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HTC EVO 4G, our favorite 4.3 incher from Sprint, has revolutionized the mobile industry back in June. However, due to high demand and low stock, it was extremely hard to get at first, and when it did show up in stock, we were still looking at a $199 price tag. Sure, a $10 or $20 discount popped up here and there but no significant deals ever surfaced. Until now.

Amazon.com is offering a brand new EVO 4G for $99.99 to new customers signing up for a 2-year contract. The offer comes with free 2-day shipping, free activation (until Oct 18th), and no tax. Amazon is playing hard ball, as it is definitely the best offer we've ever seen on an EVO.

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Source: Amazon.com

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  • John Doe

    Meanwhile Sprint's cost is still insane.

    • steb0ne

      Huh? Sprint's prices even with the extra $10 is cheaper and more for the money than any other carrier.

      • John Doe

        There is something wonky when Amazon can charge $200 less then Sprint. $100 less if you take into account the mail in discount.

  • John Doe

    PS- I don't suppose there is any way to get my 20% corp discount on the new contract through Amazon....

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Sure, just call up Sprint and they will apply your discount no problem.

      • John Doe

        SOLD! Thanks....wow...amazing deal vs. The $300 out of pocket I would have had to drop on Amazon's site. :D

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          Wait, you mean Sprint's site?

      • John Doe

        Yah er.....Sprint.....kinda late....

  • KBlanche

    Is this low price from Amazon only for new customers? I want to upgrade as an existing Sprint customer. I'm willing to renew my two-year contact.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Looks like they don't offer upgrades unless you pay full price, so yeah, new only.

  • Leo

    I already got mine from Amazon!!

  • TareX

    OMG. That's too early! I thought they'd do that close to Christmas... maybe something good is on its way (Gingerbread lineup?)

  • Sl1k3r

    They are doing the same thing with the Samsung Epic 4G as well. It is also $99.00

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Epic-Android-Phone-Sprint/dp/B003ZDO2H6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=wireless&qid=1287347736&sr=1-1

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Excellent, thanks for the note! A lot of people will be grateful for this.

  • http://foxcub.net Maj

    Can you please stop posting these "get a cheap phone if you sign up for a new contract" articles?

    Seriously, no one cares.

    • John Doe

      Dude. screw you. I care. My contact is up on the 21st...as in this Thursday....If I hadn't known about this I would have paid $299 out of pocket with Sprint. I would have never thought twice about getting a phone from Amazon.
      So yah...I just saved a couple hundred for a "pointless post."

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Nope, not going to stop posting deals that can save people hundreds of dollars. Just because you're not interested in it at this particular time doesn't mean others aren't. In addition, it's just like other news - every article we post doesn't apply to everyone out there, but it doesn't mean we shouldn't post it.

      I'll give you one thing though - it's a slow news weekend, so the deals that happened to have surfaced all at the same time weren't mixed in with too many other pieces of news.

    • Sl1k3r

      I think it's pretty presumptuous and hypocritical to post on a public thread for a pretty diverse consumer audience with varying needs that the a) thread should, in fact, not be a thread and b) that you have the right to say so (you do not have that right).

      What is the value of the post and what is your intention?

  • http://foxcub.net Maj

    Wait, nevermind. I just realized you're putting your Amazon affiliate link in them so you can get commission. Now I have some text I can use to filter out those articles. :D

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      All Amazon links are automatically rewritten on this site to include an AP tag, so any time Amazon is mentioned, you will see this tag. You're, of course, free to filter out anything you want, but by filtering out articles based on this alone, you will be skipping a lot of content.

  • John Doe

    I went in to play with the EVO this afternoon one last time before pulling the trigger, and talked with the rep I've been dealing with the last few weeks.
    I told her about Amazon and their deal and wow....she got pissed fast. You just just lost a commission, but she also couldn't believe that it was $99. She started off with "are you sure it wasn't used." Nope. "Well be aware if you have any problems with it you'll need to go through Amazon for the first 30 days"....*Blinks at her a second* For a $200 savings and no tax....yah I'll deal with that setback.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Heh, B&M stores hate 2 things: informed customers and online deals because they rely too much on impulse buying.

      • kencf0618

        As of this writing Amazon only lists AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon on its upgrade eligibility page. My two year contract with Sprint ended in September, but I think I'll wait for the smartphone market to shake itself out a bit more, market forces being what they are."

  • Bob

    I was told by Amazon .... "Currently we're preparing to move Cellphones with Service plans completely over to our primary cellphone store, AmazonWireless." ... "no Sprint phones are officially moved over yet." ... "I would advise continuing to check the website in the coming weeks as we complete the process."
    amazonwireless.com