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  1. #1
    Eric Frost
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    Hello, this is my first post in this group.

    My Samsung SCH-3500 (here a photo: http://www.pagealertinc.com/samsung35000.html )
    went kaput a few days ago and until the prices come down on the Treo 300/600 I'd like
    to replace it with something inexpensive off eBay.

    I see I can get another SCH-3500 for around $5 - $15 + shipping, but I see other models
    out there that are newer with more features for around the same price.

    What phone would you recommend to someone with a $40 budget to spend on eBay ?

    Thanks in advance!

    Eric

    http://www.mp2kmag.com - The Magazine for MapPoint and Mobile Applications








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  2. #2
    Loving Moonlight
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    Re: Mobile Phone Recommendation

    Make sure any eBay purchase the seller supplies the ESN so you can verify the
    phone can be activated on the Sprint network (which will cost you $36), leaving
    $4 for a phone and shipping.

    You may be better served getting one of the promotional free phones from
    Sprint, like a Nokia 3588i.



  3. #3
    Brandt
    Guest

    Re: Mobile Phone Recommendation

    If you have had the phone for 18 months on wed you will qualify for new
    customer rebates.

    Instead of the free phones I would look into Costco, if you have a
    membership, the A460 is $68 for a brand new phone with car charger,
    hands free ear-piece, and belt clip.

    Unless you qualify for the new cust rebates you will have to pay $36 for
    activation.

    --
    -Brandt

    I work for SprintPCS,
    I DON'T speak for them.


    [email protected] (Loving Moonlight) wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > Make sure any eBay purchase the seller supplies the ESN so you can verify the
    > phone can be activated on the Sprint network (which will cost you $36), leaving
    > $4 for a phone and shipping.
    >
    > You may be better served getting one of the promotional free phones from
    > Sprint, like a Nokia 3588i.


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  4. #4
    Eric Frost
    Guest

    Re: Mobile Phone Recommendation

    > If you have had the phone for 18 months on wed you will qualify for new
    > customer rebates.


    What is on wed?

    > Unless you qualify for the new cust rebates you will have to pay $36 for
    > activation.


    My wife talked to them yesterday on the phone and they said there's no
    activation fee when we get a new phone. There may have been some
    misunderstanding and they meant if we get it at a SprintPCS store or
    something.

    Eric

    http://www.mp2kmag.com





  5. #5
    p lane
    Guest

    Re: Mobile Phone Recommendation

    I am not arguing with you, but in just the last - months, I and two
    friends have done at least 5 esn swaps, for good reasons. and have not
    been charged for the esn change,
    (didn't occur to me that they would--I pay my bill, I expect service
    when I call c/s, and usually reasonable requests are honored). which
    can still be done on-line if not a vision enabled account--is this not
    right, and if it is right, why are you saying there is a charge for an
    esn change---over the last 5 years, i have changed phones 10-15 times;
    about 3 years ago, when the policy changed for about 2 weeks, they tried
    to charge me for esn change, and I indicated,that although I was a
    sprint customer for the last 2 years, I certainly didn't have to remain
    with them, if they charged me for something that verizon never has/or
    had charged me for. Shortly after that, the on-line thing came on which
    I used regularly, till switched to vision last fall--it still works for
    the other, non vision line, I still have. One of us is misinformed, or
    does sprint just make exceptions for me, which I doubt.

    I might add I have had service with us cell, cingular, bell south (very
    poor c/s, in past) , as well as my current verizon/sprint service--I've
    stayed with these two, because they both serve my area well, and have
    pissed me off the least. Also, I am somewhat more loyal to verizon(
    customer for going on 10 years (originally gte) and would give them some
    slack, since over the years, as they have answered their c/s calls
    quicker, and were more willing (especially in years past) to try to
    resolve a problem rather than argue with me. It seemed (again more so
    in the past), they would rather find a way to say yes, to a request,
    rather than be inventive in saying no(which sprint(again,more so in the
    past)), was not as good at. (Sprint had other great features, however,
    and still does)

    Pardon the wordy post, but these points have been bandied about for
    several months.

    Comments, and I approbate your prior responses.

