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 09/06/2005 07:56 PM
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i need a new phone quick cause mine broke, so i need to order and unlocked one online, i got a limit of pretty much like 150$ for the phone. ide like to order one tonight, so currently im kinda lookin at either this' ">http://store.ustronics.us/mompgsmtrwop.html or this' ">http://www.starlinwireless.com...etail.php?cid=1&id=328. I like both but i know the mpx can be a little quirky at times, but i dont have any clue about the NEC. Any suggestions would be helpful, also just so you know the cheaper NEC comes out about 14 bucks more shipped if that makes a difference.

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did you lose your old one or something? why are you buying the phone itself?

ebay is a far better place to look

but id get the moto, as i didnt even know NEC made phones and the low-end motos are pretty good for what they are

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well my phone is broken, it turns off randomly. My problem is that its ATT, so cingular wont replace it without a new contract. And its off manufacturer warranty so i gotta get an unlocked one or used ATT phone, ill look on ebay but im a bit uneasy about using a credit card on ebay.

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then use your credit card on paypal, and pay with paypal. it will likely be your safest online purchase yet.

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Another place you really want to check out it is http://www.craigslist.org/' ">http://www.craigslist.org/

Clark Howard has talked about that on his radio show. you can search for used ones.

Good luck. Also check out www.amazon.com
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yea ive been checkin craigslist but nothing really showin up in my area, amazon is also a little overpriced. I found somethin i like at tigerdirect, a little pricey though.

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ooo i think i just found my new phone, motorola v80, 170+15 for 2day shipping. Hopefully ill order it tomorrow morning if my parents ok it.

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QUOTE(peenuts220 @ Sep 6 2005, 04:07 PM)well my phone is broken, it turns off randomly. My problem is that its ATT, so cingular wont replace it without a new contract. And its off manufacturer warranty so i gotta get an unlocked one or used ATT phone, ill look on ebay but im a bit uneasy about using a credit card on ebay.
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I had the same issue, ATT did allow me to "upgrade" my account to Cingular so than I could just buy a cingular phone and get a phone that day, it cost 18bucks per line to do the upgrade but I was only able to do that through the phone with ATT customer service, they couldnt do that in store for me with cingular but once I was on with cingular I was than free to buy a phone from them. Ended up getting the Razr so its all good.

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 09/07/2005 12:16 AM
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yea well problem with this is its on a family plan, wed have to upgrade 5 phones, and sign a new contract. Theres no way were signing a new contract with them, the service hasnt been too good so im not interested in having them for another year or two.

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thats why u take out insurance on the phone

works magic and only 2.99 a month xtra for cingular/att



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check out criagslist.org


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 09/07/2005 01:23 AM
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Check out this site expansys. All they do is sell cell phones. Some cost a bit more then you normally see, because they sell the phone by itself without a plan. Come with all accessories, just no rebates for signin a 2 year contract.

http://www.expansys-usa.com/' ">http://www.expansys-usa.com/

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QUOTE(peenuts220 @ Sep 6 2005, 08:16 PM)yea well problem with this is its on a family plan, wed have to upgrade 5 phones, and sign a new contract. Theres no way were signing a new contract with them, the service hasnt been too good so im not interested in having them for another year or two.
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Yeah, I had to upgrade three aside from mine, so yeah it defintely wasn't\isn't an ideal situation for you.

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well if u live near a large city

try

http://www.criagslist.org' ">http://www.criagslist.org



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in my opinion, Motos and LGs are the best cells out there, unfortunatly, Motos do not drop well, they come back from the ground raher scratched up, ive never seen the outcome of a dropped LG

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just google unlocks gsm phone and you will see a plethora of sites.

Yes I finally get to use plethora in a posting!!!!

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 09/07/2005 11:24 PM
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looks like a family member of mine is sending me a phone, its an okwap i108. apparently its a taiwanese company. anyone know anything about the phone?

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