09-10-09 09:32 AM
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  1. DamiaRose's Avatar
    Hi I sold my Blackberry Curve 8900 a few weeks ago and now I want to get a new one (the same one). Would T-Mobile let me buy a new one (with the upgrade option) even if I had just purchased it on May 7th? I don't want to do a fraudulent claim. Any tips/ideas/answers?
    09-06-09 02:17 AM
  2. barbwyr's Avatar
    If you signed a contract you are not due for an upgrade until near the end of that contract. FOr example..if in May you got a phone at a special price for signing a 2 year contract, you will not be eligible for a special price upgrade untill prolly Jan or Feb of 2011. Only option is to pay full price or open a new account and then have 2 lines to pay for just to get a cheap price.
    09-06-09 02:31 AM
  3. DamiaRose's Avatar
    We have 4 lines on that account... My sister upgraded her line in April, my mother hasn't ever done one and my other sister had her upgrade last year. Anything there? :-\
    09-06-09 03:17 AM
  4. moshpitpal's Avatar
    Sorry dude you are out of luck w/ TMO all BBeries require Data plans. Hock some junk and get one off of ebay. Do a search about buying from ebay before you jump in

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-06-09 03:44 AM
  5. NurseBerryAddict's Avatar
    I'm not sure about T-Mo but VZW will let you upgrade on an eligible line and then switch the phone to another existing line. Can't hurt to see if you can upgrade your mother's line with a new phone and then switch it to your line and put your moms old phone back on her line. Then you have a new phone, she keeps her old one.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-06-09 09:27 AM
  6. Radius's Avatar
    Gotta wonder, why sell it and then go back and buy the exact same phone?

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    09-06-09 09:37 AM
  7. dirtybird072's Avatar
    They will let you upgrade your mom's line and switch the phone to yours. I did it back in may and switched phones right in the store.
    09-06-09 09:37 AM
  8. tw1g_007's Avatar
    That makes no sense to me. Why not wait for a brand new phone with slightly better capabilities? I think the 9700 is perfect since its the same size as the 8900 but with 3G.
    09-06-09 02:45 PM
  9. petaf's Avatar
    +1. Driftwood on Tmo. That's the one negative thing about 8900, lack of 3G.
    09-06-09 03:14 PM
  10. orzywife's Avatar
    I always upgrade with the different lines on my account. I keep the new phone and the others get my hand-me-downs. They just want a phone they can use to talk on. I on the other hand always want the newest, although I may keep this 8900 a lot longer than any other phone I've had. A trackpad and/or 3G don't matter to me.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-06-09 03:39 PM
  11. mitchknowsbest's Avatar
    We all love our berries huh. I don't think I could sell mine for another phone, or maybe another brand, only a berry could soothe my berry lust.

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    09-06-09 04:36 PM
  12. andrewu750's Avatar
    Why would you even sale the phone if you were just gonna get the same one again

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    09-06-09 04:45 PM
  13. skinnhc's Avatar
    3G?...with coverage/service that leaves little to be desired I'd rather have my Wi-Fi thank you very much...
    09-06-09 07:10 PM
  14. xVENOMx's Avatar
    We have 4 lines on that account... My sister upgraded her line in April, my mother hasn't ever done one and my other sister had her upgrade last year. Anything there? :-\
    i just did the same thing i upgraded my dads line but through the Tmobile website and just put the sim in that is the easiest way just make sure your mom doesnt want to upgrade her line anytime soon.
    09-06-09 10:27 PM
  15. Jancy10's Avatar
    Use your mothers upgrade :P lol

    Or you can look on Craigslist.com I've seen them around $250 in great condition you might want to check that out
    09-07-09 06:21 AM
  16. E-Phone's Avatar
    They will let you upgrade your mom's line and switch the phone to yours. I did it back in may and switched phones right in the store.
    Yes, they wil allow you to do that. Make sure that you can get the rebate in a switch like that. The reality is that you can get the rebate too. Have the store make a recording that you are entitled to get the (upgrade) rebate. The sales person wil need to call T-Mo to get the OK for that. Just to be on the safe side.
    09-07-09 08:38 AM
  17. Slvrbck's Avatar
    You folks are so cynical...
    Ever thought that she sold her phone thinking she wanted a different one, got it and the missed her Berry?

