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Discussion in 'Metro PCS' started by OcalaFlGuy, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Android Expert
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    I have a friend who he and his wife both have Crackberry Curves. (I thought that was an inner city exercise gym for a minute. :p)

    He may be looking to step up. Both he and wifey are not serious phone on line users I don't think.

    Neither the Premia or the Avid are on the website anymore? Are they still for sale in stores? How much?

    So far as I see that leaves the Asstray, Admire, Wildfire and Optimus +

    Suggestions please?

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
     


  2. DirtyDee

    DirtyDee Android Expert

    they are on the bb hmm they should get a nice lil phone with keyboard, a slider phone from t-mobile
     
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  3. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    Couldn't go wrong with the F3 or the other GSM's if theyre not techno junkies
     
  4. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Android Expert
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    Probably more than they want to spend.

    I'd be surprised to see them go for a $100 phone actually.

    Try again GM. :)

    These are VERY basic users. They text as much as anything. Remember, they've been happy with Crackberry's :rolleyes: If they got one of the really cheapies, they'd do so knowing they have about 17 months left to use them.

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
     
  5. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    Isnt one of the GSM's $99 but you probably still could get one of the $25 CDMA's if you went into a stoe
     
  6. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Android Expert
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    I had thought about that and you may very well be right D2, these ARE the types that could be a dealbreaker for. Unfortunately, they are also 2 hrs away in Panama City to the closest Metro store in Tallahassee. Interestingly, there IS a T-Mo store in PC.

    They need to try out virtual keys first me thinks.

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
     
  7. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Android Expert
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    [EDIT] Too bad so sad, looks like they go to virtual keys whether they like it or not. The only T-Mo slider is the TouchMe and that's way more coin than they want to spend I know. So, we're back to my initial choices unless I'm missing something.

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
     
  8. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Extreme Android User

    samsung sidekick 4g, can get em used for about 60 bucks in decent condition. specs arent pretty but its qwerty and would be cheap. teh tmobile g2 is imo the last good qwerty they had and can be found fairly cheap as well.
     
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  9. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Android Expert
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    These are the type of folk who I think would rather have a new phone warranty. They probably need to understand that no keyboard = current day and learn to adapt.

    Good try though Shabby (ThumbsUp)

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
     
  10. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Extreme Android User

    unfortunately new phones especially not gsm ones, arent going to be cheap off contract. the samsung galaxy relay 4g on tmobile's uncarrier is 0 down and 25 a month... thats about as new as your gunna get it :/

    migth be worth noting you can prolly get new ones still sealed for any of teh older devices at a higher price
     
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  11. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Android Expert
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    There are still at least 3 $25 Android phones on Metro.com that I listed above. (Yes, I know those are CDMA.)

    Admire, Wildfire, or Optimus +

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
     
  12. strutter67

    strutter67 Member

    Both the Avid and Premia are still listed in my area....hmmm

    4G - MetroPCS
     
  13. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Android Expert
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    Yes, this IS weird.

    I think my Metro.com was set to Dallas zip to start.

    My Ocala zip shows me the Premia and Avid here. I'd think the Premia there.

    When I put Tallhassee's zip in, the closest store to him, all that's on the page are GSM phones. :thinking:

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
     
  14. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    The new markets are GSM only there will be no CDMA expansion into the new markets
     
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  15. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Android Expert
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    Panama City before was I Think Extended Home but I know he's calling and texting and has been.

    Now it is showing as a Home area as T-Mo Was in Panama City before.

    IF they wanted to, I don't see why they couldn't have me buy and send them two cheap New CDMA phones from here and let them activate over the phone or on-line in Panama City.

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
     
  16. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Android Expert
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    [EDIT Correction] Panama City shows on the coverage map as a Home area now, though if you plug the zip in at Metro.com is says not a Metro area.

    Hell if I know. :rolleyes:

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
     
  17. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    Its a home GSM area but not for CDMA
     

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