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Thinking about buying the T610 or T616,,,,, Need some answers.

by Tooling Engineer    Oct 30, 2003, 7:27 PM

I have been doing research on both the T610 and T616. Thus far the ONLY differences I can see is that the T610 operates using GSM 900 vrs the T616's GSM is operating at 850.

1) Can someone tell me if one is "better" than the other?

The weird thing is that the T610's GSM is 900 (you would naturally think that a higher number is better). If 900 is better, then why is the T616 (a suspose upgrade to the T610) using only 850???????
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2) When trying to find who I should purchase my new phone from, I have basicly two choices:
1st choice is to walk into my nearest Cingular dealer and purchase it for $200.00 (and then receive a $100.00 rebate). So after its all said and done, the phone costs only $100.00.
The 2nd choice is to purchase it "on-line" where Ive actually found deals where its free.

My question to the above two choices:

3) Of course the better choice is "The 2nd" choice, but can anyone explain why a company is willing to give you a phone for free? Now I can predict what you are going to say, and that is that "they" want to sign you up to their carrier right? Well, the internet store in which is advertising this does already use the provider in which I am currently with and would like to continue using(Cingular). So why would they still want to sell me a (GIVE ME FOR FREE) a phone when they most probably will not be the ones getting the "connection" credit (because Ill probably have to bring this phone to the local Cingular dealer anyway to have it activated right?)?

I hope someone can help me with these 3 questions.....

Many Thanks

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