Feeler: Moto Razr

Discussion in 'Marketplace Archive 1 (Posts count)' started by OKComputer, Sep 9, 2005.

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    As some of you may know, I just got a job recently and they offer reduced rate plans through cingular but I have 2 tmobile razrs.

    Im just trying to get a feel for how much I could get for them if I decided to get out of my current contract with Tmobile and go with Cingular


    Anyone?
     
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    Call T-Mobile and get them unlocked before you leave them.
     
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    Yup! If T-Mobile customer service asks, tell them you're about to travel out of the country. T-Mobile is very good about unlocking GSM phones (which is a good reason to stick wtih T-Mobile, but of course in your circumstance Cingular is better). An unlocked, used RAZR v3 can easily fetch more than $250, and likely around $275, but $300+ if you're lucky.
     
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    it goes without saying that I would unlock them first. Id mainly sell them to cover to the cost of the 175 per line cancellation charge plus some extra cash towards a new phone.

    The Tmobile Razrs are silver. correct.
     
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    Eh, I have t-mobile but wouldn't pay more than 100 for one of these. Maybe 150 being that they offer them for pretty cheap with new plans now, and I could cancel and set up a new plan real easy.

    Are they silver or black versions?
     
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    well, not everyone can set up a plan as easily as you.

    Second they are 199 with a new plan right now, not 100 and amazon isnt offering any rebates on the tmobile version of this phone.

    Agian...its silver
     
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    Sheez! If you think a razr is only worth 150, you havent held one for very long.

    I love mine, and even though its not geek level cutting edge technology, its a great little phone that you forget is even in your pocket.

    I paid 250 at tmobile to trade in my cheapo phone and get a razr.

    >> Good to know about the unlocking, but wouldnt it being unlocked mean you could sign up for Cingular and not even change phones?

    >> The black version is only available through cingular at the moment.

    Scott
     
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    Yea, I wouldn't pay more than $200 for it, because their $199 brand new with a plan. Your best bet is eBay, I see them going for like $250+ on there.
     
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    i just got a RAZR from cingular, after switching from t-mobile for $99.00. the instore price was $199.00, but locally there is a vender selling them for $99.00 and cingular met their price.
     
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    Thanks for the advice but We arent talking about a price if someone is looking to sign up for a new contract. Most people are already in a contract and are in the market for an unlocked off contract phone which raises the price quite a bit. I wasnt looking to make more than 220 per phone which I think would be a pretty decent price considering they are 289 off contract with tmoble and over three hundred unlocked on amazon.com
     
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    what vendor is that I would really appreciate it as my phone was accidently ruined by my mother... you could pm me if you want agian I would really appreciate it.
     
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    if you already know then why not list them on eBay?
     
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    If you get them unlocked, can't you use them with cingular?
     
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    yes but if i sell them then I can make up for the tmo cancel fees
    I get a free blackberry through work so Id use that as my cingular phone
     
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    you can't really do that under the same name and keep your number, you have to wait something like 90 days after cancelling to be considered a new member, but if you had a Wife / GF / Parent who would be willing to sign up and lose your number its possible but not something I would call easy.
     
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    It's easy if you have no friends. :)
     
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    There's a contract cancelation fee though that's really high.
     
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    There is a $90 day waiting period before you are considered a new customer.
     
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    i have t-mobile and i'm looking for one now. i prefer the black one but ifyouhave a good price i'd take one off your hands provided they are in good shape and fully unlocked. i think from what i've seen you can get about 200 on ebay for them, if they are unlocked that is. cos you can get them new for 200 locked so all anyone is realy paying for is having them unlocked.
     
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    ipod shuffle in my sig for the razer okcomputer?
     
  23. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    UPDATE:
    totally awesome- my job has agreed to pay for my cell phone bill and add blackberry service but my wife feels she doesnt need a phone anymore

    willing to let her razr go for 215+ shipping to cover her cancellation fee


    Just check with Tmobile- the off contract price is currently 270 + tax and shpping
     
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    word.
     

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