    Now she doesn't have enough cash to just buy a new one so is looking for a way round?

    Don't get me wrong, I'm all for seeing the bad in people, but you have to consider that not all people are scum bags looking for free cash and easy ride!
    09-07-09 09:55 AM
  18. Radius's Avatar
    You folks are so cynical...
    Ever thought that she sold her phone thinking she wanted a different one, got it and the missed her Berry?

    Now she doesn't have enough cash to just buy a new one so is looking for a way round?

    Don't get me wrong, I'm all for seeing the bad in people, but you have to consider that not all people are scum bags looking for free cash and easy ride!
    There's a possibility I would believe that if it wasn't for the bit at the end about making the claim. Most people don't consider that right after selling their device and deciding to buy the exact same one right after.

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    09-07-09 10:04 AM
  19. E-Phone's Avatar
    If the other phone(s) are in your family plan are up for upgrading, I don't see anything wrong to upgrade the other ones by getting a BB 8900 and sell the current one to make some profit. That is the purpose of all business. There is nothing illegal or unethical about it. If I use my 'Clunker" to purchase a new car and sell it to make a profit, is that wrong? That seems to be the American way. Or, isn't it? "Buy low, sell high". Profit = Sale Price - Purchase Price.
    09-07-09 11:17 AM
  20. Snownation's Avatar
    Exactly, OP mentioned that s/he didn't really want to report it stolen, meaning s/he is just on the verge of doing that.
    That's low. Progress through your life honestly, cos by the time you're old and almost dying, there'll be nothing to regret.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-07-09 11:30 AM
  21. Radius's Avatar
    Exactly, OP mentioned that s/he didn't really want to report it stolen, meaning s/he is just on the verge of doing that.
    That's low. Progress through your life honestly, cos by the time you're old and almost dying, there'll be nothing to regret.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    You assume regret cannot be ignored. Silly...
    09-07-09 02:51 PM
  22. barbwyr's Avatar
    Exactly, OP mentioned that s/he didn't really want to report it stolen, meaning s/he is just on the verge of doing that.
    That's low. Progress through your life honestly, cos by the time you're old and almost dying, there'll be nothing to regret.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    I think you are reading more into this than is there. She never mentions reporting it stolen, she says she doesn;t want to make a fraudulent claim in reference to getting an upgrade after getting one and selling it. She then goes on to ask about upgrading a family members phone which many people do. I think we are dealing with a person unfamiliar with how cell contracts work, and simply used terms she thought applied. Nothing nefarious.
    Last edited by barbwyr; 09-09-09 at 05:52 PM.
    09-07-09 08:24 PM
  23. Zeldo's Avatar
    Hi I sold my Blackberry Curve 8900 a few weeks ago and now I want to get a new one (the same one). Would T-Mobile let me buy a new one (with the upgrade option) even if I had just purchased it on May 7th? I don't want to do a fraudulent claim. Any tips/ideas/answers?
    On your mothers plan order the new phone as a upgrade, then once you receive it transfer it to your number and put your mom's old phone back on her line. I did it to get my Blackberry (My mom got better discounts then me, we ended up with the BB and her new phone free)
    09-09-09 06:37 PM
  24. sunshower.beauty's Avatar
    one question. you mentioned not wanting to do a fraudulent claim, but why would that even be brougt up? if you did such a thing the person you sold your phone to would not longer have a working phone. i just want to know why it was brought up in the first place. i don't think anyone here would have suggested it, so you shouldn't have had to cross it off the list for anyone.
    09-09-09 06:48 PM
  25. DamiaRose's Avatar
    Lol I'm amused

    But to answer sunshower's question. I'm a member of several different boards (ranging from laptops, htc phones, gaming software, etc) and some boards "help" you out the best way THEY see fit such as hacking into the phone's software to make it "unlocked" and then re-locking it so you can still get warranty, getting serials/keygens, ...and blah blah blah. So I just wanted to put it out there that I don't want to do anything illegal... Hope that explains it.
    Last edited by DamiaRose; 09-09-09 at 08:49 PM. Reason: eta: i' not that familiar w/ the blackberry platform, thats y I joined this site. So I didnt know how people would b on here.
    09-09-09 08:44 PM
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