2007-01-23, 05:15 PM
The other day i dropped my Samsung SPH-A680 and now both screens no longer work. Everything else seems to work but the screens. I'm assuming it would cost around $150-200 to repair, therefore i don't think repairing it is a good idea. I narrowed down my options, and would like some feedback on what u guys think i should do. Oh BTW my contract expires March 2008 and i'm pretty strapped for money as i am a university student.
1) Somehow manage with my current phone with no screens for 13 months :(
2) Use an old Bell Samsung SCH-N370 my friend is no longer using and willing to give to me for free. (anybody know the cost to transfer # to another phone?)
3) Buy a cheap phone with no contract discount. (around $100)
4) Renew/refill my contract and buy a better phone and get the contract discount. (also around $50-100 with discount)
5) Buyout my contract ($20/month i think :S) and switch to rogers :)
thanks for your feedback!
2007-01-23, 07:18 PM
I'd go with option #2. It'll cost about $25 to get the phone transferred.
Note: It must be a phone that was previously activated on Bell Mobility; they won't activate phones from other providers. If you sweet talk them at the Bell store they might waive the fee (tell them your poor university student story)
If the phone's no good there's a pretty active buy/sell/trade forum on a site called Howard Forums (just google it - I won't post a link for fear of getting pulled over by the forum police :) )
2007-01-23, 08:40 PM
ya that seems to be the most cost-effective option especially if they waive the fee. Thanks for your input
2007-01-23, 09:12 PM
if you've had your phone for more than 18 months, which from your description of your contract, you probably have, you can take your phone into Bell World and get a new phone with a discount applied.
I'd go in and talk to a Bell World rep, or if DirtyJeffer sees this, he might be able to comment better than I
Nem, who whistles for DJ
2007-01-24, 09:39 AM
Nemnoch, by 'get a new phone with discount applied', do u mean renewing your contract to three years to get the discount; as in option 4) from above?
2007-01-24, 06:32 PM
send it in to a bell er, or samsung/kyocera/anycall service centre and see how much damage it has sustained then you can decide to either A) pay for it to be fixed, or B) LIVE WITH IT AND ACCEPT IT.
2007-01-25, 06:35 PM
yeah P i do. if you're ahppy with the service you've recieved, you can get up to $200 off some phones.
I renewed mine when my phone broke. I'm happy with the service I get.
Nem, who is a bm subscriber from way back in the day.
2007-01-26, 07:20 AM
Nem, after finding out that by March 2007 i'll be eligible for a $200 discount and taking a look at some of the plans that Rogers offers (rather high, in comparison to my corporate plan), it looks like i'll be sticking with my buddies' somewhat of a brick phone (transfer charges waived) until March. In march i'll most likely apply my discount to the then software-upgraded KRZR K1m :) ....so much for being a cash-strapped uni student