[olug] [OT] Purchase new cell phones WITHOUT contract?

Craig Wolf wolfout101 at gmail.com
Mon May 6 20:06:29 UTC 2013

Wirefly.com would be an option...with a used phone, you should have the
ability to buy a 1 year warranty from squarespace, even if it is from ebay.

Craig Wolf

On Mon, May 6, 2013 at 11:48 AM, Dan Linder <dan at linder.org> wrote:

> (Delete this message if you're just looking for Linux/Unix discussions...)
> My wife and I are looking at moving to Ting wireless (www.ting.com) - I
> estimate we'll drop to the $80-90 range with past usage of our two
> smartphones (Verizon DroidX Gingerbread).
> Since Ting is a Sprint MVNO we can't bring our old phones over, but then we
> wouldn't want to: they have been dying strange hardware deaths (touch
> screen on my wifes dies and has to be powered off to reset, mine takes 30+
> seconds to start a call, etc).
> I was all set to pull the trigger last night and buy two refurbished phones
> via Ting, but my wife (The "Voice of Reason and Finance" in our house) got
> worried that we'd be trading in our old DroidX's for something else that
> only has a 30-day warranty.
> Looking at new phones via Ting and Amazon (which I assume will have a year
> warranty), we're well into the $500-$600 range. :(
> Aside from buying the phone from Ting.com or Amazon, are there other places
> to buy phones for Sprint that aren't tied to a contract and will have a
> decent warranty?
> (I now return you to your regular Linux/Unix discussion.)
> Thanks,
> DanL
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