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    How often do you guys get a new phone?

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    I'm just wondering how often you get a new phone. It seems like people are saying they are going to be getting all these new phones as soon as they come out. Also if you buy phones without the two year contract don't you end up paying around $400 for the phone? Or is there some place to get them for cheaper without the plan?

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    Re: How often do you guys get a new phone?

    I get new phones as they come out, I have a 500$ a month gadget budget(have to limit myself or id have like 10 digi cam's and all sorts of crap). if I dont qualify for any sort of discount or contract extension ill just buy it full price.

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    Re: How often do you guys get a new phone?

    I normally get a new phone when my contract is up.

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    Re: How often do you guys get a new phone?

    I usually just sell my old phone on Ebay and buy a new one.

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    Re: How often do you guys get a new phone?

    yeah, selling an old phone on ebay can def help absorb some of the new phone cost!

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    Im kinda like dfc420. I just get them as they come out. But I don't buy phones! I buy Blackberrys!

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    Re: How often do you guys get a new phone?

    if i really like a phone or bb i will just buy it on ebay or sell some other useless stuff i have around the house to pay for a new phone . . i mean bb
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    Re: How often do you guys get a new phone?

    Before i wasn't really a phone addict.. until i got my first bb (8700g). I will get this new bb 8800 when it comes out. And since I got tmobile, I can upgrade anytime I want .

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    Re: How often do you guys get a new phone?

    I get a new Phone or Blackberry now, when I find something I just can't live without in the new version, that is not available or won't be available in the old on with an OS Upgrade. If and When a qwerty BB with UMTS capability comes out I will probably be one of the first to buy, unless the 8700 will be upgradable with the OS upgrade. I won't buy one just for a roller ball!

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    I buy each new phone as they come out, selling my previous to make up the money.

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    Re: How often do you guys get a new phone?

    I used to pay full price for phones if I did not qualify for an upgrade price.

    When I always had to have the latest and greatest when the phone/PDA/BB came out, I was paying $300 to $600 for them:cry:

    Often times I was shelling out big dollars simply because "back then" the "gee whiz" technology was simply small size, then went to color displays, then some styling and form factor changes, then PDA functions, then to built-in cameras, to what we have now [all these things are in even the cheapest phones, say $100 or more].

    With eBay and the technology costing less and less, I now won't change phones until I qualify for an upgrade price, which for T-Mo is every 11 months.

    It's not a perfect plan, inasmuch as when new models come out, older models might not sell for more than chump change. E.g., I have two 7100t's. I am keeping one as a spare emergency phone [since I do not have a home land line. I lose my phone, I have the 7100 that I can activate] Giving the other 7100 to a friend.

    I can recall when the 7100 came out it cost $250. Now, I don't think one could get more than $50 on eBay. I know because when looking for a backup phone I got one 7100t for $25 and the other for $40. Both work perfect and one came almost new in the box.

    Hopefully my 8100 will be worth at least $100 11 months from now so I can sell it on eBay if something new shows up that I just have to have.

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    Re: How often do you guys get a new phone?

    On amazon right now they have special rebates and stuff and I got mine for $50 (bought it last night).

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    I used to pay full price for phones if I did not qualify for an upgrade price.

    When I always had to have the latest and greatest when the phone/PDA/BB came out, I was paying $300 to $600 for them:cry:

    Often times I was shelling out big dollars simply because "back then" the "gee whiz" technology was simply small size, then went to color displays, then some styling and form factor changes, then PDA functions, then to built-in cameras, to what we have now [all these things are in even the cheapest phones, say $100 or more].

    With eBay and the technology costing less and less, I now won't change phones until I qualify for an upgrade price, which for T-Mo is every 11 months.

    It's not a perfect plan, inasmuch as when new models come out, older models might not sell for more than chump change. E.g., I have two 7100t's. I am keeping one as a spare emergency phone [since I do not have a home land line. I lose my phone, I have the 7100 that I can activate] Giving the other 7100 to a friend.

    I can recall when the 7100 came out it cost $250. Now, I don't think one could get more than $50 on eBay. I know because when looking for a backup phone I got one 7100t for $25 and the other for $40. Both work perfect and one came almost new in the box.

    Hopefully my 8100 will be worth at least $100 11 months from now so I can sell it on eBay if something new shows up that I just have to have.

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    Re: How often do you guys get a new phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by b0ldfacelies
    On amazon right now they have special rebates and stuff and I got mine for $50 (bought it last night).
    Are you talking about the 7100?

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~i spend so much money for early termination fees. First from cingular to verizon because of the rzar phone $180 then from verizon to tmobile $175 (no regret on this one coz I got the 8700g) but I think I'm stickin with tmobile for a while.

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    Re: How often do you guys get a new phone?

    I rarely change phones. When I do, its for a good reason. My 7100i is my first bb and I got it back in March after having my previous phone about 5 years. I want the Pearl because its everything I want in a bb. I won't say that I definitely won't want something new in another year, but its hard for me to imagine.

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