Buying SIM-free cell phones
June 19, 2005 4:27 PM Subscribe
Anyone have any recommendations on a good place to buy cell phones?
posted by mrg to technology (7 answers total)
I'm trying to work out where to do my next cell phone purchase. My carrier (T-Mobile) does not carry anything I want - no Sony-Ericsson products, no (decent) Windows Mobile handhelds (in fact, they seem to not be pushing anything but BlackBerries and Danger HipTops, neither of which I want), no Symbian. I'm not interested in switching service so going with Cingular is out of the question (and I won't even consider a non-GSM provider). So, now I need to find a decent place to buy the cell phone I want from. I haven't made a definite decision right now - current tossup is between i-mate Jam, i-mate SP3, Sendo X, and SE Z500/P910 phones - but not much of a clue as to where to buy them. eXpansys
looks like it's the biggest and/or the most reputable, but Froogle returns some cheaper hits
on a couple of those phones. The biggest question is finding one that has a good return policy (as I don't want to get stuck eBaying a phone I don't like) and isn't just a scam (since a lot of these companies look fairly shady). So, does anyone have any recommendations on where to buy unlocked phones?