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    T-Mobile Loaner program

    does anyone know anything about the t-mobile loaner phone program? i didn't think such a thing existed but i figured i'd call 611 just in case. i need to send my 7210 to nokia to get repaired and i'd like a loaner in the meantime so i have a phone, etc. they told me that i can go to my local t-mobile store (not all participate) and give them my credit card number and drivers license, and i can borrow a phone for 3 days. this sounds a lot like the 72 hour trial period, so i'm not so sure about it. also, it's only 3 days. does anyone know anything about this?

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    I had to send my t68i to SE. Went into the store in Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA and they gave me a loaner for 14 days just taking a credit card imprint (in case I don't bring it back).

    They also said that if I didn't get my t68i back in time they'd probably extend the loan - just to call and let them know.

    I also now truly appreciate how poor the t68i's RF performance was. I mean, I don't want to have a 3390 (the loaner) because of the severe lack of features, but damn it has great reception. I can make calls in so many more places!

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    Thats why its nice to have backup phone- my 8390 gets awesome RF and now that I sent in my 6100 to get flashed to 4.01 I need to use it... it may not be as cool but the reception rocks! It never drops calls- I call it my BULLETPROOF phone!!!

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    My primary phone is my Samsung S100 while my back-up is an Ericsson T68m. It's much more convienent to have a back-up phone for when you need a crappy phone to use. Like when it is raining or snowing or I am going somewhere where I don't want to be seen with a S100, I'll bring the T68m since I don't mind losing it. Of course, saying the T68m is my "crappy" phone is an overstatement because fortunately, my T68m doesn't have any RF problems

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    I don't want to (nor can i really afford to) buy a backup phone for situations like this. I'm assuming that this is a one time thing. That's why the loaner program sounds great.

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    I guess I just couldn't deal with using a 3390 for extended periods- that's why mine has been donated to a 6190 user in need .

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    Originally posted by evan_silbert
    Thats why its nice to have backup phone- my 8390 gets awesome RF and now that I sent in my 6100 to get flashed to 4.01 I need to use it... it may not be as cool but the reception rocks! It never drops calls- I call it my BULLETPR0OF phone!!!
    yeah, i have that same situation. I had an 8390 and the reception hella rocks! I got my 6100 and its kinda like so so. I hope the firmware upgrade fixes it up. I'm currently using a old Nokia 5190, which is just good for making phone calls. I miss my polyphonic ringtones tho, I wish they were louder tho...

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    Last time I checked, which was a while back, T-Mobile stores did not have any unlocked phones, even to be able to check if a roaming SIM was working. So if your SIM is not from the local market, you'll probably be SOL even if they have a loner phone.
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    t-mobile won't give you a phone unless you're a customer! so it doesn't matter that they're not unlocked.

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    Originally posted by magee_arthur
    I don't want to (nor can i really afford to) buy a backup phone for situations like this. I'm assuming that this is a one time thing. That's why the loaner program sounds great.
    It's not that expensive...I bought a bunch of really cheap 5190's for like $10-15/piece including shipping. Great backup phones

    But really, it might be a good investment just in case. I think a cheap 5190 is more than decent if it's just a backup phone.
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    Originally posted by lessthanjoey
    t-mobile won't give you a phone unless you're a customer! so it doesn't matter that they're not unlocked.
    Yes it does. If you have an Aerial, Powertel, DigiPH or Omnipoint SIM, it won't work in a locked T-Mobile phone.

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    why not just get a new SIM??

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    Good call!

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    Originally posted by lessthanjoey
    why not just get a new SIM??
    Good idea, as soon as T-Mobile unlocks all the Omnipoint, DigiPH, Powertel, etc phones that are still in use.

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    Originally posted by DRNewcomb
    Yes it does. If you have an Aerial, Powertel, DigiPH or Omnipoint SIM, it won't work in a locked T-Mobile phone.
    LOL,where did you get that from

    I'm still using a Omnipoint sim card with the parrot logo on it for 4 years now and it works in a Locked S105,V66,Heck it even worked in a locked T-mobile deutschland Siemens S55

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