    Thanks

    [email protected] (Brandt ) wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > If you have had the phone for 18 months on wed you will qualify for new
    > customer rebates.
    >
    > Instead of the free phones I would look into Costco, if you have a
    > membership, the A460 is $68 for a brand new phone with car charger,
    > hands free ear-piece, and belt clip.
    >
    > Unless you qualify for the new cust rebates you will have to pay $36 for
    > activation.
    >
    > --
    > -Brandt
    >
    > I work for SprintPCS,
    > I DON'T speak for them.
    >
    >
    > [email protected] (Loving Moonlight) wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    > > Make sure any eBay purchase the seller supplies the ESN so you can verify the
    > > phone can be activated on the Sprint network (which will cost you $36), leaving
    > > $4 for a phone and shipping.
    > >
    > > You may be better served getting one of the promotional free phones from
    > > Sprint, like a Nokia 3588i.

    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com]


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  6. #6
    p lane
    Guest

    Re: Mobile Phone Recommendation

    I know folks tire of reading this from me, but I still believe the best
    sprint phone I've ever owned, day in /day out is the sanyo 4700 (which
    is avail on ebay for around $20) . STill use one on a non vision line,
    great everything, except it is not the most beautiful unit ever. But
    the fringe reception for whatever reason is great, battery life is out
    of this world, almost as good as the book says; on a new battery will go
    over a week. I bought a beat up used one for the speakerphone, which I
    also like--posts say the 4900(which is about 80 on ebay) is best, I have
    one for vision line, the vision thing eats up the battery.

    There are an assortment of phones available on ebay or where ever, I
    have a collection of old sprint phones, samsung, sony, and a 5300 camera
    phone---if your main purpose for a phone is to talk, and flashy
    appearance and gadgets aren't important, the 4700 is the best, hands
    down.

    PS. I always wondered who got that one good 3500, mine were cute, but
    not durable, --the little 6100 was pretty good, however.

    Comments on your favorire phones???

    "Eric Frost" <[email protected]> wrote in
    article <[email protected]>:
    > > If you have had the phone for 18 months on wed you will qualify for new
    > > customer rebates.

    >
    > What is on wed?
    >
    > > Unless you qualify for the new cust rebates you will have to pay $36 for
    > > activation.

    >
    > My wife talked to them yesterday on the phone and they said there's no
    > activation fee when we get a new phone. There may have been some
    > misunderstanding and they meant if we get it at a SprintPCS store or
    > something.
    >
    > Eric
    >
    > http://www.mp2kmag.com
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  7. #7
    p lane
    Guest

    Re: Mobile Phone Recommendation

    I still think there will be some new phones released very soon--the
    current crop are comig up on a year old--It's like buying a 2003 car and
    the 2004's are on the truck in front of the dealership. (New old models
    ain't no cheaoer)

    "Eric Frost" <[email protected]> wrote in
    article <[email protected]>:
    > > If you have had the phone for 18 months on wed you will qualify for new
    > > customer rebates.

    >
    > What is on wed?
    >
    > > Unless you qualify for the new cust rebates you will have to pay $36 for
    > > activation.

    >
    > My wife talked to them yesterday on the phone and they said there's no
    > activation fee when we get a new phone. There may have been some
    > misunderstanding and they meant if we get it at a SprintPCS store or
    > something.
    >
    > Eric
    >
    > http://www.mp2kmag.com
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  8. #8
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Mobile Phone Recommendation

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected] says...
    > Unless you qualify for the new cust rebates you will have to pay $36 for
    > activation.
    >=20


    Unless you're on a business account. And customers using corporate discoun=
    ts=20
    are.

    --=20
    -+-
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



  9. #9
    CAT0NHAT
    Guest

    Re: Mobile Phone Recommendation

    > Instead of the free phones I would look into
    > Costco, if you have a
    > membership, the A460 is $68 .


    > Unless you qualify for the new cust rebates you
    > will have to pay $36 for activation.


    Typical useless wrong answer by a Sprint employee.
    In my part of the country, $68 +$36 adds up to more than the $40 budget the OP
    said they wanted to spend.

