Sprint drops the price of the Palm Pre, explains the $100 credit offer yesterday

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id_sprint_logo1Yesterday the Internet was abuzz with an offer from Sprint that involved a $100 service credit if you port-in a number and buy a Palm Pre. It was a fair deal but Sprint quickly pulled the offer and now explained what happened.

Reuters,

“The offer of a port-in service credit of $100 to new customers who buy the Palm Pre has been pulled, because it was put into the system in error,” Sprint spokesman James Fisher said.

Apparently the company was considering the offer, but didn’t intend for anyone outside the walled garden to know about it. Too bad Sprint pulled the offer though, otherwise the Palm Pre could be had for only $50 now that the official Sprint price has dropped to $150 in light of the Pixi announcement.

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