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11/30/2009
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Eric Ogren
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Sprint Targets Cyber Monday Instead Of Black Friday

Just before the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless all announced sales for Black Friday and over the weekend. Conspicuously absent was any sort of sales event promoted by Sprint. Turns out Sprint was saving its deals for Cyber Monday instead of Black Friday.

Just before the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless all announced sales for Black Friday and over the weekend. Conspicuously absent was any sort of sales event promoted by Sprint. Turns out Sprint was saving its deals for Cyber Monday instead of Black Friday.I didn't do any holiday shopping over the weekend. I abhor crowds and generally don't find the madness worth my own sanity. Be that as it may, shoppers hit the stores aplenty over the weekend looking for deals on gifts. Sprint's competitors all rolled out savings, which included a buy-one-get-one-free offer from Verizon Wireless, $50 BlackBerries from AT&T and $50 in savings on select handsets from T-Mobile.

I am sure these three carriers are extending their sales into today, or are offering alternate variations thereof. Did any of you go to a Sprint store over the weekend? I didn't. Sprint had to be offering sales of some sort, but the company didn't promote them at all. For whatever reason, Sprint decided to wait until this morning to pull out the big guns and announce its holiday deals.

Here they are:

  • Samsung Reclaim - Pleases the eco-conscious person with the most feature-rich green phone in the United States made from 80 percent recyclable materials. Reclaim was voted "Hottest in Show" at the fall CTIA convention. Reclaim is FREE after $129.99 instant savings with a new two-year service agreement (offer available only at sprint.com through Jan. 3).
  • LG Rumor2 - Makes it easier for the text messengers to stay in touch with a full QWERTY sliding keyboard and threaded text messaging. Rumor2 is FREE after $99.99 instant savings with a new two-year service agreement (offer available only at sprint.com through Dec. 1).
  • SCP-2700 by Sanyo - Gives social networkers an extra boost this holiday with SCP-2700 by Sanyo. Text, chat, e-mail and tweet with a full QWERTY keyboard. SCP-2700 is FREE after $79.99 instant savings with a new two-year service agreement (offer available only at sprint.com through Jan. 9).
  • Motorola i776w - Offering push-to-talk without sacrificing style, i776w is durable and dependable clamshell offering Nextel Direct Connect®, serving the world's largest push-to-talk community on the fastest national push-to-talk network. The purple i776w is FREE after $79.99 instant savings with a new two-year service agreement (offer available only at sprint.com through Dec. 1).
  • Sierra U598 - For the person on the go, U598 provides an ultra-portable, convenient and reliable connection to online friends, family and colleagues on the high-speed Sprint Mobile Broadband Network. U598 is FREE after $99.99 instant savings with a new two-year service agreement (offer available only at sprint.com through Jan. 9).
  • Samsung Exclaim - The ultimate gift for the social networker, Exclaim keeps them connected with dedicated Sprint® One Click tiles for social networking. Exclaim is just $49.99 after $50 instant savings and $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year service agreement (offer available only at sprint.com through Jan. 3).
  • In addition to these great devices, Sprint truly has something for everyone with the best device portfolio in the industry, including two Android devices - HTC Hero with Google and Samsung Moment with Google - Palm Pre, Palm Pixi, Blackberry Tour, HTC Touch Pro2 and Blackberry Curve. With this selection of award-winning smartphones, shoppers can always find a perfect fit.

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