Sprint is sending out a flyer to “select customers” who will be able to buy a Samsung Instinct tomorrow, a day early. The email was sent to those that subscribed to updates for NowIsGood.com, the teaser site for the Instinct.
You can download the flyer at the link below.
Samsung Instinct Day Early Flyer (PDF, 492 KB)
Thanks to the PhoneNews.com readers that sent this in…
25 responses to “Want Instinct Tomorrow? Print this, take it in store…”
Many stores have shipments showing up today.. Got mine already 🙂
Do you know if it was a Corp. store or 3rd party/indriect dealer?
I called two Corp stores by me and they both said they will have them tommorow.
BestBuy Mobile Stores and Best Buy got a shipment of 10-15 in today with more on the way. It will be 129.99 NO MAIL IN REBATES! However they can’t sell them till friday,but with this flyer I don’t know
So much for feeling special. Thanks for posting this so that the customers that genuinely signed up to receive this email may not get an Instinct because of this PDF.
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From what I understand…this is offered to exsisting Sprint customers ONLY. You dont even really need the flyer because you can order it over the phone from Sprint BUT again you have to be an exsisting Sprint customer.
You are correct. Existing customers get the first crack at it. Good job by Sprint to take care of their existing customers first!
I called Sprint last night after getting the email and they wouldn’t let me order it over the phone. I called again this morning and got the same response: “Guess you should go to the store.” Well done, outsourced sales dept…
[…] For the longest time, I considered sprint to have a very lack luster catalog of phones to choose from.Â This has change a lot over the past 6 months.Â With todays early release for some, the Samsung SPH-M800 Instinct should prove to be one of the most exciting releases sprint has had in years and with a $129 price tag, it just may be!Â I have read that Sprint is dumping some $100,000,000 in advertising for this launch.Â My local store is expecting a line of people overnight, and sprint has sent out emails to select customers.Â Print this email out, and it will allow you to walk into a Sprint Store a day early and get this hot item.Â If you want this email go here Linky to PhoneNews. […]
[…] it comes out on Friday. But if you want it today, just download and print this flyer (thanks to PhoneNews.com). Bring it to a Sprint store to get your hands on one before anyone who doesn’t read Going […]
Just walked out of the Sprint store with my Instinct. They were definitely asking for the print out email because they only received 36 of them at my location. $240 w/ tax out the door + the $100 rebate to mail-in. It’s pretty sweet. Comes with a leather-ish case but doesn’t have a belt clip on it (I’m a geek and belt my phone). 2gb sd card included. extra battery. blah blah, you already know those details.
I’m really not sure what to do. Two of the phones on my family plan don’t use anything but voice, but the Instinct requires all phones to have the same high-end features (data and messaging) even if the other lines won’t use it. This adds significantly to my monthly outlay. In addition, we will lose our free 3 mobile-2-home feature from all the lines. I cannot justify such an increase in monthly fees and decrease in features for this phone. 🙁
@Jeff: once you get past the first two lines for $129/mo you can add voice-only shared for $10 or voice/data shared for $20 (or so I’ve been told). I’m in a similar position as my wife only uses voice, so I had to abandon our shared voice plan to get this. Now I’ll probably just talk her into getting one too and go back to sharing a plan.
@Matt: At the store today, they said that they could not do it the way you described. Can anyone confirm? I don’t have to have the phone today, so I may just wait until others can confirm.
I’ve heard reports that if the store sells out today, and if you bring in that printout, you get a free airfare ticket. Can’t confirm that myself.
However, you might want to give it a try. The store I went to had only 15, and eight were called for within the first hour they were open.
So I just called a buddy of mine who is a Store Manager at a Corporate Retail store, and they were really busy… but he did say that there is a raincheck offer that has something to do with a buy one get one free ticket. He also said it’s not as easy as just bringing the flyer in once their out of stock either… there are other stipulations, he thinks they check to see if your email address was on the nowisgood promotional email list.
Mojo from The GEEK Reports
Son of a… Just installed all the software and the whole “phone as modem” idea has sw called “Connection Manager”, BUT if you try and install it you get a big “no way” message instead:
@Jeff: what I described came directly from Sprint’s press release, so I’d believe them over “word on the street”:
“For families, options will include … new Talk/Message/Data Share plans for $129.99 for 1500 minutes or $169.99 for 3000 minutes. Additional lines are $9.99 per line for Talk Share and Talk/Message Share plans and $19.99 for Talk/Message/Data Share plans.”
The Connection Manager software will check to make sure you have a PAM plan, both on the device and on the client PC. But, on Instinct… it doesn’t really matter, there isn’t any PAM bypass yet.
Using just Bluetooth and the USB driver, I was able to get right to the point of starting a connection… when I got the typical Error 67, meaning I don’t have a PAM plan.
In short, if you have a PAM plan, you should still be able to use Instinct as a modem. You just don’t have a cute little connection manager to hold your hand doing it.
@Christopher: that’s great to know. I imagine it won’t be long before there’s a hack out there as well. I’m reading a few places that say the Everything Plan won’t allow a PAM addition, and then other places say it will. Guess I’ll have to put in a call to find out.
So I went to a Sprint Exclusive Dealer friend of mine and had him order me an Instinct on my SERO Account. It allowed him to select one of the SERO plans (actually, it only showed two SERO plans, the Everything Plans, and the Talk/Message/Data share plans). The order went all the way through successfully… but I didn’t want the phone so I cancelled the order. But I’d thought I’d share that it allowed him to select a SERO plan and the Instinct phone without error.
Mojo from The GEEK Reports
I have Instinct on my SERO account, there isn’t any problem with it.
Sync does not work. Provided software is a joke! Mobile sync is not functioning with imports…is there any 3rd party sync software that will work with MS Contacts?
Chris, did you activate the Instinct on a 500 minute SERO plan? Is your Instinct a demo provided by Sprint? Otherwise I wonder if the Instinct is available as an upgrade for current SERO customers. On the SERO website, the Instinct can only be purchased with the $99.99 SE plan.
I activated Instinct on my personal SERO 500 minute plan.
Sprint only offers SERO Unlimited with Instinct online. However, if you have a SERO plan already, you can then activate Instinct on it… regardless of which SERO plan it is.