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  1. KingD67's Avatar
    Well my wife and I have an upgrade coming up soon (2 yr contract is ending), but I don't think we will be taking advantage of it anytime soon. I was at an AT&T store earlier and the Bold 9000 and 9700 are both 199.99 after a 100.00 mail-in rebate. That means I would have to drop 600.00 bucks for two phones and then wait until they decided to send me back my rebate. Well needless to say I just can't drop that kind of cash on two new phones right now, and it really sucks. I really wish that the prices weren't so crazy high. So I guess I will just keep on keepin on with my Curve 8310 and my wife will just have to make due with her Pearl 8100 (and she really wants another phone, with a bigger screen and full keyboard). Maybe I can find her a Curve on the cheap for awhile, and just switch out her sim card.
    02-10-10 05:24 PM
  2. sv115's Avatar
    Hopefully you'll get to upgrade soon.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-10-10 05:28 PM
  3. SynFor's Avatar
    its 199$ with the mail in rebate and the resigning of a contract?!

    i will be resigning my tmobile contract and picking it up for about 150$.
    02-10-10 05:30 PM
  4. That Girl from Jersey's Avatar
    Perhaps my math is incorrect but isnt 199.99 + 199.99= 399.98?

    So why 600.00?

    Also, when I purchased my 9700 I brought a Best Buy ad in to the ATT store showing they were selling it for 99.99 w/ instant rebate and I ended up paying 107.00 with tax out the door. And the guy even filled out the rebate form for me anyway! I sent it away and got my 100.00 card thingy. So really, I paid like 7 bucks. Ive learned that they will work with you on price in store
    02-10-10 05:31 PM
  5. Username00089's Avatar
    Use your upgrades on WireFly and get them each for $79.99

    I used WireFly to get the 9700 for free and it worked out perfect

    Welcome to our Wireless World
    02-10-10 05:34 PM
  6. dLo GSR's Avatar
    so is the $99 after MIR offer gone now?
    02-10-10 05:36 PM
  7. Username00089's Avatar
    so is the $99 after MIR offer gone now?
    Yes. Gone. Poof.
    02-10-10 05:37 PM
  8. GJW's Avatar
    If you switch to t-mobile you can get them for $129 each (I think without a rebate). And the t-mobile voice and data plans are cheaper than ATT.
    02-10-10 05:39 PM
  9. itimmcook's Avatar
    try going to walmart. i upgraded my phone there for 78.88$
    02-10-10 05:43 PM
  10. duprejr's Avatar
    Well my wife and I have an upgrade coming up soon (2 yr contract is ending), but I don't think we will be taking advantage of it anytime soon. I was at an AT&T store earlier and the Bold 9000 and 9700 are both 199.99 after a 100.00 mail-in rebate. That means I would have to drop 600.00 bucks for two phones and then wait until they decided to send me back my rebate. Well needless to say I just can't drop that kind of cash on two new phones right now, and it really sucks. I really wish that the prices weren't so crazy high. So I guess I will just keep on keepin on with my Curve 8310 and my wife will just have to make due with her Pearl 8100 (and she really wants another phone, with a bigger screen and full keyboard). Maybe I can find her a Curve on the cheap for awhile, and just switch out her sim card.
    I got mine at Costco for $49 after $50 mail in rebate just two weeks ago.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-10-10 05:52 PM
  11. jsanta11's Avatar
    Best buy has them with no MIR needed.. Its already applied.. But Wirefly is the best place to upgrade .. I have been using them for the last couple of years without any problem..
    02-10-10 05:52 PM
  12. harrr0's Avatar
    When I first opened my contract, they offered the 199.99 after mail in rebate thing. But the dealer I went through gave me an instant discount and wrote the rebate to themselves.
    02-10-10 05:55 PM
  13. suryo88's Avatar
    try this site, they offer a lot cheaper price than AT&T or T-Mobile store.
    bold 9700 is free if you sign up 2 yrs contract

    Cell Phones for free with Cell Phone Plans from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless
    02-10-10 06:15 PM
  14. KingD67's Avatar
    Perhaps my math is incorrect but isnt 199.99 + 199.99= 399.98?

    So why 600.00?

    Also, when I purchased my 9700 I brought a Best Buy ad in to the ATT store showing they were selling it for 99.99 w/ instant rebate and I ended up paying 107.00 with tax out the door. And the guy even filled out the rebate form for me anyway! I sent it away and got my 100.00 card thingy. So really, I paid like 7 bucks. Ive learned that they will work with you on price in store
    Hey folks, Yeah they are currently 299.00 out of pocket, then you get a 100.00 mail-in rebate....so it would be 600 out of pocket. I looked on the wirefly website as I had used them once years ago before I switched to blackberry (had purchased a couple of crappy razor's......eye twiches, seizures start...ahhhh)....sorry but I was flashing back for a minute..LOL If I could have gotten them for 99 each I would have bought two of them today. I might end up using Wirefly, I will let you all know.
    02-10-10 06:22 PM
  15. HUTCH66's Avatar
    Go to Best Buy and pick up the Bold 9700 for $89.99 w/no upgrade fee. You don't have to wait for any rebates and you leave w/the BEST BB offered. I switched from VZW bcz their upgrade policy was terrible as well and went to Best Buy on a chance that they could do better. Within 1 hour I switched out of my 8330 Curve and into the 9700 Bold. Best move I could have made and have been happy as a clam since!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-10-10 06:47 PM
  16. Artemis68's Avatar
    Yuck, I hate MIR. I wish the rebates were instant. It would save on postage and would be a lot less hassle.

