3 phones than anywhere else. $5 isn't the end of the world for me.
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Well, I hope this isn't true, but as far as the primary and secondary... there are no charges for the second phone for the discount to apply to. It's a "free" addon. the $19.99 additional line fee doesn't kick in till the 3rd line on a plan, which is why there's likely confusion about which phones it applies to with the first and second lines.

I'll find out in a few days, my bill cycles in 2 days, so should have my bill by the end of the week. I've got 3 lines on a family share (not the unlimited though). My other thought was it may be targeted at the unlimited family plans like discounts are screwed for the individual unlimited plans. But only a thought, can't confirm that.
Ahh...actually this isnt a huge deal then. If the additional line is only $19.99, even with one of the biggest discounts, say 27%, you would only see about a $5 increase on your bill per phone if my math is correct.
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Well I just got back from the sprint store and signed up for 4 lines with the family plan 1500 any time , and the sprint store told me the same thing about lines 3 and 4 not having the discount,however when I called to activate the lady told me she didn't know about the change and I would still get the discount on all 4 lines. I told her what sprint told me, she said that she would have been the first to know and gave me a price on my first bill. I am confused about this. Either way I am now the proud ower of 2 evos and 2 epics. I don't know if it's because of my UPS discount or she is misinformed. Only time will tell, but they did knock off 25 dollars off the total price of the 4 phones and threw in 3 car chargers and a couple of rubber phone protecters for the 2 evo's. These are my first smarts, so I hope it was worth it.
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It's clear the policy has changed. I hope you get to keep your discount but you will probably find it gone with the next full billing or soon thereafter.

BTW, extensive discussion on the topic in the plans section of the Sprint Community Forum.
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I read this all EMP discount but I don't understand the differences 20%, 23%, and 27% how they get this 27% discount if you know please share us. Great appreciate for advance
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I read this all EMP discount but I don't understand the differences 20%, 23%, and 27% how they get this 27% discount if you know please share us. Great appreciate for advance
it depends on the company you work for... i get 27% off for working at one of the top banks of the nation.
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