What's AT&T's policy? Should I buy a Curve and return it for a Bold?
I am getting tired of waiting for the Bold. I've been wanting to upgrade to a smart phone for almost half a year now, and I recently decided that I was going to buy a Blackberry. When I started looking at Blackberrys I saw that the Bold was supposed to come out soon (the end of June!) so I decided I'd wait instead of buying some out-dated technology.
Well, here I am still waiting, and during this time my old phone has broken. So I'm phone-less while I'm slowly anticipating the release of the blackberry bold and I'm wondering if its worth it.
My question is: if I just went and upgraded the the Curve, could I return it when the Bold comes out and still get the "2-year contract upgrade" price? Has anyone done this with other phones and AT&T? Does anyone here work at AT&T and know their return policy?
- CrackBerry Master
07-14-2008, 01:47 PM #2
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WELL THERE IS NO OFFICIAL DATE WHEN BOLD WOULD BE RELEASE.... BUT YOU HAVE 30DAYS RETURN POLICY. SO YES YOU CAN TRY IT AND RETURN IT BUT MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHEN BOLD IS COMING OUT!! SO YOU WONT BE STUCK!!
- 07-14-2008, 01:47 PM #3
At&t has a 30 return policy on phone purchases. You will be ok only if the BOLD comes out 30 days from when you but the Curve. Back in Sept, I bought a 8100 and hated it so after 3 weeks, I exchanged it for the 8820 on the day that was released.
haha, ok. So if i go now I just have to hope I'm lucky and the Bold comes out within 30 days, and if not I'm stuck with the Curve.
Arg. Now I have to decide whether or not I think the Bold will be coming out within the next 30 days....thats mid-august, I hope its here by then.
wait a sec
I heard a rumor that a provider (I think it was AT&T) was going to allow returns for all Curves sold in the last 6 months in exchange for Bolds (because of the delays). Has anyone else heard this and know for a fact whether or not it is true?
I seriously doubt its true, and sadly I can't provide any links as I was hoping someone else could. I read it just last week, and it could have even been on these forums, but if no one else has heard of it there is very little chance that there is any truth behind it.
What I read could have easily been just for a certain company with a certain provider or something. Obviously I wasn't paying close enough attention
- 07-14-2008, 04:03 PM #11
I am stuck in the same exact spot. Been researching smart phones for the last couple months. Heard about the bold...waited...waited...waited...waited...
Read a blog on here awhile back that AT&T would release a new Curve similar to T-Mobile's 8320. I like the idea that it has WiFi but a little disappointed with no 3G.
I just plan on buying the 8320 as soon as it comes out. I feel that the Bold will be to big in size for me and I don't need all the new business features since im going to college in a year. And maybe I'll be lucky enough to be able to exchange it if I REALLY REALLY like the Bold.
But after watching several reviews on the 8320...I feel that I would be very happy with it. I mean I just need a phone for calling, MMS, simple web browsing (sports scores and whtever else), and emails once college starts.
- 07-14-2008, 11:18 PM #12
It is hoped that the new SW we got today will fix the bug that brought testing of the Bold to a halt.
If you buy a curve and have to wait more than 30 days to get the bold then you will be hugely disappointed when the bold comes out.
If you need a phone I would suggest picking up a cheap unlocked phone on ebay and waiting for at least a solid release date. I would guess September but there is some pressure to get this software load tested so they may be pushing for an August release.
Hold out as long as you can. I promise your patience will be rewarded as this is one slick device!!!