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By webdevoman, Junior Member on 30th August 2014, 02:16 PM
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Hey all,

I'm looking to buy this non contract to use with my Tmob $30 5gig plan.

I was looking for the best price and was wondering if it would be possible to get a better deal buying this outright from a carrier and unlocking it myself or if I should get it somewhere else, amazon or something.

I'm also confused by the models as I believe I've seen some with 3 gigs of ram and some with less. I would like to get the best model available, most ram and storage.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Rich

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30th August 2014, 04:03 PM |#2  
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I bought mine from www.blackwireless.com and got within 2 days. Phone is international unlocked version without bloatware.
30th August 2014, 08:14 PM |#3  
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That international unlocked version still has a locked boot loader. Also, this is the 16gig, 2gig ram version - not the 32gig, 3gig ram version. Plus it costs $649 for that version without the SquareTrade warranty.

If I were you I would try to get a 32gig/3gig model from T-Mobile because that is the only one without a locked bootloader. I think the full price from T-Mobile is similar or a bit cheaper even, and that phone will run with about any GSM sim chip just by plugging it in and maybe changing the APN.
31st August 2014, 02:47 AM |#4  
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Cool. Thanks guys

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31st August 2014, 02:56 AM |#5  
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Wow! Your right! Only $598! I've seen that model for over $700!

I think I'm going to wait a little bit if I can though but not sure. I may just grab this. I don't think I should have an issue using my T-Mobile off contract Sim.

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31st August 2014, 03:50 AM |#6  
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You also will not get any wifi calling if you buy a non T-mobile phone, and that's an important feature IMO that's impossible to add layer.
31st August 2014, 06:24 AM |#7  
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WiFi calling! Cool! Don't have that with the nexus 4!

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