So this weekend the great cell phone hunt began. We reached out to those we knew on AT&T and T-Mobile to see if they had an old phone we could buy/have. Turns out most people (unlike us) junk their old phones and move on.
We browsed the deals at Best Buy for cell phones, T-Mobile stores, and AT&T stores. Best Buy had the best deals if you signed up for a phone. The woman at Best Buy tried to convince us to sign a plan, then cancel when we moved out of the country. I called a T-Mobile store and they told me that if I had been with T-Mobile for a few months and then cancelled, they’d probably waive the $200 cancel fee. But then it turns out that the monthly plans BestBuy offers are more than the monthly plans T-Mobile offered, and most of the plans were $50+. Plus we would ONLY need it for a month.
When we did the math , it was cheaper to buy a phone outright on ebay or our new found favorite shopping site www.ksl.com
After playing with various phones we decided on the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant. When we finally have the phones in hand, I will definitely be posting.
Pretty isn’t she? It comes with Avatar installed, and as it is a Samsung phone is very easy to unlock. The manufacturer is actually on board unlike Apple Phones. And yes, the family that is ever so against Apple even considered buying an unlocked Iphone. GASP! I know right?
On that note, I do have to admit we purchased several Apple products. The Ipad, the Ipod Touch and the new Macbook Air. Everyone with kids tells us the Ipad is a must have. My hubby needed a laptop as he has to turn his firm one in next week, and we figured this one would be sellable in Brazil when he gets sick of it eventually (he must have muttered I hate Apples at least 15 times while setting it up last night). And we just bought the touch because it was a good deal online at BestBuy.
As I am not going to Brazil until the new year we are holding out for all of the after Christmas deals before I buy my Apple products 🙂 Sadly I want an Ipad now too, and I just played with it for an hour. But as the Samsung Tab has a camera on the front… and I hate Apple products, I may end up buying the Tab eventually