Originally Posted by morganpage
How was your experience with the Amazon offer? I'm looking at doing the same thing. What's the catch? Just filling out rebates?
I had a fantastic experience....quick two day shipping which is free (you just pick the two day shipping at checkout and it'll make it free - one of amazon's perks for all their phones), etc. As for the rebates, theres only one in this case - it used to be two when the 8700g was more expensive on amazon, but now that its $50 with a $50 rebate, its only one rebate. If its an amazon rebate you'll need the packing slip and you do the rebate online. if its a t-mo rebate, you'll do the paper format, with the UPC IMEI barcode, etc..
The only thing that I have heard that snags people about going with t-mo is porting in their number...however, if you search for "t mobile porting numbers" you'll see a link i posted about how amazon handles porting. essentially, for t-mo, AFTER you get your phone you call t-mo to port in the number you want.
I would definitely suggest going with amazon, as I havent found it cheaper from any reliable source.