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#1 Crazysah

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:33

Hello,

So I gave my mom the Galaxy Nexus that I had and now I'm with a HTC Explorer here in New York. I was going to buy the Nexus 4 but it is perpetually out of stock.

The question is, what to do next?

1. Buy a phone now and if so, which one?
2. Wait till MWC and then buy a phone?

I'm looking to buy full price and off-contract and probably use it on T-Mobile's network.

Thanks,
Crazysah


#2 Roger H.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:52

definitely wait till MWC since it's less than 1 month now.

#3 tsupersonic

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:05

I'm waiting till MWC to see what's on the horizon. I don't have an upgrade till October, but if I want to keep my unlimited data plan, I can't do an upgrade (aka buy the device subsidized), I'd have to buy the device outright anyways, so I might as well just do it after MWC, rather than waiting till October.

#4 illegaloperation

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:20

Phones at MWC wouldn't be on sale right away so you'll have to wait about 3 months if you want to buy some new models.

#5 IronSkull

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:13

definitely wait till MWC since it's less than 1 month now.


Agreed, always a good idea to hang on for a bit and wait for MWC.

#6 OP Crazysah

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 19:11

Phones at MWC wouldn't be on sale right away so you'll have to wait about 3 months if you want to buy some new models.


Well then... What do you suggest I do?

#7 tsupersonic

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 20:41

Well then... What do you suggest I do?

It's not completely true, there's a different between an announcement vs. availability. Phones can be available right away after they're announced at MWC, or there could be an announcement followed by a release date. If you want the latest and greatest (or a current gen. product to become cheaper after the new gen. comes out), then wait. If you can't wait, then buy now.

#8 OP Crazysah

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:14

I can wait a month (need it by March 15th the latest!) but what exact phones should I be looking at?

#9 Enron

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:30

Get a Lumia 920 now or wait for the Lumia 950 at MWC, even though it won't be available until probably around August.

#10 tsupersonic

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:46

I can wait a month (need it by March 15th the latest!) but what exact phones should I be looking at?

MWC is at the end of February, so wait for MWC, then buy...What kind of phones/platforms are you looking at? Android, WP, BB or iOS?

#11 OP Crazysah

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:50

The problem with the Lumia 920 is that I can't get it unlocked here in the USA. Otherwise I would have bought it by now.
@tsupersonic - I'm only looking at Android and WP8. Any phone from those will do as long as it has the latest software and performs well.

#12 illegaloperation

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:08

The problem with the Lumia 920 is that I can't get it unlocked here in the USA. Otherwise I would have bought it by now.
@tsupersonic - I'm only looking at Android and WP8. Any phone from those will do as long as it has the latest software and performs well.

You can get the unlocked Nokia Lumia 920 from Rogers Canada if you are willing to have it shipped.

Rogers Nokia Lumia 920 is also penta-band unlocked which means you'll be able to use it on T-Mobile's HSPA+.

#13 +Brando212

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:15

The problem with the Lumia 920 is that I can't get it unlocked here in the USA. Otherwise I would have bought it by now.
@tsupersonic - I'm only looking at Android and WP8. Any phone from those will do as long as it has the latest software and performs well.

you can unlock the AT&T model now using cellunlock.net http://www.cellunloc...lockattn920.htm

#14 illegaloperation

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:21

Well then... What do you suggest I do?


The big question is when do you need the phone? Do you need it now?

#15 +Brando212

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:29

The big question is when do you need the phone? Do you need it now?

I can wait a month (need it by March 15th the latest!) but what exact phones should I be looking at?