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Old 02-02-2006, 07:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My 7290 was purchased as a business customer, and when I just called Cingular, I was told that an upgrade to an 8700c would be $399 (for one year), or $369 for two year.

Is this the lowest cost that I would be able to get the device at? Curious as to whether there's a way to get further discounts or rebates for a business customer?

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Talking Just upgraded thru Cingular Premier

YEP!
Got the 8700c for $199.99.
Finally got it under 350, which was the going rate forEVER.
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Old 02-03-2006, 02:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How did you do this?
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Default Work for a "big 4" accounting firm. . .

We are a Cingular Premier business account. We get pretty good discounts on all items related to cell phone plans.

I'm a life-long cingular subscriber. . . and this is my 3rd blackberry. . .

Dunno what info you desire, but I used the Premier website.
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We are a Cingular Premier business account. We get pretty good discounts on all items related to cell phone plans.

I'm a life-long cingular subscriber. . . and this is my 3rd blackberry. . .

Dunno what info you desire, but I used the Premier website.
Just to clarify - you signed a 2 year contract (most, if not all, contracts on Premier site is 2 years)?

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How does FREE sound?

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...90425?v=glance
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Yes. I signed another 2 year contract. . .

There are free (with new activation) 8700's on http://www.buy.com, the last time I checked.
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I heard that the Amazon way was the best way to go if you plan on getting a voice plan.

I can not take advantage of it because I don't plan on getting the voice services. At least not yet. So I have to pay the $350.00 for the unit. Can't find it cheaper anywhere else. Not ebay, not from someone selling theirs. It stinks.
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I don't know if they will still do it but I got my 8700C from Cing and then cancelled within 4 days and all I had to pay was 299. later on I called them and asked them to take off 35 dollars for activation and they did it .. so literally I got this BB for 300 and paid 40$ for unlock and went to T-mo.
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I am not exactly sure how to do an upgrade for cheap, but just realized something doing some math.

If I went to Cingular paid the $370.00 for the unit, and just got the data plan (like I was initially going to do) It will actually come out CHEAPER than going through amazon and getting the unit for free, and getting forced to get the $40.00 phone package (which I really didn't want) funny how they did that.
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I got mine for 315, no contract, and 22.50 for unlimited data access...

Wonder why? ;D

I love my job.
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YEP!
Got the 8700c for $199.99.
Finally got it under 350, which was the going rate forEVER.
Hmmm....on my company's premier site it comes up as $314 if I just order the unit without changing my current plan. If I change voice plan and add unlimited bb service (which I already have on my account anyway) it drops the price to 264.

How did you get 199?
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Bah.I wish I was a techie and was smart. Ha. Then I could work for Cingular and get mine like you have yours. Thppp. Meanie.


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I got mine for 315, no contract, and 22.50 for unlimited data access...

Wonder why? ;D

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