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Thread: Sprint TEP going up to $11 for new LTE devices

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    I actually have some indirect knowledge of the process by which sprint and assurion devise their fee structure and the idea that this is assurion making a cash grab is silly. This is sprint preserving the profit they make on TEP in the face of assurion moving to do the same.

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    yea well, doesnt matter who raising the charge, either way if you got sprint service and planning to get a galaxy nexus or htc evo 4g lte, after june, TEP will be $11 instead of $8.

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    Meanwhile....Verizon still charges $6.99 for those expensive LTE phones....with a $99 deductible.
    So...its not Asurion obviously. It's Sprint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizam76 View Post
    Meanwhile....Verizon still charges $6.99 for those expensive LTE phones....with a $99 deductible.
    So...its not Asurion obviously. It's Sprint.
    Not necessarily.. Assurion could look at it from a perspective of the total customer base per carrier and then sets pricing off of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corys00 View Post
    Not necessarily.. Assurion could look at it from a perspective of the total customer base per carrier and then sets pricing off of that.
    I suppose so, but its just fishy how this is the second increase in a TEP area in the past....what.....year? Maybe the increase from 7-8 dollars was 2 years ago? I can't remember.

    Wouldn't claims be the way they lose the most money? Maybe Sprint had more claims then VZ?

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    Exactly, dropped Sprint for Metro and got the LG Connect, which is the same as the Lucid and Viper
    I pay $5 with a $99 deductible, so it must be Sprint.

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    What about ESRP? The last time they raised the price of TEP - from $7 to $8 - the cost of ESRP remained at $4. (TEP = ESRP + ERP.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by overtheair View Post
    What about ESRP? The last time they raised the price of TEP - from $7 to $8 - the cost of ESRP remained at $4. (TEP = ESRP + ERP.)
    Which even this service on Verizon is only $1.99 per month. And if you don't have insurance at all, Verizon will still swap your phone out for free within the first 12 months, without having to deal with HTC, Motorola, Apple, etc. TEP at $8 is a ripoff, let alone $11.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airb330 View Post
    Which even this service on Verizon is only $1.99 per month. And if you don't have insurance at all, Verizon will still swap your phone out for free within the first 12 months, without having to deal with HTC, Motorola, Apple, etc. TEP at $8 is a ripoff, let alone $11.
    What!!?? I didn't think Verizon was that nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizam76 View Post
    What!!?? I didn't think Verizon was that nice.
    yeah, and verizon will usually just ship out a replacement "certified like new" phone with no questions asked
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    ESRP only costs $1.00 extra on some accounts

    I think Sprint is trying to match Verizon with Asurion. Since Verizon Wireless is the only Wireless company that offers Asurion for iPhone devices with a $200 deductible.

    From what I read from the playbook is any device that is over $550 on June 17th 2012 will have the monthly fee raised from $8.00 up to $11.00 with a higher deductible to cover the more expensive devices. The first phone I can think of is the iPhone 4s 64GB which costs $850 full retail.

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