1. lafountain's Avatar
    I will be getting a Torch for my wife sometime in October more than likely. I have a question though. If I buy it from AT&T directly, it will cost me $199. If I go through Amazon or Newegg it will cost me $99. I have never purchased a phone not through the actual provider, what are the negatives possibly associated with buying a phone through someone like Newegg or Amazon. Other than of course, having to wait for the phone to be mailed.

    Thanks in advance.
    09-15-10 10:44 AM
  2. Najo's Avatar
    09-15-10 11:04 AM
  3. lafountain's Avatar
    Thanks for the info, it really does seem like a safer situation just to go through the AT&T Store directly.
    09-15-10 12:11 PM
  4. Najo's Avatar
    I would concur with your conclusion
    09-15-10 12:14 PM
  5. Mister Xiado's Avatar
    Going through a 3rd party is fine. Just remember that THEIR subsidy has its own contract, usually a 181 day contract stating that you must have X feature or Y plan for 181 days without removing or downgrading it, otherwise you will be charged Z dollars for breaking the contract with Wirefly/Amazon/Newegg.
    09-15-10 01:43 PM
  6. Sainthak's Avatar
    Going through a 3rd party is fine. I run an online marketplace that sells phones/services 24/7. As long as you have good customer service, a good price, and a safe site I say go for it.Some type of warranty is good too.
    09-15-10 01:51 PM
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