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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BBQ1, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. BBQ1

    BBQ1 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Anyone have any info on when bestbuy or costco will have this in stock and how much it will be? $150?


  2. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Android Expert

    i'd like to know this as well. if i'm to seriously consider this device, it has to drop to $150 at amazon for me :)
  3. Jp77

    Jp77 Member

    Can we keep our unlimited data plan if we order from them? i was checking online and i dont think so. Does anyone know different?
  4. I would say just get it from Radio Shack as long as they let you keep your unlimited data plan...
  5. dream5hift

    dream5hift Newbie

    So if I want to upgrade a phone on one of my lines, I can go to radio shack to do the upgrade and my plans wouldn't change? I've never done upgrades outside of at&t.
  6. vinay427

    vinay427 Member

    Does anyone know if Radio Shack can upgrade one line of a family plan while leaving the rest upgrade-eligible?
  7. Jp77

    Jp77 Member

    50$ up front isnt worth losing data plan.
  8. youareme7

    youareme7 Well-Known Member

    Yes, Radio Shack can upgade just the line you're buying the phone for and the other line's eligibility will be unaffected.
  9. BBQ1

    BBQ1 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    If I don't keep my unlimited data I am going to have some words with ATT and return the phone and go elsewhere if need be.

    I hope everyone knows ATT can end this grandfather thing at any time.
  10. kstruck

    kstruck Well-Known Member

    Radio Shack, Costco, Best Buy, Sams, can all upgrade you and keep your Unlimited plan and they can upgrade a single line on the family plan.

    Yes AT&T can end the grandfather unlimited plan, but my bet is they don't and if they do, it would still run through your contract. I do not see them pissing off customers who have been with them for a while, in my case coming up over 10 years, and then another 7 years before I had to move to Sprint for work in the late 90s for 2 years.

    Most people who have the unlimited plan have been customers for at least 3 years or more. These are not the people you want to piss off as carrier jumping is just too easy these days.

    I thnk the unlimited plan will be available to us for as long as we pay our bills and stay with them.

    Heck I would venture to say a unlimited plan may be offered again to anyone who wants it sometime in the future, maybe even this year.
  11. MarcMaiden

    MarcMaiden Android Enthusiast

    you can probably bet on bestbuy having it on launch day. Not sure about costco though...I've never dealt with them.

    my preferred method of phone whoring has always been through radioshack.
  12. xyz1398

    xyz1398 Lurker

    I checked with Costco and they will have it on 22nd or 23rd and most probably it will be 149$.
  13. zizo79

    zizo79 Android Enthusiast

    I just checked Best Buy's ad for this week and there is no mention of the Atrix 4G.

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  14. Wow I guess Best Buy is not going to have it on release day. We would have heard it by now if they were...
  15. zizo79

    zizo79 Android Enthusiast

    No one knows actually..
    I just called my local BestBuy mobile store and was told that they will have the Atrix on Tuesday and they can also price match RadioShack's price ! (Got some RZ certificates to burn)
  16. aztooh

    aztooh Well-Known Member

    I can second this information
  17. I talked to a guy at my Best Buy Mobile and he said they should have plenty of them in stock on tuesday. Also he said for me to call AT&T customer service ahead of time and get them to place a note on my account allowing Best Buy to keep my unlimited data plan. But he said I would have to call AT&T back afterwards in order for them to switch back to my unlimited data plan. Does anyone know the best way to keep your unlimited data when upgrading through Best Buy?
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  18. aztooh

    aztooh Well-Known Member

    That's not good to hear...I'll ask my friend tomorrow about this. I don't understand why best buy wouldn't have the same option of plans that I do when looking at my account online.
  19. scrounger

    scrounger Newbie

    The ad have to go to press 3 or 4 weeks in advance, so you can be sure that the Atrix would not be in it, since they only announced the early release this past week. It probably will not appear until the 3/6 ad.
  20. Member407520

    Member407520 Guest

    Sorry but thats completely wrong, they don't know anything about it most of the employees i talked to are planning to go to radio shack to buy it because they haven't heard a thing
  21. aztooh

    aztooh Well-Known Member

    Unless you called the same Best Buy, kind of hard to say he's completely wrong. I know my local BB will have it Tuesday and I'm picking it up Wednesday morning. And (if it's not 150) they are going to price match Radio Shack for me.
  22. Member407520

    Member407520 Guest

    Best friend is a mobile manager the only info any bestbuy currently has is the sku which has an in stock date of march
  23. pubielewis

    pubielewis Lurker

    Costco here in San Diego (Mission Valley) said the 23rd.
  24. aztooh

    aztooh Well-Known Member

    Maybe he just wants to surprise you :p

    My (not best) friend works for a best buy site that is opening this week...she told me they will have it and will make sure there is one available for me to pick up Wednesday.

    Not saying your friend is wrong....just telling you what I've heard first hand from another BB employee.
  25. Member407520

    Member407520 Guest

    Do they have any proof to back up their statements? and i'm not saying they wont get any on tuesday, im saying as of right now the only thing they have is a price tag for it that just has ??? and no in stock date.Also it seems weird to me but its not in the Flash View of Weekly Ad Circular - Best Buy march buyers guide or the weekly ad. and the only site from bestbuy with any info on it is the new accy site which was on engadget

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