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Old 10-30-2006, 10:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My company would like to stop purchasing phones with service directly from Cingular. It would be more convient for us to purchase either unlocked or Cingular locked 8700s with no service plan. Does anyone know of a good place to purchase from in? I'm not looking for a place to buy one or two, but many. eBay is not an option as we will need a reliable merchant. Thanks for the help!
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Old 10-30-2006, 11:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My company would like to stop purchasing phones with service directly from Cingular. It would be more convient for us to purchase either unlocked or Cingular locked 8700s with no service plan. Does anyone know of a good place to purchase from in? I'm not looking for a place to buy one or two, but many. eBay is not an option as we will need a reliable merchant. Thanks for the help!

Have you tried buying them from RIM?
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No I did not. I did not realize that RIM sold their products directly to consumers. Do I just call RIM directly or do I have to call Cingular with a fake "issue" in order to get in touch with RIM. I guess what I am trying to get at is there a sales phone number I could call link on their website?
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Old 10-30-2006, 11:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't think RIM sells directly.

I've bought one or two and accessories from these guys; they are reliable.
Blackberry Phone, Blackberry 7290, Blackberry 7100t, Blackberry 7100g, Blackberry Cell Phone

I'm sure there are other sponsor who also sell unlocked or unbranded BBs.
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I don't think RIM sells directly.

I've bought one or two and accessories from these guys; they are reliable.

I'm sure there are other sponsor who also sell unlocked or unbranded BBs.
Thanks for the heads up! That might work, but does anyone know of any other places like this where I could buy unlocked or cingular locked 8700s? We were hoping to find some cingular locked phones for $500. $550 quoted in the previous post isn't bad but we are about to replace our entire fleet of BB's to 8700s and $50 a pop adds up quick.
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My company would like to stop purchasing phones with service directly from Cingular. It would be more convient for us to purchase either unlocked or Cingular locked 8700s with no service plan. Does anyone know of a good place to purchase from in? I'm not looking for a place to buy one or two, but many. eBay is not an option as we will need a reliable merchant. Thanks for the help!
are you going to stay with Cingular? If not, why do you need to buy a unlocked version from Cingular?

If you want to get the service from TMO, you can check with TMO store. they sell the phone for 479+ tax without service contract.

have you tried your local indirect dealers?
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are you going to stay with Cingular? If not, why do you need to buy a unlocked version from Cingular?

If you want to get the service from TMO, you can check with TMO store. they sell the phone for 479+ tax without service contract.

have you tried your local indirect dealers?
I said want an unlocked phone but what I really want is a device for $500 or less and NO service contract. Basically we have alot BB's that are sent back to us from users who take them for a swim, run over them with cars, etc. and we have to replace them out of our I.T. budget. Since we purchased their original phones with a 2 yr. contract we have to buy a replacement phone outright from Cingular at over $700 each.
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Ahha - we solved that problem. The business units pay for the BlackBerrys. They are a little more careful with them that way.
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are you going to stay with Cingular? If not, why do you need to buy a unlocked version from Cingular?

If you want to get the service from TMO, you can check with TMO store. they sell the phone for 479+ tax without service contract.

have you tried your local indirect dealers?
I said want an unlocked phone but what I really want is a device for $500 or less and NO service contract. Basically we have alot BB's that are sent back to us from users who take them for a swim, run over them with cars, etc. and we have to replace them out of our I.T. budget. Since we purchased their original phones with a 2 yr. contract we have to buy a replacement phone outright from Cingular at over $700 each.
May be your it dep should buy insurance for the phones rather than looking for buying a new one. By the way, if tmo is an option for u, u should be able buying the tmo 8700g which it is cheaper than 8700c. Additionally, if u are on cingular, why need an unlocked one? But u always can pay for a fee to unlock it anyway.
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Thanks for the replies guys, but I talked to Cingular and they said that they do not offer phone insurance with the high-end data devices like Blackberry. That was my first thought. Just include the monthly insurance fee into the cost of the BB but they don't even offer the option. Basically I just have a bunch of careless users who don't care if they break a $700 device. We can't charge them out of pocket either. It just comes out of our budget and not theirs. It sucks.

TMO? What are you referring to? As far as the 8700g, I understand your thought but we only use 8700c. If I were to roll out an 8700g, I would have 50 people calling me asking why that one person has a cooler phone than they do. It's the same thing with any hardware that we roll out. We have to upgrade entire departments at once because of the "whine" effect.
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How about third party insurance for the devices?

Or maybe keeping older models as on-hand replacements? Maybe they'll think twice if their 8700's end up being replaced with 7290's or, even better, 6230's if you can find them.
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Or maybe keeping older models as on-hand replacements? Maybe they'll think twice if their 8700's end up being replaced with 7290's or, even better, 6230's if you can find them.

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have you tried ebay? you can usually find new ones as well as used ones--just a thought
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Or maybe keeping older models as on-hand replacements? Maybe they'll think twice if their 8700's end up being replaced with 7290's or, even better, 6230's if you can find them.
Brilliant! Abso-fscking-loutely brilliant!

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EDIT: ROTFLMAO. Talk about perfect timing reading this thread. Not 5 mins after my initial "Brilliant!" response, my help desk manager just called to tell me that a 7250 was lost @ lunch today by a broker. He told me that based on some of the questions that the broker was asking him about the 8703e over the past week or two, that he strongly suspects that the unit was 'lost' purposely with the assumption that it would be replaced with an 8703e, and wanted to know what he should do. I asked him:

Q: "What do you do with the units that we retire?"
A: "I keep them in a box in one of the storage closets."

to which i asked....

Q: "Got any 7750's in there?"
A: "Yeah, at least 15-20 of them"

So i told him to dig out a 7750, find a good battery (I even went so far as to tell him to buy a new battery for the 7750 if he has to) and give the user the 7750. I'm grinning ear-to-ear right now, as I have dome my BOFH duty for the day!

I can't wait to hear how the broker responds when he is given the 7750!

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EDIT #2

Well, funny enough after the user was issued the 7750 (and was very unhappy about it) the 'lost' 7250 was magically retrieved from the resturant where it went missing.......

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Yeah, I wish I could do that. Most of the time it is the Executives that are sending us the broken BBs. I can't really screw them over, but it still comes out of our budget.
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