Cell phones forum: Purchasing a Phone without Service Contract??

by: eimeria October 20, 2005 6:27 PM PDT

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Purchasing a Phone without Service Contract??

by eimeria - 10/20/05 6:27 PM

I currently have service from Cingular. My current phone has stopped working reliably (only a couple of keys on the keypad work). My phone is over a year old, so it's not covered under warranty. I'm not "allowed" to upgrade my phone for over 8 months. They are willing to let me upgrade, at a significant cost of course. They quote a price of about $270 for one of their lower grade phones plus an additional two year contract commitment.

I'd like to buy a phone without a service contract that I can then hook up to my cingular account. What do I need to look for in a phone? Can anyone recommend someplace to buy a phone without a service contract attached?

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