1. zultar's Avatar
    The ms store has the 925 listed at $199 with a new two year contract. That can't be right can it?
    07-18-2013 08:15 AM
  2. karmamule's Avatar
    I'm seeing that too, AND they don't list the right plans. (for example I don't see the 70 unlimited everything plan as an option). I assume since plans are wrong that price is wrong as well.
    07-18-2013 08:48 AM
  3. metalchick719's Avatar
    I don't think that's a mistake. I think it's for T-Mobile customers who are still on contract and not on Simple Choice no contract plans.
    07-18-2013 09:37 AM
  4. colonelcasey322's Avatar
    I tried doing a pretend phone upgrade on my Classic plan (out of contract now) and it's very weird. It won't let me keep my existing plan and forces me to choose a new data plan. Anyone else see this?
    07-18-2013 09:51 AM
  5. sravanv's Avatar
    I tried doing a pretend phone upgrade on my Classic plan (out of contract now) and it's very weird. It won't let me keep my existing plan and forces me to choose a new data plan. Anyone else see this?
    It's $200 with 24 months of $20 payments. They probably include that $20 in the per month phone. Remember, T-Mobile technically has no contracts anymore...
    07-18-2013 10:23 AM
  6. colonelcasey322's Avatar
    It's $200 with 24 months of $20 payments. They probably include that $20 in the per month phone. Remember, T-Mobile technically has no contracts anymore...
    That makes no sense. That would mean paying $680 for the phone ($200 upfront, $480 over 24 months). You should still be able to extend old contracts through third-parties. I'm assuming the MS Store qualifies as a third party.
    07-18-2013 10:43 AM
  7. robert_in_la's Avatar
    It's $200 with 24 months of $20 payments. They probably include that $20 in the per month phone. Remember, T-Mobile technically has no contracts anymore...
    T-Mobile doesn't offer any contracts to new customers but they still offer people contract renewals to those who do. Also you can get a TMO contract still through a third party like Costco, Amazon, etc.
    07-18-2013 10:44 AM
  8. karmamule's Avatar
    I don't think that's a mistake. I think it's for T-Mobile customers who are still on contract and not on Simple Choice no contract plans.
    Not in my case, I had 'New Account' selected.
    07-18-2013 10:56 AM
  9. sravanv's Avatar
    That makes no sense. That would mean paying $680 for the phone ($200 upfront, $480 over 24 months). You should still be able to extend old contracts through third-parties. I'm assuming the MS Store qualifies as a third party.
    It might be less, I'm not sure. I know T-Mobile is trying to do away with the whole subsidy thing and just reduce the price of contracts. I personally like it better that way. I would be VERY surprised if you could still sign a $50 unlimited everything contract and still get the phone by itself for $200. That's a freaking steal.

    Normally it would be like 70 or 80. Most likely they charge you the $10-20 per mo. on the contract because it's baked in (as mentioned before). But yeah perhaps you're right, you should still be able to extend old contracts...although I'm not sure if they'll let you upgrade...kinda like Verizon. Verizon says you can keep old plans (including unlimited data) but you have to pay for the phone entirely upfront.
    07-18-2013 05:30 PM
  10. colonelcasey322's Avatar
    It might be less, I'm not sure. I know T-Mobile is trying to do away with the whole subsidy thing and just reduce the price of contracts. I personally like it better that way. I would be VERY surprised if you could still sign a $50 unlimited everything contract and still get the phone by itself for $200. That's a freaking steal.

    Normally it would be like 70 or 80. Most likely they charge you the $10-20 per mo. on the contract because it's baked in (as mentioned before). But yeah perhaps you're right, you should still be able to extend old contracts...although I'm not sure if they'll let you upgrade...kinda like Verizon. Verizon says you can keep old plans (including unlimited data) but you have to pay for the phone entirely upfront.
    I wish I could extend my current contract...500 mins/unlimited text/2GB data for $60/month. I don't mind paying a higher upfront cost for the phone itself....though $200 is a bit steep. The Galaxy S4 is $200 with a contract at Best Buy.

    I doubt any third-party reseller is going to sell the Nokia 925 so I'm in a bit of a bind now.
    07-18-2013 05:36 PM
  11. Mystictrust's Avatar
    You can still get contracts for T-Mobile at all 3rd party authorized retailers, which includes MS Store. That price @ $199 is accurate, and there are no additional monthly costs for the phone beyond that.

    T-Mobile probably wanted to eliminate contracts from 3rd parties as well, but they cannot control the infrastructure - these businesses cannot support the monthly phone payment plans and such that T-Mobile has set up. There would not be any more 3rd party retailers if it was mandated they had to sell with monthly payments as an option.

    As a result of this, 3rd party dealers can only sell classic plans.
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    07-18-2013 05:42 PM
  12. Mystictrust's Avatar
    I doubt any third-party reseller is going to sell the Nokia 925 so I'm in a bit of a bind now.
    Technically, Microsoft Store *is* a third-party reseller. Its a bit messed up that Microsoft's own phones are sold in this fashion, but it is true.
    07-18-2013 05:44 PM
  13. colonelcasey322's Avatar
    Now it's a matter of finding a third-party reseller with the Nokia 925. Must be few and far in between if the corporate stores are shoving them to the back of the store.
    07-18-2013 06:18 PM
  14. mogelijk's Avatar
    It's a "mistake". The price should be $49, the same price T-Mobile shows the down payment on the phone. You can also tell by the fact that they want $699 to buy the phone outright. Not sure why the MS store is trying to overcharge for the phone, though if you buy it there, make sure you get them to price match with the T-Mobile stores
    07-18-2013 07:07 PM

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