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Seems Android phone is on Sale @ Amazon for $99

Sri Jaganathan
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Though this is not related to tech discussion going on here, I thought it might be useful for someone looking to buy an Android phone

G1 Android phone from Amazon.com, 97.99 + 2yr contract
http://www.amazon.com/T-Mobile-G1-Phone-Google-Black/dp/B001JT1U1E/ref=pd_bbs_2?tag=slickdeals&ie=UTF8&s=wireless&qid=1236702869&sr=8-2

Anyways, the deal is straightforward, $97.99 for each phone if you sign on for a 2 year contract.

From Amazon.com: "The purchase price listed above reflects a $250 instant discount based on your agreement to maintain service with the selected carrier. Please note that if you deactivate this device, cancel your line of service, or reduce the value of your service plan within 181 days of the activation of your service, you will be subject to a charge of up to $250, plus tax."

I also heard that you dont need the Data plan if you want to use the wifi only you can without the data plan just buy the data plan for the first month and set up your phone and cancel the auto synch and it will work without the data plan




Gregg Bolinger
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That's a really good deal if you need new phone service. If you already have phone service it's better to buy the unlocked $400 developer phone. You'll save $2000 over 2 years by doing so.


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Jake Reynolds
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Gregg Bolinger wrote:That's a really good deal if you need new phone service. If you already have phone service it's better to buy the unlocked $400 developer phone. You'll save $2000 over 2 years by doing so.


That highly depends on what you're paying now, and if you're even using a GSM provider currently.


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I lucked out because I was already on T-Mobile (after they bought SunCom) and my old 2-year contract had run out. So I upgraded from a Blackberry and swapped the SIM card, in return for re-upping for another 2 years. Unfortunately they don't have 3G in my area, but 2G plus the occasional WiFi works well enough.


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Gregg Bolinger
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Jake Reynolds wrote:
Gregg Bolinger wrote:That's a really good deal if you need new phone service. If you already have phone service it's better to buy the unlocked $400 developer phone. You'll save $2000 over 2 years by doing so.


That highly depends on what you're paying now, and if you're even using a GSM provider currently.


Yea, that's what I said. If you need new service, good way to go. If you don't, it will actually cost you more money than just buying the dev phone outright.
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Gregg Bolinger wrote:
Yea, that's what I said. If you need new service, good way to go. If you don't, it will actually cost you more money than just buying the dev phone outright.


I'm even starting to rethink the ADP1, due to the restriction on copy protected apps.
 
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