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  1. TheBigCheese

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    I was really thinking of getting the myTouch, but now they've raised the price another 100 dollars. $500 dollars for a phone is pushing it.

    Sure it's the same with the service, but they don't cover anywhere near where I live, so it's useless.

    Anyone know why they raised it?
     

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    I hadn't heard that they had raised it. Did you ask them?

    From what I can see the public site doesn't list it yet for new customers.

    For a long time customer it is 199.99 for a short time customer upgrading is 399.99.

    What did you find?
     
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    I do see the retail price..but instant discount is...

    Suggested retail $499.99
    Instant discount -$300.00
    $199.99


    Which is pretty good right?
     
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    I just got mine from Best Buy for $189.99 + a $10 dollar gift certificate with a 2 year contract.
     
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    I love how no one seems to understand that he doesn't want it on contract..
     
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    I love how he didn't state that in his original post.

    The phone was released and is being sold by T-Mobile @:

    499.99 w/o contract
    399.99 w/1yr contract
    199.99 w/2yr contract

    So, I don't know why he thought it was 399.99 w/o a contract if that is, in fact, what he means.
     
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    Well said that he doesn't get service where he lives and the said "so it's useless". I assumed that meant that a plan would be useless.
     
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    If you look at my post, it says they have no coverage in my area, so buying the contract is just a waste of money.

    I think I've found the reason. Since it released, the tmobile mytouch official website had a typo.

    It had originally stated it as being
    $399
    -$200
    $199

    When it should have been $499. They must have recently fixed it.
     
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    Writting one-o-one: Write what you mean... don't make your readers work at it. Your post is not very clear until you followed up.

    Anyway, the phone was released @ the same price point as the G1.
     
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    I just got one for 100.00. I actually upgraded to it. It posted on T-Mobile site. Price of phone with 2 year contract is 199.00 -100 =99.00 plus tax. Had a time getting them to upgrade at that price but just called until I got a rep that would do it. Something to do with oprah show-first 10,000 people get it at that price.
     
  12. ChrisPlague

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    the REAL question is why do you want a phone you cant use? since you said there is no service where you live
     
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    Paperweight mode?
     
  14. dkaufman1

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    That is a good verizon commercial.
     
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    Yeah, it is one of my favorites.
     
  16. ChrisPlague

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    Also if you were to do the math you save yourself money by getting a new contract with tmobile then cancelling
     

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