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Old 03-21-2005, 07:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any guesses/ideas on price points (retail /corporate) for TMO 7290?

Also, any scoop on when it will be rolled out to retail? I know that some corporate customers are getting it already (my company isn't getting it until mid April according to our TMO rep)
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Old 03-21-2005, 08:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Launch date: March 9th (I got mine on the 14th). Price depends on your corporate deal.
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Old 03-22-2005, 10:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would like to trade out my 7100t for a 7290 but I don't see the device on the tmo web... Is it only through corporate sales?
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Old 03-22-2005, 10:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think so, but I am not sure.
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Old 03-22-2005, 11:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I posted this in another thread. Hope it helps you.

I was able to purchase a 7290 via Tmoble. I called my local Tmobile rep and told him the unit was already shipping via business channels. While my company supports BES, they do not choose service providers for us. We pay for and choose our individual providers. In other words, I'm not a "business client"... just a regular customer in Tmob's eyes. Although my contract is due in a month... maybe they thought I'd sign again if they made me happy.

I have a friend in another city that made the same attempt to no avail. He was told he would have to wait. Not sure what would make me special but he tried several reps who told him they couldn't help him until April.

My retail rep called his "Business contact" and was able to land me a 7290. I paid 349.99 retail plus overnight shipping. (I couldn't wait.)

If you're a retail customer, it's probably just a matter of getting lucky and finding a rep who can help you out.
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I think so, but I am not sure.

I'm going to call them and see what I can do any price info?
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Oops I see 349.99 retail.. seems right. Maybe I can get $100 for my 7100.
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Our corporate T-mobile rep told our purchasing manager *yesterday* that the 7290 was not released yet and that he didn't know when it would be. Given what I have seen here, that strikes me as completely counterfactual.

If any of you have contact information for reps whom I can contact directly about getting a 7290, I would appreciate it.
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I just called tmo for the hell of it and was told they didn't have it... Launch date unknown.

They do show it on the business website as coming soon.
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I just called tmo for the hell of it and was told they didn't have it... Launch date unknown.

They do show it on the business website as coming soon.
Corp reps have it now for $99.
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I have since ordered one from CS and it was 349... I like 99 much better.
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I don't feel so bad, I paid $250 for my unlocked 7290 months ago
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Quote:
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I have since ordered one from CS and it was 349... I like 99 much better.
What is CS?
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I have see it on the internet for $149 on T-Mo at UShopWireless...Waiting till it his a hundo and going for it.

Kitmoni I believe "cs" is customer service
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