11-28-2011 11:10 PM
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  1. Blacklac's Avatar
    Wp7pwns, I do understand how much 2/4GB data really is and I could probably be absolutely fine with that. However, coming from Blackberry which basically compresses data to 1/3 of every other platform and using Opera Mini which compresses almost 10:1 from what the App is telling me, my usage will skyrocket once I jump to WP. Plus, Im not really using much music streaming now, but once I get a new car and im able to integrate my phone, that usage will climb also. So, really I have no idea. Like I said though, I intend to jump onto the 4GB w/Hotspot plan at some point anyways, probably summer for vacations, to use my Wifi tablet in the go. Actually I plan to mount it in my car too for music and GPS too. I just thought if I could save a few $ and keep my unlimited plan for that extra 4-6 months, it would be nice.
    11-18-2011 12:37 PM
  2. power5's Avatar
    Does ATT have a price guarantee? So if you bought a phone and within 30days the price changed you could get that amount back. Would be nice if I could get the phone on sunday and then have it price matched to the special on BS.
    11-18-2011 12:57 PM
  3. power5's Avatar
    Looks like they will match. Now to call and find out for sure if I get a phone on Sunday that they will somehow honor their price for the $.01 sale.

    http://www.windowscentral.com/att-ma...ing-penny-deal
    11-18-2011 02:42 PM
  4. Blacklac's Avatar
    the comments seem to be hit or miss though. I dont think I will chance it. :(
    11-18-2011 03:14 PM
  5. Dr.Phil's Avatar
    the comments seem to be hit or miss though. I dont think I will chance it. :(
    The truth is you can ask anyone of us on here if we know they will honor your unlimited data and everyone of us can be wrong. It all depends on who you go see at that store. And I don't know about you guys but AT&T needs to buy some new computers or something. Everytime I am on the phone with them no matter where the call center is, they have slow computers. They have to put me on hold sometimes for 5 minutes to 10 minutes just to change a simple thing on the account. But, again, it all depends on who you see there. Sometimes they aren't able to change stuff in their computer so that's ultimately the problem.

    OH and you mentioned having a Blackberry and I can tell you right now you will lose your unlimited. I use to have a Blackberry Bold 9700 and when I switched to a new phone it automatically switched me over to a 4G plan. The problem is that Blackberry's have their own specific data plan (that's how you are able to access the Blackberry network) and so when you change your phones their computers somehow treat the Blackberry unlimited plan differently from the other old smartphone unlimited plans. At least that was my experience.
    11-18-2011 03:39 PM
  6. power5's Avatar
    Just got off the phone. He talked to like 3 supervisors to get help finding info about the black saturday deal. He said he had no idea what the website had on it and they were not the customer service for the website. I asked who to talk to that would be able to help me get info about the website deals and he told me he could help...... In the end they could not find the info. So I asked about a price guarantee to the 1 cent deal the next weekend and he said they would not give vouchers for limited time deals. I need someone with big boobs to go to the ATT store with me this weekend to help me secure a price guarantee so I can get my Titan now and still have that $200 voucher.

    Looks like I will have to wait ANOTHER week to get my damn phone. Grrrrrrrr.

    Still going in this sunday to see what they say. Maybe I will take a print out of the deal from their website.
    11-18-2011 03:48 PM
  7. kevm14's Avatar
    I'm basically going to pull a similar move, but over the phone. I want a Titan for the holiday! Perfect phone for showing off the platform to family and friends who, I am sure, have never seen it before.
    11-18-2011 04:47 PM
  8. flash_focus's Avatar
    So I just went to look and see if I could get my unlimited data for a 4G phone(Samsung Focus S) for the Black Saturday sale and it said that I could still have it for my upgrade. It is called SmartPhone Personal.
    11-18-2011 05:58 PM
  9. snowmutt's Avatar
    All Carriers make their money on the contracts you sign. The devices get you to sign the contracts. The penny sale does cut into the bottom line due to not making extra cash off of the phone, but they are making tons of money on the unlimited messaging which costs them pennies on the dollar for the data bit size, the voice plans which are hardly used in this day and age and are low cost to maintain, and the charges on the Smartphone plans. Why do you think they have so many mid-tier and entry level devices? They are not discounting the big sellers to a penny. The Skyrocket, Vivid and the iPhone 4S are not on any of the discounted lists. If WP grows into the huge success we think it will, than these sales will be a thing of the past. Enjoy them now.
    11-19-2011 03:24 AM
  10. ilifecomputer's Avatar
    I wonder if it is too far-fetched to think we'll see some device only deals. I am ready to buy with Microsoft Store's 20% off coupon!!
    11-19-2011 04:03 AM
  11. Dr.Phil's Avatar
    I wonder if it is too far-fetched to think we'll see some device only deals. I am ready to buy with Microsoft Store's 20% off coupon!!
    Um, there could be some luck with prepaid devices. So far they haven't released a WP7 prepaid device to my knowledge. In this case you would be buying the device off contract, although it would be locked to that carrier.

