1. baseballbert's Avatar
    This may be brilliant or an incredibly pain in the *** ordeal, I like my glass half full....

    I've got an iPhone 4 I'm not using.

    I unlock it.

    Sell it on ebay for about $500 based on what I'm seeing as a trend for unlocked iPhone 4's.

    I take that money and get the Lumia 800 from one of the online places unlocked for $400.

    I come out $100 ahead!

    Plus, the kicker is that I'm unlocking my Surround (didn't like it that much) to put up on ebay (those are going for about $150-$180).
    I'm at the break even point from selling an iPhone 3gs to pay for the HTC.

    I use the unlocked Euro Lumia 800 for a while to see if I like it until my upgrade is eligible in March. Worst case scenario, I hate it, go back to my Samsung Focus until then.

    Hopefully by that time, the 800's will have take the U.S. of A by storm, I'm up about $200 and I use that for the 32gb model I'm sure Nokia (THAT'S A BIG HINT THERE ELOP!) will be releasing.

    Brilliant or boneheaded? C'mon, that ain't just pumpkin pie on the brain talking!
    11-28-2011 12:16 AM
  2. palandri's Avatar
    I bet you get your European Lumia 800 and love it so much, you just keep it and use it for the next 2 years.
    11-28-2011 12:22 AM
  3. baseballbert's Avatar
    I bet you get your European Lumia 800 and love it so much, you just keep it and use it for the next 2 years.
    That's what I'm hoping!! With the $180 I just got for the Surround (I was thinking $150 max), and the iPhone 4 selling soon, it should be a very Mango Christmas! I'm thinking the cyan model, what do you think? Although I like the stealthy look of the black one.
    11-28-2011 12:39 AM
  4. palandri's Avatar
    That's what I'm hoping!! With the $180 I just got for the Surround (I was thinking $150 max), and the iPhone 4 selling soon, it should be a very Mango Christmas! I'm thinking the cyan model, what do you think? Although I like the stealthy look of the black one.
    I thought Cyan was a really cool blue!
    11-28-2011 12:43 AM
  5. baseballbert's Avatar
    So, I'm guessing it will function the same as if it was US specific. Get ATT to fire up my sim card, and I'm good? Can I do that over the phone?
    11-28-2011 01:03 AM
  6. cedarlog's Avatar
    That's what I'm hoping!! With the $180 I just got for the Surround (I was thinking $150 max), and the iPhone 4 selling soon, it should be a very Mango Christmas! I'm thinking the cyan model, what do you think? Although I like the stealthy look of the black one.
    go for the cyan it looks much better
    11-28-2011 01:51 AM
  7. Pronk's Avatar
    Get black. The blue one is fine - as long as you never want to use anything other than blue or at a push green themes. Everything else is a pretty huge colour clash!
    11-28-2011 01:53 AM
  8. Shamingo5's Avatar
    I take that money and get the Lumia 800 from one of the online places unlocked for $400.

    Just wondering where you're finding one for $400 online? I can't find one for less than $650 anywhere!
    11-28-2011 02:38 AM
  9. palandri's Avatar
    So, I'm guessing it will function the same as if it was US specific. Get ATT to fire up my sim card, and I'm good? Can I do that over the phone?
    You'll be fine with your AT&T SIM card. If the SIM card is currently active, you don't even need to call them, just stick it in the phone.
    11-28-2011 08:42 AM
  10. trmnta82's Avatar
    Just wondering where you're finding one for $400 online? I can't find one for less than $650 anywhere!
    Ya, I'm wondering about this, too...
    11-28-2011 09:52 AM
  11. baseballbert's Avatar
    Isn't it a micro sim card? I only have the regular one.

    Mangos taste better than apples!
    11-28-2011 01:00 PM
  12. Pronk's Avatar
    You can cut down regular sim cards - there are guides online. Just be sure not to trim too much off!
    11-28-2011 03:20 PM
  13. peestandingup's Avatar
    $400 for a euro Lumia 800 shipped to the US? Where??
    11-28-2011 06:11 PM
  14. trmnta82's Avatar
    $400 for a euro Lumia 800 shipped to the US? Where??
    Yeah, we all wanna know!
    11-28-2011 06:45 PM
  15. ashykat's Avatar
    I too would like a Lumia 800 for $400. :)
    11-30-2011 04:00 PM
  16. baseballbert's Avatar
    The site dried up, no more listings.

    Mangos taste better than apples!
    11-30-2011 04:14 PM
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