First the Obvious stuff
. Actually the capped data $15/mo
with no text messaging plan from AT&T added on to a "family"
plan of 2 lines or $60 is not such a bad deal - if you already have
a family plan. If you can find unlocked phones (exchange or
carefully shop on craigslist) that can get rid of the contract as
> Unfortunately, either unrealistic prices
quoted for latest Androids/iPhones etc. or some of the phones are
really old. In the Android world even the Q1'10 Nexus One is already
"old". I googled unlocking and there a bunch of tips on how you can
online transfer a number to a line in front of the phone seller or
do at a phone store so cash on barrel kind of deals can separate
bona fide sellers. There is the complication of a carrier-specific
ESIM chip that has to be inserted or "unlocked" often needing a
"hacker" or costing you an additional $30 or so. You might also be
dinged for a $30 or so activation fee.
Are there mobile phone rentals?
What I would like to have is
rentals of already activated phones on lines for 1-2 months so I can
test apps on a variety. In our QA consulting practice we used to be
able to get a variety PCs for PC-software testing. There were
insurance & for phones renter could be liable for all usage
---- Pradeep Jain, CTO, Consaid.US
On 8/19/[masked]:56 AM, Jamie Allen wrote:
Does anyone know of good deals on an unlocked phone for testing Android apps on?
I prefer a phone that supports the AT&T bands; T-Mobile or a Verizon "world" phone would be my second choice.
From: Yiu Chang <[address removed]>
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Date: Thu, 19 Aug[masked]:16:06
To: <[address removed]>
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Subject: Re: [informal-android-dev] Re: T-Mobile Vibrant for 1 cent
I've recently lost my phone, so I'm searching for a new one. T-Mobile
Vibrant is the only decent Android phone I've found that's free,
albeit the service plan. EVO, Droid X are all at least $179 upfront
even with promotion and 2 year subscription. Do you know of better
On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 11:07 AM, Matthew Johnson <[address removed]> wrote:
Since that price is for the phone WITH a service plan, it is not such a bargain: the service plan is already paying for the phone.