    ===========
    I don't work for Sprint
    I can be helpful.



  10. #10
    CAT0NHAT
    Guest

    Re: Mobile Phone Recommendation

    > I still think there will be some new phones released > very soon--the current
    crop are comig up on a
    > year old--It's like buying a 2003 car and
    > the 2004's are on the truck in front of the
    > dealership. (New old models ain't no cheaoer)



    Maybe you mean "any cheaper:? In any event thats WRONG. Often old models are
    blown out at low prices before they are discontinued. The Sanyo 6400 was $50,
    the Sanyo 4900 is 2 for $79; and with older models, they've been reviewed many
    times and many places so you won't get hit by surprise bugs bew phones may
    have.

    ==================
    I don't work for Sprint.
    I can be honest.



  11. #11
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Mobile Phone Recommendation

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected] says...
    > Typical useless wrong answer by a Sprint employee.
    >=20


    This from someone so afraid to stand by his own credibility that he changes=
    ID=20
    more often than Imelda Marcos changed shoes.

    Every piece of information he provided was factual.

    --=20
    -+-
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



  12. #12
    CAT0NHAT
    Guest

    Re: Mobile Phone Recommendation

    > Every piece of information he provided was
    > factual.


    Factual and useless. Someone posts they want a phone for $40, and a Sprint
    apologist tells them to buy a $68 phone at Costco.

    USELESS information.

    ===================
    I don't work for Sprint.
    I can be helpful.
    I have nothing to sell.



  13. #13
    p lane
    Guest

    Re: Mobile Phone Recommendation

    I know what you are saying, and if I could buy the 4900 without a
    contract I would buy 2 at the prices you've mentioned, and I did get a
    couple of the 6400's (no contract was required)--

    If I can find a bargain buy, on a handset I like/want/need, I will
    probably take advantage of the opportunity (the insurance thing is a
    waste,in my opinion--)

    If a newly introduced phone comes on the market, the only way to get a
    discount is with a contract extension. This is not always a workable
    ploy with sprint,but with some other carriers, you are allowed a
    discount on a new handset every so often, which I take the best
    advantage of.


    my point is that there are probably some new phones just around the
    corner, which may or may not be a better product, but before I will use
    my yearly chance to get a new phone at a discount, I want to see the
    very latest ones, and am reluctant to pay retail for a phone soon to be
    replaced, which will be available on ebay at a big discount very
    quickly.



    [email protected] (CAT0NHAT) wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > > I still think there will be some new phones released > very soon--the current

    > crop are comig up on a
    > > year old--It's like buying a 2003 car and
    > > the 2004's are on the truck in front of the
    > > dealership. (New old models ain't no cheaoer)

    >
    >
    > Maybe you mean "any cheaper:? In any event thats WRONG. Often old models are
    > blown out at low prices before they are discontinued. The Sanyo 6400 was $50,
    > the Sanyo 4900 is 2 for $79; and with older models, they've been reviewed many
    > times and many places so you won't get hit by surprise bugs bew phones may
    > have.
    >
    > ==================
    > I don't work for Sprint.
    > I can be honest.


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  14. #14
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Mobile Phone Recommendation

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected] says...
    > Factual and useless.
    >=20


    Isn't that for the original poster to decide? No, he might not follow=20
    Philly dogma, so you must "educate" him on it.

    --=20
    -+-
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



  15. #15
    Brandt
    Guest

    Re: Mobile Phone Recommendation

    It was a suggestion that he should think about spending a little more
    and getting a new phone. If you spend $40 for the phone and $20 for a
    car charger (which most people want) you are pretty close to the same
    price.

    --
    -Brandt

    I work for SprintPCS,
    I DON'T speak for them.


    O/Siris <[email protected]întpcs.com> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > In article <[email protected]>,=20
    > [email protected] says...
    > > Factual and useless.
    > >=20

    >
    > Isn't that for the original poster to decide? No, he might not follow=20
    > Philly dogma, so you must "educate" him on it.
    >
    > --=20
    > -+-
    > R=D8=DF
    > O/Siris
    > I work for SprintPCS
    > I *don't* speak for them.


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



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