08-14-2013 04:08 AM
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  1. Musicman247's Avatar
    They sell carrier-locked phones. But they will sometimes undercut the carrier's price, which is one reason we're interested in purchasing from them.
    07-15-2013 09:30 PM
  2. IamDefiler's Avatar
    07-15-2013 09:31 PM
  3. bryantest's Avatar
    Wow. So if you buy the 925 outright without any plan attached..you have to shell out $579. I wouldn't be surprised if the T-Mobile reps would push the HTC One more than the 925 considering the two phones only have a $10 difference. (and on paper, the HTC One has better specs than the 925 well except for the camera).

    Yeesh!
    07-15-2013 10:28 PM
  4. IamDefiler's Avatar
    Wow. So if you buy the 925 outright without any plan attached..you have to shell out $579. I wouldn't be surprised if the T-Mobile reps would push the HTC One more than the 925 considering the two phones only have a $10 difference. (and on paper, the HTC One has better specs than the 925 well except for the camera).

    Yeesh!
    Don't read into that too much. IF that really is the case, setup the payment thing then pay the phone off early to get it $50 cheaper. I did that with my 710 and there were no issues.
    07-15-2013 10:45 PM
  5. fourpoint5toes's Avatar
    Swung by 2 tmobile stores today in San Francisco. Both places confirmed they have 925 in stock & I could pick one up on Wednesday morning for $579.

    Also swung a Microsoft store where the rep played dumb but strongly hinted that they would have the phone on Wednesday morning as well and it would like be the same price as tmobile.

    And if what I've read on the forums is true, sounds like MS store warranty & return policy would make it worthwhile to get the phone there.
    07-16-2013 02:09 AM
  6. LMZR's Avatar
    Great to hear that this situation with the 925 is good.

    I tried to look at the 925 yesterday, as it was the release date for the 925. The retailer had it in stock but apparently they JUST received them!

    Talked to one of the guys, he suggested that i should wait for the 1020, which is what i'm doing.
    07-16-2013 02:35 AM
  7. Musicman247's Avatar
    LMZR, which retailer, and what carrier are you with?
    07-16-2013 07:15 AM
  8. blzr409's Avatar
    I'm not sure I understand the logic behind it costing $50 MORE to pay for it up front. If anything, shouldn't it cost less? Given the time value of money you'd be silly to try to purchase the phone outright directly from T-Mobile. I guess getting it on a monthly payment plan then paying it off would work, though. Still kind of a goofy process to have to go through.
    07-16-2013 08:05 AM
  9. Musicman247's Avatar
    The $579 price is for people on pre-paid or who don't have a T-Mobile account. If you can get the installment plan then your total cost will be $529 whether you use the payment plan or pay it off.
    07-16-2013 08:14 AM
  10. Musicman247's Avatar
    More double talk from two different stores.

    Houston Galleria store says they won't get the 925 until August 1st.

    San Antonio store says they anticipate it being in stock tomorrow, but don't have any devices yet.

    Looks like I'll be purchasing through T-Mobile unless something changes tomorrow morning.
    07-16-2013 01:15 PM
  11. mogelijk's Avatar
    The $579 price is for people on pre-paid or who don't have a T-Mobile account. If you can get the installment plan then your total cost will be $529 whether you use the payment plan or pay it off.
    But the point remains, why charge people more who are still going to be using T-Mobile -- after all, the phone is locked to the carrier. And, ignoring the $30 plan, prepaid T-Mobile rates are the same as post-paid -- but prepaid users don't get data roaming or conditional call forwarding. It makes little to no sense to charge more, particularly when they are further "discounting" the phone by giving a zero percent loan to postpaid users.
    07-16-2013 03:28 PM
  12. Musicman247's Avatar
    I agree, of course. I'm on the $30 pre-paid plan, so unless I activate a new account I'll be paying $50 more. That's why I'm holding out hope that the MS store will be selling the 925, as their off-contract prices for t-mobile have been lower in the past. If not, then I'll be signing my wife up for a new postpaid plan and giving her my 521.
    07-16-2013 03:34 PM
  13. lildrgn's Avatar
    The store will have them.
    07-16-2013 05:08 PM
  14. Musicman247's Avatar
    The store will have them.
    I've been told by one store that they have no stock and aren't expecting any until August 1st. What evidence do you have to show your statement it 100% true?
    07-16-2013 05:27 PM
  15. zukirin's Avatar
    Just went to my local T-Mobile store and they said they got 27 in stock for tomorrow. I even saw the manager using one (but she was being extremely discreet about it and was obviously trying to hide it from me). They even had some cases already available for the 925. Did not see any of the wireless charging cases though...