    Also, I think people need to read this and stop being, oh what's a word I can use without being harsh...obtuse?

    http://pcic.merage.uci.edu/papers/20...ty_Oct2010.pdf
    11-19-2011 04:22 AM
  12. palandri's Avatar
    I wonder if it is too far-fetched to think we'll see some device only deals. I am ready to buy with Microsoft Store's 20% off coupon!!
    The best place to check for that would be Amazon.
    11-19-2011 09:16 AM
  13. BostonSammy's Avatar
    OK...I'm confused. I read somewhere that this deal requires phone service, data service and at least $20 text plan for quick messaging phones. Is the Titan a quick messaging phone? If so, I am discouraged because I don't need a messaging plan.
    11-19-2011 02:33 PM
  14. power5's Avatar
    "All deals require a two-year agreement, along with a voice plan and minmum $15/month data package. You can check out AT&T's holiday offers page for more details."
    11-19-2011 02:43 PM
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    11-19-2011 03:07 PM
  16. ilifecomputer's Avatar
    The best place to check for that would be Amazon.
    In my case, a physical microsoft store. Until January they have 20% off any purchase over 500 dollars. Lets hope they get the titan soon after release.
    11-19-2011 03:13 PM
  17. Dr.Phil's Avatar
    In my case, a physical microsoft store. Until January they have 20% off any purchase over 500 dollars. Lets hope they get the titan soon after release.
    They only sell on-contract phones right now which means you aren't looking at anything above $200. Buy yourself a nice laptop or something.
    11-19-2011 03:30 PM
  18. ashykat's Avatar
    They only sell on-contract phones right now which means you aren't looking at anything above $200. Buy yourself a nice laptop or something.
    Actually I remember seeing in another thread someone who was able to buy the Focus S full price with their 20% off deal.
    11-19-2011 03:41 PM
  19. Dr.Phil's Avatar
    Actually I remember seeing in another thread someone who was able to buy the Focus S full price with their 20% off deal.
    You can try but the last time I checked they only had on-contract devices but they may have changed that. $400 (the 20% off of a $500 device) still seems awful high of a price for a phone. And I think that the Titan was priced higher than that at like $600. I don't know I think at that price I would just wait for Apollo or something. I mean is it because your contract doesn't end for a while?
    11-19-2011 04:27 PM
  20. ilifecomputer's Avatar
    Just called. They will have titan for 549 and 20% off will apply. They also have all the other new handsets in stock and will sell them for full price with discount.
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    11-19-2011 04:58 PM
  21. ilifecomputer's Avatar
    I dont always buy full price. But sold my last iphone for 460 so im getting a fake upgrade "discount" myself.
    11-19-2011 05:17 PM
  22. aimfire72's Avatar
    Just called. They will have titan for 549 and 20% off will apply. They also have all the other new handsets in stock and will sell them for full price with discount.
    Cool, I will bypass AT&T and go directly to the Microsoft store on Sunday morning! :)
    11-19-2011 05:38 PM
  23. aimfire72's Avatar
    Awesome, just called the Microsoft store and they said they have them in stock and on sale TODAY! I didn't ask about the 20% off, but I'm running down there soon! :D
    11-19-2011 05:52 PM
  24. ilifecomputer's Avatar
    Which store!!!!!!

    My local Los Angeles Store just said they have them in stock but will not sell until tomorrow. Boooooooo.
    Last edited by uscdigital; 11-19-2011 at 06:42 PM.
    11-19-2011 06:32 PM
  25. aimfire72's Avatar
    Which store!!!!!!

    My local Los Angeles Store just said they have them in stock but will not sell until tomorrow. Boooooooo.
    Bah, just got back. They have in stock, but same, won't sell until Sunday. They took my name and put one aside for me to pick up though. Also confirmed, $549 off contract and you get the 20% off! :)
    11-19-2011 09:11 PM
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