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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Tangerine, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Tangerine

    Tangerine New Member
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    My t-mobile contract isn't up for another 18 months or so, so there's no way I'm tacking another 24 on there. I'm willing to pay full price for the phone, but I can't extend my contract past when I leave for college and I'll probably have to rethink my phone plan, etc.

    But, I would like a g1. On Engadget, they said the CEO mentioned a $399 contract-free version.

    I don't see this anywhere...

    Will it be available tomorrow, do you think?

    Or should I just keep an eye on eBay?

    All there is on my t-mobile is the $299 2-year extension one. All other phones, minus the sidekicks I think, also have an option to buy contract-free there, but not the g1.
     

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  2. sleebus.jones

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    My guess is that you can get it, you'll just need to call TMO and request the contract-free version.
     
  3. Tangerine

    Tangerine New Member
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    All right. I'm actually out of the country until the 28th, so I'll do it sometime after that.

    Thanks.

    If anyone else has successfully gotten one this way, please let me know.
     
  4. gtd3

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    im not sure you can order over the phone though. So i was told by a t-mo rep......
     
  5. sleebus.jones

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    Yeah, I wouldn't trust a TMO rep on that.
     
  6. noderat

    noderat Active Member
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    You wouldn't be taking another 24 months on, I'm a T-Mobile CSR and we don't stack contracts. All contracts start from the day you agree to them, so it'd be a 6 month extension on your current contract but two years from when you agree to it. BIG misconception with our customers, we'll leave the contract stacking to the competition.
     
  7. Tangerine

    Tangerine New Member
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    okay.

    it does say 2 year extension, so I guess that's where the misconception comes from.

    And Rob, Iw as really hoping to pay $399, not more than that. That's what the stated price was for the contract-free version...
     
  8. alexnick@mac.com

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    Tan, I payed $299 and I'm only 6 months into a 2 yr contract, and simply renewed it another 6 months. Not a bad deal, really.
     
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