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    charlyee
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    Re: Please recommend me a phone!

    Quote Originally Posted by hydralisks View Post
    Where's the cheapest place to purchase plans or do most people purchase directly off the AT&T and Verizon websites?

    Is Wirefly.com any good?
    I have heard some bad things about wirefly, no personal experience. I buy my phones from the provider's corporate store. I like to be able to go in there and try the phone out, ask the sales rep questions and bring it back to them if a problem develops.


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    Re: Please recommend me a phone!

    not a pro w/ the states side... but

    Go to your local wireless wave... or equivalent. Then say "I will give you 3 new activations on 3yr terms if you give us decent phones for under 50$" and you should be set. W580 is most popular choice amongst teens in canada. (before iphone)



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    Re: Please recommend me a phone!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cellplanman View Post
    not a pro w/ the states side... but

    Go to your local wireless wave... or equivalent. Then say "I will give you 3 new activations on 3yr terms if you give us decent phones for under 50$" and you should be set. W580 is most popular choice amongst teens in canada. (before iphone)
    You know this could be yet another difference between Canada and US. I don't believe 3 year contracts can be done normally and although there is always enough room of bargaining, this may not work.

    In my experience, what you can sometimes get from the provider is upgrade eligibility moved up and from an independent dealers some price negotiation.



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    Re: Please recommend me a phone!

    Quote Originally Posted by charlyee View Post
    You know this could be yet another difference between Canada and US. I don't believe 3 year contracts can be done normally and although there is always enough room of bargaining, this may not work.

    In my experience, what you can sometimes get from the provider is upgrade eligibility moved up and from an independent dealers some price negotiation.
    Im pretty confident that this rule should work in the states too.

    If you go to a 3rd party (T-booth,Wireless Wave.. even future Shop and Bestbuy) has special in-store promos.

    In Canada @ least.. T-booth and wireless wave you can "sweet talk the lady rep into giving you a discount" or some free accessories

    FutureShop/Bestbuy/The Source have in-store promos all the time

    eg:
    The Source By Circuit City : Search Results
    when this was released, on the rogers website it was 299... and some The Source stores were selling it free on a three yr term

    when
    Future Shop: Cellular Phones: Rogers: Rogers Nokia N95R 8GB Quad-Band Cellular Phone - 3 Years Agreement - In-Store Only
    came out (last week it was 99$.. only yesterday it went up)
    and
    Best Buy Canada Web Store: Phones: Cell Phones: Rogers Nokia N95 Quad-Band Cellular Phone - 3 Years Agreement - In-Store Only
    came out, Rogers dropped their price to 199 on a 3yr term

    https://www.rogers.com/web/Rogers.po...l=WRLS_BuyFlow

    Im going to the states tomorrow for 4 days (HTC touch w/ bell gives me 2GB of internet for 10$ roaming :P).. Ill see if I can confirm this. Im not much of a shopper (malls) but im going to be in enough of them, and Ill see what the US equivalent is.. if there is one



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