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any phone with any plan?

by uncmub / April 11, 2005 1:24 PM PDT

i've been looking at pre-paid plans (hate the hassle of bills) and i'm fairly confident i'll choose a pre-paid plan. the problem is, all the phones offered with all the major providers are way too basic. i was wondering if i could purchase whatever phone i like best and use it as my phone with the pre-paid service. would it be as simple as getting the provider to agree to using the phone that i buy independently? if that's even the case, i'm guessing the provider would not be willing to agree. or is there something i could do such as changing the chip in the phone? thanks for any help.

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by birdmantd Forum moderator / April 11, 2005 8:59 PM PDT

I can't speak for all carriers but I know you can purchase any current Cingular handset to use on any prepaid plan. The store has special prepaid pricing for handsets. Additionally (assuming it is a compatible handset) you can use any unlocked device for prepaid service.

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by uncmub / April 12, 2005 1:47 PM PDT
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thanks, i appreciate the help

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