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  1. emirozmen's Avatar
    Should i buy it from Amazon. I live in Europe but i am currently in U.S and i have a house there. Is it safe to order it from Amazon? Because my country will have this 2 to 3 months later andi really need a device change.
    Thanks
    08-16-11 10:14 AM
  2. Nocontact's Avatar
    Someone was nice enough to buy me my 9700 from Amazon and it was no problem at all. Unlocked AND unbranded which is one of the best things about it for me. No carrier logo!
    08-16-11 10:18 AM
  3. emirozmen's Avatar
    Was it used? Did it come in a box like it was brand new? Was any documentation missing?
    Thanks
    08-16-11 10:24 AM
  4. dcgore's Avatar
    If you live in Europe i think you can buy a Verizon one and get it unlocked. The 3G GSM band on it is 2100 so you should have no issues. Look into it.
    Last edited by dcgore; 08-16-11 at 10:31 AM.
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    08-16-11 10:27 AM
  5. ifarlow's Avatar
    Is it safe to order it from Amazon?
    Are you talking about Amazon Marketplace, or Amazon Wireless (two different beasts)? If Marketplace, then it's just as risky as eBay, and I personally don't shop at either. If Wireless, then you can't go wrong as Wireless sells only new devices, although currently the 99xx doesn't seem to be available.
    08-16-11 10:30 AM
  6. emirozmen's Avatar
    Verizon is 9930 and is for CDMA networks, my country only has GSM networks. I need a 9900. I found one in amazon.com from Ross Cellular (seller). Should i buy it? Would it be smart?
    08-16-11 10:31 AM
  7. emirozmen's Avatar
    08-16-11 10:35 AM
  8. ifarlow's Avatar
    Holy cow! $835! I wouldn't do that for the over-inflated cost alone. If cost doesn't matter to you, then all I can suggest is you read the reviews of the seller closely and make your own decision. Marketplace is as much a gamble as eBay.
    Last edited by ifarlow; 08-16-11 at 10:43 AM.
    08-16-11 10:37 AM
  9. emirozmen's Avatar
    Money isnt the matter and they have over 2500 feedbacks and %96 of them are positive and only complaints are because of the delay from order processsing.
    08-16-11 10:41 AM
  10. ifarlow's Avatar
    Something else to consider: will this device be compatible with your carrier?
    08-16-11 10:47 AM
  11. emirozmen's Avatar
    Yes, 9900 is GSM. I double checked!
    08-16-11 10:52 AM
  12. ifarlow's Avatar
    AT&T and T-Mobile are both GSM carriers in the US, but they do not share all the same frequencies. Therefore, it would be a good idea to ensure that this phone, although a GSM phone, will work with your carrier.
    Last edited by ifarlow; 08-16-11 at 10:58 AM.
    08-16-11 10:54 AM
  13. emirozmen's Avatar
    Actuallyhow can i check those? I currently have a bold 9700
    08-16-11 10:56 AM
  14. ifarlow's Avatar
    Contact the seller and ask if it's compatible. I see nothing on the Amazon page to indicate what carrier it works with.
    08-16-11 10:58 AM
  15. emirozmen's Avatar
    My friend bought 9700 from tmobile and it has worked in my carrier, of course after being unlocked. And my cousin got 9700 from At&t and it has also worked in my country and carrier. Is that possible?
    08-16-11 11:03 AM
  16. Doc Z's Avatar
    Anyone know when Amazon Wireless or Wirefly will have it? No way in **** I'm paying $250 for this phone so I'm curious what third party retailers will price it at.
    08-16-11 11:08 AM
  17. ifarlow's Avatar
    My friend bought 9700 from tmobile and it has worked in my carrier, of course after being unlocked. And my cousin got 9700 from At&t and it has also worked in my country and carrier. Is that possible?
    Which carrier do you use?
    08-16-11 11:47 AM
  18. emirozmen's Avatar
    You probably dont know it, i live in Turkey. My carrier is Turkcell.
    08-16-11 12:24 PM
  19. ifarlow's Avatar
    I'm familiar with Turkcell, but don't know what bands they operate on. All I can suggest is that you check with the seller to see if the phone will work on Turkcell or not.
    08-16-11 12:53 PM
  20. emirozmen's Avatar
    Im sure it will work but my worry is that will i get scammed?
    08-16-11 01:00 PM
  21. ifarlow's Avatar
    I would have no way of knowing that. You will have to decide if the risk is worth it. You said yourself that the ratings/feedback is good for this seller. Is it good enough for you?
    08-16-11 01:03 PM
  22. emirozmen's Avatar
    Yes, I think they are. But what happens when you get scammed? You dont get the product at all?
    08-16-11 01:13 PM
  23. ifarlow's Avatar
    08-16-11 01:14 PM
  24. emirozmen's Avatar
    Thanks for all your support!
    Emir
    08-16-11 01:26 PM
  25. joju58's Avatar
    this seller had 468 reviews and got what 95% ? i think they are safe to deal with, but again you have to decide my friend
    08-16-11 01:30 PM
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