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Old 07-06-2010, 01:34 PM   #1
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Exclamation NVP Discount Policy Change Effective 8/1/2010

Credit goes to "overtheair" @ Hofo. Didn't see it posted here, but thought this was important enough to inform SU members:


Discount policy change effective 8/1/2010


This announcement appeared on my July invoice:

Discount Policy Change Notice: Effective 8/1/10, employee/member discounts will no longer apply to add-on services with a monthly recurring charge of $29.99 or less. Examples include, but are not limited to, Messaging Add-Ons, Data Packs, and Data Premier

If by "employee/member discounts" they mean the 10-27% discounts many of us receive for being a credit union member, having insurance with Allstate, working for UPS, etc. ... this sucks!



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Old 07-06-2010, 01:53 PM   #2
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Is your bill $29.99 or less? I was on the phone with sprint TODAY seeing if I could get a discount (used to get 10% off my bill for upgrading years ago), and they were asking me if where I worked to see if I qualify... to which was a sad no . But that's okay I'm in love with my evo and will not give it up!
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:05 PM   #3
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Is your bill $29.99 or less? I was on the phone with sprint TODAY seeing if I could get a discount (used to get 10% off my bill for upgrading years ago), and they were asking me if where I worked to see if I qualify... to which was a sad no . But that's okay I'm in love with my evo and will not give it up!

In the source thread, people said that this means NVP Discounts will only apply to the main plan (or primary line), and all additional lines (for family plans), text messaging add-ons, data add-ons, EVO upcharge, TEP, Roadside Assistance, etc (all of which cost <$29.99/mo) will NOT be discounted anymore.

In other words, a 5-lined ED Family Plan 1500 with 27% NVP Discount would now cost the same as a 5-lined EPRP Family Plan 1600...
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guess this explains why the $10 EVO fee wasn't discounted .... this will suck for some legacy plan holders with a myriad of add ons.
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:15 PM   #5
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Ouch, yeah I gotcha now... Sure sounds like what you were saying then... I'm sorry
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:24 PM   #6
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Its another way for Sprint to push people towards everything plans.
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:51 PM   #7
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Hope they don't take my 100% discount away!
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In the source thread, people said that this means NVP Discounts will only apply to the main plan (or primary line), and all additional lines (for family plans), text messaging add-ons, data add-ons, EVO upcharge, TEP, Roadside Assistance, etc (all of which cost <$29.99/mo) will NOT be discounted anymore.

In other words, a 5-lined ED Family Plan 1500 with 27% NVP Discount would now cost the same as a 5-lined EPRP Family Plan 1600...
Is an additional line considered an add-on service? interesting...
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:58 PM   #9
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In the source thread, people said that this means NVP Discounts will only apply to the main plan (or primary line), and all additional lines (for family plans), text messaging add-ons, data add-ons, EVO upcharge, TEP, Roadside Assistance, etc (all of which cost <$29.99/mo) will NOT be discounted anymore.
The one exception would be that for legacy plan holders, the paid BIS pack or the PRO Pack would still be eligible for NVP discounts, as they cost $30/month.
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:10 PM   #10
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Is an additional line considered an add-on service? interesting...
I didn't think an additional line of service was an add-on (but I could be wrong). I guess I'll see my bill go up an additional $5.00 if they don't discount my third line.

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Old 07-06-2010, 03:26 PM   #11
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So would this be considered a change to the T&C's to get out of contract? I would think so.
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Nah, discounts never applied to the contract. It's like an add-on, they can change anytime.

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Is your bill $29.99 or less? I was on the phone with sprint TODAY seeing if I could get a discount (used to get 10% off my bill for upgrading years ago), and they were asking me if where I worked to see if I qualify... to which was a sad no . But that's okay I'm in love with my evo and will not give it up!
Sprint offers a 10% discount on most plans for being a credit union member. If you're not a member of a credit union, I don't see why you couldn't open a savings account at one with just a minimum deposit. That should get you in the door.

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So would this be considered a change to the T&C's to get out of contract? I would think so.
No, as your discount from working at a particular company can be removed simply because Sprint no longer has a discount for that company. Sprint gets to choose what the discount applies to, like when they stopped discounting TEP.

Does it suck? Yes. Will Sprint possibly let people go ETF free because of it? Yes. Will they have to? No.
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Sprint offers a 10% discount on most plans for being a credit union member. If you're not a member of a credit union, I don't see why you couldn't open a savings account at one with just a minimum deposit. That should get you in the door.

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Aren't you a crafty one!! I guess it'll be a great thing in the long run.. not only will I HAVE to save money in a savings account... BUT I'll save money on my phone bill!!! I could hug ya for that so simple but brilliant thought!!!
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