Captivate Free at WalMart


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  1. rajendra82

    rajendra82 Well-Known Member

    Unbelievable sale at WalMart right now. Free with no contract or 2 year renewal, $229 without a contract. Got mine ordered off contract and overnight delivery for additional $19. No tax, no activation free, and best of all, no need to deal with AT&T store people about dropping price from $500 or switching to a hobbled data plan. If you are more patient than me, they offer $9 for two day shipping or free shipping options as well.

    Update: The $229 price without contract is now dead. Free phone with a new 2 year contract still stands.

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  2. speedfreak32

    speedfreak32 Well-Known Member

    I ordered mine for $229 Will this allow me to keep my unlimited data plan that I currently have with my iphone? Also will this use my upgrade?
  3. speedfreak32

    speedfreak32 Well-Known Member

    check your order status... mine says customer attention needed and nothing else. I tried to call but they dont open until 11
  4. Do you guys think Best Buy will price match this?
  5. Dennis_Bham

    Dennis_Bham Well-Known Member

    I also ordered one for $229 and no contract.
    My order also shows customer attention needed.
    Guess we will find out in an hour when they open.
  6. Zardos

    Zardos Well-Known Member

    As a Walmart cell phone dealer, I have to say this is nuts, I've never seen them do this before. I hope the in store price is this low when I go in this afternoon. Which I doubt, as the online prices are always lower than in store.

    The only thing keeping me from moving to Att is the 2GB data plan limit.
  7. speedfreak32

    speedfreak32 Well-Known Member

    I dont think so, I am going to try. Best buy is across the street from walmart here. I am sure they will sling some bs about how its online and not in the store. They are charging 229 with a new contract.
  8. Dennis_Bham

    Dennis_Bham Well-Known Member

    FWIW ... I checked two Walmarts close to me this morning and neither has the Captivate in the store.
  9. rajendra82

    rajendra82 Well-Known Member

    Mine says customer attention needed on my orders as well. The sales department opens at 11, but I am not sure we need customer service instead. They are not open today.
  10. nmoline

    nmoline Well-Known Member

    This is a specific deal through letstalk.com. It is not a Wal-Mart Deal. I tried to see if an upgrade of my line on my family plan qualified for this because I was going to take back the Captivate I got at ATT but if you are upgrading a phone on a family plan it is still the regular pricing.
  11. speedfreak32

    speedfreak32 Well-Known Member

    I am calling the sales department. They may or may not help be able to help me.
  12. Zardos

    Zardos Well-Known Member

    I got them last week. :D

    They are pretty sexy.
  13. Hmmm odd. I'm guessing it's not line 1 of your family plan?
    "This instant discount applies only to individual plans or line 1 of a family plan."
  14. nmoline

    nmoline Well-Known Member

    That is correct, I am an additional line. Anyone know much about letstalk.com?
  15. jpeg42

    jpeg42 Member

    I pulled the trigger on this.... went directly to letstalk.com and got the phone without a contract for 248.94 with overnight shipping.

    Order Date Order Number Amount Status
    2010 Jul 18 XXXXXXXXX 248.94 Ready for Fulfillment

    Picking & Packing
    We are currently picking your product(s).

    Estimated Shipping Date: Monday, July 19, 2010
    Estimated Delivery Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2010


    Now I am just going to AT&T today to return my iPhone 4, get my money and activation fees back, and have them switch me back to the sim card in my 3GS.

    My Captivate will be here on Tuesday and I can just swap the sim into there (I hope!)

    I am finally a convert and free of APPLE!!! YAAAA!!!
  16. rajendra82

    rajendra82 Well-Known Member

    The $229 deal should be a free and clear no contract price and not require a new 2-year contract purchased separately. The reason I think this is the case is because if you follow the same steps trying to buy an HTC Aria without contract, it shows a reasonable $369 free and clear price.
  17. Red03SVT

    Red03SVT Member

    Got mine this morning as well. Might buy a few more for ebay:)
  18. tcv

    tcv Well-Known Member

    wow. let us know how the "customer attention" thing goes.
  19. mrcamp

    mrcamp Well-Known Member

    Some folks are reporting that this is showing "attention required" as the status. It's obviously a price mistake, that they may not honor. I have heard of some horror stories with LetsTalk.
  20. rajendra82

    rajendra82 Well-Known Member

    What kind of horror stories? Maybe the universe balances itself out and we will get some happy stories to cancel those out.
  21. mvred

    mvred Member

    I am not taking a chance on this Walmart deal because I don't think it will fly and because I cannot stand Walmart lol. I will be heading to my local AT&T store at noon and purchasing it there for $200.

    Since my Ipod Touch has been broken for a week with the white screen of death, I will finally have something, better, that I can enjoy!
  22. MisterEd

    MisterEd Well-Known Member

    Don't count your chickens until the phone is in your hands. That price is obviously an error. Maybe you'll get lucky, more than likely, not.
  23. rajendra82

    rajendra82 Well-Known Member


    I called the sales department (1-800-539-1871) and talked to a Rep (you have to push 2, as all other options take you to a voice recording about the offices being closed). I asked what Customer Attention Needed means. She said that that status was because there were some additional questions I needed to answer from their fulfillment department and then they would ship the phone, and to call tomorrow morning at 8 (I think that's CDT, because they are in Texas). She then ended the call with enjoy your phone. They haven't flagged my order as a pricing mistake (yet). She was able to cancel my other accidental double order, but couldn't get red of the customer attention needed status. At least that part is not about a pricing mistake.
  24. Red03SVT

    Red03SVT Member

    They already charged my account and all. Maybe we will get lucky:)
  25. MisterEd

    MisterEd Well-Known Member

    Like I said, don't hold your breath. Chances are slim to none you will get it for that price. I hope you do (and I hope I do as well). These types of companies are not in business to sell phones off contract (they make their money from contract commissions) and to sell it for HALF of what AT&T sells it for is highly unlikely (unless you are renewing your contract).

    I would strongly suggest you make a screen print of the page that shows the price and says "phone only" for your records.

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