    I got my Bold for $129 from T-Mobile...no MIR needed. I would definitely go to Best Buy, as the person above me suggested, if you want to get the BEST price. I would avoid Wal-Mart though.
    02-10-10 07:43 PM
  17. xgm541's Avatar
    I dont mean to flame, but i do wish to influence the change in your decision. Each of these phones usually costs at&t a bit less than they sell it for on the non contract price. They do this thing called subsidizing so that you dont have to dish out $500-600 on this device. $600 for two of these is not at all that expensive, and remember you get $200 back lowering the cost for two 9700's less than it costs at&t for one.

    My point is, if you plan to use your BB for business, $200 per phone is not a huge business expense for what you get in return. Even for personal use, you've got to be kidding if you think $200 is expensive for the BEST blackberry.

    Save some money and go get the 9700.
    02-10-10 07:48 PM
  18. mogallo's Avatar
    Who said you need to get your wife a phone too? She best be makin some good samwichez.....

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-10-10 09:44 PM
  19. pilsbury's Avatar
    But, the great pricing also comes with a hitch. Some 3rd party sellers implement their own early termination fee, as well as the carrier's ETF-just something to consider.
    02-10-10 09:47 PM
  20. sonar_chris's Avatar
    The last time I read Wirefly's terms of use, you had to have your service active for 181 days after the contract is signed or you owed them $200 a line on top of the service providers ETM. Not a big deal if you plan on staying with your provider though. As for getting an 9700, why don't you get one and give the Curve you have now to your wife until you can afford the 2nd 9700 for her. You can also probably sell your old pear for 50 or 75 bucks to supplement the cost as well. Just a thought.
    02-10-10 10:15 PM
  21. bluz's Avatar
    Well my wife and I have an upgrade coming up soon (2 yr contract is ending), but I don't think we will be taking advantage of it anytime soon. I was at an AT&T store earlier and the Bold 9000 and 9700 are both 199.99 after a 100.00 mail-in rebate. That means I would have to drop 600.00 bucks for two phones and then wait until they decided to send me back my rebate. Well needless to say I just can't drop that kind of cash on two new phones right now, and it really sucks. I really wish that the prices weren't so crazy high. So I guess I will just keep on keepin on with my Curve 8310 and my wife will just have to make due with her Pearl 8100 (and she really wants another phone, with a bigger screen and full keyboard). Maybe I can find her a Curve on the cheap for awhile, and just switch out her sim card.
    I guess it's a lot of money. but you would be surprised to know the 9700 costs a whopping $700 in my country and mind it there's no rebate nothing.
    02-10-10 10:49 PM
  22. ebedoun's Avatar
    Wife and I were not up for upgrades. We both had the Bold 9000. The at&t stores were selling the 9700 no commitment for 349.99

    Bought My 9700, sold my 9000 on craigslist the very next day for 225. Then bought her 9700 and sold her 9000 on craigslist 2 days later for 225. Best part is we paid nothing for our 9000's, they were warranty upgrades we got for free windows mobile phones we got through at&t's premier site.

    And to top it all off, I mailed in the rebates and got $200 back. So after selling our free 9000's and the rebates, the 9700's were $25 each. It would have been silly NOT to upgrade. No contract extension is a plus also.
    02-10-10 11:04 PM
  23. ccw9mm's Avatar
    I dont mean to flame, but i do wish to influence the change in your decision. Each of these phones usually costs at&t a bit less than they sell it for on the non contract price. They do this thing called subsidizing so that you dont have to dish out $500-600 on this device. $600 for two of these is not at all that expensive, and remember you get $200 back lowering the cost for two 9700's less than it costs at&t for one.

    My point is, if you plan to use your BB for business, $200 per phone is not a huge business expense for what you get in return. Even for personal use, you've got to be kidding if you think $200 is expensive for the BEST blackberry.

    Save some money and go get the 9700.

    I went to Wirefly,
    and I did not get to sad about poor at&t's bottom line.


    I dont think they have any plans for losing money.
    I am sure they more than make up for the cost of the phone with all the add-on services.
    02-11-10 11:42 AM
  24. xberzerkx's Avatar
    Just go to Best Buy and get the 9700.
    No MIR and you get to walk out with the phone.
    02-11-10 12:10 PM
  25. poochy's Avatar
    I bought my 9700 at bestbuy and it was only 107$ but before that I was looking at a site called letstalk.com they have the 9700 for free with waived activation. I someone that went through there to get his phone and he had no problems. I just didn't want to wait. But yea try letstalk.com they have good prices.
    02-11-10 12:30 PM
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