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I've been a T-Mobile customer for years. They won't give me a good deal on a new phone. They hate their old customers (and as far as I can tell, so do all cellphone companies.)
Why do cellphone companies offer better phone deals to new UNPROVEN customers,than they do to long standing customers who have, you know, paid their bills? This question just bugs the shit out of me. I don't NEED to know the answer. Just want to.
As it stands, I want to go with cingular. If you go to amazon.com and look at cingular plans, you will see that you can get pretty much any phone you want for pretty much FREE. If you go to cingular.com and look at the same plans, phones are much more expensive, but require you to sign the same 2 year contract.
Here's my dilemma: I am unwilling to just buy phones and a plan through amazon because all of the customer reviews say that if you try to port your old phone numbers to your new phones bought through Amazon, Cingular bills Amazon and Amazon in turn bills you something like $250.
Now, I thought porting a phone number was free and something companies were legally required to do these days.
If I talk to Cingular, will they pricematch Amazon (sure I could call them and get into an arguement about it, or I could ask here and save myself some frustration) and port my numbers for free?
If not, can I order the phones from Amazon and then refuse to pay them for the porting as it sounds shady to begin with?
For reference my wife and I both (need) new phones.
I want the sony ericcson W810i. It's $0.01 at Amazon with a $75 rebate and $174.99 through cingular with a $100 mail-in (not instant) rebate.
My wife wants the Blackberry Pearl (red). Again, it's $0.01 at amazon but $199.99 through cingular. No rebates.