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    What was the point of making a 1260?

    Where the only difference i know of is that it doesnt vibrate, comparing it to the 3360.
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    Maybe the materials are cheaper? I'm pretty sure there are some things you can find that the 1260 lacks from the 3360.

    I know the 1260 is a lower-end budget model.

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    no vibtare. no changeable faces, no infared, and smaller phonebook. cheaper for the low end user and a replacement for 5165.

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    The real reason that Nokia came out with the 1260 is to TRICK consumers. Everyone has heard mixed reviews on the 5165, am I right? Well, A majority of people think the phone is a worthless piece of crap. Well, what makes that worthless piece of crap a new "hot buy"? Well, one of two things... New casing, or new name. Hence TMobile. Everyone downed Voice Stream, and now that Voice Stream is TMobile, they have gained market share. Nokia did the same thing. The thought the best way to get rid of the 5165 and remarket it was to make it smaller, and change the nake... And that's how we get the 1260. It's the "new" 5165, but has an internal antenna and a black casing that looks like a 3300 series. It's heavier than a 3360, and looks twice as goofy. I'll stick to my 8260 untill SunCom goes GSM, then the choice is clear... Can anyone say Communicator?

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    1260 is a much hotter seller than 3360. many customers don't need vibrating functions, so they would rather save $100 or so on 1260.

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    3360: $29.99
    1260: $.01

    Both get a $50 rebate.

    New price:

    3360: -$20
    1260: -$50

    The lady i talked to must have been smoking herb cuz she said it has removable faceplates, and everything the 3360 does- but no vibrate unless you put a vibrating battery in.

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    Originally posted by RyanM
    3360: $29.99
    1260: $.01

    Both get a $50 rebate.

    i can't name the prices, but the $100 price difference is based on dealer costs, so that's why many phone stores are promoting 1260 because it's cheaper for the store to get them.

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    We carry the 1260 for free after the mail in rebate, and the 3360 is still about 50 bucks.

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    Our 3360 is Free after $50 mail in rebate and they get a $50 giftcard...the 1260 is Free without rebate and still gets a $50 gift card, most people don't want to pay $50 for a phone when they can get one taht looks almost the same for free.

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    I'm an indierect rep for SunCom, nTelos, Nextel, TMobile, Alltel, and DirecTV's Direc Way. We sell the 1260 for that, b/c basically we can do what we want about the rebate thing. We give the consumer a rebate, and that's it... If the phone is free after the rebate, that's all they get. We have several 5165 referbs in, and we give them for free, with no rebate at all. Instead of paying full price for the phone, we get a discount on referbs, so we take a smaller hit on selling the phone. Now, if some sap wanted to do an upgrade to a 5165, we would offer the 5165 referb at full price. But who would really want to upgrade to that? Now remember people... An upgrade is buying ANY phone at full retail, even if it is a step down.

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    Originally posted by DJHevvin
    An upgrade is buying ANY phone at full retail, even if it is a step down.
    I had to upgrade to a 5165 when my 3360 was sent in. $130 for a 5165. The most i could sell it for is like $60, but i figured i would keep it if i ever needed a backup.

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    The 1260 was developed for a new pre-pay service to be offered by Cingular and ATT - some new software features....check out the Cingular forum for more info - its listed under "Anyone Ever Seen This ?"

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