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  1. #1
    Jim
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    I need a good phone for work. It doesn't have to be too flashy, just to
    work and work reliably. I'm tired of getting dropped signals and having
    to fight with the phone. I need a good charge (longer than a day) and I
    have about $100 to work with. This is a company phone and that's my
    spending limit. I've asked reps at the store and they seem to go for
    the A500, but it's SO small, it just feels cheap to me. Maybe it's not.
    I've read about the $50 off coupon good til Sunday. But which is the
    best phone of the current four Costco is offering? And why don't they
    have the 4900 anymore? I've heard that's probably the most reliable out
    there at the moment.

    And if I were to go outside Costco to buy, which model do you feel has
    the best performance and is the most reliable without necessarily the
    bells and whistles. Oh yeah, and under $100. Thanks for your help.

    Jim




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  2. #2
    Jim
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    Re: Best costco phone?

    I should also mention that I'm currently using a decrepit old 8500.
    Pretty much anything would be better but it seemed a stable enough phone
    when I got it about a year ago...
    Jim <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I need a good phone for work. It doesn't have to be too flashy, just

    to
    > work and work reliably. I'm tired of getting dropped signals and

    having
    > to fight with the phone. I need a good charge (longer than a day) and

    I
    > have about $100 to work with. This is a company phone and that's my
    > spending limit. I've asked reps at the store and they seem to go for
    > the A500, but it's SO small, it just feels cheap to me. Maybe it's

    not.
    > I've read about the $50 off coupon good til Sunday. But which is the
    > best phone of the current four Costco is offering? And why don't they
    > have the 4900 anymore? I've heard that's probably the most reliable

    out
    > there at the moment.
    >
    > And if I were to go outside Costco to buy, which model do you feel has
    > the best performance and is the most reliable without necessarily the
    > bells and whistles. Oh yeah, and under $100. Thanks for your help.
    >
    > Jim
    >





  3. #3
    Melisa Johns
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    Re: Best costco phone?

    With Costco's return policy you're covered no matter what you choose.

    "Jim" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I should also mention that I'm currently using a decrepit old 8500.
    > Pretty much anything would be better but it seemed a stable enough phone
    > when I got it about a year ago...
    > Jim <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I need a good phone for work. It doesn't have to be too flashy, just






  4. #4
    p lane
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    Re: Best costco phone?

    read the post by sprintpcs,tech on about wednesday this week-i have use
    about half of these phones--find his post right on..

    "Jim" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > I should also mention that I'm currently using a decrepit old 8500.
    > Pretty much anything would be better but it seemed a stable enough phone
    > when I got it about a year ago...
    > Jim <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I need a good phone for work. It doesn't have to be too flashy, just

    > to
    > > work and work reliably. I'm tired of getting dropped signals and

    > having
    > > to fight with the phone. I need a good charge (longer than a day) and

    > I
    > > have about $100 to work with. This is a company phone and that's my
    > > spending limit. I've asked reps at the store and they seem to go for
    > > the A500, but it's SO small, it just feels cheap to me. Maybe it's

    > not.
    > > I've read about the $50 off coupon good til Sunday. But which is the
    > > best phone of the current four Costco is offering? And why don't they
    > > have the 4900 anymore? I've heard that's probably the most reliable

    > out
    > > there at the moment.
    > >
    > > And if I were to go outside Costco to buy, which model do you feel has
    > > the best performance and is the most reliable without necessarily the
    > > bells and whistles. Oh yeah, and under $100. Thanks for your help.
    > >
    > > Jim
    > >

    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  5. #5
    Bum
    Guest

    Re: Best costco phone?

    I'm a Costco member, but I've never bought a Sprint phone from them. I am
    looking into a cheap replacement phone for my second line .... and before i
    drive the 10 miles to the closest Costco, could anyone tell me which ones
    they carry ?

    TIA,
    -Bum

    ps. I bought an 8100 from Best Buy a couple weeks ago for $200 + $40 2-yr
    service plan, primarily because of the service plan which will allows me a
    replacement phone in case of problems. Please tell me I couldn't have gotten
    a better deal from Costco =(

    "Jim" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I need a good phone for work. It doesn't have to be too flashy, just to
    > work and work reliably. I'm tired of getting dropped signals and having
    > to fight with the phone. I need a good charge (longer than a day) and I
    > have about $100 to work with. This is a company phone and that's my
    > spending limit. I've asked reps at the store and they seem to go for
    > the A500, but it's SO small, it just feels cheap to me. Maybe it's not.
    > I've read about the $50 off coupon good til Sunday. But which is the
    > best phone of the current four Costco is offering? And why don't they
    > have the 4900 anymore? I've heard that's probably the most reliable out
    > there at the moment.
    >
    > And if I were to go outside Costco to buy, which model do you feel has
    > the best performance and is the most reliable without necessarily the
    > bells and whistles. Oh yeah, and under $100. Thanks for your help.
    >
    > Jim
    >






  6. #6
    Carl.
    Guest

    Re: Best costco phone?

    "Bum" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:6Dw%[email protected]
    > I'm a Costco member, but I've never bought a Sprint phone from them. I am
    > looking into a cheap replacement phone for my second line .... and before

    i
    > drive the 10 miles to the closest Costco, could anyone tell me which ones
    > they carry ?
    >
    > TIA,
    > -Bum
    >
    > ps. I bought an 8100 from Best Buy a couple weeks ago for $200 + $40 2-yr
    > service plan, primarily because of the service plan which will allows me a
    > replacement phone in case of problems. Please tell me I couldn't have

    gotten
    > a better deal from Costco =(


    You probably could have. Someone else will have to verify Costco's
    miraculous return policy and prices, but you have 30 days to return
    something purchased at best buy. Someone will probably start a discussion
    of how Best Buy warranties are a rip-off, but they can really pay off on
    cell phones if you are inclined to take advantage (wink wink) of them.


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  7. #7
    smittythepig
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    Re: Best costco phone?


    i believe currently they are carrying all samsungs - the a620 (vga1000),
    n400, a460 and a500. that was the case at the two costcos i visited
    last week when i got my a620. they were both out of sanyo 5300s and i
    have heard that they were told to stop selling them shortly after that
    anyway and send whatever they had left back to sprint for some reason.

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  8. #8
    pcmedics911
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    Re: Best costco phone?


    I bought the A460 for the mrs on Monday. Discovered the vision is not
    optional on the phone so I took it back. Costco took it back no
    problem and gave Cash on Hand.

    We bought the N400.

    Costco's deal for members is the price ($119 for the n400 & $99 for the
    A460, not including rebates of $70.00 each). You also get an
    accessories kit free.

    Can't beat their deals.

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