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I need to upgrade my phone, but I do not want to spend more than about 50 dollars, and I only want to sign a one year extension, not two.

I am looking for suggestions on phones that people here really like. I have been looking at some of the different Moto RAZRs and also the Samsung t619.

I want something with similar features to these, but like I said I do not want to spend very much.

Does anyone know if websites like wirefly and similar ones sell phones for good prices without a new contract, considering I am a current customer.

My carrier is T-mobile, I would prefer a T-mobile phone that I do not have to unlock.

Thanks for your input!
 

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I just got a Samsung t509 and a Motorola RAZR for $50 each with a new contract. I really like the Samsung, but I need a clamshell. The RAZR hasn't let me down yet.
 

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Some people say that RAZR's are overrated, but having used my dad's, I like it alot. It's not really light, but I think a phone needs some substance, and you can't really get better features, except with something like a smartphone or an erricson
 

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Thanks guys!

I know that I can get a new phone for a good price with a new contract, but I am currently on a plan that is no longer offered by T-mobile. (I have 1500min instead of 1000)
 

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bootsie said:
Thanks guys!

I know that I can get a new phone for a good price with a new contract, but I am currently on a plan that is no longer offered by T-mobile. (I have 1500min instead of 1000)
I think they recently (within the past year or so?) lowered the 2000min plan's price, so it might not be that much more than your paying. Might be worth a look/consideration.
 

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mrdantownsend said:
Some people say that RAZR's are overrated, but having used my dad's, I like it alot. It's not really light, but I think a phone needs some substance, and you can't really get better features, except with something like a smartphone or an erricson
My wife has one and I agree. I opted for the Palm Treo 700P instead though.
 
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I just recently upgraded to a RAZR V3i, since although I also have a Blackberry 8700, I grew tired of trying to use it as a phone (it's a great data device, but not so great for it's phone features).

I wasn't a big fan of the RAZR previously due to it's poor address book and calendar features, and lousy to non-existent support for things like iSync and Salling Clicker. However, I must admit that with the new V3i (and comparable models of that generation), the RAZR has improved dramatically.... Bluetooth iSync is now supported, as well as a better Java engine for things like Salling Clicker and Blue Phone Elite.

It also has iTunes, but beyond the minimal novelty factor, that's not really a big deal, since I already have an iPod, and there isn't even a direct headphone jack in the RAZR (you have to connect using an adapter into the USB port).

Last year I had picked up a Sony Ericsson Z520a, which I was also quite fond of... From a features point of view, it seems to be somewhat better than the RAZR, particularly as regards Bluetooth and sync related integration (full address book, multiple bluetooth channels). However, my wife liked that one as much as I did, so she ended up with it, and Rogers (my cell provider) doesn't offer it anymore, otherwise I probably would have picked that up instead of the V3i.

Ultimately, however, I do like the style, feel, and heft of the V3i better than the Z520 (which seemed a bit too small for my head ;) ), and since I'm still carrying a Blackberry, the more limited address book of the V3i isn't really an issue (as long as I can iSync phone numbers I'm happy, but the Z520 had the nice bonus of also syncing street address info).
 

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In the U.S. it's 2 yrs contract or nuthing, and that's that.

When u buy a generic phone, if u find one u like at yr price, u will have to configure it YOURSELF to work with t-mobile. Not rocket science, but nonetheless, some assembly will be required.

If I was female, I'd go with the metalic pink v3(?), HOT!
 
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Thanks everyone!

Actually T-mobile still has a one year contract option, but you have to pay $50 extra for the phone.
 

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Once yr happy with a carrier, I can't phantom the need to switch, but if that's what u do, +$50 (what most of us pay in a month?) to cut the hook in half sound like a no-brainer.
 

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If you have a Costco in your area, many of them have a kiosk for T-Mobile, Verizon, and Cingular. They offer 1 year contracts, but the great part about using Costco is their customer service -- a no-hassle 1 year return, which is way longer than going directly to a provider. Don't like the phone after 11 months? Bring it back for full credit. Over the course of a few months I tried on 3 different phones before settling on a Razr -- I was put off by all the bad press on the Razr but I'm very happy with it.

The only problem with Costco might be their limited selection of phones to choose from. But they're worth a look if you're a member.
 

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bobb-mini said:
Once yr happy with a carrier, I can't phantom the need to switch, but if that's what u do, +$50 (what most of us pay in a month?) to cut the hook in half sound like a no-brainer.
I don't know what you are talking about. :confused:

I don't want to switch carriers, just phones. I am looking to upgrade from the current phone. The extra $50 is just the phone, not the monthly fee.
 
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