Anyone ever get a cell phone through Amazon or LetsTalk.com?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by atomheartmother, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. atomheartmother macrumors regular

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    I'm thinking about getting a new cell phone and a plan with ATT (I'm currently paying month-to-month with US Cellular). I've been looking around, and both Amazon and LetsTalk.com (Wal-Mart) offer ridiculously good deals on cell phones. As in, phones that cost $100+ through ATT (or like in the mall and such) are $0.01 or free. Anyone ever go through one of these retailers? What's the catch?

    http://walmart.letstalk.com/product/browse.htm?pgId=100

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Jack-..._1_2?ie=UTF8&s=wireless&qid=1244923913&sr=1-2

    (For Amazon, that's just one phone I'm looking at).


    Also, does anyone know if you NEED to get the PDA data plan if you get a smartphone?


    Finally, any recommendations on a phone? I'd like a full QWERTY keyboard and a nice calendar/scheduler/task list thing with notifications/alarms/etc. For that reason, I've been kind of looking at smartphones, but I don't want the data plan as I wouldn't use this for the internet or email. These are the phones I've been kind of looking at. Other suggestions would be great too.

    Samsung Eternity
    http://wsf3-walmart.letstalk.com/product/product.htm?prId=34782

    Nokia E71x
    http://wsf3-walmart.letstalk.com/product/product.htm?prId=35261

    Samsung Propel
    http://wsf3-walmart.letstalk.com/product/product.htm?prId=35038

    Samsung Epix
    http://wsf3-walmart.letstalk.com/product/product.htm?prId=34704

    Pantech Matrix Pro
    http://wsf3-walmart.letstalk.com/product/product.htm?prId=35073

    Samsung Propel Pro
    http://wsf3-walmart.letstalk.com/product/product.htm?prId=35222

    Samsung Impression
    http://walmart.letstalk.com/product/product.htm?prId=35213
     
  2. ElectroGhandi macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't buy through LetsTalk. They've been known to skip out on their rebates so the phones actually cost more. Plus, if you cancel your service early, you have to pay LetsTalk a big fee on top of the Early Termination Fee from AT&T. Can't say about Amazon.
     

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