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Old 06-11-2008, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Currently I own a VZW 8830 and I'm thinking about switching to either Sprint or T-Mobile and getting their Curve. Verizon won't let me upgrade to their Curve unless I pay the full retail price so getting theirs is not an option. Is the Curve worth me switching phone companies? And if so, then who should I select? Sprint or T-Moblie?
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That's not entirely true. There are places where you can purchase for a discounted price by renewing your contract. Amazon.com & Crackberry.com are two places offering good prices for new OR existing customers. You will need to extend your contract out 2 years from purchase date.

You can get the 8330 with Verizon from Crackberry for about $225.
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not to mention what you are going to pay in ETF will also add to the price of the new carriers curve
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I say hang onto the 8830 besides thunder is coming along in the relativey near future
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Is the Curve worth me switching phone companies?
It's a personal judgement call and you need to ensure that your new carrier has real world (not based on maps) coverage where you need it. No one can tell you if the Curve (which model?) is worth it to you. Compare the features, check coverage and decide for yourself.

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I say hang onto the 8830 besides thunder is coming along in the relativey near future
I second this.
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That's not entirely true. There are places where you can purchase for a discounted price by renewing your contract. Amazon.com & Crackberry.com are two places offering good prices for new OR existing customers. You will need to extend your contract out 2 years from purchase date.

You can get the 8330 with Verizon from Crackberry for about $225.
I tried amazon and they do not even have the 8330 available, and crackberry only allows contract extension to those with individual plans, you can't upgrade one line when you have a family plan, or atleast I didn't see the option to do so.

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