Good news if you're on Rogers and have been wanting to purchase the popular Samsung Focus: it's now $100 cheaper for the no-contract version, bringing the price down to "just" $499 (yeah, it was $600 before, ouch). That may not sound too much of a deal, but some would rather pay that lower price than commit to a massive three-year contract, which still blows our mind.
Of course if three-year contracts are you thing, then it's only $20 for your time.
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3 year contracts?!? Damn...
I'm never quite sure what's the better idea... Find a new phone on eBay for a few hundred bucks and just pick up any old phone plan, or buy a 2-3 year contract to get the phone nearly free and stick it out.If you're with a SIM card carrier, it really doesn't matter anyways I guess, because you can change phones at any time.
Did anyone else notice the Black tiles? I have a Focus on AT&T and I don't see black as an option for me... I WANT BLACK TILES
Daniel,Did you hack your focus? I know it's possible to play with the background and tile colors by messing with the registry. How did you do it?
My wife just received her brand new Focus Free from AT&T with a renewed 2 year contract...What is the point of buying an unlocked phone for all of that money, the Carriers charge the same amount per month... Also people don't switch carriers all that much.My co worker paid 400 for an Iphone 4 out of contract and I told him that he was smoking crack...I'll just stick to my 50 dollar and under phone every 2 years, at that time i'll re asses carriers.
I actually work for rogers in canada, but all canadian contracts are 4 years or its not worth taking the phone with a contract, still rogers is more alligned to sony and telus is the windows peeps (ala at christmas it was buy a phone get a xbox 360) right now at rogers it is buy 2 smartphones get a free ps3
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