Yes, this whole debacle is a real travesty. To put it into simple terms; imagine this. I have been living at my apartment for 6 years watching my 37" television. I subscribe to DIRECTV for my services. This has been excellent. Everything I have needed for six years. Yet, now, I go to BestBuy and I purchase a 50" television and DIRECTV tells me I have to upgrade my services and spend a lot more every month. It makes no sense.
Now you can see how absurd that is. I can buy a phone on ebay, but SPRINT won't let me activate it. To make matters worse, I currently own the HTC Diamond, which by all counts is a smart phone. Yet I have no problem. I am running windows and I have no problem. I have the internet. I can download apps. Life is good. I can download as much as my heart desires. Now all of a sudden, Sprint has stuck the corn-cob up my ass and told me I'm not allowed to have a smart phone. Well that's ironic, because that's what I'm using now you bunch of degenerates. Have you lost your minds to throw your 7, 9, 12 year customers out the door? You should be rewarding such loyalty, but you are doing just the opposite. The lucidity of the argument is what is truly ludacris. The Sprint people will tell me that I don't have the 'right unlimited data package'. That makes me shake my face like Lewis Black. I don't want your 4G. I want the same ole thing I've had for years! That's all I am asking. I'm not asking for any new services. I don't care about your TV, NAV, radio and all that bull-shit. That's all free w/ bing and sorts. Don't tell me that my data package isn't good enough; it was the BEST data package when I got it. I'm not using different cell phone towers all of a sudden. I'm not going to download any more or less than I do now. I already have a smart phone!
The notion that sprint cannot upgrade us on our free and clear plan to a phone worth a damn is just silly. The fact is not that they can't. It's that they won't. It's about money, and maybe there would be a lot of people less angry if sprint just came out and admitted it. I'd rather be told, "yes, we are, screwing you in the ass, but we promise, it won't hurt as bad as Verizon or ATT. We promise to be gentle.
At least then, and only then, we would feel like, hey, ya know what, "Sprint is still cheaper, and they have to stay in business."
Here's my final line Sprint. If anyone has read this, thank you.
THERE IS NOT ANY PHONE YOU WILL LET ME GET THAT IS AS GOOD AS THE PHONE I ALREADY HAVE.