Ha, all good - I was excited too until I read closer, and now I too am disappointed.
Yeah, right now I am month to month with an old Blackberry Bold...for months I have been set on waiting for the S2 and was ready to sign on for a 3 year contract to get it at a reduced price...but now...er, not sure what I want to do.
I was able to buy one for $599.99 at The Telephone Booth in Masonville Mall in London without any trouble. Yay!
They also had a deal on the Samsung Galaxy Tab: $50 + 3-year term at $20/month. So I went for that too. Very cool.
wow that's tempting! could you use the galaxy sII right away on Rogers network? or do you have to unlock it first? Is there any activation fee or 30 days term? What is the total price for everything included? It might be easier to buy the unlocked version directly from a Canadian online dealer if you have a budget of 700-750 bucks.
The tab is really a deal. I wish we have Tbooth down here.
There's no catch when buying a phone outright. So it's $599.99 + whatever taxes and the phone is his. And it's not a Rogers phone so he definitely has to go get it unlocked first before being able to use it. It's easy buying a phone outright from a different carrier to unlock it and use it with your carrier, the only thing is once you unlock it, the warranty for that phone will be become voided and is no longer in the hands of the original carrier. So that's the big risk you take.
Wasnt arguing with an AT&T device, just the "You can use any unlocked GSM device with Rogers" comment. And although it will work on EDGE most people wouldnt really see that as working to what you what expect.
I bought a galaxy s2 phone from bell yesterday.
I was able to get the master unlock code and was able to avoid paying $75 and waiting 30 days.
i have an unlocked phone now on rogers with full warrantee.
consumers threaten that warrantee is voided if you root the phone and obtain the unlock code but i have NEVER heard of anyone having their warrantee voided cause they rooted the phone... its bs
read samsungs warrantee, it says nothing about rooting the phone. i read it yesterday.
the warrantee is with the manufactorer not the carrier. bell just send the phone back to samsung to ger repaired, they dont fix it themselves.
the warrantee is never with the carrier...its with the manufactorer.
Well hey, I hope you're right about the warranty for your sake. Though I wouldn't speak so surely about it being BS unless you have that actual proof otherwise, so that you don't steer others who aren't as well-informed in the wrong direction. And you can't seriously expect the manufacturer's warranty to say "device's warranty will be deemed defective once rooted and unlocked" because well for one thing devices are issued to you a certain way (locked and unrooted) from the carrier for a reason and the common consumer wouldn't even know anything about unlocking and rooting a device because that's not exactly the common thing to do when you purchase a phone (from the carrier's point of view anyway). Rooting an Android is technically "hacking/modifying" the software thus making it no longer in it's original condition when sold to you and if something were to go wrong once it's rooted, it's only normal to think that it makes sense the device would no longer be covered by the warranty. For the Android users that may know everything about rooting such as you and I, it seems only normal to purchase an Android phone and to root it. But again, for the common consumer, they wouldn't have a clue of such thing so it's not exactly something to be expected to see in the "manufacturer's warranty".
But hey, what do I know about Bell's warranty. Hopefully I'm wrong and it's not like I actually asked a Bell representative for the actual facts. All I can say is, before I ever unlock or root or jailbreak a phone, whatever goes down with the phone is my problem and I've already accepted the fact beforehand that my "modified device" will no longer be covered by the original manufacturer's warranty.
nice, thanks for the tip about bell giving 200$ credit/ phone, I might do that as well, as the only phone I want is the samsung galaxy s2 and rogers is ego tripping to think Im gonna stay with them with the collection of mid-range phones they have...or the promised pre-order high end phones which are less qualified than the sgs2. it seems rogers became of one those companies which they looking for business with people who don't know the difference between two phones with 8mp... good luck with your new customers base, Im a 6yrs customer who planing to give up on you
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