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    Question To switch or to sell? THAT is the question

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    I have recently aquired a brand new, still sealed in the box, Cingular Pearl with an external GPS. Currently I have a 7130e with Verizon. I live in Rhode Island. So now the question, should I switch to Cingular or stay with Verizon. My real goal here is to have an 8800. I figured, that if I switched to Cingular, I might be able to negotiate a trade of the Pearl with the external GPS for an 8800. If so, that would negate the $175 I'd have to pay Verizon to get out of my contract. However if Verizon is really going to get the 8800 and they don't remove the useful features such as GPS, then I would probably just wait and EBAY the Pearl.

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    Re: To switch or to sell? THAT is the question

    I guess you need to find out what Verizon is going to do. If any past actions are indicators, Verizon will "block" useful features.

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    Re: To switch or to sell? THAT is the question

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    How much for the external GPS?

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    Re: To switch or to sell? THAT is the question

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus
    I guess you need to find out what Verizon is going to do. If any past actions are indicators, Verizon will "block" useful features.
    then there is also the chances they might charge for use of the feature. ("free" is not in Verizon's vocab)

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    How much for the external GPS?
    you can find a puck for $100-$120.

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    Re: To switch or to sell? THAT is the question

    I would wait a little bit longer to see what you could get out of verizon.

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    Re: To switch or to sell? THAT is the question

    what about unlocking the Pearl and sticking with Verizon?

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    Re: To switch or to sell? THAT is the question

    Different platform the pearl is GSM and Verizon is CDMA
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    Re: To switch or to sell? THAT is the question

    Quote Originally Posted by johnck78
    I have recently aquired a brand new, still sealed in the box, Cingular Pearl with an external GPS. Currently I have a 7130e with Verizon. I live in Rhode Island. So now the question, should I switch to Cingular or stay with Verizon. My real goal here is to have an 8800. I figured, that if I switched to Cingular, I might be able to negotiate a trade of the Pearl with the external GPS for an 8800. If so, that would negate the $175 I'd have to pay Verizon to get out of my contract. However if Verizon is really going to get the 8800 and they don't remove the useful features such as GPS, then I would probably just wait and EBAY the Pearl.
    Where in RI do you live I just bought a home in east prov. I am thinking about getting a pearl was going to go woth 8800 but leaning more towards the pearl.

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