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Old 02-20-2009, 01:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
treebound
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Default Hi, new here, couple of questions :)

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Hi,
My first post here, so here's goes....

I'm looking to get my first smartphone and have probably narrowed it down to the 8330 Curve. We've currently got two non-data phones with USCellular. I've been shopping around and pricing plans and options, one company has a buy one get one free on the Blackberrys, another has one for $8.88, another was priced at $24.99, USCellular is currently at $149.99 minus a $70 mail-in rebate. Wife doesn't want to change carriers and putting me on a different carrier will more than double out monthly fees, so I'm probably going to stay with USC.... and add a data plan. Bummer, wish they had a better price, but increasing our fees $25/mo instead of $90/mo makes up for the difference in a few months.

On with the questions:

A couple of our local storefronts for USC are out of the 8330's with no idea of when new stock will arrive. When I look at the USC web site it says the 8330's are currently unavailable (at least earlier today it did), so would it be a good assumption that a system/phone update is about to happen? Or is the low availability due to the new phone models about to be released. Or is that other company's 2for1 deal taking all the excess inventory from the factory? Thoughts?

Second question: I've heard various comments about the USC browser accessing the internet, is that just a setup issue or is there really a difference in the web browser experience between different carriers?

I'll probably have more questions but these will do for now. So, howdy, I'll go find the FAQ's now.

Last edited by treebound : 02-20-2009 at 01:29 PM.
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