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Old 03-04-2007, 01:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey I was thinking about just letting my Tmobile contract expire and pay the $200 penalty. My 7290 died and the upgrade Tmobile is offering will be $150 for a Pearl. Which Im not really crazy about as a replacement product.

Anyone ever use Wirefly,this online purchasing service? Can I keep my email address if I let it expire, like one gets to keep their cell #?

Any tips or feedback would be appreciative, Im also in no hurry to make a move since I have an old 6200 series blackberry which I can clunk around with for a few months...Also curious about the Iphone which might move me away from the Bberry entirely.
Old 03-04-2007, 01:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ducatidds, check the Rants and Raves forum, near the bottom of the main page of this. I just noticed a thread there about WireFly.
Old 03-04-2007, 05:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I went the Wirefly route and was very pleased. They offered a far better deal on hardware than the carrier I had even when I said that I was going to switch services unless they could offer em a better deal. (I was doing this after my contract commitment had expired.. Generally speaking, providers will offer far better deals to have you become a customer and not much at all for you to STAY a customer. (even after contract expiration)

Personally I would not want to bite a $200 bullet to get new hardware. I would stick it out with the clunker till my contract expires, but then I am living on a budget and can't throw away money on new toys.

If you are staying with the same carrier you will not be able to get the deals Wirefly offers since they are for new contracts only (you would have to be a non-contract customer for six months in order to be considered a new customer for T-Mobile)
From what I have seen, T-Mobile seems to have the best deal on data service with their Blackberry unlimited plan at under $20 a month. To date I have not seen anything that approaches it from an economic standpoint. So (for me) that would be an incentive to stay with T-Mo. and tough it out!
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Wirefly is offering the Pearl for free on Cingular through the end of the day (Sunday).
I think it was that had the pearl for free, and you end up getting $50 back! t-mob i think.
Wirefly has great service too. Have bought a few phones from them. never a problem.
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I've just ordered a pearl via wirefly and when everything is done I'll make sure to post my thoughts!
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