He came to me because he wanted to upgrade his phones - he has two iPhone 5c's with 8 GB of storage - not enough - and so he was thinking of signing up with Sprint for another two years to get "new phones". Stop! Stop the contracts! $1745 a year is a LOT OF MONEY.
So we have THREE problems:
- He is under contract for 8 more months, at $145 a month.
- He has two phones that are too limiting for his day-to-day use
- He has two phones that are locked to the Sprint network
- Reduce money being sucked out the door
- Get phones that are not so limiting
- Get phones that are not locked exclusively to Sprint
- Get out of any "contracts"
So our first step is to get new phones - phones that will work with Sprint or any other carrier.
Well, not NEW phones, but good and affordable USED phones. We are ordering a couple unlocked 32 GB iPhone 5Cs. They're pretty inexpensive, at $140.
Then we hope to sell the 8 GB iPhone 5Cs for about $100. That's an $80 expense in total, if it all goes our way.
Stage 2: Validating the new phones
Stay tuned! We haven't received the "better" phones yet.