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    joshm89
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    I have a question for everyone in this forum.
    Would anyone be open to the idea of renting a cell phone.
    Most people seem to want an upgraded phone before their two year contract is up.
    Also, if your Iphone breaks, instead of purchasing a new one, just rent for the next 6 months until your plan is up for renewal.
    There are various other reasons as well.
    Just curious what kind of feedback people have on this idea?


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    Re: Question? Cell Phone Rentals?

    That's an interesting concept. I think a lot of people would have interest in renting a cell phone. The hard part would be handling the plan and phone number details. Would the rental cover the plan cost? Would numbers be transferred or would each phone have a unique non-changeable number?
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    Re: Question? Cell Phone Rentals?

    no, no plan included. at least my concept doesn't have it. I just started throwing this idea around so its not perfect.
    you would switch out your sim card for att/T-Mobile.
    If on verizon/sprint, you would have to goto your local store for them to move your number to that phone. But if done once every 6 months or so, I don't think that is too much hassle.

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    Re: Question? Cell Phone Rentals?

    interesting idea indeed but sounds a bit complicated. What happens if the phone breaks? I think the advantage is more for the one renting the phone since he or she doesn't have to keep buying a new phone, as we all know technology upgrades at a very fast pace and no one want to be left with an outdated device so this idea sounds very tempting.



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    Re: Question? Cell Phone Rentals?

    well I would offer insurance for a few extra dollars a month.
    If the broke the phone or stole it, they would charged for the full price of the phone.



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    Re: Question? Cell Phone Rentals?

    I can agree with renting a cell phone. I have rented once few years ago and the minutes is already included on the monthly rental rates which has a lower rates compared to plan,but the thing is there will be no ownership once you rented a phone because you will always feel accountable once you break it(your deposit will be forfeited) unlike when you are on a plan,you are actually buying the unit itself. You have raised a very good logic though when it comes to being in contract for 2 years which makes no sense because cell phones evolves almost every month and by the time your contract ends,your cell phone is already obsolete. This is just what I think.



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    Re: Question? Cell Phone Rentals?

    That' seems to be a viable business genre... as mentioned, complicated though.. but im sure there will be run around in any case.. RE: if the unit breaks.. im sure there will be sort of insurance to be paid by the customers, in case such scenario happens. including fortuitous events..

    I agree with that idea... it is feasible indeed..

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    Re: Question? Cell Phone Rentals?

    thank you for all the feedback!



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    Re: Question? Cell Phone Rentals?

    Its an interesting and different idea. In my view its very challenging to organize and manage this business. there will be a number of terms and conditions in this system.. However if someone can manage it, people will like to have a rental cell phone for desiring time period



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    Re: Question? Cell Phone Rentals?

    Interesting indeed but i guess my question will be....is there cell phone rental in US? If there is such how is the rates of the minutes?

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