    Hopefully MS will update their sites by tomorrow because I am deciding whether I should wait where, as said multiple times, the prices are usually cheaper, or just go for it.
    07-16-2013 07:33 PM
  16. Musicman247's Avatar
    Same story here. TMO has some cases and devices in stock ready for tomorrow. MS Store's story is different with each Rep I talk to. Will be calling as soon as they open in the morning to get the full scoop.
    07-16-2013 07:41 PM
  17. mmar1974's Avatar
    so... some hours away from the 925... hope all goes smoothly, will let you know when I get mine! I'll check both TMo and MS stores.
    07-16-2013 08:44 PM
  18. WorkingInGeorgia's Avatar
    Called local Tmo store, the person answering knew nothing. Checked with Manager who knows nothing. Says they have none at the store and knows nothing of any 925's coming in. What? Huh? Called Customer Care (cough cough) at Tmo and after three transfers, all Tmo reps said they don't know when they will drop. Beyond frustrated!
    07-16-2013 09:59 PM
  19. Musicman247's Avatar
    WorkingInGeorgia, have you called several times? I remember when the HTC Arrive was launching on Sprint I was calling once a day to make sure they had stock and were going to be selling it. They got fed up with me calling, so the day before the launch they told me that they didn't have any and they wouldn't be selling them.

    I ended up getting in touch with the person in charge of the launch on Sprint's forums. She heard my story and ended up sending me an Arrive for free because of my troubles. No such luck with TMO. Nobody from the company actually visits their forums, it seems.
    07-16-2013 10:14 PM
  20. metalchick719's Avatar
    Wow... Although I'm sticking with my Rogers 920, all of this is making me want to march over to the three T-Mobile stores right in my neighborhood to see what's up with the 925. I may actually do that tomorrow or Thursday if I can stand going that far in the 95 degree temperatures we're expecting the next couple of days. This is just ridiculous that so many people don't know jack about this phone when it's supposed to launch tomorrow.
    07-16-2013 10:15 PM
  21. Musicman247's Avatar
    Called the MS Store in Seattle (figured they'd know the most since they're right there with MS Corporate). The guy I talked with knew he phone would be launching tomorrow and they had devices in stock, but apparently they don't get their prices until the day of launch. He assured me that they would know by the time they opened in the morning (8:30am). I'm planning on calling a store in New York in the morning just so I'll know the price before I start my trip.
    07-16-2013 10:25 PM
  22. ramonq619's Avatar
    So the launch is tomorrow and still no info on the T-Mobile website! But they have xperia z info
    07-16-2013 10:43 PM
  23. mmar1974's Avatar
    Called the MS Store in Seattle (figured they'd know the most since they're right there with MS Corporate). The guy I talked with knew he phone would be launching tomorrow and they had devices in stock, but apparently they don't get their prices until the day of launch. He assured me that they would know by the time they opened in the morning (8:30am). I'm planning on calling a store in New York in the morning just so I'll know the price before I start my trip.
    Kudos to everyone's persistence ! I'm sure we've aggravated enough TMo representatives...
    07-16-2013 10:43 PM
  24. WorkingInGeorgia's Avatar
    WorkingInGeorgia, have you called several times? I remember when the HTC Arrive was launching on Sprint I was calling once a day to make sure they had stock and were going to be selling it. They got fed up with me calling, so the day before the launch they told me that they didn't have any and they wouldn't be selling them.

    I ended up getting in touch with the person in charge of the launch on Sprint's forums. She heard my story and ended up sending me an Arrive for free because of my troubles. No such luck with TMO. Nobody from the company actually visits their forums, it seems.
    I have called three times and engaged chat on the subject three times. It is very disappointing that T-Mobile doesn't seem to be supporting this launch well at all.
    07-16-2013 10:46 PM
  25. WorkingInGeorgia's Avatar
    So the launch is tomorrow and still no info on the T-Mobile website! But they have xperia z info
    That is it, T Mobile seems to be promoting every other device but their windows/Lumia phones. When I called the retail store, the person answering the phone asked why I would want it. The first Customer Care rep I talked to start talking about the 41MP camera. I told him he was confusing the two phones and asked why he knew about the 1020 and not the 925????
    Last edited by WorkingInGeorgia; 07-16-2013 at 11:08 PM.
    07-16-2013 10:49 PM
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