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Old 10-28-2011, 01:01 PM
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Anyone know of a reliable site besides Ebay where i can get an old TMobile phone? My father broke his phone and i want to keep the same family plan we have. He had previously lost his two phones already. It is getting expensive buying him another new phone. I just need a phone that works...something in the $20-40 range.

I had asked TMobile about getting a new plan since i am no longer under contract, thus new phones are free. However, they told me that i had some upgrade plan with no contract already so i will never be eligible for free or discounted phones even with a new contract unless i get a new/change phone number. I don't want to do that since it will be such a hassle telling my friends/family of the new number changes. I am currently under a plan with 1500 minutes and paying only 80 bucks per month which i really like. Thanks.
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:23 PM
 
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I know several people that use craigslist for selling and buying phones. I know its difficult to tell if the listing is legitimate or not but it could be worth a shot.
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Any particular model? I have few older ones at home...
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Old 11-09-2011, 04:07 PM
 
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My vote is for eBay. Just make sure you're buying from a reputable seller (reputation over 99%) and make sure they'll take a refund if the IMEI is dead. Also, if you purchase by credit card, you'll have some added protection. If they advertise a working model and send you a dud, and eBay's refund procedures don't work, you can always file a chargeback with your credit card company.
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:54 PM
 
Location: The Brightest City On Earth
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I know several people that use craigslist for selling and buying phones. I know its difficult to tell if the listing is legitimate or not but it could be worth a shot.
I would not buy anything off Craigslist. 90% of the stuff on it is a scam.
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:55 PM
 
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Any flea market on any weekend usually has booths that have used phones and, since your phone has a SIM card, trying out a used one is easy.
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:04 PM
 
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Any flea market on any weekend usually has booths that have used phones and, since your phone has a SIM card, trying out a used one is easy.
Good point!

Some of the old Cingular GSM handsets and first-gen AT&T GSM handsets will have subsidy locks in place, but the rest should be clear. And OP will find out instantly whether or not it works.
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