I really appreciate all your help. I am still not sure how to buy a phone that will work. The Nokia Nuron (t-mobile version) doesn't seem to be for sale from any regular retailers. T-mobile only sells it with a plan. Nokia doesn't sell it directly. I am wary of buying an unlocked t-mobile phone on ebay for a few reasons including that the IMEI may be blocked. Is it possible to buy an unbranded, unlocked Nuron version of the 5230 from a regular retailer? Sorry for all the questions.
Second, yes T-Mobile or their resellers are probably the only source of the Nuron as it is made specially for their network. You said you don't want one with a plan and yet you say you want to use it on the T-Mobile network. To do that you would need a plan at some point.
You can walk into any T-Mobile store and buy it for like $180 at full retail and not have a long-term commitment, and just pay month to month. T-Mobile won't even require that you activate it on a data plan. So I don't understand why you're trying so hard to find the device through another source?? You'd still have to go to T-Mobile and get a SIM card to put in it and activate that SIM card on some sort of plan.
Please clarify the above...
My situation is that I have a t-mobile account with t-zones and a very low minute plan that I have been using for years. I would like to get a new phone to take advantage of 3G (I am currently using a Nokia E61). I thought that if I go through t-mobile they will force me to update to one of the current data and voice plans which will end up costing more than it is worth to me. I also didn't know I could buy the phone retail without signing up for a contract since their website doesn't seem to offer this.
Thanks again for your help.
T-mobile never requires that you change voice plans.I thought that if I go through t-mobile they will force me to update to one of the current data and voice plans
They only require a data plan change if you get a smartphone at an upgrade discount.
Since neuron is not a smartphone you can actually get it at full discount at keep t-zones. No problem.
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