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Old 09-14-2006, 03:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any idea when it will come down? I'm interested in puchasing but it is almost a year old unit and they STILL want $249 after a 2 yr agreement. any ideas?
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Old 09-14-2006, 08:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try Amazon. That's what I was going to do before Cingular offered to come down on the price to renew my contract. Just a suggestion...
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yah i ended up goign down today and getting it anyways. amazon is a new activation so that would not be applicable to me.
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It's aggravating. I went to the local Cingular store and the rep there told me that my best bet was to cancel my service and just do a new activation through Amazon. They wouldn't sell me a BB for less than $300 (and I was buying 2 of them).

I called Cingular CS and spoke to someone in cancellations to cancel my account that night and they talked me down and I paid $220 each for the BBs. Looks like they forgot to restart the clock on my contract too, but I'm not reminding anyone!
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You can always just buy one from Ebay. I got one with the original Cingular box, manuals, and EXTRA accessories (i.e. car charger and extra case) for about $200. BB works flawlessly and I'm happy that I don't need to extend my contract with Cingular.

It is a locked phone has a couple minor nicks on the corner of the casing which indicates it's been dropped, but I was aware of that before the purchase. I just wanted a pda phone to hold me over until some 3G pda phones are released on Cingular.
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yah i was gona wait but im over it.. i have 30 days to return if i dont like.. and so far its a headache trying to get things workign email and internet..

can you go to hotmail.com on your web browser and check the mail from that?

for some reason im getting a message about the java script.. how to fix?
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Cingular is selling the device like crazy, so supply and demand rules apply. Also, when the newer Treo and the HTC 8525 get release, the 8700c will drop.

I can't live without my 8700c...I tried and failed. So, price to me wouldn't be a factor. Luckily, I got mine free.
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Old 09-15-2006, 07:14 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I bought my 8700c from Wirefly for $150. If I remember to do it I get a $150 rebate after 5 months of continuous service. I didn't cancel my current Cingular account, and I was still in a contract with them. But, was eligible for upgrade.

The process was smooth. Never lost service or had any scrw-ups. I called Cingular after I switched my SIM to my 8700 to be sure everything was ok on my account, and it was.
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eBay or Cingular retentions is your best bet. You're not going to get much of a deal otherwise if you're an existing customer (but it's the same story for all wireless devices with all wireless carriers). "Upgrade pricing", if you qualify, is not that great.
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Ebay is a good source...I just make sure to ask alot of questions, and review the feedback and use PayPal...
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I have used my 8700 for about two months now, tried an 8125 which I could have got for free(work) and gave it back after 3 hours! I love my 8700.......very user friendly!
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I bought my 8700c from Wirefly for $150. If I remember to do it I get a $150 rebate after 5 months of continuous service. I didn't cancel my current Cingular account, and I was still in a contract with them. But, was eligible for upgrade.

The process was smooth. Never lost service or had any scrw-ups. I called Cingular after I switched my SIM to my 8700 to be sure everything was ok on my account, and it was.
I thought that wirefly and those web sites are for new customers only but I do have 30 days to look into that. Thanks for that info!
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I bought my 8700c from Wirefly for $150. If I remember to do it I get a $150 rebate after 5 months of continuous service. I didn't cancel my current Cingular account, and I was still in a contract with them. But, was eligible for upgrade.

The process was smooth. Never lost service or had any scrw-ups. I called Cingular after I switched my SIM to my 8700 to be sure everything was ok on my account, and it was.
I thought that wirefly and those web sites are for new customers only but I do have 30 days to look into that. Thanks for that info!
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eBay or Cingular retentions is your best bet. You're not going to get much of a deal otherwise if you're an existing customer (but it's the same story for all wireless devices with all wireless carriers). "Upgrade pricing", if you qualify, is not that great.
I thought my Wirefly price was pretty good. They're doing free 7290s right now. Te 8700c is $179.99 but free after MIR (which has to include your fifth bill). When I did my upgrade was in a Cingular contract but eligable for upgrade. I'm on the same plan as before. My contract was extended for another two years. And, I got an 8700 for free (after rebate).
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eBay or Cingular retentions is your best bet. You're not going to get much of a deal otherwise if you're an existing customer (but it's the same story for all wireless devices with all wireless carriers). "Upgrade pricing", if you qualify, is not that great.
Yah I must agree with you on that one. I went to cingular last year and did a 1 year contract and just had my old nokia I liked. I didn't even buy a phone lol and they still don't give you any break. I'm gona call wirefly and ask them what the catch is if I go through them.
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Unhappy help with Pocketmac

I have a new 8700c and I want to interface with Mac 0sx 10.3 panther. I can download it okay but when I try to install it I get an erro message :

Error reading segement header 1008:3, -38.

This does not allow me to install it.

Has anyone had a similar experience?

Can anyone give me advice on this?

I have sent many emails and requests to Pocketmac tech support with absolutely no response whatsoever.

I am so frustrated and feel like a complete idiot, hence my username!

Thanks in advance

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Ebay is a good source...I just make sure to ask alot of questions, and review the feedback and use PayPal...
I looked on ebay the past few weeks and everyone wanted like 250 for a used one when I can buy a new one but extend a 2 year contract :(
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I tried to upgrade to the Blackberry 8700g through T-Mobile and they want $349 w/ 2year contract extension. For a new contract, it's free through places like wirefly.com OR amazon.com. I don't get it. You would think they would want to retain their current customer base and give better prices
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I tried to upgrade to the Blackberry 8700g through T-Mobile and they want $349 w/ 2year contract extension. For a new contract, it's free through places like wirefly.com OR amazon.com. I don't get it. You would think they would want to retain their current customer base and give better prices
I asked this same question when I was looking to upgrade to the BB. I've basically decided that it's your choice - decide whether you'll pay for the phones on the front end or on the back end of your contract, but at some point you're going to pay!
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I tried to upgrade to the Blackberry 8700g through T-Mobile and they want $349 w/ 2year contract extension. For a new contract, it's free through places like wirefly.com OR amazon.com. I don't get it. You would think they would want to retain their current customer base and give better prices
My deal with Wirefly was not for a new contract. I did do a two year extension on my existing contract. Same phone number. Same plan. And my 8700c will be free if I remember to do the $150 MIR in about four more months.

I'm not sure how they're doing it, but Wirefly is not the same as Amazon, etc. You don't have to start a new contract to do it. Again, I was already in a contract. My original contract expires this November. They extended the contract and gave me a really good price on a new 8700c
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