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  1. #1
    l e o
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    This is after warranty expired. Will Cingular sell me a phone at the
    retail (seems to come with contact) price? Otherwise, where can I find a
    (cheap) phone?



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  2. #2
    Fred
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    Re: phone died - what option?

    Cingular will sell you the phone at retail (high) price anytime. If you are
    eligible for discounted pricing depends on how close you are to the
    expiration of your contract. Check with Customer Care or a company owned
    store to find out if you are eligible. You can always purchase a GoPhone
    (prepaid) typically around $49-$59 at a retailer such as Sam's or Wal-Mart
    and use it on your current plan.

    Fred

    "l e o" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > This is after warranty expired. Will Cingular sell me a phone at the
    > retail (seems to come with contact) price? Otherwise, where can I find a
    > (cheap) phone?






  3. #3
    l e o
    Guest

    Re: phone died - what option?

    Fred wrote:
    > Cingular will sell you the phone at retail (high) price anytime. If you are
    > eligible for discounted pricing depends on how close you are to the
    > expiration of your contract. Check with Customer Care or a company owned
    > store to find out if you are eligible. You can always purchase a GoPhone
    > (prepaid) typically around $49-$59 at a retailer such as Sam's or Wal-Mart
    > and use it on your current plan.
    >
    > Fred



    What is the typical "regular" price of the cheapest phone? Or is the
    GoPhone the cheapest option?



  4. #4
    Fred
    Guest

    Re: phone died - what option?

    If you are not eligible for a discount the GoPhone would be by far the
    cheaper option. About $50 compared to about $150 (after rebate).

    Fred

    "l e o" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Fred wrote:
    >> Cingular will sell you the phone at retail (high) price anytime. If you
    >> are eligible for discounted pricing depends on how close you are to the
    >> expiration of your contract. Check with Customer Care or a company owned
    >> store to find out if you are eligible. You can always purchase a GoPhone
    >> (prepaid) typically around $49-$59 at a retailer such as Sam's or
    >> Wal-Mart and use it on your current plan.
    >>
    >> Fred

    >
    >
    > What is the typical "regular" price of the cheapest phone? Or is the
    > GoPhone the cheapest option?






  5. #5
    Marty
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    Re: phone died - what option?

    Somewhere around Thu, 08 Jun 2006 21:16:14 -0400, while reading
    alt.cellular.cingular, I think I thought I saw this post from l e o
    <[email protected]>:

    >This is after warranty expired. Will Cingular sell me a phone at the
    >retail (seems to come with contact) price? Otherwise, where can I find a
    >(cheap) phone?


    You can often find phones on Craigslist (or, if you're up to it, eBay). You
    need one that is either unlocked, and GSM, or for Cingular.

    Then, you can use your current SIM, and it will most likely work, unless
    it's a very old phone (most phones within the last 5 years will probably
    work, although perhaps not optimally).

    How much time is left on your contract?

    First, though, sweet-talk Cingular; they will often give you a free phone
    with contract renewal even if yours is not up. Be nice, be honest.
    --
    Marty - public.forums (at) gmail (dot) com
    "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them...
    well, I have others." - Groucho Marx



  6. #6
    l e o
    Guest

    Re: phone died - what option?

    Fred wrote:
    > If you are not eligible for a discount the GoPhone would be by far the
    > cheaper option. About $50 compared to about $150 (after rebate).
    >
    > Fred
    >
    > "l e o" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Fred wrote:
    >>> Cingular will sell you the phone at retail (high) price anytime. If you
    >>> are eligible for discounted pricing depends on how close you are to the
    >>> expiration of your contract. Check with Customer Care or a company owned
    >>> store to find out if you are eligible. You can always purchase a GoPhone
    >>> (prepaid) typically around $49-$59 at a retailer such as Sam's or
    >>> Wal-Mart and use it on your current plan.
    >>>
    >>> Fred

    >>
    >> What is the typical "regular" price of the cheapest phone? Or is the
    >> GoPhone the cheapest option?

    >
    >

    Okay. I Ordered a GoPhone from Amazon. Less than $50 total. Thanx. I
    hope it works with my SIM card.



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