I'm seeing free for new users, $19 for upgrades...
Try this link if it isn't working...
This is a discussion on Captivate is now 1 CENT!! within the Samsung Captivate forums, part of the Samsung Android Phones category; I'm seeing free for new users, $19 for upgrades... Try this link if it isn't working......
If you are a Costco member they have $100 off coupon going on right now for new contracts and upgrades. I don't know the total cost but my guess it would be in the $49-$99 range.
It seems like 90% of the cellphone sales engines out there are a flavor of LetsTalk.com. There are so many tiers of pricing that every vendor can adjust.
The cheapest phones typically go to first time buyers getting into a brand new contract.
Then, someone upgrading an individual account.
Then, someone upgrading a family account on the principle line.
Finally, someone upgrading a family account on a 2nd+ line.
As a principle on a family account, I found the Captivate on eBay by searching "Samsung Captivate Upgrade". There are two suppliers - one that lists at 8.99 then charges 69.99 and another who charges 9.99 then has an additional 4.99 charge. That's the one I went with. Total? $14.98. Catch? You can ONLY upgrade one phone at that price. It CAN be the principle or a 2nd+ line, but ONLY one. Additional Captivates go for $79. But when I called and talked to him about adding 2-day air (for $8), I was able to upgrade my wife to a Blackberry Torch for free. Totally free - including shipping.
Check it out. I researched for weeks before my contract allowed me to upgrade, and I don't think I could have got a better deal.
Note: If you are interested, I can send you a link to the website of the guy that I bought from if you PM me.
I got it for 1 cent on Amazon wireless last week. Was an upgrade with 2 year extension to non-primary phone on existing family plan. No problems at all! So far pretty happy but for the usual issues (1) USB cable loose - yes, I have the door all the way open; (2) No voice dialing; (3) battery life.
I'll have to check with my dad. It says $20 for an upgrade but if you choose plan options, it's only $20 for a primary line upgrade, and for other lines it is $180. When I switched to AT&T around June, my dad already had an unlocked 3GS for T-Mobile, and uses that as his AT&T phone. So does this mean that I can use his line and upgrade to Captivate for $20? (I assume his line is the primary since he is the one who deals with all the phone stuff)
Or do we have some sort of upgrade option with AT&T already since he never got a new phone when we switched?
That's great... I just purchased mine from wirefly a few weeks ago for $19.99, love the phone, but looking for more info on batteries, which doesn't seem to be plentiful.
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