1. drb3rg's Avatar
    Is it safe to buy the ATT Blackberry Torch from amazon? Their price is $99.99 compared to ATT selling the phone for $200. Are there any hidden fee's when you buy from amazon?
    10-01-10 01:03 PM
  2. webdave's Avatar
    It is safe however like other resellers like Wirely/Letstalk you must agree not to change your plan within the first 6 months. Amazon gets a commission from your new account and if features are removed they lose that commission.
    10-01-10 01:06 PM
  3. drb3rg's Avatar
    Well I currently have the Bold 9700 on ATT that I bought off ebay, so I don't have a contract. I'm also on a family plan. Do you think that an corporate ATT store will match Amazon's price?
    10-01-10 01:10 PM
  4. TorchFrank's Avatar
    No, I doubt it. AT&T doesnt price match phones....lol Their price is their price.
    10-01-10 01:11 PM
  5. webdave's Avatar
    That price on Amazon is only for new lines or contract renewals. Their out of contract price is $550 which is $50 more than ATT.
    10-01-10 01:12 PM
  6. drb3rg's Avatar
    But, I'm not on a Contract so I can still get the phone for $99.99? With signing up for a 2 year contract..Even if I'm on a family plan with two iphone 3g's?
    10-01-10 01:14 PM
  7. webdave's Avatar
    Yes if you add a line to that family plan or if one of the lines is up for a contract renewal.
    10-01-10 01:16 PM
  8. drb3rg's Avatar
    I'm confused. Since I'm not on a contact with ATT yet I have their service, Can I still get the phone from amazon for $99.99? Is that considered a new plan or contract renewal?
    10-01-10 01:18 PM
  9. webdave's Avatar
    You need to provide more details. What do you currently have setup with ATT? A family plan with how many lines? Are all of the lines still under a contract? Do you plan on adding a new line to the family plan?
    10-01-10 01:21 PM
  10. drb3rg's Avatar
    The family plan has three lines. Two of the lines are for iphones that are still on contract. My blackberry which has the data plan is not on a contract since I bought the phone from ebay. No I do not plan on adding a line since I already have one, but I do not have a contract.
    10-01-10 01:24 PM
  11. papped's Avatar
    You have to buy the phone with a contract extension on that line and if you remove the plan or downgrade the plan or cut the service within 181 day period you get charged the $250 subsidization.
    10-01-10 01:32 PM
  12. webdave's Avatar
    Ok I see now. To get the discounted price you will need to do a contract renewal on that third line. It looks like both Wirefly and Amazon are selling the 9800 for 199.00 for a family line renewals anyway.
    10-01-10 01:33 PM
  13. drb3rg's Avatar
    So then I might as well just buy the phone from ATT with a two year plan.
    10-01-10 01:59 PM
  14. papped's Avatar
    So then I might as well just buy the phone from ATT with a two year plan.
    Not necessarily, AT&T charges tax...
    10-01-10 02:05 PM
  15. drb3rg's Avatar
    I'm not worried about the tax. I'm going to sell my bold on ebay and hopefully get atleast $250 or more for it.
    10-01-10 02:06 PM
  16. fostermutt's Avatar
    Does anyone know if I can transfer my current cell phone number over from Verizon if you purchased a new plan and phone from AT&T on amazon.com?
    10-04-10 10:03 AM
  17. webdave's Avatar
    Yes you just need to call ATT when you receive the phone and they will port your Verizon number over.
    10-04-10 10:33 AM