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best unlocked/no contract phone under $350?

by geek-ed45 / August 17, 2012 4:45 PM PDT

I'm looking to get a new phone, and am trying to keep costs down so no contract. I'm planning on using T-Mobile's monthly 4g plan since I don't make many calls, so it would be preferable if it was compatible with them. Right now it seems as though the galaxy s blaze 4g seems like a good option, but am still not convinced.

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It's a big world.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 17, 2012 5:03 PM PDT

It's rare to find a direct answer to this one as prices vary with country and even daily with sales, etc.

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re: It's a big world
by geek-ed45 / August 20, 2012 8:36 AM PDT
In reply to: It's a big world.

I understand, but aren't there many phones within that price range? Like you said, there are sales and price changes constantly, but is that relevant?

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re: It's a big world
by geek-ed45 / August 20, 2012 8:39 AM PDT
In reply to: It's a big world.

Also, my budget isn't set in stone, a I could find a way to pay for a $450 phone, but that wouldn't be optimal. I would really prefer to pay under $400.

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Are you sure paying $400 up front saves you much?
by Pepe7 / August 21, 2012 1:19 AM PDT
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The subsidized price now is $99 online for that handset, which looks good to me. I'd be curious to know how that compared with your prepaid options(?)

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re: Are you sure paying $400 up front saves you much?
by geek-ed45 / August 21, 2012 11:21 PM PDT

Well, I am open to suggestions. However the plan that I intended on using was the $30 a month for 100 minutes, unlimited texts, and 5 gb of internet before slowdowns. I rarely go over 10 minutes a talk time a month, so this is perfect for me. An equivalent plan under contract from t-mo is the classic 500 minute bundle with data, which would be at $85. The site does claim a limited time offer for 10 gb and the ability to bundle, so (for I don't know how long) I would get 10 gb instead of 5. If I went with the former otion though, I would save $55 a month for 2 years. Unless there are other plan options..?

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That sounds like a good plan
by Pepe7 / August 22, 2012 12:46 AM PDT

I probably wouldn't hope for anything better if you don't talk much.

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by geek-ed45 / August 23, 2012 9:35 AM PDT

Yes but I was wondering about unlocked phones. So is this a good offer as of now?

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Which offer?
by Pepe7 / August 24, 2012 12:35 AM PDT
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The price of the handset, or the price of your plan?

The phone choice seems fine to me since it works w/ T-Mo. It's splitting hairs otherwise.

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re: which offer?
by geek-ed45 / August 25, 2012 1:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Which offer?

Alright well thanks!

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