Well as of last week you will find no T mobile devices on display in Best Buy. They will order you a T mobile device but none in stock. I see the writing on the wall. Best Buy is phasing out T mobile. First Radio Shack and now Best Buy.
Sad cause I've been with T mobile only a month and very happy so far. The simultaneous voice and data thing alone is nice. If I'm down in a basement at least I get edge. 3g speeds are better then my sprint device. free hotspot, the one time I had to call CS about my port they spoke english and was very helpful.
Of course the price is just icing on the cake.
Honestly I don't know if I should be rooting for the buyout or not.
I just heard a new commercial for a Best Buy Mobile store here in the High Desert (mall) and the commercial mentioned all the carriers. Did Best Buy specifically announce they are getting rid of T-Mobile at their stores nationwide?
Why do we need best buy and radio shack when we can get fabulous t-mobile products at that dollar store down the street? You know, the store next to the boost mobile dealer and the chicken & fish shack.
I was in the lincoln park chicago best buy tonight and they had no t-mobile products at all, but i don't know if that one ever did to begin with. I couldn't even find unlocked phones either. I got my nexus one cheap at the harlem/irving best buy recently though. They had a bunch of unlocked phones.
I could care less about Best Buy mobile. I wouldn't buy from them at all. I don't like Authorized dealers.
The last time I was at best buy in south florida (about a week ago) I asked why they didn't carry T-Mobile and the mobile sales guy said "because they don't sell well" and said Best Buy will still offer T-Mobile online, just not in store.
Of course after having been with sprint for so many years I take whatever a rep says with a grain of salt, but that doesn't sound too far from the truth.
All of the Best Buy's here seem to be within close vicinity to T-Mobile stores that are very busy, or just in general have T-Mobile stores that are much busier. We have 15 T-Mobile stores or so in Las Vegas, not room for many authorized retailers.
Verizon has the market flooded with authorized retailers. There's like 3 in every shopping complex (walmart/radioshack/dealers/etc.).
They never sold T-mobile here at our local Best Buy anyways. Only prepaid T-mobile phones. Honestly I wouldn't even buy a cell phone from Best Buy no matter what carrier I have. Only time I even shop at Best Buy is if someone happens to get me a gift card for Bday or Christmas.